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July 8, 2010

July 9th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.

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July 8, 2010


                    To be recited before every prayer
                    service morning, noon, and night.

                    Retreat Prayer

                    When I see all the blessings
                God has given to me it
                seems that I would not let
                others who are filled with
                darkness and anger affect
                me, but when one wants
                to hurt another and acts
                for satan blocking and
                blocking then it behooves
                me to tell God I am sorry
                for the sins I commit in
                their anger acted out on me —

                I can become a royal pain
                in the end to God for all
                the blessings and gifts He has
                given and signs and love He
                has outpoured continuously
                to me —

                    It would be the worst if
                I would walk in pride and
                not tell God I am sorry for
                my offenses against Him —

                    I can never take back
                my actions and Our Lord
                and God suffered for my
                sins —

                    Yes, it was I who through
                unkindness and selfishness
                whipped Him at the pillar
                and crowned Him with thorns —

                It was I who put the
                nails in His hands and
                feet — It was I who turned
                away at the crucifixion —
                Why am I so weak —
                Because of pride —
                Because of lack of trust —
                Because of fear —
                Because I am not truthful
                    to myself about
                    His gifts to me —

                I am ungrateful when
                    I am so richly blessed —

                Oh God forgive my sins
                    of anger, jealousy,
                    pride, control,
                    lust, possessiveness,

                Oh God grant Your mercy
                    to me and forgive me please

                Thank You God for Your
                    goodness to me —

                Let me never offend
                    Thee again

                It is I who drag
                    myself down by
                    negative thinking and
                    judging others —

                Help me Lord to look at my
                    sins — lest I be
                    judged as I have judged
                    others —
                I be punished as I have
                    punished others —

                I am made to wait without
                    any compassion as I
                    have made others wait
                    for me without
                    compassion and respect —

                Oh God help me always to
                    judge my actions by
                    doing Your will in
                    love and not give into
                    temptation —

                Temptation to sin by the
                    7 deadly sins

 pride, greed, envy, wrath,
 lust, gluttony, sloth

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


                    It is spiritual
                pride that I give into
                when I think I have
                no evil in me —

                    We are all sinners
                and it drives me
                from Jesus and loving
                and growing when
                I raise myself above
                my fellow human
                beings as one superior —
                It is a mask to hide
                how I have been
                wronged by others
                and act like it
                never hurt me when I
                because of spiritual
                pride, do worse to others
                by years of daily
                hatred, anger and
                combatal ways —

                    Do I not think I will
                not be judged for my sins —
                Who do I fool —
                God knows everything —
                Lying to God whom I
                offend, Jesus who
                was beaten and died
                for my lies —

                    Who am I kidding —
                Spiritual pride is
                a rotten root —
                where one sees themselves
                as perfect and looks down
                on all others —

                    Be real — admit your
                fears and don't act out
                hatred toward others
                to cover them up —
                Hatred acted out
                because I lie to
                myself that I am
                perfect —

                    Hating shows my
                impurity and robs the
                world of love —

                    Get real don't
                waste your life
                trying to prove
                your sins are not there —

                Grow in spiritual
                    humility like Mary
                    loving —

                Your misery is from
                    choices to isolate
                    and give into the
                    deadly sins —

                    The deadly sins
                rob you of life

                 pride, greed, envy, wrath,
                 lust, gluttony, sloth

                Saying what is wrong is
                    IS from satan



Joyful Mysteries

                The Annunciation

                (1) Luke 1: 26-38

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, you who enjoy God’s favour! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Look! You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I have no knowledge of man?’ The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God. And I tell you this too: your cousin Elizabeth also, in her old age, has conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her. 

                (2) Look at the Old Testament
                        see the families
                        see the stories

                (3) Adam and Eve — disobedience — greed.

                (4) Cain — premeditated — killing his brother,
                    Abel murdered by Cain —
                        anger, envy
                        Cain's offspring, children of men.

                (5) Seth — Noah comes from Seth —
                    his offspring please God

                (6) Noah went on the Ark with wife,
                    sons and their wives
                    It rained for 40 days —

                    When Jesus came —
                    Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days —

                (7) God sends the rainbow to show the
                    covenant He made with Noah —

                (8) The Tower of Babel —
                    God confounds their language

                (9) Abraham, Sarah, Isaac —
                    God makes a covenant with Abraham —

                (10) Rebekah and Isaac have
                    Jacob and Esau —
                    Isaac blesses Jacob instead of Esau
                    Jacob has many sons —
                    Joseph's brothers sell him
                        to slavery
                    Joseph's brothers were jealous.

