Mary has requested that the daily message be given each day to the world. It is read nightly at the prayer service from her Image Building in Clearwater, Florida, U.S.A. This is according to her request. All attempts will be made to publish this daily message to the world at 11 p.m. Eastern time, U.S.A.


We acknowledge that the final authority regarding these messages rests with the Holy See of Rome.


I appear my children on this former bank building in Florida, Our Lady Clothed with the Sun.

July 11, 2000


A Prayer for Intimacy with the Lamb, the Bridegroom of the Soul

Oh Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, come and act on my soul most intimately. I surrender myself, as I ask for the grace to let go, to just be as I exist in You and You act most intimately on my soul. You are the Initiator. I am the soul waiting Your favors as You act in me. I love You. I adore You. I worship You. Come and possess my soul with Your Divine Grace, as I experience You most intimately.


Messenger: Include Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in 6:20 prayers.


Messenger: Mass will be said at 12:00 China, Indiana, time July 13, 2000.


Mary speaks: Please come to China, Indiana, and pray. If you cannot come, unite with all praying in China, Indiana.

           

Mary speaks: Many will be gathered in China, Indiana, July 12 - July 14, praying for the priests, the Church and the world.

Many will gather between 12:00 (China, Indiana, time) on July 13 until 5:00 praying as a body.

There will be a special prayer service and rosary.

This mini retreat begins 12:00 noon (China, Indiana,  time) on July 12, 2000, and ends about 2:00 July 14, 2000, China, Indiana, time.

There are about 48 hours of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and a special service on July 13, 2000, 12:00 - 5:00.

I am Mary, your Mother.

Messenger: Here is a picture of Mary in China, Indiana.


Messenger: Special gathering at Morrow, Ohio, July 17, 2000.

Prayer 6:20 p.m.

Social about 7:30 p.m. Bring a dish or snack.

Healing Rosary, Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Sidney, Ohio - to continue every Tuesday at 6:20 p.m. Call 1-888-211-3041.


Jesus speaks: I write for the world in these messages daily. It is not a little thing I do, it is most important.

Messenger: A man is playing golf and it isn't even storming and he is hit with lightening. The situation is critical, he is a kind and loving man, he is in critical condition. (Pray for him and his wife.) Almost two years ago on July 29, 1998, the president of Shepherds of Christ was on the 5:00 news talking about the Shepherds of Christ Movement and Mary's image was on the front of the Post (our Cincinnati evening paper). I was to be interviewed for the 11:00 news talking about the Shepherds of Christ Movement. About 4:45 p.m., as I was driving a golfer turned left, right in front of me as I approached the top of the hill by the entrance to the golf course. I had a head on collision with him. My car was totaled. My rosary was in my hand or on my lap, but the bottom line is this, I had a head on collision, the air bags came out and my rosary was all over the car. Almost every bead of my rosary was separated, only a few remained on the chain. There was blood on my feet which I never figured out, but I made it to the 8:45 p.m. interview and it was on the 11:00 p.m. news as the lead show. Before the 11:00 news, while driving from the interview, the car I borrowed had a flat tire.

Last night, while they tried to put the message on the Internet, lightening struck our center and it caused a change of plans for sure. Yesterday the man playing golf was struck by lightening. A few weeks ago five teenagers were in an automobile. Four of the teenagers are dead today.

I never understood what Mary meant when she said that souls are on the edge of death, pray for them, but when I was in the accident I understood more. When I had the accident I did not even have one second to think of God and praying. I had a head on crash before I could think about things. What about the man struck with lightening, did he know, did he have time to get his affairs in order?

At the time of Noah God was so angry with the sin in the world that He flooded the whole earth and vegetation.

This is the same God and He is calling to us. At the time of Noah God allowed children to die in the flood. Today our children are suffering and Mary is calling to the adults to help us to pray for the priests, the Church and the world.

So many use the Internet messages and the books, and so many priests receive the newsletter, but they do not think of helping us financially. Many of us in the Movement have given our life savings and our time, our lives to do what we are doing to bring the message to you.

