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August 22, 2010

August 23rd Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 4 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for August 23rd are Luminous.

    

Rita will do the Sydney Rosary
Tuesday August 24, 2010 at 6:20 p.m.

 

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                  August 22, 2010

                            We have a goal  —

                       We are like runners in

                            a race !!

                       What is our eternal destiny?

                

                       Glory to God in the highest.
                            and peace to his people on earth

                            Lord God, heavenly King,
                            almighty God and Father,
                                we worship you, we give you thanks,
                                we praise you for your glory.

                            Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
                            Lord God, Lamb of God,
                            you take away the sin of the world:
                                have mercy on us;
                            you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
                                receive our prayer.

                            For you alone are the holy One,
                            you alone are the Lord,
                            you alone are the Most High,
                                    Jesus Christ,
                                    with the Holy Spirit,
                                    in the glory of God the Father. Amen

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                       pray in

                        one mind and one heart

                            In the 1st Reading  —

                                    The Jews had
                                    50 years of exile in Babylon  —

                                    The prophet Isaiah tells them that they will soon worship
                                        again  —
                                    He sees great things for Jerusalem  —

                                    The Jews were the chosen people
                                    The Jews are our spiritual ancestors

 

Isaiah 66: 18-21

I am coming to gather every nation and every language. They will come to witness my glory. I shall give them a sign and send some of their survivors to the nations: to Tarshish, Put, Lud, Meshech, Tubal and Javan, to the distant coasts and islands that have never heard of me or seen my glory. They will proclaim my glory to the nations, and from all the nations they will bring all your brothers was an offering to Yahweh, on horses, in chariots, in litters, on mules and on camels, to my holy mountain, Jerusalem, Yahweh says, like Israelites bringing offerings in clean vessels to Yahweh's house. And some of them I shall make into priests and Levites, Yahweh says.

 

                                    The question arises  —

                                        "How many people will be saved."

Psalm 117: 1, 2

Alleluia!
Praise Yahweh, all nations,
    extol him, all peoples,
for his faithful love is strong
    and his constancy never*ending.

 

Hebrews 12 5-7, 11-13

Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons?

    My son, do not scorn correction
        from the Lord,
    do not resent his training,
    for the Lord trains those he loves,
    and chastises every son he accepts.

Perseverance is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him?

Of course, any discipline is at the time a matter for grief, not joy; but later, in those who have undergone it, it bears fruit in peace and uprightness. So steady all weary hands and trembling knees and make your crooked paths straight; then the injured limb will not be maimed, it will get better instead.

 

Luke 13: 22-30  

Through towns and villages he went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. 

    ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, "Lord, open to us," but he will answer, "I do not know where you come from." Then you will start saying, "We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets," but he will reply, "I do not know where you come from; away from me, all evil doers!

    ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrown out. And people from east and west, from north and south, will come and sit down at the feast in the kingdom of God. 

    ‘Look, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

 


                            We are all human beings with all of our faults  —
                            Parents may have done things that were harsh or wrong  —
                            But mostly parents want what is right for their children
                                even in their mistakes  —

                            God is perfect  —
                            But God disciplines us  —
                            God gives us laws  — not for God to take the joy out of life  —
                            God gives us rules because God is being a loving parent  —
                            God wants us with Him eternally in heaven  —

                            In the Gospel
                                    John tells us Jesus is always on a journey to
                                    Jerusalem  —
                                    Luke tells us 17 times Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem  —

                                    Then Jesus dies and rises  —

                                    Like us we are on our journey to our eternal destiny  —
                                        we are to die to our imperfections
                                        and rise in Him  —

                                    Then we physically die and
                                    We hope to go to heaven forever.
                                    Jesus is the way, the truth and the life  —

 

Relationship with Members of the Church

e) Relationship with Members of the Church

There is but one true Church of Christ. Yet this one Church has three different states of existence. There is the pilgrim Church, the Church of this world, composed of members who have received the grace of Christ and strive for its development. They have not yet obtained the goal of their efforts, as have the members of the heavenly Church, who enjoy God in eternal happiness. The Church suffering is an intermediate state of existence necessary for those who had not achieved the required purification as members of the pilgrim Church. Although there are these three phases of the Church’s existence, there is a profound union existing between all the members. All these members possess the same basic life of grace in Christ, and this common life establishes the most intimate bonds of love. In our preceding chapter, we discussed the pilgrim Church. Let us now consider the Church suffering and the heavenly Church.

