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June 15, 2009

June 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period II.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for June 16th Glorious.

      

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.

 

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June 15, 2009

                Fr. Joe said:

                    Paul & Corinthians were 'kind of' on the
                'outs' with each other —

                    Paul suffered —

                    Paul is explaining himself for the sake of bringing
                Corinthians to the Gospel —

                    Paul is not boasting — he is calling them
                to listen to him —

         

2 Corinthians 6: 1-10

As his fellow-workers, we urge you not to let your acceptance of his grace come to nothing. As he said, 'At the time of my favour I have answered you; on the day of salvation I have helped you'; well, now is the real time of favour, now the day of salvation is here. We avoid putting obstacles in anyone's way, so that no blame may attach to our work of service; but in everything we prove ourselves authentic servants of God; by resolute perseverance in times of hardships, difficulties and distress; when we are flogged or sent to prison or mobbed; labouring, sleepless, starving; in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness; in the Holy Spirit, in a love free of affectation; in the word of truth and in the power of God; by using the weapons of uprightness for attack and for defence: in times of honour or disgrace, blame or praise; taken for impostors and yet we are genuine; unknown and yet we are acknowledged; dying, and yet here we are, alive; scourged but not executed;  in pain yet always full of joy; poor and yet making many people rich; having nothing, and yet owning everything.

 

Psalm 98: 1-4

Sing a new song to Yahweh,
for he has performed wonders,
his saving power is in his right hand
and his holy arm.

Yahweh has made known his saving power,
revealed his saving justice for the nations to see,
mindful of his faithful love and his constancy
to the House of Israel.

The whole wide world has seen
the saving power of our God.
Acclaim Yahweh, all the earth,
burst into shouts of joy!

   

                Gospel:

                    Paul goes through list of afflictions —
                    In his letters he spells it out even more —
                    He is telling us about this community
                        he struggled with

                Gospel: beginning of sermon on the Mount —
                    Our holiness must surpass
                    how scribes and Pharisees are.
                    We must have laws that are
                        just —
                    'Eye for an eye' was wrong —
                    This is barbaric —

                When Jesus was struck during passion
                    on the cheek —
                    He said 'why did you strike me'
                    He stood up for himself —

                Pray for those who persecute you —
                    this softens our own anger against
                    them — softens our heart —

                All we have comes from God —

                God's message of non-violence and peace —
                    help us bring this to the world —

                Help us that the young especially
                    know how important being a member
                    of the body of Christ is —

                Oh God we offer You ourselves
                    We give You our lives

                We adore You, our beloved God —
                    We offer ourselves to You —
                    to do Your will — our beloved God

                Dear God — we thank You
                                    we love You
                                    we adore You
                                    we petition You

                    I see Jesus in my heart hanging on the
                cross — the crowned head — the bloodied
                hands — the pierced feet — I focus on His
                blood —

                    I unite so deeply to the Mass, the sacrifice
                of Calvary, sacramentally made present —
                I pray to the Father, united to the sacrifice
                of Jesus, so deeply, in the Holy Spirit with all
                the angels and saints and the souls in purgatory,
                through the intercession of Mary —
                I stand beneath the cross — united so
                deeply to the members of the Church

 

 
Lucia's Vision

 

 

                I beg for grace for the priests, the Church and
                    the world

                Oh God, help us we pray to do this work You
                    have called us to —

                Oh Jesus, help us
                    God the Father help us

                Dear Holy Spirit come fill us with love —
                    help us

                    I beg — as I stand beneath the cross —
                united so deeply to my beloved Jesus, praying
                to the Father in the Holy Spirit — with
                the angels and saints and the souls in purgatory —

                God please help us spread Your love
                God please help us with the funds we need

                Oh God help us —
                    we pray dear God

  

  

                Fr. Carter was ordained June 10, 1962 —
                Fr. Carter was ordained in the Chicago Province

                 It was a hotel first —

                It was constructed with a free standing dome —
                    The 8th wonder of the world for a while —

  

 

  

