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July 15, 2007

July 16th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 3 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for July 16th are Luminous.

   
 

 Rita will be here in Florida to do
the Sidney Rosary
 
Tuesday July 24, 2007 6:20pm 
 
Please tune in!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retreat in China
 
August 10th - 13th
 
 
 
 
Retreat in Florida

August 19th - 22nd

August 19th is the 90th anniversary

of Mary's apparition at Fatima

after the children were jailed.

August 22nd is the Queenship of Mary.

Rita will be there to sign books.

 


  

Prayer for Union with Jesus

    Come to me, Lord, and possess my soul. Come into my heart and permeate my soul. Help me to sit in silence with You and let You work in my heart.

    I am Yours to possess. I am Yours to use. I want to be selfless and only exist in You. Help me to spoon out all that is me and be an empty vessel ready to be filled by You. Help me to die to myself and live only for You. Use me as You will. Let me never draw my attention back to myself. I only want to operate as You do, dwelling within me.

    I am Yours, Lord. I want to have my life in You. I want to do the will of the Father. Give me the strength to put aside the world and let You operate my very being. Help me to act as You desire. Strengthen me against the distractions of the devil to take me from Your work.

    When I worry, I have taken my focus off of You and placed it on myself. Help me not to give in to the promptings of others to change what in my heart You are making very clear to me. I worship You, I adore You and I love You. Come and dwell in me now.

-God's Blue Book, January 17, 1994

   

 

 

13 Years Ago

 

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)


          

13 Years Later

from the President John Weickert

     

July 15, 2007

Dear Fellow Shepherds of Christ,                                                                                   

I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love. 

God has called us to be united as a family in the Shepherds of Christ.  We have received tremendous support from the Vatican recently with an important Cardinal writing the Introduction to Fr. John J. Pasquini’s most recent book Ecce Fides – which is written to help Catholics learn and defend their faith.  We have also received several powerful endorsements from Cardinals and Bishops for Fr. John’s book on the Eucharist entitled Medicine of Immortality.  Both these books are unpublished and we need funds to move forward. 
    Sadly, we also need funds to finish mailing the Prayer Priestly Newsletter and the Prayer Manual that bishop’s requested for their priests. About 25,000 newsletters are piled up in the China, Indiana community building ready to go, but we lack $17,000 in postage 

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. 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.
    Also Felix who did the original crucifix in Florida, has hand carved crucifixes with stands that are so gorgeous. These can be purchased, carved by Felix for your special prayer corner. Crucifixes and statues should be used especially praying for the priests, the Church and the world. Special Fatima/Clearwater Statue 27" plus crown $400, 18" plus crown $200, 11" $150 (shipping is additional).  The 30” Crucifix is $750+$50 stand. It is best to pick up the Crucifix from our stores in Clearwater, Florida or in China, Indiana. 

Please help us with your prayers and funds so we can help complete the mission begun by Mary at Fatima — spreading the consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus to all the priests, the Church and the world. 

With love in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 

 

John Weickert

President, Shepherds of Christ.

    

 

     

 
 
  

 

                 

 

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Today's scripture

 
Deuteronomy 30: 10-14

 if you obey the voice of Yahweh your God, by keeping his commandments and decrees written in the book of this Law, and if you return to Yahweh your God with all your heart and soul. For this Law which I am laying down for you today is neither obscure for you nor beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you need to wonder, Who will go up to heaven for us and bring it down to us, so that we can hear and practise it? Nor is it beyond the seas, so that you need to wonder, Who will cross the seas for us and bring it back to us, so that we can hear and practise it?* No, the word is very near to you, it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to put into practice.

 

Psalm 69: 14, 17 , 30-31, 33-34, 36

Rescue me from the mire before I sink in;
    so I shall be saved from those who hate me,
    from the watery depths.
 
not turn away from your servant,
be quick to answer me, for I am in trouble.

I will praise God’s name in song, 
I will extol him by thanksgiving, 
for this will please Yahweh more than an ox, 
than a bullock horned and hoofed.