The members of the Church suffering are those who have departed from this life in an incomplete state of Christian development. Their development is incomplete in the sense that grace has not fully taken possession of them, and, as a result, they are yet closed in upon themselves to a greater or lesser degree. They as yet cannot open themselves out in complete love to the Triune God in the beatific vision. They must undergo a further purification, a purification which could have been achieved upon earth with merit. Now the purification must be achieved with no merit attached. The pain of this purification is mixed with the certain expectation of achieving the vision of God. We can hasten the advent of this vision for this people by the offering of prayers and other good works. Scripture itself refers to our action on behalf of those in purgatory in Chapter 12 of the Second Book of Maccabees beginning with verse 38.

The members of the heavenly Church are those in whom the life of grace has taken full possession and has reached its completion in the life of glory. Faith now is unnecessary, as the light of glory gives the human intellect a new strength and capacity for seeing God face-to-face. While the Christian was a wayfarer, he received the imprint of the indwelling Trinity as he shared in God’s own life. Now in heaven that grace-life and possession of God reaches its completion—the absolute completion is not achieved, however, until the resurrection of the body. The divine persons give Themselves to the beatified in a profound union far surpassing that of the indwelling of the Trinity experienced here below.

This life of heaven is still the Christ-life, for just as we possess a share in Trinitarian life here below as mediated by Christ, and exercise this grace-life as structured by Him, so also in heaven is the mediation of Christ present. In the words of Rahner, "One always sees the Father through Jesus. Just as immediately as this, for the directness of the vision of God is not a denial of the mediatorship of Christ as man."14 And not only does the humanity of Christ unite the blessed to God, but also, in some way, to the whole of creation. This is merely a completion of what is begun here below, namely, the union with Christ in His humanity establishing the Christian in a special relationship with God, with other men, and with the whole of creation. We have a glimpse, therefore, of the fullness of life which members of the heavenly Church possess.

The heavenly Church, as St. Thomas says, is the true Church.15 The Church of this earth and the Church of purgatory are, each in its own way, reaching out in loving hope for the heavenly Jerusalem. Vatican II puts it very simply: "The Church, to which we are called in Christ Jesus, and in which we acquire sanctity through the grace of God, will attain her full perfection only in the glory of heaven."16

The members of the heavenly Church can help us in living our life of grace until we too share its fullness with them. Their power of intercession on our behalf is but another ramification of the communal aspect of Christianity. We are meant to help others grow in Christ. We, in turn, are intended by God to receive aid from others—yes, from members of the heavenly Church, as well as from those with whom we dwell here below.

Not only can we be aided by the saints’ intercession, but the example of the canonized saints can also be of great value to us. They have concretely proved that full holiness is possible. Such an inspiration is of real worth when we are tempted to think that Christian sanctity in its higher degrees is impossible of attainment. Moreover, the canonized saints, in their diversity, teach us that there are many authentic versions of Christian holiness. They can be innovators in showing us that there are numerous possibilities in assimilating the mystery of Christ, although the basic assimilation remains the same for all Christians of all times. In the opinion of Rahner this is one of the chief roles the canonized saints exert in the life of the Church.17

 


NOTES:

16. Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Church, No. 48.
17. Cf. Karl Rahner, Op. cit., pp. 100-101.