                    Aaron is born
                    Moses is born
                    God appears to Moses in a burning bush —
                    God makes a covenant with Israel
                    God gives Moses the 10 Commandments —

                    The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary —
                        Jesus was conceived in Mary's
                        womb by the power of the Holy Spirit




                The Visitation

                (1) Luke 1: 39-45

Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. She went into Zechariah’s house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, ‘Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.’

                (2) Mary was espoused to Joseph of the
                    House of David —
                    Hail Mary is full of grace —

                (3) Mary conceived Jesus in her womb —
                    Elizabeth, once thought barren,
                        conceived John the Baptist

                (4) Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth —

                    Sing: Holy Is His Name

                (5) Luke 1: 46-55

And Mary said:

My soul proclaims
    the greatness of the Lord
and my spirit rejoices
    in God my Saviour;
because he has looked upon
    the humiliation of his servant.
Yes, from now onwards
    all generations will call me blessed,
for the Almighty
    has done great things for me.
Holy is his name,
and his faithful love extends age after age
    to those who fear him.
He has used the power of his arm,
he has routed the arrogant of heart.
He has pulled down princes
    from their thrones
        and raised high the lowly.
He has filled the starving with good things,
    sent the rich away empty.
He has come to the help
    of Israel his servant,
        mindful of his faithful love
—according to the promise
    he made to our ancestors—
of his mercy to Abraham
    and to his descendants for ever.

                (6) The child in Elizabeth's womb
                    leapt for joy —

                (7) John the Baptist was born
                    about 6 months before Jesus —

                (8) Joseph and Mary had to go to
                    Bethlehem from Nazareth
                    because of the census —

                (9) Moses was found on the river
                    by the Pharaoh's daughter —

                (10) Moses was to save his people —
                    God gave Moses the 10 Commandments —
                    God divided the Red Sea —
                    The Plagues were

                    1) River to Blood
                    2) Frogs
                    3) Mosquitoes
                    4) Horseflies
                    5) Death of the Egyptians' livestock
                    6) Boils
                    7) Hail
                    8) Locusts
                    9) Darkness
                    10) Death of first born



                Birth of Jesus

                (1) Luke 2:1-7

Now it happened that at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be made of the whole inhabited world. This census—the first—took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, and everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. So Joseph set out from the town of Nazareth in Galilee for Judaea, to David’s town called Bethlehem, since he was of David’s House and line, in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to a son, her first–born. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the living–space.

                (2) There was no room for Jesus in the Inn.

                (3) Sing: The Song from Jesus

                (4) Sing: See the Eyes That Look at Mary

                (5) Sing: Silent Night

                (6) Sing: What Child Is This

                (7) Isaiah 52: 7-10

How beautiful on the mountains,
are the feet of the messenger
   announcing peace,
of the messenger of good news,
who proclaims salvation
and says to Zion,
   ‘Your God is king!’
The voices of your watchmen!
Now they raise their voices,
shouting for joy together,
for with their own eyes they have seen
Yahweh returning to Zion.
Break into shouts together,
shouts of joy, you ruins of Jerusalem;
for Yahweh has consoled his people,
he has redeemed Jerusalem.
Yahweh has bared his holy arm
for all the nations to see,
and all the ends of the earth
have seen the salvation of our God.

                (8) Hebrews 1: 1-6

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

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

    You are my Son, today I have fathered you,


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

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

    Let all the angels of God pay him homage.

                (9) John 1: 1-18

In the beginning was the Word:
the Word was with God
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
Through him all things came into being,
not one thing came into being
   except through him.
What has come into being in him was life,
life that was the light of men;
and light shines in darkness,
and darkness could not overpower it.

A man came, sent by God.
His name was John.
He came as a witness,
to bear witness to the light,
so that everyone might believe
   through him.
He was not the light,
he was to bear witness to the light.

The Word was the real light
that gives light to everyone;
he was coming into the world.
He was in the world
that had come into being through him,
and the world did not recognise him.
He came to his own
and his own people did not accept him.

