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Acts 18: 23-28

where he spent a short time before continuing his journey through the Galatian country and then through Phrygia, encouraging all the followers.

An Alexandrian Jew named Apollos now arrived in Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, with a sound knowledge of the scriptures, and yet, though he had been given instruction in the Way of the Lord and preached with great spiritual fervour and was accurate in all the details he taught about Jesus, he had experienced only the baptism of John. He began to teach fearlessly in the synagogue and, when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they attached themselves to him and gave him more detailed instruction about the Way.

    When Apollos thought of crossing over to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote asking the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived there he was able by God's grace to help the believers considerably by the energetic way he refuted the Jews in public, demonstrating from the scriptures that Jesus

  

Psalm 47: 2-3, 8-10

For Yahweh, the Most High, is glorious, 
the great king over all the earth.

He brings peoples under our yoke 
and nations under our feet.

God reigns over the nations, 
seated on his holy throne.

The leaders of the nations rally 
to the people of the God of Abraham. 
The shields of the earth belong to God, 
who is exalted on high.

 

                Paul taught them then —
                Paul was gifted —
                Paul teaches us now —

                    The Ascension is showing
                us the end of Jesus' Public Ministry —
                Christ commissioned the Apostles
                to carry on His work —

                    Jesus gave us the Church —

                    Jesus gave Peter the keys of the Kingdom 

  

                Jesus is with us always —
                Jesus ascended into heaven, but
                    He is with us —

                I opened the window
                    in the car on the way home
                    from Church and page 2 blew
                    out the window

                John Weickert said It was a mystery . . .

                Rita said it ascended out the window

 

                Gospel Cycle A

   

Matthew 28: 16-20

    Meanwhile the eleven disciples set out for Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had arranged to meet them. When they saw him they fell down before him, though some hesitated. Jesus came up and spoke to them. He said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you. And look, I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'

   

                He tells them to go to the whole world and proclaim
                the Good News He has risen —

                    Listen to the Gospel of Mark used
                in Cycle B

    

Mark 16: 15-20

And he said to them, ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptised will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast out devils; they will have the gift of tongues; they will pick up snakes in their hands and be unharmed should they drink deadly poison; they will lay their hands on the sick, who will recover.

And so the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven; there at the right hand of God he took his place, while they, going out, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word by the signs that accompanied it.

    

                    In the end of Luke's Gospel
                Cycle C we see the end of this
                Gospel and the beginning of the
                Acts of the Apostles.

                    We are to witness to Christ's
                death and resurrection and be in
                prayer with joy in our hearts —

                Jesus ascended into heaven

    

Luke 24: 46-53

and he said to them, ‘So it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this. 

    ‘And now I am sending upon you what the Father has promised. Stay in the city, then, until you are clothed with the power from on high.’

Then he took them out as far as the outskirts of Bethany, and raising his hands he blessed them. Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven. They worshipped him and then went back to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the Temple praising God.

  

                    Jesus was going into heaven
                we read John's Gospel 

                At the Last Supper before the bitter passion
                Jesus was praying for unity,
                Jesus was praying for the Church and
                the trials they would face in
                the world — Jesus at the Last Supper —

   

John 17: 1-19

After saying this, Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said:

Father, the hour has come:
glorify your Son
so that your Son may glorify you;
so that, just as you have given him
   power over all humanity,
he may give eternal life
   to all those you have entrusted to him.
And eternal life is this:
to know you,
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
I have glorified you on earth
by finishing the work
that you gave me to do.
Now, Father, glorify me
with that glory I had with you
before ever the world existed.
I have revealed your name
to those whom you took from the world
   to give me.
They were yours
   and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now at last they have recognised
that all you have given me
   comes from you
for I have given them
the teaching you gave to me,
and they have indeed accepted it
and know for certain
   that I came from you,
and have believed
   that it was you who sent me.
It is for them that I pray.
I am not praying for the world
but for those you have given me,
because they belong to you.
All I have is yours
and all you have is mine,
and in them I am glorified.
I am no longer in the world,
but they are in the world,
and I am coming to you.
Holy Father,
keep those you have given me
   true to your name,
so that they may be one like us.
While I was with them,
I kept those you had given me
   true to your name.
I have watched over them
   and not one is lost
except one who was destined to be lost,
and this was to fulfil the scriptures.
But now I am coming to you
and I say these things in the world
to share my joy with them to the full.
I passed your word on to them,
and the world hated them,
because they belong to the world
no more than I belong to the world.
I am not asking you
   to remove them from the world,
but to protect them from the Evil One.
They do not belong to the world
any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth;
your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world,
I have sent them into the world,
and for their sake I consecrate myself
so that they too
   may be consecrated in truth.