                           

                            Fr. Joe says we need to 'strive' to get through the 'narrow gate'
                                    'strive' means agony in the Greek word
                                        It means 'take pains'  —

                                    Fire us up  — we have to work on this  —

                            Having a loose connection with God isn't going
                                    to do much for us  —

                            'narrow gate'  — one or two people could get through
                                                   at a time in a narrow gate  —

                                                    If you think you belong to a particular
                                                        race, or religion (Catholic)
                                                        you think you could get right in  —
                                                        That isn't so  —

                            We have to 'strive' to get through the 'narrow gate'
                            There is an urgency  —
                                      He tells us that soon the door will be closed  —

                            We must
                                    Be faithful to the Lord
                                    Pray every day
                                    Obey the commandments
                                    Don't stand before the Lord and say
                                        nobody warned us  —

                            Jesus told me
                                    "It is better we work out our sins here on earth than
                                        have to do it on the other side"  —

                                    It is a choice to love and obey God  —

                            Before I received messages and all this started I had
                                    visions of doors  —
                                    A brown door opened a bit 7" or so and I could see
                                        the opening clearly  —

                                    I thought as I was before the tabernacle years ago,
                                        maybe 18 years  — God would give me a big teaching
                                        job after my children went to school and I
                                        would be at peace  —

                            On August 11, 1994 Jesus gave me this message  —

August 11, 1994

I Watched You  

(Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary pp. 8-10)

Jesus speaks:  Oh, how I watched you, child. I watched you as I gave you each little sign of My love. I watched you grow in your faith and trust in Me. I watched you suffer and stood so close you could have touched Me, but you didn't know that this suffering would be that which led you to My tender love for you.

    I watched you when you surrendered and turned your will over to Me and I watched you cry, knowing this was the most joyous day of your life. I watched you see visions of doors and knew you would want to go through those doors, but they were not the doors you thought, they were the doors I gave you for greater union with Me. I watched you, child, when you wrote down My first letter to you and I saw your confusion and joy, knowing what these letters would do to touch so many hearts.

    I watched you, child. I watched you when I showed you My Heart and you were so warmed by this Heart and so awed by its vision, but you didn't know what this vision would mean for many to draw their hearts to My burning love.

    I watched you surrender each time as you let go of each little thing, as you were dying to self. I watched you through this surrender grow closer to Me. I watched you grow in this deep love for Me, step by step. I watched our love grow as you gave more of yourself in prayer. I watched you, child, and I loved being ever closer to you.

    I watched you struggle in such trials that you thought tomorrow would never come, knowing that this trial was what would give you more freedom and love for Me. I watched you learn each lesson through hard tests and I was so close while you struggled, but did not remove the struggle, knowing you would not learn your lesson if I had.

    I watched you, child, through each joy and pain and I loved you silently, always with you, and you never knew how close I truly was to you.

Song: From the day you were born…

    From the day you were born, I watched you. Forever by your side, I guarded you, I loved you. I know the most secret desire of your heart far better than you yourself know. I know the Father's plan for you. I know the Father's love for you. I know the love poured on you from the Holy Spirit and how Mary is forever by your side.

    I watch you, child, constantly guarding you and your ways and you do not know the love I have for you. You do not know how My Heart burns for love of you. And, someday, My beautiful child, you will know what I have in store for you, My beloved.

    Come and be with Me. Grow in your love with Me. I never leave you, My beloved. Remember, I am forever watching you.

end of August 11, 1994 message

 

                            We are on a Journey  — if we hear what Fr. Joe said  —
                                
Luke tells us 17 times Jesus is on His way to Jerusalem  —

                            We are here  — day in and day out  — to live to bring us
                                    to eternal life, Jesus wants us in heaven with
                                    Him  —

                            He commands us to love Him and to love others as
                                    ourselves  —

                            The devil doesn't want one ounce of love given to God  —
                                    the devil wants people to focus on selfish desires
                                    and forget about the word 'striving' and 'narrow gate'.

                            In Fr. Joe's homily in Cycle C Book

 

                       Fr. Joe says

   


When I was growing up, I think most people believed that it would be very hard to be saved. We worried about the smallest things such as whether we ate a little meat on Friday or drank anything before Communion. Society today has gone to the other extreme. People in today’s society seem to think salvation is practically a given, that the only people not in heaven are those who had to work hard at avoiding getting there. Surveys today show almost 75% of Catholics say they can be good Catholics without attending church every Sunday. Half believe they can be a good Catholic without donating time or money to help the poor. It’s like saying we can love God while choosing to ignore the important ways in which he asks us to serve him.

