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May 15, 2009

May 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 7 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for May 16th are Joyful.

      
         

Help us with the repairs on the Crucifix outside.

 We need to sell a Crucifix a week.

 Help us by  -  Buying a Crucifix!

 

 

Please come and buy a crucifix
and have it signed by Felix and
have your picture taken with him.

 

$750.00   
  $820.00 with stand
 

 

 

  

The Crucifix needs work.

 

 

 

This is how it did look —

   

 

 

The church needs to have the stucco replaced

and also the community building.

It is about $38,000 to repair it.

People pray in the church 24 hours a day.

We have prayed in there for 11 years.

The archdiocese gave the church to us

for this purpose for a small price.

 

Can you help us?

  
 

Available for $10.00 plus postage

1-888-211-3041

           

May 15, 2009

                    Love one another

                    3 words

                    How difficult it is

                    Doesn't mean we have to agree —
                    Doesn't mean we have to be like one another

                    It means —

                    We must sacrifice and
                    Love one another —
                    And do what God commands us to do

                We were told by Jesus to love one another —
                    We can't do this if we don't stay close
                    to Him —

   

John 15: 5

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.

   

                Jesus: This is My command
                            that you love one another
                            that you love Me —

                I ask My people to give with an open, willing, loving
                    heart —

                To say yes
                To be holy —

                Holy means you do not give into satan in punishing
                    others —

                I have given so many gifts in this movement and
                    I am ignored

                I give you My life
                I give you Myself

                You are responsible when you are disobedient —
                    when you do not do what you should —

                What you have faced in trying to do My work is
                    a person giving into evil tendencies that get
                    to be deeper dark habits —
                    they do not recognize their sins and ask for
                        forgiveness
                    they ignore their actions as sinful and hurting
                        others and My work

                You have a free will —

                You can control your evil tendencies —

                This pouting — punishing others is the act
                    of the will to give into that temptation —

                By holding out — pouting a person allows
                    satan to get his way, block what is to be
                    done —
                    they really are saying —

                    I don't want to do it and
                    I won't —

                Through force of silence, pouting, I will
                    be in charge — I will force my behavior —

                Satan presses down —

                The more you give into this — the greater satan's
                    grip becomes paralyzing and crippling —

                The person says — I will show you — passive-
                    aggressive —

                I will control by pouting —
                                    holding out —
                                    withholding information —
                                    controlling money etc. —

                Force is used in a passive way, but the
                    person aggressively attacks —
                    using this force — passive — to get
                    their way —

                You have a free will —
                You can chose to do good —

                This acting out to block things that are God's
                    will through force —
                    causing confusion
                    disobedience against authority is wrong —

                A good act should always be your motive —
                    to do Good
                    to do God's will
                    to honor, love and praise God —

                A person who wants to manipulate and control
                    others in passive ways to attack aggressively
                    and force their way on others — grows in
                    these ways of wrong doing — and when others
                    are learning to love and give
                    and live in the light they have
                    chosen evil instead of good

   

John 15: 12-17

This is my commandment:
love one another,
as I have loved you.
No one can have greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends,
if you do what I command you.
I shall no longer call you servants,
because a servant does not know
the master’s business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
so that the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
My command to you
is to love one another.

  

                Doing evil instead of good hurts your relationship
                    with others and with Me

                There is darkness inside

                There is misery and pain when one chooses
                    evil — acting out hatred toward others —

                We are to be loving, fruitful people God
                    wants us to be —

 

John 15: 5

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing. 

 

John 15: 16-17

You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
so that the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
 

 

John 15: 5

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.

 

 

October 9, 1995

TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM

Mary has said at Fatima that we will not have peace in the world until a sufficient number of people are consecrating their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Mary will be faithful to the promises of Fatima.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus will reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary will triumph.

Salvation History includes the story of man's willfulness and sinfulness. God is faithful with His infinite mercy and love.

God was completely happy. He created man from His goodness and love to communicate His love to His creatures.

Many times man is blind and deaf and does not see the plan. This is the plan of Salvation History that man was created to know, love, and serve God.

To love God more, we must know Him. He is revealing Himself to us in the Scriptures. We must read them to love Him more.

From the side of the first Adam came Eve. From the side of Christ came the Church.