                Fr. Carter was ordained in what is the
                    lobby now

                The Jesuits were given the hotel for $1
                    when the depression hit

                Sound familiar

                The Jesuits occupied West Baden for a little
                    less than 30 years —

                The place then was a college —

                Stood vacant for a while and
                    was falling apart —

                Through donations they were able to open
                    this magnificent hotel again in
                    2007 —

                Here is a picture where Fr. Carter was ordained —

 
                     
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

                Here is the lobby of the hotel now where
                    Fr. Carter was ordained

 

  

                This place is West Baden, Indiana —

                It had spring water people believed
                    healed them when the hotel was
                    first built

                First off —

                    Fr. Carter was ordained in Indiana —

                    Fr. Carter went in search of our
                center and Jesus sent him to China,
                Indiana —

                One day — Fr. Carter told me — we are going
                    in search of a center and Our Lord
                    told me to go to Indiana to someone
                    in the Movement who had just
                    purchased some land a few miles from
                    China

  

 

  

                Fr. Carter and I got in the car —
                    left the Jesuit residence and
                    drove to China because we were lost —

                We turned around in the China parking
                    lot and laughed

                The next week we were asked to take over
                    this property —

                The Archdiocese of Indianapolis gave us
                    the Church for a small price for
                    this work

                The foreign mailings came and come out
                    of China

 

  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

                After over 7,000,000 Priestly Newsletters we see how important
                    China is

                    and 11 years of prayer before the priests,
                        the Church and the world

 

  
 

                    the Eucharist is exposed

                    24 hours a day in China

                Come to China — you can experience
                    great gifts there —

                some have been healed, called, blessed
                    etc. —

                After I saw West Baden and the save of the
                    Century — the now hotel —

                    I know we can get help to stucco
                        the Church and community building —
                        God is calling someone —
                        pray for them —

  

   

                Fr. Carter was ordained in what was a hotel
                    first — There was also a Jesuit cemetery
                    on the premises —

  

  

                Fr. Carter was ordained 1962 in what was
                    once the 8th wonder of the
                    world with the free standing dome —

                Fr. Carter is responsible for all these
                    Priestly Newsletters and books (at least 1/2 million)
                    sent to priests and hierarchy

   

 
 
 
 
                West Baden had fallen to need of deep
                    repair
                    In the lobby was a picture that looked
                        like this —
 

                    The Holy Spirit Center

  

Matthew 21:42

    The stone which the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
    this is the Lord’s doing
    and we marvel at it?

 

 

English

Spanish

French

Portuguese

Italian

 

                    The tile in the picture where Fr. Carter was ordained
                was kept and repaired —

                    You see in the lobby of the hotel the same
                floor — pillars —

                    Here are windows of the hotel  

 
 
 

 

 

  

                Jesus died and He rose —

                Fr. Carter was ordained here —

                The place was a shamble —

                Now again a beautiful hotel

  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In the cylinder above the center of the dome that you see there was angel graffiti from the 20's.

 

 

  

Mark 16: 17

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;

  

 Acts 10: 34, 37-43

Then Peter addressed them, ‘I now really understand’, he said, ‘that God has no favourites,

You know what happened all over Judaea, how Jesus of Nazareth began in Galilee, after John had been preaching baptism. God had anointed him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and because God was with him, Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil. Now we are witnesses to everything he did throughout the countryside of Judaea and in Jerusalem itself: and they killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet on the third day God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen, not by the whole people but only by certain witnesses that God had chosen beforehand. Now we are those witnesses—we have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the dead— and he has ordered us to proclaim this to his people and to bear witness that God has appointed him to judge everyone, alive or dead. It is to him that all the prophets bear this witness: that all who believe in Jesus will have their sins forgiven through his name.’

 

 
Colossians 3: 1-4

Since you have been raised up to be with Christ, you must look for the things that are above, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. Let your thoughts be on things above, not on the things that are on the earth, because you have died, and now the life you have is hidden with Christ in God. But when Christ is revealed-and he is your life-you, too, will be revealed with him in glory.