We need the world to respond, by praying the prayers in the prayer manual as Jesus has asked, by staying united in the Morning Offering, united to the Mass and one another all day with hearts consecrated to Their Hearts. We all need to be a messenger for Jesus spreading these messages and beginning prayer chapters and telling others about praying these prayers and the Morning Offering. The little cards "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love" should be readily available for all people on the face of the earth. They should be available for schools, prisons, elderly, for everybody. Mary wants everyone consecrating their hearts to her Heart and Jesus' Heart. Consecration is a big part of the Fatima message.

We could circulate the Rosary Aves (an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet with all 15 mysteries of the rosaries- these are little short messages to tell people about the mysteries of the rosary and how Jesus and Mary love them) to prisons and nursing homes, to all people. We all need to take this message seriously. You see why we have financial pressure always. We circulate a priestly newsletter to about 70,000 priests in English and Spanish all over the world, free of charge. We circulate Spanish and English prayer manuals all over the world. Presently we are trying to get the prayer manual prayers into French and Portuguese as Jesus asked. We circulate all the prayer cards, Prayer for Union, Prayer before Mass, Mary's image card, etc. in English and Spanish free of charge. We give rosaries away to schools all over the United States and we try to get people to make them so they are produced as cheaply as possible. We have probably given away close to 300,000 Blue Books to help lead people to the Eucharist. The Blue Books have majorly changed so many people's lives. Many have greater devotion to the Eucharist. This has increased Eucharistic adoration in churches. The Blue Books have put their mark on the world. We have circulated thousands of Red Rosary Books which have changed people's lives. We have sent out thousands of the Parents and Children Rosary Books. We have distributed this book and school materials to a great number of Catholic schools in the United States.

We beg you to help us through prayer. Please help us by being an associate, by spreading the prayer manuals and rosary materials. We need funds to print all of this. Is it not understandable that we have major problems with the rent for the Image Building which we have leased for two years now, the priestly newsletter expenses, and the printing bills in general? We have to pay for all this printing. The more we can get Mary's image pictures out, the more people will possibly believe. Heaven is giving a very important message to the world.

This is our life in the Shepherds of Christ, we have 72 strong apostles, servants and handmaids in different places that dedicate their lives to this.

In China, Indiana, 65 were brought in as apostles on June 13, 2000, and 7 more on July 5, 2000, in Florida. There are 16 handmaids and servants. We pray and pray, work and work and try to serve Him delivering the message Jesus, God the Father and Mary have given. We need you to be an associate or apostle of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus and support us through your prayers and offerings.

We have come to this place in 6 years because it is Jesus' Movement and He has made it work. He has called the apostles, servants and handmaids and associates. Jesus is calling you to pray the prayers and help us do what He is asking and Mary has asked for at Fatima.

Mary gave me a message again Sunday asking all who can help us to make Walter's rosaries. If she is calling you this way, please help us.

It is so important to Mary we put the rosary in the hands of all the people of the earth.

It is so important to get it in the hands of the elderly, and those in prison. She wants us to get the rosary meditations and little consecration card to them. The card says, "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love." We want the prisoners and elderly, young, all as Mary has requested to pray the rosary and consecrate their hearts.

We have operated almost entirely on donations this whole time, printing the Blue Books, Rosary Books, prayer manuals, etc.

We began sending the newsletter to about 45,000 priests in the middle of  l994. We have continued doing this for 6 years, now to about 70,000 priests.  Jesus requested a specific sisters' mailing be sent out.

We have been trying to send out the sisters' mailing for almost two years. The mailing contains two priestly newsletters with Father's tapes from the newsletters on the Mass and the Blessed Mother.

Jesus is really calling you. If you are reading this message, know He has called you. Will you help us? Do you see Mary on the building?

Messenger: There is a copy of our brochures (at the end of this message) which we circulate . It would be so helpful to circulate more prayer manuals to Africa, India, South America. We have people there praying fervently and they have been praying the prayers for a long time.

This is Jesus' Movement. We need your help. We need to reach the world with the consecration - we have consecration packets for the home - here is a short consecration of the home. It is on a card.


Consecration Card to consecrate homes

April 12, 1999

Jesus speaks: I wish a card to be circulated extensively. All that is necessary to consecrate a place to My Heart and My Mother's Heart is that the people wish to do so and say that they consecrate the place and the people that dwell there to Our Hearts. It is understood that you are entrusting people who live or come there to the care of Our Two Hearts. Pictures or statues of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart should be displayed somewhere in the dwelling. Some persons, if not all, should spend time in devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart before the pictures, daily if possible. This consecration should be renewed daily if possible.