But to those who did accept him
he gave power to become children of God,
to those who believed in his name
who were born not from human stock
or human desire
or human will
but from God himself.
The Word became flesh,
he lived among us,
and we saw his glory,
the glory that he has from the Father
   as only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

John witnesses to him. He proclaims:
‘This is the one of whom I said:
He who comes after me
has passed ahead of me
because he existed before me.’

Indeed, from his fullness
    we have, all of us, received—
one gift replacing another,
for the Law was given through Moses,
grace and truth have come
   through Jesus Christ.
No one has ever seen God;
it is the only Son,
   who is close to the Father’s heart,
who has made him known.






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December 25, 2006

Christmas touches what is most beautiful in our lives and in our faith.  Christmas shows us that God wants to be close to us and wants us to be close to him.  Christmas tells us God loves us enough that he is willing to share in our poverty and in our suffering.  The place where he was born, Bethlehem, which means house of bread, and the manger in which he lay, which was a food trough for animals, reveal to us that he came to be our food, to nourish us with his truth and his light and his love.  His birth shows us he came for all people, from the lowly shepherds who were practically the most unimportant people in society to the wise men who came from far away.  Every child who is conceived is a sign of hope both to its parents and to the world – who knows what each little life might accomplish.  Jesus’ coming into our world brings with it the greatest hope of all, hope that we shall live forever in his kingdom. 

Today I would like you to use your imagination.  Picture what might happen if the statues in our crib were to come alive.  What they might say.  What they might do.  What would Mary tell us?  Would she complain of the long trip to Bethlehem bouncing along on the back of a donkey or the inconvenience of not finding a place to stay for the night?  Or is it possible that none of that would matter because of the joy she felt at the birth of Jesus.  Not only was he her precious child but the angel had told her be would be called holy, Son of God and king forever?  Would she, in her love, be covering his little face with her kisses?  And Joseph?  He really cared about Mary and Jesus.  Would he worry about them having to spend the night in a stable?  But he was trusting, too, and he may have felt very peaceful knowing he did all he could and God would take care of the rest.  What might the shepherds have to tell us?  Were they amazed that God chose to tell them, as unimportant as they were, this exciting news that their Messiah and Lord had just been born and he was only a few steps away from them?  Did the wise men already see the star and start getting their bags packed so they could go to meet this newly arrived king?  The animals, if they could talk, would probably ask, “What’s going on with all these people coming and going?”  Could they sense the excitement around them and know that they were looking upon their God and Creator?  I wonder what Jesus might have said if he could have talked, but he didn’t know how to talk yet.  He was just born.  The divine side of him might have been thinking why did I ever do this.  Or his divine side, filled with divine joy from all eternity, might have been feeling joy now as a human infant, ready to bring life and light, healing and salvation to all who would be receptive to his great love.  It’s interesting to speculate what each person in the stable might have been thinking, feeling, doing, or what they might say to us if they were to come alive. 

I want to carry that thought just a little further.  If these lifeless statues that remind us of the glorious event of Jesus’ birth were to come alive, that would be a stupendous miracle.  It’s not in the nature of things that a lifeless object suddenly springs to life, and living things that have life do not suddenly take on a higher form of life.  Seeds might turn into flowers and tadpoles might turn into frogs, but flowers don’t turn into cats and frogs don’t turn into whales.  Trees do not become squirrels, goldfish do not become horses and rabbits do not become human.  I have no quarrel with the idea of evolution if God decided to create higher and more complex forms of life from lower forms of life over thousands of years, but there is considerable consistency and stability in creation.  And here is where part of the miracle of Christmas lies.  The Son of God came down to us to lift us up, to give us a higher form of life, to make us humans divine.  We do not stop being human, but we become much more, we become God’s sons and daughters.  But we have to open our hearts to him for this to happen.  That’s why we celebrate Christmas.   It’s not that the Son of God became bored up in heaven and decided he wanted something different to do, so he decided to come and visit this planet.  No!  He came to us because he wanted to share with us all the joy and love and life he shared with his Father and with the Holy Spirit from all eternity. 

If Jesus, Mary, and Joseph were to say anything to us they would tell us to trust Jesus, to open our hearts to him and to follow his way of love, to love God with our whole selves and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  If we do that, everything else will fall into place and we will enjoy eternal happiness.  Amen


by Fr. John J. Pasquini


Mold me Mary

O beautiful mold of Mary, where Jesus was naturally and divinely
formed, pray for me.