    

                We see Stephen the first Martyr —

 

                From the Catechism 2473

                "Martyrdom is the supreme
                witness given to the truth
                of the faith: it means bearing
                witness even unto death."

 

                We see the mention of Saul —

   

Acts 7: 55-60

But Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at God’s right hand. ‘Look! I can see heaven thrown open,’ he said, ‘and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.’ All the members of the council shouted out and stopped their ears with their hands; then they made a concerted rush at him, thrust him out of the city and stoned him. The witnesses put down their clothes at the feet of a young man called Saul. As they were stoning him, Stephen said in invocation, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and said aloud, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ And with these words he fell asleep.

   

                Christ shed His Blood — we see
                Stephen shed his blood —
                They took him out and they from
                    on high —
                    threw big stones on him —

                Song from Jesus — Jesus gave to me

   

Revelation 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20

Look, I am coming soon, and my reward is with me, to repay everyone as their deeds deserve. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who will have washed their robes clean, so that they will have the right to feed on the tree of life and can come through the gates into the city.  

    I, Jesus, have sent my angel to attest these things to you for the sake of the churches. I am the sprig from the root of David and the bright star of the morning.

    The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Let everyone who listens answer, ‘Come!’ Then let all who are thirsty come: all who want it may have the water of life, and have it free.

                        The one who attests these things says: I am indeed coming soon. Amen; come, Lord Jesus. 

     

                Jesus gives us the
                    "High Priest Prayer"
                at the Last Supper —

                Jesus prays for unity for the
                    Church —

   

John 17: 20-26

I pray not only for these
but also for those
who through their teaching
    will come to believe in me.
May they all be one,
just as, Father, you are in me
    and I am in you,
so that they also may be in us,
so that the world may believe
    it was you who sent me.
I have given them the glory
    you gave to me,
that they may be one as we are one.
With me in them and you in me,
may they be so perfected in unity
that the world will recognise
    that it was you who sent me
and that you have loved them
    as you have loved me.

Father,
I want those you have given me
to be with me where I am,
so that they may always see my glory
which you have given me
because you loved me
before the foundation of the world.
Father, Upright One,
the world has not known you,
but I have known you,
and these have known
that you have sent me.
I have made your name known to them a
nd will continue to make it known,
so that the love with which you loved me
may be in them,
and so that I may be in them.

      

                Stephen was the witness
                Stephen prayed for them —
                Stephen prayed for Paul who persecuted him

                Paul watched —
                Paul hurt the Church —
                Paul was persecuting the Church —
                Paul wanted to arrest the
                    disciples who were
                    preaching about Jesus
                    he was going to Damascus

   

Acts 22: 3-16

'I am a Jew', Paul said, 'and was born at Tarsus in Cilicia. I was brought up here in this city. It was under Gamaliel that I studied and was taught the exact observance of the Law of our ancestors. In fact, I was as full of duty towards God as you all are today. I even persecuted this Way to the death and sent women as well as men to prison in chains as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify. I even received letters from them to the brothers in Damascus, which I took with me when I set off to bring prisoners back from there to Jerusalem for punishment. 'It happened that I was on that journey and nearly at Damascus when in the middle of the day a bright light from heaven suddenly shone round me. I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" I answered, "Who are you, Lord?" and he said to me, "I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting." The people with me saw the light but did not hear the voice which spoke to me. I said, "What am I to do, Lord?" The Lord answered, "Get up and go into Damascus, and there you will be told what you have been appointed to do." Since the light had been so dazzling that I was blind, I got to Damascus only because my companions led me by the hand. 'Someone called Ananias, a devout follower of the Law and highly thought of by all the Jews living there, came to see me; he stood beside me and said, "Brother Saul, receive your sight." Instantly my sight came back and I was able to see him. Then he said, "The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see the Upright One and hear his own voice speaking, because you are to be his witness before all humanity, testifying to what you have seen and heard. And now why delay? Hurry and be baptised and wash away your sins, calling on his name."