We are fed through His Body and Blood.

end of excerpt

     

                For what good does it do a man to do things
                    for himself — for his honor and glory when
                    he should be doing them for the honor
                    and glory of God

                A woman did lots of things to get attention
                    and love to satisfy her — It was good
                    the works she did, but when she did
                    not gain the love from others she thought
                    she should have —
                    she began to punish and hate and acted
                        in darkness — filled with bitterness
                        to hurt others

                When you give — give to give honor and
                    glory to Me — to My name —

                I died on the cross for you
                I died for your sins

 

Acts 15: 22-31

Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose delegates from among themselves to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas, known as Barsabbas, and Silas, both leading men in the brotherhood, and gave them this letter to take with them:

    'The apostles and elders, your brothers, send greetings to the brothers of gentile birth in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia. We hear that some people coming from here, but acting without any authority from ourselves, have disturbed you with their demands and have unsettled your minds; and so we have decided unanimously to elect delegates and to send them to you with our well-beloved Barnabas and Paul, who have committed their lives to the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accordingly we are sending you Judas and Silas, who will confirm by word of mouth what we have written. It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and by ourselves not to impose on you any burden beyond these essentials: you are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from illicit marriages. Avoid these, and you will do what is right. Farewell.'

The party left and went down to Antioch, where they summoned the whole community and delivered the letter. The community read it and were delighted with the encouragement it gave them.

 

                    The Jews had lots of laws
                    They couldn't have pork
                    They had 10 Commandments —

                Some thought that followers of Jesus
                    must follow all Jewish laws —
                    Paul said no —
                        we need 10 commandments, but
                            we don't have to keep many
                            of the other laws —

                Some people said oh no you do have to
                    do Jewish laws

                Paul said no followers of Jesus don't
                    have to follow Jewish laws
                    but do have to follow the commandments —

                That is what is going on in the first reading —

                God gives us the 10 commandments
                    We the followers of Jesus are to obey
                        the 10 Commandments

                God gives us the priest, the Church to go
                    to confession and confess when we
                    sin —
                    We are to examine our conscience —
                    see the deeds we did that hurt ourselves,
                    God and others and
                    confess these unloving deeds we gave
                        into and did to others —

 

John 15: 12-17

This is my commandment:
love one another,
as I have loved you.
No one can have greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends,
if you do what I command you.
I shall no longer call you servants,
because a servant does not know
the master’s business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
so that the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
My command to you
is to love one another.

 


 

                What do you think the commandments are for —

                Why does God give us commandments —

                God doesn't want us to sin —

                God wants us to be closer to Him —

                Parents give children commandments —

                Parents are suppose to tell children what
                    to do to stay out of trouble


                Commandments are meant to be a good thing —
                    If there wasn't commandments there
                        would be chaos

                We can rebel against God and His commandments —

                If we keep God's commandments we can
                    be joyful people —

                God wants us to love others as He loves
                    us —

                The Holy Spirit living in us helps us to
                    be loving

                Jesus isn't talking about romance
                    when He means loving our brothers —
                    He is talking about being kind
                    to others — doing God's will —

                Laying down our lives for a friend —

                If you saw a friend dying in the
                    swimming pool, would you try
                    to save them —
                    or — do you focus on yourselves and
                    and want everybody to love you —
                    While you get angry if you
                    feel your actions are not bringing
                    you love and admiration from others —

                Jesus: Do you serve Me to get some affection from
                    others for yourself — Are you faithful
                    in marriage —
                    faithful in your vocation in your marriage
                        to Me


                Lord — help us to be kind and loving people and
                    discipline our desires that are not
                    what God wants —

                People who see themselves only — can
                    expect others to serve them —
                    to give them love for works they do —

                Every time we are unfaithful in our
                    vocation to God and others —
                    we open a door to satan —
                    And then satan tries to get us to
                    sin more —

                Where we could have the joy of being
                    as God wants — in the light —
                    we have chosen darkness —
                    willfulness — rebellion and it
                    brings pain to others —
                    when we sin — we bring pain to
                    others to God and others —

                i.e. A married man flirting with other
                    women they are not married to
                    with 'roving eyes' for affection —
                    is wrong

                A religious flirting with other women or
                    other men when they are married
                    to God —
                    opens a door to satan —
                    is unfaithful to God —
                    hurts their relationship with God
                        and others —

                Where we should have built greater
                    love and faithfulness with God
                    and in our vocation —
                    we can sin —
                    do what we wanted instead of
                    doing what God wanted —

                We can't just do what we want —
                We must obey the commandments —

                We can't act like we want when it
                    is wrong

                Oh I feel like flirting — I want
                    affection, but I am married or
                    a religious — we must be pure —

                What we do —
                    we do for the honor and glory of God —

                    being unfaithful to one's vocation —
                        cheating in marriage to Jesus or
                        others (married persons)
                        is NOT SERVING