I wish all who receive this message to circulate this material so that the whole world will be consecrated to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Shepherds of Christ Ministries
PO Box 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193

Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451
FAX: (513) 932-6791
URL: http://www.SofC.org


Messenger: Our children, many of them, are dying in their souls. Mary appears crying to us to listen and pray and help reach the world and ask them to pray.

God allows victim souls. Children's hospitals are full of them. How do we get the attention of so many adults that the message of Mary on the building is that we must pray?

To many the golf game or movies or the television is more important than taking a little time to pray for our priests, our Church and our world.

It takes a little of our time to pray.

Will tomorrow be too late?

You think,  "I will have the time tomorrow, I will do it another day."

The prayers from the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual can be printed out and prayed and we will send you a prayer manual free of charge. We can send this with a Morning Offering and a Holy Spirit Novena booklet. All will help our world. 

Jesus speaks: Please print Shepherds of Christ Prayers at the end of this message. Please pray the prayers I have given you daily if possible. Please pray the Morning Offering every day. If you cannot pray the Shepherds of Christ Prayers daily, pray whenever you can, know I attach enormous grace to all those who pray to take them deeper into My Heart, and praying them in your church will enormously help your church turn into a LITTLE CITY OF LIGHT.

Please also include the short Morning Offering at the end of the message and the long Morning Offering. Please pray in this Morning Offering for the success of My Movement, Shepherds of Christ.

Please answer My call. This is My writing and message to all. Please circulate it in English and Spanish so that people will pray My prayers. Circulate the message to all possible. Circulate the brochures in English and Spanish and the Mary Image photo with the phone numbers on the back, with the address. Please say on a label, "I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love. We pray for priests, and the renewal of the Church and the world," or staple the little card to the picture. It should be said somewhere and circulated all over the world.


A message for the Earth from Jesus
January 22, 1998

I am the Good Shepherd, these are My prayers, the prayers I give to help renew the Church and the world, all prayer chapters are asked to include these prayers (found in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual). As My Apostles and Shepherds I ask you to encourage all existing Chapters to try to encourage all existing prayer groups to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Encourage all Churches to pray these prayers. It is most urgent that the people of this earth concur with the Father's wishes to begin Prayer Chapters. This is an urgent request from the Good Shepherd. The flock will become one when they have given their hearts to Jesus and Mary. Encourage all priests to pray the Shepherds of Christ prayers. Your world will be lighted with great light as the people of this earth pray these prayers.

My promise is this to you My beloved earth: When you give your heart to Me and spread the devotion to My Sacred Heart, I will write your name In My Heart. I promise to give the greatest graces when you pray these prayers for renewal of the Church and the world and take all who pray them deeply into My Heart. The prayers I give will bring about the reign of My Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. I am Jesus Christ, this is My message of January 22, 1998, Please circulate this message to your world. I am the Good Shepherd, I know Mine and Mine know Me and they follow Me. Grace My Shepherds, I will give you the greatest graces for spreading these words to this earth and to your Church. I love you, I am Jesus Christ, the Son of Man, it is the Plan of the Father that Prayer Chapters are begun immediately and the Priestly Newsletter is given to all priests. The Voice of the Good Shepherd speaks through it.


A message from Jesus: Please pray My prayers in the Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual.

Please pray the Morning Offering for the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

Please help Me deliver this message to the world.

You can spend $8.00 a ticket for a filthy movie to promote a theater that may be contaminating the minds of the young, but you won't help Me reach them with My prayers and My Mother's rosary.

Mary speaks: A black night will occur. Your children are falling into sin. Many, many today are losing their souls.

Our Lady of GraceThere is a soul on the edge of death now.

Will you pray for him or her, it could be you, or your son or daughter.

You are brothers and sisters in Christ, you need to pray for each other, pray for your world. I cry to you.

Please listen to me.

I am Mary, your Mother, Mother of the human race.

Jesus speaks today in an earlier message: I cannot stress enough the importance of the Priestly Newsletter II Book. Ask all in the ministry to pray for this.

This book is top priority.