    

                Paul was knocked to the ground —

                God calls us —
                We can respond or not —
                We can try to hold on to our
                    way of thinking and never
                    really serve God —

                Saul saw a blinding flash
                    of light —
                "Saul, Saul why do you persecute
                    me?"

                Sing Song: Go

                We can answer God's call or say
                    no —

                We can hold onto our little life
                    and act like we will never
                    go — but we must face
                    the reality — we are here to
                    serve God —

                We can say —
                    yes or no

                We can lie to ourselves and
                    never really do what He
                    wants — as we control and
                    kid ourselves —

                "A little while" — we are here —

                Saul - when he persecuted the
                    followers of Jesus —
                    He persecuted Jesus
                        Himself —

                Saul was made blind —
                He thought he knew it all —
                Saul was blind for 3 days —

                Paul was called by God —
                Paul was baptized —
                Paul was converted by Jesus —
                Paul was now obedient to God

                Paul said to Titus later

 

Titus 3: 4-7

But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour for humanity were revealed, it was not because of any upright actions we had done ourselves; it was for no reason except his own faithful love that he saved us, by means of the cleansing water of rebirth and renewal in the Holy Spirit which he has so generously poured over us through Jesus Christ our Saviour; so that, justified by his grace, we should become heirs in hope of eternal life. This is doctrine that you can rely on.

   

                Paul wrote to the Hebrews

    

Hebrews 1: 1-6

At many moments in the past and by many means, God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets; but in our time, the final days, he has spoken to us in the person of his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things and through whom he made the ages. He is the reflection of God's glory and bears the impress of God's own being, sustaining all things by his powerful command; and now that he has purged sins away, he has taken his seat at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high. So he is now as far above the angels as the title which he has inherited is higher than their own name.

To which of the angels, then, has God ever said:

    You are my Son, today I have fathered you,

or:

    I shall be a father to him and he a son to me?

Again, when he brings the First-born into the world, he says:

    Let all the angels of God pay him homage.

      

                Stephen was the first martyr —
                    witness to Jesus —

                Stephen in heaven wears
                    the crown of victory —

                    In Matthew we hear of the
                future persecution of the
                followers of Christ —

    

Matthew 10: 17-22

‘Be prepared for people to hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, as evidence to them and to the gentiles. But when you are handed over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes, because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you. ‘Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will come forward against their parents and have them put to death. You will be universally hated on account of my name; but anyone who stands firm to the end will be saved.

    

                Paul to the Galatians 1: 11-20
                    Paul tells us of his call —

   

Galatians 1: 11-20

Now I want to make it quite clear to you, brothers, about the gospel that was preached by me, that it was no human message. It was not from any human being that I received it, and I was not taught it, but it came to me through a revelation of Jesus Christ. You have surely heard how I lived in the past, within Judaism, and how there was simply no limit to the way I persecuted the Church of God in my attempts to destroy it; and how, in Judaism, I outstripped most of my Jewish contemporaries in my limitless enthusiasm for the traditions of my ancestors. But when God, who had set me apart from the time when I was in my mother's womb, called me through his grace and chose to reveal his Son in me, so that I should preach him to the gentiles, I was in no hurry to confer with any human being, or to go up to Jerusalem to see those who were already apostles before me. Instead, I went off to Arabia, and later I came back to Damascus. Only after three years did I go up to Jerusalem to meet Cephas. I stayed fifteen days with him but did not set eyes on any of the rest of the apostles, only James, the Lord's brother. I swear before God that what I have written is the truth.

  

                Peter too was martyred
                Peter was Shepherd of the flock
                    of Christ

                Paul wrote to the Romans

    

Romans 6: 9

We know that Christ has been raised from the dead and will never die again. Death has no power over him any more.