  

 

Holy Spirit Center

    

Death    Resurrection

 
   
                Someone told me they spent $55,000,000
                    to restore the hotel
 
                Jesus gave this message to help bring peace
                    to the world to
                    Fr. Carter on the Feast of St. Ignatius
                    July 31, 1994
   

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)

 
 
                Jesus gave this message to Fr. Carter about
                    the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
 
 
 

Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

My dear fellow Associate Members,

Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:

    My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.

    These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.

    I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.

    I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.

    I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.

    This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:

  1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
  2. For the Pope.
  3. For all bishops of the world.
  4. For all priests.
  5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
  6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
  7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
  8. For all members of the human family.
  9. For all souls in purgatory.

end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message

 

 

     from Tell My People

Age of the Two Hearts

Jesus:  "My beloved priest-companion, I have allowed you to experience in extraordinary fashion the riches contained in My Heart and My Mother's Heart. I desire that you tell all My people about these riches. I desire that My people consecrate themselves to My Sacred Heart and to Mary's Immaculate Heart. My people are living in the beginnings of the age of the Two Hearts.

    "After the time of the purification is completed, this new era of the Church and the world will become firmly established. This era will be characterized by the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. All those who consecrate themselves to My Heart and to My Mother's Heart will help to establish this glorious new age. I am Lord and Master. Please listen to My urgent request. Within Our Hearts you will experience the love and security, the peace and the joy, which you all desire. I love My people with a tremendous love, and in My love I give them this message!"

end of excerpt from Tell My People

 

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                Jesus and Mary gave these messages to Fr. Carter at the
                    end of the Century.
   
                Then Mary appeared in Clearwater, Florida
                    2 1/2 years later
 
    

 

Mary by day
July 5, 2000

by night
July 5, 2000

 
   
 
                Mary promised at Fatima there would be
                    an era of peace —
 
                    Here is the message —
 
   

Excerpt from The Spirituality of Fatima

by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.

July 13, 1917

    "During this same July apparition, Mary showed the three children a vision of Hell. She told them:

    "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved and there will be peace.

    "The war (World War I, then raging) is going to end. But if people do not stop offending God, another and worse one will begin in the reign of Pius XI. When you shall see a night illuminated by an unknown light [January 2, 1938], know that this is the great sign that God gives you that He is going to punish the world for its many crimes by means of war, hunger, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father. (12)

    "To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart and the Communion of Reparation on the five first Saturdays. If my requests are granted, Russia will be converted and there will be peace. If not, she will scatter her errors throughout the world, provoking wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, and various nations will be destroyed....

    "But in the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph, the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, Russia will be converted, and a certain period of peace will be granted to the world." (13)

__________________________

12. For background material on Fatima, I am particularly indebted to 
    Our Lady of Fatima's Peace Plan from Heaven
(Rockford: TAN 
    Books and Publishers, Inc., 1983). pp.4-5.
13. Ibid., p.5.

 

 
                Jesus told Fr. Carter this at the end of the Century
 
                Fr. Carter wrote over 18 books on the spiritual
                    life translated in different languages —
                    Fr. Carter went in the Jesuits on my
                    birthday in 1951 —
 
                He died 49 years later —
                He is buried in the cemetery at Milford —
 

 

 
 

 

 
                Fr. Carter died at Columbiere at the end of
                    the second millennium
                   
                    Here is a picture we took of the Sacred Heart
                        there the day after he died
 

 

                When the Jesuits inhabited West Baden —

                    A gigantic picture of the Sacred Heart was
                        in the Atrium, the big domed area

                    Fr. Carter received a doctorate in theology
                        from Washington in 1966 —
                        the formation of the Vatican Council II was very
                        important then

     

Revelation 5: 12

loudly chanting:

    Worthy is the Lamb that was sacrificed
    to receive power, riches, wisdom,
    strength, honour, glory and blessing.