Its circulation can majorly affect the renewal of the Church and the world.  When you pray the rosary novena for your founder and the Jesuits and the rosary novena to remove blocks, include this intention. 

The Shepherds of Christ prayers prayed in churches devotedly will help turn that church into a little city of light.

I love you so much. Ask all to pray for the Priestly Newsletter Book II daily. Ask all to pray for funds and for priests to support the newsletter, the Movement and to help to spread the prayer chapters, especially to priests.

Priests can get the prayers in churches.

I wish the nuns' mailing to go out as soon as possible.

I ask all to pray for July l8, 2000, in Sidney, Ohio, for the beginning of the sub-center there.

There will be a live rosary in Sidney, Ohio, on July l8, 2000, at 6:20 p.m. This will be a healing rosary. (For information call l-888-211-3041)

The prayer chapters must be spread, the Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart must be spread.

Prayer is your answer.

The Mass Book must be circulated to priests and sisters. Also the Parents and Children's Rosary Book.

I love you, Jesus.


Shepherds
of Christ
Ministries

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For Helping in the Renewal of the
Church and the World

WE PRAY FOR PRIESTS, THE RENEWAL OF THE CHURCH, AND THE WORLD.

We join as a body united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offering our lives to the Father as intercessors praying for our priests, the Church, and the world.

WILL YOU PRAY WITH US?

Your prayers united to ours will help the priests, the Church, and the world.

Our Focus

WE HAVE PRAYER CHAPTERS PRAYING ALL OVER THE WORLD for the priests, the Church, and the world.

OUR PRIMARY FOCUS is the circulation of a newsletter.

WE CIRCULATE A SPIRITUALITY NEWSLETTER written by Fr. Edward Carter, S.J., a Jesuit Theologian with a Doctor's degree in Theology and author of 17 books, to about 70,000 priests in the world in both English and Spanish. Father Carter has been a professor of Theology for over 30 years.

Besides being sent to about 50,000 priests and bishops in the U.S.A., the newsletter is sent internationally to about 225 bishops, including 4 cardinals, who distribute copies to all of their priests, and also, in some cases, to their deacons and seminarians.

The newsletter is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. It features writings regarding our union with Jesus and the Father and the Holy Spirit and Mary. The newsletter also stresses the Eucharist, the Church, prayer, and one's responsibility regarding the social order. The newsletter stresses sound doctrine as found in Scripture, the writings of the Popes and other Church documents. It also presents selected writings from the saints and competent priest-theologians and others.

The newsletter can be used by all for development in the spiritual life centered in consecration.

About Shepherds of Christ Ministries

MINISTRIES
  1. PRIMARY MINISTRY - CIRCULATING PRIESTLY NEWSLETTERS TO PRIESTS ALL OVER THE WORLD IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH to promote priestly holiness.
  2. PRAYER CHAPTERS praying for the priests and the renewal of the Church and the world.
  3. School Rosary Program and Junior Shepherds of Christ Ministry.
  4. Nursing Home Ministry.
  5. Special retreats and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.
  6. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.
  7. Promoting the rosary to all, rosary meditations.
  8. Prison Ministry to promote prayer and spiritual renewal.
  9. Handmaids and Servants of the Good Shepherd.
  10. Audio/Video Departments (priestly newsletters on tape).
  11. Prayer books, newsletters, newsletter books, and other spiritual aids.

WE WANT TO BE INTERCESSORS PROMOTING UNITY IN PRAYER WITH ALL PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, PRAYING FOR THE PRIESTS, THE CHURCH, AND THE WORLD.

We have described above the primary ministry of the Movement, the spirituality newsletter for priests, Shepherds of Christ. The 2nd most important ministry is the prayer chapters, whose members pray for the needs of priests and for the needs of all others also. Other ministries include promoting the act of consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary as widely as possible. Promoting this act of consecration permeates all of our ministries. We also promote the praying of the rosary, and we have a special program regarding the rosary and the act of consecration for school children. We have programs for prisons and nursing homes to encourage the residents to pray for priests, the Church, and the world. We also publish various books, cassette tapes, and other materials to help in the ongoing work of spiritual renewal.