    

                St. Paul tells us about brotherly union —

  

Romans 12: 9-21

Let love be without any pretence. Avoid what is evil; stick to what is good. In brotherly love let your feelings of deep affection for one another come to expression and regard others as more important than yourself. In the service of the Lord, work not halfheartedly but with conscientiousness and an eager spirit. Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship; keep praying regularly; share with any of God’s holy people who are in need; look for opportunities to be hospitable.

Bless your persecutors; never curse them, bless them. Rejoice with others when they rejoice, and be sad with those in sorrow. Give the same consideration to all others alike. Pay no regard to social standing, but meet humble people on their own terms. Do not congratulate yourself on your own wisdom. Never pay back evil with evil, but bear in mind the ideals that all regard with respect. As much as possible, and to the utmost of your ability, be at peace with everyone. Never try to get revenge: leave that, my dear friends, to the Retribution. As scripture says: Vengeance is mine — I will pay them back, the Lord promises. And more: If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. By this, you will be heaping red-hot coals on his head. Do not be mastered by evil, but master evil with good.

  

John 13: 34

I give you a new commandment: love one another; you must love one another just as I have loved you.

 

                Paul persecuted the Church
                Paul was converted —

                We remember what happened
                    to Paul on the way to Damascus —

                Dear God help us to be as
                    you want us to be —
                    not try to control our lives,
                    but do God's will with
                    love — to answer the call
                    of Jesus —

                First — Saul of Tarsus —
                    now Paul the Apostle

                    Timothy and Titus — Paul's
                    companions become
                    bishops of Ephesus —

   

  

    

 

The Bread of Life

               

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
May 20, 2007

INTRODUCTION:  St. Luke gave us two books in the New Testament: The Acts of the Apostles and, of course, his gospel.  We hear from both of them today.  The gospel ends with the ascension and the Acts of the Apostles begins with the ascension.  You’ll notice when you hear the first reading from the Acts, he refers to his gospel as his “first book.”   It is interesting how he treats the ascension in each of these two books.  In the Acts he said Jesus ascended 40 days after Easter, but in his gospel he describes how Jesus appeared to his apostles Easter Sunday night, spoke with them, ate with them and then, that night, he led them out to Bethany where he ascended into heaven.  It seems as if Jesus’ physical departure from the apostles and his return to the Father was not a one-time dramatic event.  It was more like a process.  One way of thinking of the 40-day period is that after the resurrection Jesus appeared rather frequently to the apostles.  Luke’s description of the ascension 40 days after Easter seems to mark the end of those frequent appearances.  After that Jesus would be present to his followers through the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, and the Church.  Luke’s second book, the Acts of the Apostles, tells us of the ways Christ continues to be with us through the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, and the Church. 

HOMILY: St. Luke’s gospel begins in the temple of Jerusalem with the angel Gabriel announcing to the old priest Zechariah that he and his elderly wife, Elizabeth, would have a baby boy. The angel Gabriel said to him “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer is heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.  And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.”   The joy at the birth of John the Baptist was only the beginning of many moments of joy recorded by St. Luke.  A few months after Gabriel appeared to Zechariah, he appeared to Mary and asked her to be the mother of our Savior. She said “yes,” as we know, and then she immediately sought out her cousin Elizabeth with her good news.  Mary expressed herself in the beautiful canticle, the Magnificat: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”  When Jesus was born, it was the shepherds who heard the message of joy.  The angel said to them: “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”   I could bore you with a number of Luke’s other references to joy, but I’ll just fast forward to the ending of his gospel as we just heard. 

St. Luke’s gospel began in the Temple of Jerusalem and that’s where it ends.  It also ends with a note of joy, the same sentiment with which it began.  After the ascension of Jesus, Luke tells us as Jesus “parted from them and was taken up to heaven, they did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.” 