 

Daniel 7: 13, 14, 16

I was gazing into the visions of the night, when I saw, coming on the clouds of heaven, as it were a son of man. He came to the One most venerable and was led into his presence. On him was conferred rule, honour and kingship, and all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His rule is an everlasting rule which will never pass away, and his kingship will never come to an end.

So I approached one of those who were standing by and asked him about all this. And in reply he revealed to me what these things meant.

 

Psalm 93: 1, 2, 5

Yahweh is king, robed in majesty,
robed is Yahweh and girded with power.

The world is indeed set firm, it can never be shaken;
your throne is set firm from of old,
from all eternity you exist.

Your decrees stand firm, unshakeable,
holiness is the beauty of your house, 
Yahweh, for all time to come.

    

Revelation 1: 5-8

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the First–born from the dead, the highest of earthly kings. He loves us and has washed away our sins with his blood, and made us a Kingdom of Priests to serve his God and Father; to him, then, be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen. Look, he is coming on the clouds; everyone will see him, even those who pierced him, and all the races of the earth will mourn over him. Indeed this shall be so. Amen. ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega,’ says the Lord God, who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.

 

John 18: 33-37

    So Pilate went back into the Praetorium and called Jesus to him and asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Jesus replied, ‘Do you ask this of your own accord, or have others said it to you about me?’ Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? It is your own people and the chief priests who have handed you over to me: what have you done?’ Jesus replied, ‘Mine is not a kingdom of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, my men would have fought to prevent my being surrendered to the Jews. As it is, my kingdom does not belong here.’ Pilate said, ‘So, then you are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘It is you who say that I am a king. I was born for this, I came into the world for this, to bear witness to the truth; and all who are on the side of truth listen to my voice.’

      

 

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                    From Fr. Joe's homily

 

Feast of Christ the King

November 26, 2006

INTRODUCTION – (Daniel 7, 13-14; Rev. 1, 5-8; John 18, 33b-37) Today again we hear from the book of Daniel, a book that was written during a time when the Jews were suffering a terrible persecution for their faith.  Today’s reading describes how God would triumph in the end.  God would establish a kingdom that would be everlasting.  God is here described as “the Ancient One.”  His kingdom would be ruled by one who is described as “like a son of man.”  God would give this “son of man” dominion, glory and kingship.  The term “son of man” simply means a human being, but today’s passage invests the term with new depth and mystery.  You might recall, “son of man” was the favorite term Jesus used to describe himself. 

HOMILY – You may be surprised to know that today’s feast was not established during the Middle Ages when most of the world was ruled by kings or emperors.  Today’s feast is very recent. It was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925, a time when kings and emperors were becoming increasingly a remnant of the past.  Pius XI instituted this feast as an attempt to counteract the atheism and secularism of that time. 

Today’s feast reminds us that with God there is no democracy.  It pleased God to establish a kingdom with Jesus his divine Son as our king.  In many ways he is unlike most of the other kings we may have heard of or read about.  I would like to mention just four of the things that are unique about Jesus as a king: 

(1) First of all, belonging to his kingdom is intentional.  He doesn’t come around with soldiers and weapons to force us into submission.  He invites us to follow him.  Coercion is not his style, rather he leads us by faith and love. 

(2) As a king he does not live in a castle or go parading around in fancy garb or expensive jewels or need to be transported in big limousines or private jets.  He does not need to display his position for his dignity and greatness are beyond this world.  We see him in today’s gospel, looking like the bad guy, on trial for violation of Jewish and Roman law. Yet it seems Pilate is the one on trial, not knowing how to honestly deal with this man in front of him.  Hearing this passage we realize we are on trial too as to whether we belong to the truth for he said: “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” 

(3) Kings tend to be distant and aloof from their people.  They can’t be otherwise, because they have so many people to govern.  Jesus, as our king, is close to each of us; not only close to us but he is one with us.  “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.”  (Jn. 14,23)  He is the shepherd who seeks out the lost sheep, because each of us is important to him.