Mary you molded your Son, Jesus, God and man.

May I be melted and broken down so that I may be poured into
your mold.

May you mold me in such a way that I might appear as your Son.

Mold me to be fully human and so that I may participate in the
divinity of your Son.

O beautiful mold of Mary, where Jesus was naturally and divinely
formed, pray for me.


Prayer for the Word Alive in Our Hearts

We know, dear Holy Spirit, the Word in His human nature was brought forth within the womb of the woman. We pray that His word will be brought forth in our hearts as He lives and dwells in us. We want the incarnation to go on in our lives. Dear Holy Spirit, work in us.





                Presentation in Temple

                (1) Luke 2: 25-34

Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. He was an upright and devout man; he looked forward to the restoration of Israel and the Holy Spirit rested on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. Prompted by the Spirit he came to the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the Law required, he took him into his arms and blessed God; and he said:

    Now, Master, you are letting 
        your servant go in peace 
    as you promised; 
    for my eyes have seen the salvation 
    which you have made ready 
        in the sight of the nations; 
    a light of revelation for the gentiles 
    and glory for your people Israel.

As the child’s father and mother were wondering at the things that were being said about him, Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Look, he is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, destined to be a sign that is opposed—

                (2) Jesus was circumcised —
                    Jesus went to the Temple

                (3) Jesus had to flee to Egypt —
                    The innocents were massacred in

                (4) Sing: Little Baby Hands and Feet

                (5) The Seven Sorrows - February 22, 1994

                        The First Sorrow - The Prophecy of Simeon

Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus went to the temple. Simeon, the prophet, inspired by the Holy Spirit, met them and told Joseph and Mary of the great sufferings of Jesus and Mary. He told Mary that a sword would pierce her heart. From that point on, Mary ever remembered the prophecy of Simeon whenever she beheld her child. When she looked at His little body, even as an infant, she knew He would suffer. Every time she clothed Him and watched Him at play, her heart was torn in her chest as she knew what He would suffer. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

                (6) The Second Sorrow - The Flight into Egypt

Joseph was told by the angel to flee. Joseph, Mary and the child Jesus had to flee because of what might happen to Jesus. They had to pack for a long stay. The child Jesus was so small! They left on their journey, hearts full of fear, trying to protect Jesus. They were forced to flee into Egypt.

                (7) The Third Sorrow - Jesus Is Lost, In the Temple

Imagine the sufferings in Mary's heart when she realized the child Jesus was not with them. Think of how it would be to lose your child and not know where he was or if anything happened to him. With sorrow in their hearts, Mary and Joseph returned to Jerusalem to look for the child Jesus. And a sword, too, shall pierce your heart, O Mary!

                (8) The Fourth Sorrow - Jesus Carries His Cross

Song: See the eyes that look at Mary, her tender infant child. See the child's Heart beat so tenderly, the Savior of the world!
See the eyes of Jesus and Mary as they met on Calvary. Mary's Heart knew Jesus' Heart so well! From the first moment of conception and throughout His life, Mary was so connected with Jesus and now she peered into His eyes. The crown of thorns adorned His Head! Blood ran down His face! A heavy cross on His back! Wounded, His whole body covered with bleeding wounds! And her whole life flashed before her, the life that she had spent with Jesus. This was the beloved child that she had held in her arms when Simeon told Mary that 'a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!'

                (9) The Fifth Sorrow - Jesus Dies on the Cross

Mary stood under Jesus' cross as He was put to death. The child that she had held in her arms as Simeon prophesied, And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary! Now Jesus is dead on the cross! He gave His flesh, He gave His blood so that we might be with Him forever in heaven. He held not back. He gave His all. He calls out to us this day to see through the eyes of His mother as she appears and calls out with a Heart of great love, "Return to the love of my Son! He is with you this day. He remains with you, no less present than the day that He hung on the cross, in the Eucharist. He longs for you to come and be with Him. He is in your brother. How can you not love your brother when Jesus died for your brother?"

Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. What came forth was blood and water, the sacramental life of the church. He lives with us this day in the Church. He gives to us His sacraments, the source of His life! He gives to us the Sacrament of Penance whereby any sin that we commit can be taken away through the priest. He wants us to be so close to Him! He gives us everything to be close to Him. But we see with such limited vision only those things that are right before our face, when the true reality is that which we don't see with our eyes, the reality of the invisible divinity of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the consecrated Host! This is reality! This is our life! This is our power! This is God! And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

                (10) The Sixth Sorrow - Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross

If we ever doubted for one second that we were loved, we could visualize the picture of Mary as she sat beneath the cross with the lifeless, battered, bruised and bloodied body of her Son in her arms, the same child that she held when Simeon prophesied her suffering. He gave His last breath. He gave the last beat of His Heart. He gave His all! This is the way He complied with the Will of the Father. He came to show us the way. He died in perfect peace. To His death He was in peace because He knew the Father's love. The Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for love of us! The Spirit descended upon the Virgin Mary and the Word was made flesh! The love of the Two Hearts! Such immense love beating for us!

In all love there is suffering. Her Heart was pierced with a sword. His Heart was pierced with a lance. And a sword, too, shall pierce your Heart, O Mary!

                    The Seventh Sorrow - Jesus Is Locked in the Tomb

And now Jesus, His body lifeless, is locked in a tomb! What cold reality for Mary to realize that His body is now gone! A stone separated her from her Son!

He gave His last breath! He gave the last beat of His Heart for love of each one of us! And she comes to us this day with her sweet, beautiful voice and she asks us to go to her Son and love Him! How can we refuse Jesus who spread His arms and gave His life for each and every one of us? How can we not trust Him when He loved us so much that He allowed them to tear His flesh, to crown Him with piercing thorns and, lastly, to hang Him on a cross? He truly gave His life for us! He, truly God, is with us this day, the same as the day He died on the cross, in the tabernacle! And we take it so lightly! Death has no power over Him! Locked in the tomb for three days, He rose triumphant on the third day as He had foretold. He comes to give us life. He gives us the sacrament of Baptism that initiates us into His life, that makes us children of God and heirs of heaven if we remain in the state of grace. He asks two things: love of God and love of one another! He came to show us the way and His way is love. To His death on the cross He loved each one of us! He calls out to each one of us here today to be His soldiers, to march on a world that has forgotten God, that has forgotten what it is like to love! It is a battle to live in this world. But the battle is won with hearts that are filled with His love, empowered by the grace and might that He pours out in the Eucharist. He calls out for us to come to the Eucharist and to the tabernacle and be fed with His very flesh and blood. To feed on Divine Life, the greatest nourishment, the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God! This is the love He gives. This is the love He asks us to share.


                Finding of Jesus in the Temple

                (1) Luke 2: 41-52

Every year his parents used to go to Jerusalem for the feast of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up for the feast as usual. When the days of the feast were over and they set off home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it. They assumed he was somewhere in the party, and it was only after a day’s journey that they went to look for him among their relations and acquaintances. When they failed to find him they went back to Jerusalem looking for him everywhere. 

    It happened that, three days later, they found him in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them, and asking them questions; and all those who heard him were astounded at his intelligence and his replies. They were overcome when they saw him, and his mother said to him, ‘My child, why have you done this to us? See how worried your father and I have been, looking for you.’ He replied, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ But they did not understand what he meant. He went down with them then and came to Nazareth and lived under their authority. His mother stored up all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and with people.

                (2) Jesus lived like a little boy
                    of Joseph and Mary.


                (3) Joseph was a carpenter.


Picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Carpenter

June 12, 1994

You are he who goes to a carpenter to learn to make a cabinet. You know nothing. You do not have any idea of what you are to do. The carpenter knows exactly. He has a procedure whereby his plan will be accomplished. Every detail must be observed. He is the Master. You do not have the talent. You need talent to do woodwork. If you were given the talent and the directions, you could accomplish this task with such beauty.

I am the carpenter. You are he who needs to be taught. You lack the talent. You need the gifts of the Spirit to accomplish My task! You come to Me in total ignorance. You are open, the Spirit fills you with the gifts. You have everything you need to do My work. The Father created you to accomplish His tasks. You are perfect. You must come open. You must know the plan. The plan is His Will for you. If you do not follow the plan, the cabinet will not be built correctly.