                We choose what we want and disobey
                    God

                We have a free will —
                We are to choose good —

                Not to sin because we want something —

                When we sin —
                    we hurt our relationship with God
                        and others

                    We are to obey the commandments
                        of God —

                We are not happy when we sin —
                It brings us darkness inside —
                We are to discipline ourselves —
                You cannot do what you want —
                We must obey God's laws and
                    when we don't we hurt our
                    relationship with God and others —

                We must say no to some things we
                    want when God doesn't
                    like that behavior

                Forcing our ways that are wrong
                    by passive-aggressive behavior —
                    FORCE —
                    is wrong

                POUTING to get control
                Manipulation to get control          
                Arguing                                      
                Combat                                     
                Wearing others down
                Provoking others is wrong

for a
wrong
doing

  

                Fr. Mike said

                    A person who wants suicide,
                        but doesn't want to do it —
                        is wrong provoking and provoking
                        trying to get another to
                        shoot them —

                A person who wants to quit something —
                    rebelling against others so they
                    can get fired and then blame the
                    person having to do the job because
                    of their wrong behavior is doing wrong —

                We are to live

                    Doing good —

                    Our actions to love and
                        serve God


                                   
                   

   
                       

                    Felix is at the site

                    Please come and get a
                    signed crucifix by
                    Felix and your picture

 

 

 

 

      Betty is a handmaid who has prayed in the

        China Church for 11 years. To get from her

        house to the church she uses a walker and

        must go over a creek and a little bridge.

        We wanted a little place she could rest

        by the Church. We need about $1,000 to

        make this happen. Can you help us?

 

 

 

We are trying to get

Response to God's Love

and the Mass Book out.
 

Anybody who wants to help us

with a donation to get these 2 books

out in the Priestly/hierarchy mailing —

Please call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

 

 

July 31, 1994

Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:

"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.

"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.

"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."

- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)

 

  

 

  


 

The China Church is over 140 years old

and we pray in there 24 hours a day.

It needs stucco and so does

the community building.

Can you please help us?

Call Kathleen 1-888-211-3041

 

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can help put the Blue Book V

in the hands of 1,000 people

we need $1,200 postage for this

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen

1-888-211-3041

  

You can help put Fr. Joe's homily

book in the hands of

1,000 priests — it costs $1,100

This can help 1,000 parish priests

talk about Covenant for Lent 

Please help us

It is ready to go

Call Kathleen  1-888-211-3041

   

 

   

Call Kathleen to Order any of the items below

1-888-211-3041

 

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Fr. Joe's Homily Books

Guiding Light -
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

$10.00


Guiding Light -
Focusing on the Word

$10.00
 

 

 

Rita Ring

God's Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart
Books written by the cofounder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries


Writings by Rita Ring
 
Mass Book
A Journey Into the Heart of Jesus - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00 plus postage
Rosary Meditations for Parents and Children
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book I
Teachings to Lift You Up. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book II
The Fire of His Love. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S. J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book III
Love God, Love One Another. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 4
The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Author: Rita Ring
$ 5.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart. Author: Rita Ring.
$ 5.00  plus postage
God's Blue Book 6A
He Calls Us to Action Author: Rita Ring.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume I
Red Rosary Book - Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Blue Rosary Book
Rosaries From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary - Volume II
$ 12.00  plus postage
Short Rosary Meditations for the Ederly, Ill, and Homebound
From the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
This book is 8 1/2" by 11" and you can open it up and sit it on your lap.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Messages From Jesus
Given by Jesus to His Messenger Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
This book is 8 1/2" by 11" and you can open it up and sit it on your lap.

$ 10.00  plus postage

Daily Messages From Heaven
From the Florida Apparition Site Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Rosary Meditations for Little People and Elderly
Short Meditations for the Rosary
$ 3.00  plus postage
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary, Book 5
A Coloring Book with Short Meditations on the 15 mysteries of the rosary. Author: Rita Ring. Discerned by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 5.00 plus postage
Fr. Edward J. Carter

Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries

 
Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 1
Selected Writings on Spirituality—for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 10.00  plus postage
Spirituality Newsletters 2
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimatur
$ 12.00  plus postage
Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Newsletters 3
Selected Writings on Spirituality — for All People Editor: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Tell My People
Messages from Jesus and Mary Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest (spiral bound)
$ 10.00  plus postage
Spirituality Handbook
Shepherds of Christ Associates Spirituality Handbook - A Way of Spiritual Life
Author: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J. Imprimi Potest

$ 3.00  plus postage
The Spirituality of Fatima
Fatima: The Setting, The Message, The Spirituality of Consecration
$ 5.00  plus postage
Shepherds of Christ 6:20 Prayers CD
Holy Spirit Novena, Associates Prayer Manual and the Rosary Led by: Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.
$ 10.00  plus postage
Priestly Newsletter 2000 Issue 1
Audio CD - Read by Father Edward J. Carter
$ 10.00  plus postage

 

    

 

 

 


 

Yes — All the ends of the earth have seen
the power of God.