Heaven will have room for people from all nations, but there is still the “narrow gate” we have to pass through. In other words we can’t take salvation for granted. The gospels were written in Greek and when Jesus said, “strive to enter through the narrow gate,” the verb translated as “strive” in the original Greek is “agonízomai.” We can hear the English word “agony” in this. “Agonízomai” means a lot more than “strive.” It is a word often used in connection with the effort needed to win something – as to win in an Olympic event, or a performance, or a lawsuit or a contest. A good example would be a football game where the players work hard to get into condition and then they put everything they have into playing a good game. Can you see a coach saying to his players: “now get out there and strive to win today, guys?” Jesus is saying, “put everything you have into getting through that narrow gate.” The image of “giving it all we have to win” is repeated in the next sentence when Jesus says, “many will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.”
 

                           
                            Fr. Joe further talks about the closed door

The image of the closed door that Jesus used in the gospel was a warning to the Jews not to take their position as “chosen people” for granted. It’s a similar warning for all of us and the “closed door” reminds all of us that time will run out. Life is just so long and none of us know how long it will last.

All of this is very serious. Jesus doesn’t tell us this to depress us or to discourage us or to scare us. He tells us this because he loves us. He wants us to be happy with him forever. All we need to do is look at the crucifix to know about his love. We celebrate that love today as we celebrate the Eucharist and it is that which gives us hope and joy.

                           

                                The devil wants souls for hell  — Many people Fr. Joe referred
                            to may think they are going to heaven because they are Catholic even if they don't go to
                            Church on Sunday  — We must 'strive', it says in the Gospel, to
                            enter by the 'narrow gate.'

                                We must love  —

                                In the Shepherds of Christ we are to spread the devotion of the love
                            of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to this world  —

                                Adam and Eve and their disobedience, selfishness, pride
                            got us into this mess  —

                                We see the faithfulness of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob,
                            Joseph, Moses  —  the men of the Old Testament Christ chose
                            prophets Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc.  —

                                We are given these rich teachings and the witness of
                            these men in the Old Testament.

                                The greatest prophet, priest and King is Jesus who comes
                            and shows us love  —

                                God is love  —
                                God keeps us in existence in His loving us  —
                                The devil is hate  —
                                The devil presses on people to trap them  —
                                        to get them to say
                                        "I will not serve"

                                God created us to know, love and serve Him  —
                                Loving is an act of the will  —
                                When we listen to the devil and act as he wants  —
                                    turning in, in selfishness, selfish desire
                                    we distance ourselves from God  — We are miserable  —

                                What makes us miserable is disobedience to God's
                                    commandments  — The commandment to love
                                    God with our whole heart, our whole soul
                                    and our whole being and love our neighbor as ourselves  —

                                I saw a man who loved his little daughter  — She wanted
                                    him to read a book  — the child was later killed
                                    by a drunk driver and he said he remembered
                                    how he was so busy with his work and then
                                    she was taken in this awful tragedy  —
                                    The time is now to strive to do God's will in love  —

                                We will never have the opportunity again to live this
                                      day again  —
                                      to love and be obedient to God  —
                                      to be selfish, even hating, turning in, in selfish
                                            desire  —

                                Jesus told me  —
                                      tell them  —
                                      I love them so much  —
                                      I died for them  —

                                This Movement is about love

                                This Movement is about loving with our heart  —

                                This Movement to celebrate and spread the Good News  —

                                To tell all of the Love of the Two Hearts of pure and
                                        perfect love.
                                Love gives  — love gives selflessly  —

 

Definition of Love

The definition of love used by Father Carter is as follows.

Love is the gift of self to promote the true good of those loved. He states the reception of love is the receiving of the gift of the other, so my good will be promoted. 

 

                                God is love  —

                                If we are to be likened to God we must love  —

                            Focus on the closed door  —

                            When God sent them to you  — were you closed down  —
                                turned in  — sad  — in selfish desire  —

                            How do you want the door to be when you get to
                                your day to meet God  —

                            'Strive' to go through the 'narrow gate'.