Wouldn’t you think the apostles would have been depressed when Jesus left them?  If they were thinking only on an earthly level, of course they would have been.  For it is natural to grieve when we lose someone who is important to us.  But instead of grieving they “returned to Jerusalem with great joy.”  I can think of at least four reasons why they were so joyful.  1) Jesus had assured them they weren’t really losing him.  He would still be with them.  He assured them, as we heard last Sunday,: “whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”   2) They were joyful because they were happy for him and they loved him enough not to begrudge his return to the Father.  After all he did say: “if you truly loved me you would rejoice to have me go to the Father.”  3) They were joyful because they knew there were better things ahead.  There was the Spirit which they didn’t understand yet, but which they trusted to be something wonderful.  Jesus told them: “It is better for you that I go, for if I do not go, the Holy Spirit will not come to you.”  And 4) they knew one day they would be with the Lord forever.  He told them he was going to get a place ready for them: “and, if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and take you to myself, so that where I am you also may be.”

They would have had no joy if they thought only of their separation from him.  After his resurrection they began to see him in a different way.  Luke even tells us they “did him homage,” a term reserved for worship of God.  Their new way of seeing Jesus gave them new faith and hope and love.  They could only rejoice in the faith, hope and love that filled them.  Can we too rejoice in the ascension of our Lord?

 

                 

 

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 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

18"

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18"

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18"

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18"

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18" $300  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

12"

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11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
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 12"

$160  
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27"

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Fr. Joe's Homily Books  

Guiding Light - Cycle A
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

$10.00


Guiding Light - Cycle B
Focusing on the Word

$10.00
 

Guiding Light - Cycle C
Feed My Soul

$10.00

 

Fr. Carter's Books
  

Priestly Newsletter Book I

12 Newsletters
July 1994 - June 1996

$12.00


Priestly Newsletter Book 2

17 Newsletters
1996 - 1999

$12.00
 

Priestly Newsletter Book 3

4 Newsletters & Prayers
2000

$12.00

Response to God's Love



$10.00


Messages given
by Jesus and Mary 1994

Tell My People
$10.00
 


The Pain and the Joy

$10.00

Synopsis of the Spiritual Life

Spirituality Handbook
$3.00


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 1

$10.00


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 2

$10.00

 

Fr. Pasquini's Books
   

Authenticity


 
Prayers and Meditations

$10.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts

For those suffering or
in Nursing Homes
 
$10.00

Light, Happiness and Peace

Journeying through traditional
Catholic Spirituality

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality

Prayers and Meditations - will assist the reader in growth toward a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist

$10.00


Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth

Ideal for RCIA, Adult & Youth Bible Study, Homeschooling, Catholic
Identity Studies

$10.00

Shepherds of Christ Newsletters
9 Newsletters
2006 - 2008

$36.00

  

DVDs and CDs by Fr. Pasquini
 


 

Authenticity DVD
Prayers on the Ocean

$10.00
 

Nursing Home Mass DVD

$10.00

Consolation DVD

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality
Read by Rita Ring

2 CDs - $17.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts DVD

$10.00


 

Consolation CD
by Fr. John

$8.00
 


 

Nursing Home Mass CD

$8.00
 

Holy Spirit Novena DVD

$10.00 

Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD

$10.00 

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God’s Blue Books

God’s Blue Book 1
Teachings to Lift You Up

    $10.00


God’s Blue Book 4
The Love of the Hearts of
Jesus and Mary

$5.00
 


God’s Blue Book 2
The Fire of His Love

$10.00
 

God’s Blue Book 5
So Deep Is the Love of His Heart

$5.00


God’s Blue Book 3
Love God, Love One Another

(Fr. Carter's favorite)
$10.00
 


God’s Blue Book 6
He Calls Us to Action

$10.00
 

  

 

Rosary Books
 


Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$10.00
 

Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$12.00

Rosary Meditations for
Parents and Children's

$10.00


Mysteries of Light 1

$5.00
 

Mysteries of Light 2

$5.00


Little People & Elderly Rosary Book

$10.00

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

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Coloring Book
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Coloring Book
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Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

 

 

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Response to God's Love

and the Mass Book out.
 

Anybody who wants to help us

with a donation to get these 2 books

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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?

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Likewise the priest house

is 150 years old.

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.

 

 

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in the hands of 1,000 people

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