 

     God has called us to be united as a family in
the Shepherds of Christ.

     This is a vocation — to pray deeply for
the priests, the Church and the world and
to help support the Newsletter and the
Ministries.

     Remember the image of Our Lady
of Clearwater on the building. We have
very special Fatima statues so you can
have a special place of prayer in your
homes, praying the rosary for your family
and for the priests, the Church and the
world. If you are interested in these
very special Fatima/Clearwater statues
e-mail me with your phone number
and address 
info@sofc.org.

     Those using the special statues
will be united to us in a special way —
We want you to pray the Shepherds of
Christ prayers for the priests, the Church
and the world from your special place
in your home.

     When people have set up a prayer corner/niche
with this statue, Fatima/Clearwater glass, they have
reported that their families have received special
blessings. With this statue it is important to pray
the prayers in the red prayer manual and consecrate
your home and family to the Sacred Heart and
Immaculate Heart.

Call Sheila or Doris about statues or go to China or
Clearwater.
 

1-888-211-3041 or 1-812-273-8405

 

27” - $450.00
18” - $250.00
15” - $200.00
12” - $160.00
11” - $150.00
plus shipping

We send these. 

They are good for people
in the family for Christmas,
give with a prayer manual.

 

Shepherds of Christ   P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250   1-888-211-3041

 

 

Statues

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Our Lady of Lourdes

   

Our Lady of Grace

   

 

 

Sorrowful Mother

Immaculate Heart - Ivory

Immaculate Heart of Mary

 

  

 

Limpias

Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

  

 

Infant of Prague

Divine Mercy

Holy Family

 

 

 


St. Jude

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Holy Family

 

  

 

St. Therese

St. Francis

St. Anthony

 

 

 

St. Claire

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph

     

Angel

St. Philomena

St. Rita - 18

     

Immaculate Heart of Mary - 18

Immaculate Heart - Ivory - 18

Sacred Heart of Jesus - 18

     

Our Lady of Lourdes - 18

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - 18

Our Lady of Grace - 18

     

St. Francis - 18

St. Anthony - 18

St. Joseph - 18
     

St. Therese - 18

Our Lady of Guadalupe - 12

St. Clare - 12
 
 

 

 

St. Padre Pio - 12

 

St. Rita - 12

 

Divine Mercy - 12

 

  

 

Pieta - Color

Pieta - Marble

Limpias - 8
     

Fatima w/glass - 11

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 12

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 15

 

  

 

Fatima w/glass - 18

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 18

 

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 27

       


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250

 

Toll free - 1-888-211-3041
Local - 1-812-273-8405
fax - 1-812-273-3182
web: www.sofc.org
e-mail: info@sofc.org

 

  Size Price Quantity   

 Holy Family

 24"

$180

 

 Immaculate Heart of Mary

 24"

$125

 

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory

 24"

$125

 

 Infant of Prague

 24"

$125

 

 Limpias

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Grace

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Guadalupe

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Lourdes  

 24"

$125

 

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus

 24"

$125

 
 Sacred Heart of Jesus -Blessing

 24"

$125

 

 Sorrowful Mother

 24"

$125

 

 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 
 Divine Mercy

22"

$125  
 Angel

22"

$100  
 St. Philomena

20"

$100  
 St. Philomena

16"

$65  
 Immaculate Heart of Mary

18"

$65  
 Immaculate Heart - Ivory

18"

$65  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Lourdes  

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

18"

$65  
 Our Lady of Grace

18"

$65  
 St. Joseph

18"

$65  
 St. Francis

18"

$65  
 St. Anthony

18"

$65  
 St. Rita

18"

$65  
 St. Therese

18"

$65  
 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family

12"

$60  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe

12"

$40  
 St. Padre Pio

12"

$40  

 St. Rita

12"

$40  
 Divine Mercy

12"

$40  
 St. Claire

12"

$40  
 Limpias

8"

$25  

 Fatima w/glass

11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450  


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Available for $750.00

 

 
 
Fatima/Clearwater Glass Statues available.

Call or go to China

1-888-211-3041

6015 N. State Rd 62
China, IN  47250

 

or call Clearwater

21649 US 19 N
Clearwater, FL  33765

1-888-321-7671
1-727-725-9312

    

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