For God listens to the poor,
he has never scorned his captive people.
Let heaven and earth and seas,
and all that stirs in them, acclaim him!

the descendants of his servants will inherit it,
and those who love his name will dwell there.

 
 

Colossians 1: 15-20

He is the image of the unseen God, the first–born of all creation, for in him were created all things in heaven and on earth: everything visible and everything invisible, thrones, ruling forces, sovereignties, powers—all things were created through him and for him. He exists before all things and in him all things hold together, and he is the Head of the Body, that is, the Church. He is the Beginning, the first–born from the dead, so that he should be supreme in every way; because God wanted all fullness to be found in him and through him to reconcile all things to him, everything in heaven and everything on earth, by making peace through his death on the cross.

 

Luke 10: 25-37  

And now a lawyer stood up and, to test him, asked, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What is your reading of it?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have answered right, do this and life is yours.’

But the man was anxious to justify himself and said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ In answer Jesus said, ‘A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of bandits; they stripped him, beat him and then made off, leaving him half dead. Now a priest happened to be travelling down the same road, but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. In the same way a Levite who came to the place saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan traveller who came on him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him onto his own mount and took him to an inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper and said, "Look after him, and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have." Which of these three, do you think, proved himself a neighbour to the man who fell into the bandits’ hands?’ He replied, ‘The one who showed pity towards him.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’

 

   

From June 18, 2007

 


 

                    We must be other focused and not self
                focused.

                    God has called us in baptism to
                spread His light, His truth in the
                world.

                    The world and the souls are in a spiritual
                battle.
                    I have been given in these writings
                deeper insight into the Divine Mysteries —
                deeper insight into the working of satan in
                our lives.

                    To me God has revealed Himself so deeply
                and my relationship with Him is so
                very personal.

                    God wants this personal relationship
                so much He gives us the Mass the sacrifice
                of Calvary sacramentally made present.

                    I am a human person and member of the
                body of Christ offer my life united to
                the sacrifice of Jesus, the sacrifice of Calvary
                sacramentally made present. I am so one
                with Jesus' sacrifice made present
                sacramentally through the hands
                of our beloved priests in the Holy Spirit.

                I am one with the Divine God in a
                    profound relationship, as a member
                    of the body of Christ, so aware how
                    God the Father has called me to be so sorry for
                    the sins of the human race and my sins.

                Yesterday Father's Day, I was so deeply
                    united as I am always united to the
                    Masses going on around the world —

                    telling the Father I am sorry for the
                    sins of the human race and my sins and

                    uniting to this most pleasing sacrifice
                    of Jesus — the Father accepts my
                    offering and is pleased, appeased and
                    loves me and the human race so
                    very much.

                    I must live my life this way in this
                communion with God — this oneness
                recognizing how man has offended God
                and I am offering my life as a sacrifice —
                I lay my life down — united to the
                sacrifice of Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice
                of the Mass, the sacrifice of Calvary
                sacramentally made present — in the
                Holy Spirit.

                    I so deeply want God the Father to know
                my sorrow for sin, but I see the

                circle from the sin of Adam and Eve — all
                mens sins paid for by Christ's Blood
                and now the Father has allowed the
                Holy Sacrifice of the Mass to be
                celebrated so we can unite to the
                pleasing sacrifice of His Son and help
                make recompense for the sins of the
                human race.

                    God gives us a family — God the Father
                Mary our Mother interceding by the
                altar, standing under the cross and
                us recognizing our offense — rather than

                being blinded saying "we are not sinners"

                but as we cry at the Lamb of God

                Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the
                    world - have mercy on us.

                We begin at Mass in the Penitential Rite
                    saying we are sinners — coming to
                    be made clean and offer a most holy
                    and pure sacrifice.

                I see more and more with eyes unveiled the
                    gift of being a member of the body
                    of Christ.

                I see the whole picture the earth in its
                    trauma, blindness and sin — acting
                    from the wounded human nature and

                In my own life time spent with Jesus after
                    reception of the Eucharist and how
                    He lifts the veil more and more so I can
                    be so deeply identified with Him.