 

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Isaiah 35: 1-6, 10

Let the desert and the dry lands 
    be glad, 
let the wasteland rejoice and bloom; 
like the asphodel, let it burst into flower, 
let it rejoice and sing for joy. 
The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it, 
the splendour of Carmel and Sharon; 
then they will see the glory of Yahweh, 
the splendour of our God. 
Strengthen all weary hands, 
steady all trembling knees 
and say to the faint–hearted, 
‘Be strong! Do not be afraid. 
Here is your God, 
vengeance is coming, 
divine retribution; 
he is coming to save you.’ 
Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, 
the ears of the deaf unsealed, 
then the lame will leap like a deer 
and the tongue of the dumb sing for joy; 
for water will gush in the desert 
and streams in the wastelands,

For those whom Yahweh has ransomed 
    will return, 
they will come to Zion shouting for joy, 
their heads crowned with joy unending; 
rejoicing and gladness will escort them 
and sorrow and sighing will take flight.

 

James 5: 7-10

Now be patient, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. Think of a farmer: how patiently he waits for the precious fruit of the ground until it has had the autumn rains and the spring rains! You too must be patient; do not lose heart, because the Lord’s coming will be soon. Do not make complaints against one another, brothers, so as not to be brought to judgement yourselves; the Judge is already to be seen waiting at the gates. For your example, brothers, in patiently putting up with persecution, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord’s name;

 

Matthew 11: 2-11

Now John had heard in prison what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or are we to expect someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you hear and see; the blind see again, and the lame walk, those suffering from virulent skin–diseases are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life and the good news is proclaimed to the poor; and blessed is anyone who does not find me a cause of falling.’

    As the men were leaving, Jesus began to talk to the people about John, 'What did you go out into the desert to see? A reed swaying in the breeze? No? Then what did you go out to see? A man wearing fine clothes? Look, those who wear fine clothes are to be found in palaces. Then what did you go out for? To see a prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet: he is the one of whom scripture says:

Look, I am going to send my messenger
    in front of you
to prepare your way before you.

    'In truth I tell you, of all the children born to women, there has never been anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of Heaven is greater than he.

   

 

3rd Sunday of Advent

December 16, 2007

 

INTRODUCTION: Today we hear Isaiah speaking to a people in distress, promising them liberation.  It is a liberation that will provide fertility for the land (which is mostly desert) and will bring healing for our weakness and our ills.  The vision of Isaiah goes beyond any historical distress and anticipates the kingdom of God that the Anointed One, the Messiah, a king who would save his people, would establish.  The passage prepares us for the gospel when the disciples of John the Baptist ask Jesus whether he is the Messiah who will establish God’s kingdom.  Jesus points to his miracles as the answer to their question, miracles that describe the wonderful things Isaiah promises.  It began with Jesus but it is a kingdom yet to come which we must wait for patiently St. James tells us.

 

HOMILY: A man was arrested a couple of weeks before Christmas and brought into court.  When the judge asked the man what he was charged with, he answered “doing my Christmas shopping early.”  The judge replied, “that’s not an offense.  How early were you doing this shopping?”  The man answered, “before the store opened.” 

 

That has nothing to do with the today’s readings, except that today is Gaudete Sunday, so I thought it would be good to start off the homily with a smile. 

 

In our gospel, John the Baptist was in prison.  John got in trouble with the king for condemning the king’s immoral life style.  While in prison John sent his disciples to Jesus to ask “are you the one who is to come?”  In other words, “are you the Messiah, the Savior, the one who is to establish the kingdom of God in our land, or are we still waiting for someone else?”  Jesus gave not just a verbal answer but evidence that he was the awaited one.  The miracles Jesus worked fit the description of the prophets that he was the one, especially Isaiah whom we heard in today’s first reading. 

 

What was the point of John’s question?  John had leapt with joy within his mother Elizabeth when Mary came to visit.  John had pointed Jesus out as the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.  Why now is he asking: “are you he who is to come?” 

 

There are two possible explanations as to why John asked this question.  Prisons in those days were terrible places to be.  Perhaps John was feeling pretty discouraged, locked up as he was, possibly contemplating his own execution.  John could have been asking in effect, “if you are the Messiah and you’ve come to establish God’s kingdom, where is it?”  “If you’ve come to ‘proclaim liberty to captives,’ (to quote Isaiah), to set God’s people free, what am I doing here in prison?”  Was John discouraged, was he losing faith or hope?  We really don’t know. 