I am the Master. I guide you. I love you. I give you all you need. I walk you through every move. If you try on your own, you have a problem. You know not the way to build cabinets. You know not the way to Me on your own. You must come to Me to be taught. To go it alone is to your own detriment.

Oh, little one, it is so simple. You, in your will, want to work your own plans. You know not how to do it. Only I can teach you what you need to know. Oh, please come to Me. I have all you need. The Spirit fills you with the gifts to know, love and serve God. To go it alone is like trying to build the cabinet with no knowledge of woodworking. Oh, little ones, I love you. Come to Me. Let Me teach you. The Will of the Father is the happiness for your life.

I am Jesus Christ, Son of God. I am God. I, God, long to be with you and teach you. Go not off on your own. Come to Me. I love you so!

end of June 12, 1994

                (4) Sing: A Voice Cries Out in the Wilderness

                (5) From the Rosary of August 27, 1996

Mary's Message

Mary:  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.

end of Mary's Message, August 27, 1996

                (6) John the Baptist Preached.

                (7) Mary always cried about
                    her little lost children
                    when she appeared to me.


                (8) Consecration of Homes to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart

Prayers and Songs from Shepherds of Christ Ministries

Imprimatur: Mons. Francisco Castillo Santana
Administrador Diocesano
Torreón, Coah. México

Shepherds of Christ Ceremony for
the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart

1. "The Two Hearts and The Mass"
2. Song: I Love You Jesus
3. Procession - to the enthroning of the picture of the Sacred Heart
4. Song: To Jesus Heart All Burning (or I Love You Jesus)
5. Prayer: Apostles Creed 
6. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
7. Images of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
8. Find Refuge in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
9. Consecrate Your Churches, Home, Workplace to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart
10. Songs
11. Signing of the Enthronement Papers
12. Promises of the Sacred Heart

  1. Song: Immaculate Mary

  2. Rosary (optional)

13. Songs from Jesus


1. The Two Hearts and the Mass

(To be read by leader or a family member)

We are living in the Age of the Two Hearts. The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We must take refuge in Jesus' Heart and in Mary's Heart. In dwelling in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary we will be transformed more and more in the image of Jesus.

The greatest source of growth in devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary is the Eucharist. We should attend Mass often, daily if possible. What a great gift God has given to us in the Eucharist! Many people do not realize the great gift God gives us in the Mass. Think of it! People are privileged to offer the Sacrifice of the Mass together with Jesus. So many prefer to do other things than attend Mass.

Jesus wants us to go to Mass and receive Him in the Eucharist. He gives Himself to us. In the Eucharist He comes to us Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He longs for us to come to the Eucharist and receive Him. We receive the greatest graces to be transformed more into His image and likeness. We must pray for a deeper understanding of the Mass. We must go to Him through the pure and Immaculate Heart of Mary. God gives Himself to us. Do we long to receive Him?

2. SONG: I Love You Jesus

3. PROCESSION - to the enthroning of the Sacred Heart Picture
(All in attendance can be lead by the leaders and family to the place of the Sacred Heart picture.)

4. SONG: To Jesus Heart All Burning or I Love You, Jesus

5. PRAYER: Apostles Creed

All: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven; sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

                (9) Consecration of Homes to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart continues

6. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
    (To be read by leader or family member)

We are gathered here to honor our King, Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He is our most honored guest. He loves us so ardently and wants to be King of our home and King of our hearts. We all join together and most graciously welcome Him in our midst. We love You, dear Sacred Heart of Jesus. We honor You this day and are privileged that You, God, love us so much.

Please help us all grow in our knowledge and love of You. We honor You. We praise You. We adore You, and we love You.

We ask You to come and dwell in our hearts. As our King and the center of our lives, we forever want to be with You, most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we love You so much.

Come and be with every member of this family in a special way. Guard us in our undertakings. Dear Holy Spirit, lead us to the on-fire love of Jesus' Heart.

Mary, our most loving Mother, as you carried Jesus in your womb, you who cared for Him as a child, you who forever stood by Him and walked with Him on Calvary, you, dear Mary, as you stood under His cross and suffered so for love of Him and us, you who held His lifeless body under the cross, you who saw His glorified Body after the resurrection and watched Him ascend into heaven, you, dear Mary, you who know this most Sacred, tender, loving Heart, place us so gently into His most Sacred Heart.