                I live a holy existence as a son of God —
                    saturated with His life as the Father, Son
                    and Holy Spirit live within my graced soul.

                God alive in me in the world.

                It is vision I know —
                Seeing the lifting of the veil to love as Christ
                    calls us in the world — not focusing
                    on our selfish selves, but taking the
                    lead of the suffering servant — who
                    did the will of the Father giving Himself
                    in self-less surrender for His precious
                    souls.

                And the groanings of the earth are the labor
                    of the sinful men more enlightened
                    by the voice of the Good Shepherd —
                    more filled with His life alive in
                    us richly outpoured through
                    spending time with Him before
                    the Eucharist, going to Mass and
                    going to confession —

                I know the lifting of the veil — I see the souls
                    going to hell — the blindness —

                    the gift of the Son of God — still so

                    abundantly with us in the Eucharist

                    through the hands of our precious
                    priest

                Jesus, the Son of God — truly present in
                    the Eucharist in His Divinity
                    and humanity

                    God with us

                    Truly Present

                    Outpouring His grace

                    Saturating us with His life

                I see more and more with eyes unveiled because
                    of this abundant gift of God's grace
                    outpoured to me in the Eucharist
                    and in confession —

                I see the workings of satan more and more

                    with eyes unveiled as God reveals the
                    tactics of satan and tells me about
                    forgiveness and praying to act less
                    and less tainted myself — like
                    Mary and Jesus

                Love that led Jesus to His death on the cross

                A lesson of forgiveness

                A lesson to live for the honor and glory of God
                    operating in the Plan of the Father

                From the Our Father

                    ... thy kingdom come thy will be done
                        on earth as it is in heaven —

                Spirit of truth permeate us with Your grace
                    and let us live in harmony, selflessly,
                    as God intends for the honor and glory of God —

                One plan - like the saints in heaven — the plan of the
                    Father living in harmonious love

                    And He hung on the hill of Calvary
                against a dark sky —

                    and the light shown —

                    His Blood was spent

                    The Good Shepherd laid down His life
                        in self-less surrender for
                        His precious flock

                    Not one did He want to be lost —

                    He died for all our sins —

                    Today we trod in His footprints being
                        likened to Him —

                        love beyond all telling
                        Forgiveness as the Master has shown us

                    Not giving into the tainted human, wounded
                        human nature —

                    begging to have His life so alive in us as
                        we live in the world

                    Christ has no body now but yours!!

end of June 18, 2007

                                             

 

  

 

April 15, 2007

 

Dear Associates and Apostles of the Shepherds of Christ, 

     I give my heart to Jesus and Mary with you in love. 

     This year is the 90th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition May 13, 2007. This gift is for your prayer chapter – Please pray the Shepherds of Christ Prayers.

     We have received almost 90 letters from the Vatican since the end of August, 2006 and a stack 7” high of responses of Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals around the world who have responded to the Shepherds of Christ Priestly Newsletter and Fr. Pasquini’s Books. 

     We pray 24 hours a day in China, Indiana for this mission before the exposed Eucharist given to us by the Archbishop. 

     We need your prayers and support to spread the Priestly Newsletter to the far ends of the earth. 

     This Newsletter on the Priesthood is a most beautiful writing. 

     Praying and supporting the Newsletter – spreading the Consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is a vocation. 

     When you do this you are helping to bring greater oneness and peace to the world and do what Mary and Jesus want. 

     Fr. Carter said the support for the Newsletter was to come from the prayer chapters. 

     It is because of your prayers and support we are doing what we do today. 

     This is Jesus’ Movement as directed by Him to Fr. Carter and we have all helped in it becoming what it is today. 

     Jesus has called you to this special mission. 

                                                                        Love in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 

 

                                                                        Rita

   

 

  

We need the building payment for 19th of July.

    

 
 
 
 
 
                     
Fatima/Clearwater Glass Statues available.

Call Glaci or go to China or Clearwater.

1-888-211-3041

 

 

Crucifix — hand carved by Felix

who carved the crucifix  22'

at the Virgin Mary building.

 

Available for $750.00

 

 

 

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