 

Some scholars suggest another reason why John may have sent his disciples to ask that question of Jesus: “are you he who is to come?”  Possibly John sent his disciples so they would discover for themselves that Jesus was the Messiah.  John had already pointed Jesus out to them, but now he wanted to convince them further.  It’s a good possibility that was John’s purpose. 

 

At any event, whether John’s faith was getting weak or whether John was trying to inspire faith in his disciples, we all know how our own faith is challenged when we pray and we try to do good and life beats us down.  Why do good people suffer?  Why do bad people seem to get by with murder?  Life so often seems to be unfair. 

 

There’s no one good answer or even a combination of good answers to these questions.  St. James gives us one approach to an answer.  He tells us we too need to be patient when life seems unfair.  God will even things out and those who have been faithful to his word will enjoy happiness beyond our ability to imagine.  Patience is especially hard to people in our society today because we have become used to so many conveniences.  St. James uses the farmer who has to wait for the harvest as an example of patience.  In spite of all the instantaneous conveniences we have in our modern day, there are still things we have to wait for: the birth of a child, for a child to grow up, develop a talent, get a college degree.  Patience takes faith, faith that God is at work creating something wonderful, even when I don’t see it happening. 

 

Jesus gave us evidence that the kingdom has arrived.  But we need patience to wait for its completion.  With each ‘Our Father’ we pray “thy kingdom come.”  The kingdom of God is still a beautiful promise like the prophecy we heard from Isaiah.  Like John in prison, we must keep believing that Jesus is the answer to that promise.  He is more than an answer, he is the guarantee of that promise.  Through the eyes of faith, we have this guarantee in the Eucharist we now celebrate.  “He who is to come,” comes to us now.  We don’t have to look for any other.  In this faith we look forward to being able to celebrate his birth once again with the hope his birth gives us and that is our joy at this time.  So as our liturgy on this Guadete Sunday tells us: “let us rejoice.”

                           
 

 

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Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 15

 

  

 

Fatima w/glass - 18

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 18

 

Pilgrim Virgin w/glass - 27

St. Padre Pio

St. Joseph

St. Therese

   

 

 

St. Francis

St. Anthony

St. Claire

 

  

 

Limpias

St. Jude
 

Divine Mercy

 

  

 

Holy Family

Angel

St. Philomena

 

 

 

Pieta - Marble

Pieta - Color

Holy Family

 

  

 

St. Anthony - 18

St. Francis - 18

St. Joseph - 18

 

 

 

St. Therese - 18

St. Rita - 18

St. Clare - 12
 
     
     

St. Rita - 12

St. Padre Pio - 12

ivine Mercy - 12

St. Michael - 11

         

 


Shepherds of Christ Ministries
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250

 

Toll free - 1-888-211-3041
Local - 1-812-273-8405
fax - 1-812-273-3182
web: www.sofc.org
e-mail: info@sofc.org

 

  Size Price Quantity   

 Holy Family

 24"

$180

 

 Limpias

 24"

$125

 

 St. Anthony

 24"

$125

 

 St. Claire

 24"

$125

 

 St. Francis

 24"

$125

 

 St. Joseph

 24"

$125

 

 St. Jude

 24"

$125

 

 St. Padre Pio

 24"

$125

 

 St. Therese

 24"

$125

 
 Divine Mercy

22"

$125  
 Angel

22"

$100  
 St. Philomena

20"

$100  
 St. Philomena

16"

$65  
 St. Joseph

18"

$65  
 St. Francis

18"

$65  
 St. Anthony

18"

$65  
 St. Rita

18"

$65  
 St. Therese

18"

$65  
 Pieta - Color 15" $75  
 Pieta - Marble 15" $75  
 Holy Family

12"

$60  
 St. Padre Pio - standing

12"

$40  
 St. Padre Pio - sitting

8"

$50  
 St. Michael

11"

$40  
 St. Rita

12"

$40  

 Divine Mercy

12"

$40  
 St. Claire

12"

$40  
 Limpias

8"