The mission of the Shepherds of Christ Movement is closely connected to Our Lady of Fatima's mission. We hope to play a major role in helping to bring fulfillment of the Peace Plan of Our Lady of Fatima. This plan includes:

  1. Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary -- until a sufficient number of people make and live the consecration, we will not have peace in the world.
  2. Praying the rosary.
  3. Observing the First Saturday Devotion.
  4. Making reparation to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

In helping to bring the Fatima message to completion, the Shepherds of Christ Movement is helping to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart. This is a great privilege and a great responsibility! We ask for your prayers and help in other ways also. May God bless you abundantly!


LEVELS OF COMMITMENT

There are seven levels of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement.

  1. There are Associates who gather and pray at least once monthly as a group and also help with donations to support the Shepherds of Christ priestly newsletter. They can be tremendously involved. They give as they feel they are able.
  2. Apostles are members who have restricted their apostolic activity to the Shepherds of Christ. They literally act as a body of lay people who have given their lives in their present living situation to do all that they can to bring about the Reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart.
  3. Prayer Apostles are often shut-ins, some are able to go to church and pray. They spend much of their lives praying for the Movement.
  4. Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus are those who spend at least two separate hours weekly before the Blessed Sacrament praying for the following:
  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.
  1. Handmaids of the Good Shepherd are young and older women who have given their lives in community primarily to pray for the Shepherds of Christ Movement and intentions and to be special spouses of Jesus. Some have more duties than others. All have the primary duty of prayer and the desire to be a special spouse of our Lord. One of the functions of the handmaids is the involvement in praying for and helping to circulate the priestly newsletter. The handmaids are not members of a religious order.
  2. Servants of the Good Shepherd are men who live in community with a lifestyle and purpose similar to that of the handmaids. The servants are not members of a religious order.
  3. We wish to form a special congregation of priests who will realize their great oneness with Christ. They will be consecrated deeply to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and support the Shepherds of Christ Movement as holy priests.

Whatever one's level of commitment in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, all share in promoting the overall goal of the Movement. This goal is to help in the spiritual renewal of the Church and the world. All varied ministries of the Movement are directed toward this purpose. The spirituality which the Shepherds of Christ Movement presents to its members and to those outside the Movement through its various ministries is very basic. This spirituality is explicitly Trinitarian and Christocentric. Our spirituality helps others, especially priests, to develop a very deep union with Jesus, this Jesus Who leads us to the Father in the Holy Spirit with Mary at our side. Our spirituality is deeply Eucharistic. We stress very much participation in the Mass and prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. We also emphasize the extremely important role of prayer in the spiritual life. Devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, especially consecration to Their Hearts, is also a most important and central element. We are very much interested in helping to bring the Fatima message to completion, a message which has consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary at its very core.

Father Edward J. Carter, S.J.

frcarter.jpgFather Edward Carter, S.J. is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. A graduate of St. Xavier High School and Xavier University, both in Cincinnati, he was ordained a priest in 1962 and received his doctorate in theology from Catholic University of America four years later. He has been a professor of theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati for over 30 years. He has authored 17 books in the area of Catholic spirituality. His two latest books are the priestly newsletter books, which include the newsletters from almost six years. He is devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Be Part Of It!

PLEASE HELP US THROUGH YOUR PRAYERS UNITED TO OURS.

PRIESTS PRAYING WITH US WILL INCREASE THE PRAYER POWER; THEY ARE ANOINTED BY CHRIST AS HOLY PRIESTS.

PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD offering up their lives in the Morning Offering for the priests, the Church, the world, and for the work of the Shepherds of Christ will help so much.

LITTLE PRAYER BOOKS OF SHORT PRAYERS CALLED THE SHEPHERDS OF CHRIST PRAYER MANUAL ARE AVAILABLE. Praying these short prayers together with us as a body united to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass being celebrated around the world can help great grace be released on the souls of the earth.

PLEASE UNITE WITH US.

For additional information, contact us:

     Shepherds of Christ Ministries
     P.O. Box 193
     Morrow, OH 45152-0193
     (toll free) 1-888-211-3041                   
     (phone) 513-932-4451
     (fax) 513-932-6791
     Visit us on the Internet: http://www.SofC.org


     Help Line Recording:
          (toll free) 1-877-368-7243
          (phone) 513-932-6718


Shepherds of Christ Associates
PRAYER MANUAL

Imprimi Potest:

Rev. Bradley M. Schaeffer, S.J.
Provincial
Chicago Province, The Society of Jesus

Imprimatur:

Most Rev. Carl K. Moeddel
Auxiliary Bishop
Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Copyright 1996 Shepherds of Christ Publications
Rights for non-commercial reproduction granted:
May be copied in its entirety, but neither re-typed nor edited.