Protect and lead every person present and their families to this intense union with your Son. We pray for the priests the world over, Your special anointed sons, to lead all children to the love of Your most Sacred Heart.

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus forever reign in the hearts of all people through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

We praise You, we honor You, our beloved Jesus. We tenderly love Your Heart so!

Dear Father, thank You for Your beloved Son. Thank You for Your gifts to us. We thank You for giving us a sharing in Your divine life through baptism. We are Your beloved children. Draw us ever closer to union with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and Mary, in communion with the angels and saints. Amen.

7. Images of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
    (To be read by leader or family member)

We should have pictures and statues of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart in our homes. This will greatly help us to give honor to Their Hearts. Churches and chapels should have these images.

Study the Promises of the Sacred Heart given to St. Margaret Mary.

8. Find Refuge in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
    (To be read by leader or family member)

We want the Sacred Heart of Jesus to bless our home in a special way. We ask You, Sacred Heart of Jesus, to bless our home. We make You the King and Center of our hearts and our home. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary reign in our hearts. Please help us spread the devotion to the Sacred Heart. In #12 of this booklet you will see the promises given by Jesus to St. Margaret Mary for those who are devoted to His Sacred Heart. We should hang pictures of the Sacred Heart and Mary's Heart throughout our homes.

When we read the promises of the Sacred Heart and circulate them among our friends, many people will want to have a devotion to Jesus' Sacred Heart.

We can carry the picture of the Sacred Heart and Mary's Heart with us. If we look at His picture, we will be reminded of the promises. When we have a difficult day, it will help us to look at Their pictures.

It may help us to pray the Litanies to the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Virgin.

Jesus loved us so much He died for us. From the cross, He gave us Mary as our spiritual Mother.

Mary leads us to a closer union with Jesus. Mary will take us to the depth of the Heart of Jesus. Mary loves us so much. She is our loving Mother. Mary is pure and tender of Heart. It is through Mary we will experience such intimacy with God. It is through her Immaculate Heart that we will be led into the deepest union with the one, triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus' Heart is burning with love for us.

(Song: I Am Your Sacred Heart)

                (10) Consecration of Homes to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart continues

9. Consecrate Your Churches, Homes and Workplaces to the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart
    (To be read by leader or family member)

We should consecrate the human race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We should enthrone Jesus as King in all homes, churches and businesses.

June is the month of the Sacred Heart. Jesus must reign, be KING, of all hearts. Jesus' promises to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque are given. We should read them. We can consecrate our churches and places of prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus that He will reign there.

First Friday is a special day of devotion to the Sacred Heart. We have these booklets available that people will consecrate their homes, churches and businesses to the Sacred Heart. Will you help us encourage all to consecrate their homes, businesses and churches to the Sacred Heart? Will you help us spread these booklets?

We want the Sacred Heart of Jesus to reign and the Immaculate Heart of Mary to triumph in all hearts. Will you pray for this with us and help us to spread this material?

Recommend to people that they display to be honored pictures of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

May is the month of Mary and June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Tell all about this consecration. During these months we can make a special effort to do this.

We can gather our friends and sing, "To Jesus' Heart All Burning" and "Immaculate Mary". May these two Hearts of love give all members of the human race peace, joy and love in their hearts.

We should adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. This is such a gift God gives to us. Jesus loved us so much He gave His life for His precious souls. Jesus wants the souls to come to Him and love Him.

We are so gifted to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. Jesus has a Heart filled with love on fire for men.

The more we united to Jesus, the more we will become one with the Father and know His love.

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

We can offer a holy hour for the indifference, ingratitude and sacrileges committed against Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the Sacrament of His greatest love.


Suggested songs include:
    A Song from Jesus
Teach Me to Love with Your Heart
I Am Your Sacred Heart


(Leader and family members)

In Memory
of the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
as King and Center of our home and our hearts.
We consecrate our family to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Performed this ________________day of_______________
Members of family_________________________________

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! Amen.

        “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. Amen.”

        My beloved Jesus, we give You our family and ask You to put us in Your Heart. We want to dwell there. We love You and we give You our hearts. We make You King and Center of our home and our hearts.



                Promises of Our Lord to those devoted to His Sacred Heart

                (to be led by leader or family member)

  1.     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.


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        Teach Me to Love With Your Heart  
        I Am Your Sacred Heart






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