$25  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

28"

$500  
 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

24"

$500  

 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Infant of Prague w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

 24"

$500  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

 24"

$500  
 Sacred Heart -Blessing w/glass

 24"

$500  

 Sorrowful Mother w/glass

 24"

$500  
 Immaculate Heart of Mary w/glass

18"

$300  
 Immaculate Heart - Ivory w/glass

18"

$300  
 Sacred Heart of Jesus w/glass

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Lourdes w/glass  

18"

$300  
 Our Lady of Grace w/glass

18"

$300  

 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel w/glass

18" $300  
 Our Lady of Guadalupe w/glass

12"

$200  

 Fatima w/glass

11"

$150  

 Fatima w/glass

 18"

$250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

 12"

$160  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 15" $200  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass 18" $250  
 Pilgrim Virgin w/glass

27"

$450  


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 Sub-Total
  Address
         
 IN Tax (7%)
  City
  
 Shipping
  State                                            Zip
  
 Donation
  Telephone
   
 Order Total

 

Shepherds of Christ  
P. O. Box 627
China, IN  47250

1-888-211-3041

 

Fr. Joe's Homily Books  

Guiding Light - Cycle A
The Word Alive in Our Hearts

$10.00


Guiding Light - Cycle B
Focusing on the Word

$10.00
 

Guiding Light - Cycle C
Feed My Soul

$10.00

 

Fr. Carter's Books

Priestly Newsletter Book I

12 Newsletters
July 1994 - June 1996

$12.00


Priestly Newsletter Book 2

17 Newsletters
1996 - 1999

$12.00
 

Priestly Newsletter Book 3

4 Newsletters & Prayers
2000

$12.00


 

Response to God's Love



$10.00


Messages given
by Jesus and Mary 1994

Tell My People
$10.00
 


The Pain and the Joy

$10.00

Synopsis of the Spiritual Life

Spirituality Handbook
$3.00

 


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 1

$10.00


Priestly Newsletter on CD
2000 - Issue 2

$10.00


 

 

 

Fr. Pasquini's Books

 

Authenticity


 
Prayers and Meditations

$10.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts

For those suffering or
in Nursing Homes
 
$10.00

Light, Happiness and Peace

Journeying through traditional
Catholic Spirituality

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality

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

$10.00


Ecce Fides - Pillar of Truth

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

$10.00

Shepherds of Christ Newsletters
9 Newsletters
2006 - 2008

$36.00

  

DVDs and CDs by Fr. Pasquini
 


 

Authenticity DVD
Prayers on the Ocean

$10.00
 

Nursing Home Mass DVD

$10.00

Consolation DVD

$10.00

Medicine of Immortality
Read by Rita Ring

2 CDs - $17.00

In Imitation of Two Hearts DVD

$10.00


 

Consolation CD
by Fr. John

$8.00
 


 

Nursing Home Mass CD

$8.00
 

Holy Spirit Novena DVD

$10.00 

Divine Mercy Chaplet DVD

$10.00 

 

 

 

God’s Blue Books

God’s Blue Book 1
Teachings to Lift You Up

    $10.00


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

$5.00
 


God’s Blue Book 2
The Fire of His Love

$10.00
 

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

$5.00


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

(Fr. Carter's favorite)
$10.00
 


God’s Blue Book 6
He Calls Us to Action

$10.00
 

  

 

Rosary Books
 


Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$10.00
 

Rosaries from the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary

$12.00

Rosary Meditations for
Parents and Children's

$10.00


Mysteries of Light 1

$5.00
 

Mysteries of Light 2

$5.00


Little People & Elderly Rosary Book

$10.00

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each

Coloring Book
$5.00 each


Coloring Book
$5.00 each

 

   

 

 


 

The China Church is over 140 years old

and we pray in there 24 hours a day.

It needs stucco and so does

the community building.

Can you please help us?

Call Shepherds of Christ

 1-888-211-3041

 

Likewise the priest house

is 150 years old.

Jesus told us to repair it

which we have been doing.

We need $13,000.00 for this work.

 

 

Crucifix — hand carved by Felix

   

Available for $750.00

      

 

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