The Shepherds of Christ Spirituality Handbook is available from

Shepherds of Christ Ministries
PO BOX 193
Morrow, Ohio 45152-0193

Telephone: (toll free) 1-888-211-3041 or (513) 932-4451
FAX: (513) 932-6791

First Printing, September 1994
Second Printing, November 1994
Third Printing, November 1995
Fourth Printing, March 1996

Chapter Meeting Prayer Format

The prayer format below should be followed at chapter meetings of Shepherds of Christ Associates. All prayers, not just those said specifically for priests, should include the intention of praying for all the needs of priests the world over.

1. Hymns. Hymns may be sung at any point of the prayer part of the meeting.

2. Holy Spirit Prayer. Come, Holy Spirit, almighty Sanctifier, God of love, who filled the Virgin Mary with grace, who wonderfully changed the hearts of the apostles, who endowed all Your martyrs with miraculous courage, come and sanctify us. Enlighten our minds, strengthen our wills, purify our consciences, rectify our judgment, set our hearts on fire, and preserve us from the misfortunes of resisting Your inspirations. Amen.

3. The Rosary.

4. Salve Regina. "Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, our mourning, our weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus, O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary."

5. The Memorare. "Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me. Amen."

6. Seven Hail Marys in honor of the Seven Sorrows of Mary. Mary has promised very special graces to those who do this on a daily basis. Included in the promises of Our Lady for those who practice this devotion is her pledge to give special assistance at the hour of death, including the sight of her face. The seven sorrows are:

(1) The first sorrow: the prophecy of Simeon (Hail Mary).

(2) The second sorrow: the flight into Egypt (Hail Mary).

(3) The third sorrow: the loss of the Child Jesus in the temple (Hail Mary).

(4) The fourth sorrow: Jesus and Mary meet on the way to the cross (Hail Mary).

(5) The fifth sorrow: Jesus dies on the cross (Hail Mary).

(6) The sixth sorrow: Jesus is taken down from the cross and laid in Mary's arms (Hail Mary).

(7) The seventh sorrow: the burial of Jesus (Hail Mary).

7. Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, pray for us (repeat after each invocation).
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the Covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most holy rosary,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Grant, we beseech You, O Lord God, that we Your servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body and, by the glorious intercession of the blessed Mary, ever virgin, be delivered from present sorrow, and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

We fly to your patronage, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

8. Prayer to St. Joseph. St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste spouse of Mary, you passed your life in perfect fulfillment of duty. You supported the Holy Family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly turn to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes; and they turn to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too have known trial, labor, and weariness. But, even amid the worries of material life, your soul was filled with deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with the Son of God entrusted to you, and with Mary, His tender Mother. Amen. --(Pope John XXIII)

9. Litany of the Sacred Heart, promises of the Sacred Heart.

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us (repeat after each invocation).
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,
Heart of Jesus, Son of the eternal Father,
Heart of Jesus, formed by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mother,
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God,
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty,
Heart of Jesus, sacred temple of God,
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High,
Heart of Jesus, house of God and gate of heaven,
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity,
Heart of Jesus, abode of justice and love,
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love,
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues,
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise,
Heart of Jesus, king and center of all hearts,
Heart of Jesus, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge,
Heart of Jesus, in whom dwells the fullness of divinity,
Heart of Jesus, in whom the Father is well pleased,
Heart of Jesus, of whose fullness we have all received,
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hills,
Heart of Jesus, patient and most merciful,
Heart of Jesus, enriching all who invoke You,
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness,
Heart of Jesus, propitiation for our sins,
Heart of Jesus, loaded down with opprobrium,
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses,
Heart of Jesus, obedient even to death,
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance,
Heart of Jesus, source of all consolation,
Heart of Jesus, our life and reconciliation,
Heart of Jesus, victim of sin,
Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You,
Heart of Jesus, hope of those who die in You,
Heart of Jesus, delight of all the saints,
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make our hearts like unto Yours.