(4) Every king will enjoy his position of authority only for a time.  It may be many decades, such as Louis XIV who reigned for 72 years in France, or it may be a few days until death or a rival overthrows them.  Christ’s kingdom will last forever. 

As any king he gives us laws which he expects us to follow.  The obedience he demands is not for his own self-interest but for our well being.  He knows what will result in our happiness or unhappiness, so he commands us to do those things that will bring us happiness - not just momentary happiness (which sometimes sin brings us), but eternal happiness. 

Kings, indeed any ruling power, requires those that are governed to pay taxes.  How else can a government survive?  Even God has taxes.  In the Old Testament, God required 10% be given to the Lord and to the poor.  Jesus too asks us to help each other, especially those who are needy among us.  But there’s something equally important we must give to the Lord: our time.  People have to spend time together for any relationship to begin, be sustained or survive.  One minimum requirement he gave us is that we give God an hour on Sunday (or Saturday evening).  But that is a minimum.  If we want our relationship with God to grow, we need more than that. 

Our feast today reminds us there is a power in this universe that is greater than the power of physical strength, the power of hatred, the power of wealth and the power of bombs.  It is the power of truth and love.  This power is revealed to us in Jesus Christ.  The power of Jesus Christ will overcome all the powers of evil.  There may be challenging and difficult times.  We may wonder where our world is headed.  We may be worried about Iran, North Korea, terrorists, Iraq.  We may think, and rightly so, that morality is going down the sewer.  Yet, in the big picture, evil will not win out.  Returning to our first reading we heard that to the Son of Man was given dominion, glory, and kingship; all peoples, nations and languages would serve him.  His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.  Amen.

end of homily

  

                Sing: Crown Him with Many Crowns

                Sing: The King of Glory

                Sing: To Jesus Christ our Sovereign King

   

   

Mark 16: 1-7

When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices with which to go and anoint him. And very early in the morning on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. 

    They had been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’ But when they looked they saw that the stone—which was very big—had already been rolled back. On entering the tomb they saw a young man in a white robe seated on the right–hand side, and they were struck with amazement. But he said to them, ‘There is no need to be so amazed. You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he has risen, he is not here. See, here is the place where they laid him. But you must go and tell his disciples and Peter, "He is going ahead of you to Galilee; that is where you will see him, just as he told you." ’

    

Ephesians 2: 4-10

But God, being rich in faithful love, through the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our sins, brought us to life with Christ—it is through grace that you have been saved—and raised us up with him and gave us a place with him in heaven, in Christ Jesus. 

    This was to show for all ages to come, through his goodness towards us in Christ Jesus, how extraordinarily rich he is in grace. Because it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not by anything of your own, but by a gift from God; not by anything that you have done, so that nobody can claim the credit. We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up our way of life.

 

  

Psalm 32: 11

   Rejoice in Yahweh, exult all you upright, shout for joy, you honest of heart.

 

Psalm 32: 19

to rescue them from death and keep them alive in famine.

 

John 19: 34

one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water.

    

                This is the picture over the altar
                    in China

 

 

  

                The building payment is due Friday
                    please help us.

                    Feast of the Sacred Heart

 

 

  

 

 

Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart: 

  1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.

  2. I will establish peace in their homes.

  3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.

  4. I will be their refuge during life and above all in death.

  5. I will bestow a large blessing on all their undertakings.

  6. Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and the infinite ocean of mercy.

  7. Tepid souls shall grow fervent.

  8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.

  9. I will bless every place where a picture of My Heart shall be set up and honored.

  10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.

  11. Those who promote this devotion shall have their names written in My Heart, never to be blotted out.

  12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of My Heart that My all-powerful love will grant to all those who communicate on the first Friday in nine consecutive months the grace of final penitence; they shall not die in My disgrace nor without receiving their sacraments; My divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.

    

                Please help us.

 

                There were angels in the dome as angels in heaven.

                This building that was destroyed has been restored.

 

 

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October 13, 1994

The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ

    "I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:

    'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...

    'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.

    'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'

    "Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.

    "As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."

- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.

  

  

  

 

      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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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