Let us pray: O almighty and eternal God, look upon the Heart of Your dearly beloved Son and upon the praise and satisfaction He offers You in behalf of sinners and, being appeased, grant pardon to those who seek Your mercy, in the name of the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, world without end. Amen.

Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart
(these should be read by the prayer leader):

(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.

10. Prayer for Priests. "Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the Flock, we pray that in the great love and mercy of Your Sacred Heart You attend to all the needs of Your priest-shepherds throughout the world. We ask that You draw back to Your Heart all those priests who have seriously strayed from Your path, that You rekindle the desire for holiness in the hearts of those priests who have become lukewarm, and that You continue to give Your fervent priests the desire for the highest holiness. United with Your Heart and Mary's Heart, we ask that You take this petition to Your heavenly Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Amen"

11. Prayer for all members of the Shepherds of Christ Associates. "Dear Jesus, we ask Your special blessings on all members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. Continue to enlighten them regarding the very special privilege and responsibility you have given them as members of Your movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates. Draw them ever closer to Your Heart and to Your Mother's Heart. Allow them to more and more realize the great and special love of Your Hearts for each of them as unique individuals. Give them the grace to respond to Your love and Mary's love with an increased love of their own. As they dwell in Your Heart and Mary's Heart, abundantly care for all their needs and those of their loved ones. We make our prayer through You to the Father, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary our Mother at our side. Amen"

12. Prayer for the spiritual and financial success of the priestly newsletter. "Father, we ask Your special blessings upon the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ. We ask that You open the priest-readers to the graces You wish to give them through this chosen instrument of Your Son. We also ask that You provide for the financial needs of the newsletter and the Shepherds of Christ Associates. We make our prayer through Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, with Mary at our side. Amen"

13. Prayer for all members of the human family. "Heavenly Father, we ask Your blessings on all Your children the world over. Attend to all their needs. We ask Your special assistance for all those marginalized people, all those who are so neglected and forgotten. United with our Mother Mary, we make this petition to You through Jesus and in the Holy Spirit."

14. Prayer to St. Michael and our Guardian Angels:

"St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen."

"Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen."

15. Pause for silent, personal prayer. This should last at least five minutes.

16. Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

"Lord Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock, I consecrate myself to Your most Sacred Heart. From Your pierced Heart the Church was born, the Church You have called me, as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, to serve in a most special way. You reveal Your Heart as a symbol of Your love in all its aspects, including Your most special love for me, whom You have chosen as Your companion in this most important work. Help me to always love You in return. Help me to give myself entirely to You. Help me always to pour out my life in love of God and neighbor! Heart of Jesus, I place my trust in You!

"Dear Blessed Virgin Mary, I consecrate myself to your maternal and Immaculate Heart, this Heart which is symbol of your life of love. You are the Mother of my Savior. You are also my Mother. You love me with a most special love as a member of Shepherds of Christ Associates, a movement created by your Son as a powerful instrument for the renewal of the Church and the world. In a return of love, I give myself entirely to your motherly love and protection. You followed Jesus perfectly. You are His first and perfect disciple. Teach me to imitate you in the putting on of Christ. Be my motherly intercessor so that, through your Immaculate Heart, I may be guided to an ever closer union with the pierced Heart of Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock."

17. Daily Prayers. All members should say the Holy Spirit prayer daily and make the act of consecration daily. They should also pray the rosary each day. They are encouraged to use the other above prayers as time allows.


 

Morning Offering

My dear Father, I offer you this day all my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit.

I unite with our Mother Mary, all the angels and saints, and all the souls in purgatory to pray to the Father for myself, for each member of my family, for my friends, for all people throughout the world, for all the souls in purgatory, and for all other intentions of the Sacred Heart.

I love You, Jesus, and I give You my heart. I love you, Mary, and I give you my heart.

Imprimatur: Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati
January 22,1997

 

Morning Offering (for Shepherds of Christ Members)

My dear Father, I offer You this day all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings, my every breath, my every heartbeat, my every thought, all my actions, in union with Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in the Holy Spirit. I pray the Holy Spirit is with me every second today, enlightening me to do the will of the Father and filling me with the fire of God's love.

I ask Jesus and Mary to be one in me in all that I do and I unite with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory to pray continually to the Father for these intercessions, in this prayer, for this day.

For myself, I pray for grace-abundant grace, to know and love God more and more and to follow the will of the Father. I pray to the Holy Spirit to transform me in the heart of Mary to be more and more like Jesus. I pray that I can forever dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. I pray for conversion of all those I hold dear who need conversion. I pray for each member of my family that they will be filled with Your abundant grace to grow in their knowledge and love of God.

I pray for all my friends that they will receive abundant grace to carry out the great plan of the Father, that they will grow forever closer to Jesus' Heart through Mary's heart, that we will all be led by the Holy Spirit to do His work, that we will, together, carry out the plan of the Father as He intends us to, to spread the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary's heart to this world.

Jesus, I pray for myself so the Holy Spirit descends upon me and opens my heart to Your love so I will grow more and more deeply in union with You. I pray that I do not worry what other people think but try always to please the Father and do His will. I pray that I may help lead many to Your burning love.

I pray for the following people in particular that they will be filled with the Spirit and grow deeply in their union with You, that they will receive abundant graces to know, love and serve You more. (Include special friends by name...)

I pray for priests the world over, for the success of the Priestly Newsletter, the Chapters and for the finances needed for the Newsletter. I pray for the circulation of the Blue Book messages, rosary meditations and tapes. I pray for all those involved in the publication of these messages.

I pray that You will shower Your abundant graces onto the priests reading the Newsletter the people reading and hearing the Blue Book messages and Rosary Meditations and all of Fr. Carter's publications.

We pray for the intentions we hold deep within our hearts, for our families and friends, for those requesting our prayers. We pray for children the world over and for the souls in purgatory. We ask God to shower His abundant grace on us and the members of our Shepherds of Christ chapter so that we may grow more and more in our knowledge and love of God.

We consecrate ourselves to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. We pray for Father Carter, for Father Smith, for Rita Ring, and for John Weickert, for all leaders and helpers in the Shepherds of Christ Movement, for Shepherds of Christ Ministries, and Our Lady of Light Ministry. We pray for all those who are working in these ministries.

We bind ourselves and our children and our friends to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We place the precious blood of Jesus on ourselves, and all we touch, so that we will be protected from the evil one. We pray to St. Michael to cast the devil into hell.

We love You, God, we love You, we love You. We beg that we may receive the grace to love You more and more deeply. We adore You, we praise You, our beloved Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Imprimatur: Most Reverend Daniel E. Pilarczyk
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

(Please copy and pass out to family and friends.)


Sorrowful MotherMary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary speaks: I stood beneath the cross of my Son, and my Heart was in such pain for I saw Him before my eyes. I saw Him covered with blood. I saw Him die. My Heart, my children, my Heart to watch my Son, but my Heart, my Heart, how I suffered for my little children of the world that give in to this world and give up the love of my Son. O my little children of light, I give you this message. Carry this light into the darkness for your Mother Mary, for I stood beneath the cross and I cried. I cried for the little ones. I cried for the young ones, the ones that do not care and will lose their souls. How do I make you see for you will not listen to me? What can I do? I come. I appear. I beg. I plead. I give you these gifts from my Son, and you reject me. I do not deliver messages very often anymore for I have been ignored. The message is the same. You do not read the messages I have given to you. Please help me. Help the little children. I appear. I appear. I appear, and I am ignored. I stood beneath the cross, and I cried. I cried, and my Heart was in such anguish for my little children, for I am searching for them this day as I searched for the Child Jesus. Please, please help me. I cannot hold back the hand of my Son any longer. I am Mary, your Mother. I ask you to help my children. You are my children of light.

Song: O Lady of Light, shining so bright, be with us this day, guiding our way, O Lady, O Lady of Light.

Mary speaks: I appear to you as Our Mother of Sorrows.

(End of Mary's Message)


MY VALENTINE FOR JESUS AND MARY
AND THE WORLD

I _________________ give my heart to
You Jesus and Mary on this day

_________________
I promise to help spread the devotion to
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

          


Question for married couples and others in intimate relationships:

Q: When we suffer trials, how can we share these trials with each other in the greatest love?


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