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August 27, 2010

August 28th Holy Spirit Novena
Scripture selection is Day 9 Period I.

The Novena Rosary Mysteries  
for August 28th are Sorrowful.

    

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                            August 27, 2010

                                We pray for the priests, the Church and
                            the world  —

                                They cannot be selfish or a parish
                            priest would hurt his parish  —

                                He is ready to listen, some complain
                            and he runs all kinds of things  —
                            runs to hospitals, nursing homes,
                            helps families.

                                Mary said families, schools, Churches
                            need to consecrate their homes, churches,
                            schools and families to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and
                            display images of the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and
                            to consecrate themselves  —
                            She said this and praying the rosary,
                                conversion will bring peace  —

                            Parents make decisions for innocent
                            children who have to live by
                            their decisions  —

                            Don't we think we should
                            listen to the messages
                            Jesus and Mary gave Fr. Carter
                            Mary gave at Fatima
                            Jesus said in the Blue Books so
                                people will obey commandments  —
                                to put God first
                                to love God above all things
                                to love our neighbor as ourselves  —

                            Priests serving the people are not
                                selfish.

                            Parents really giving to their family
                                are not selfish.

                            God calls us to serve.
                            God calls us to give.
                            God calls us to love.
                            God calls us to build His Kingdom.

                            He has called us in the Shepherds of Christ to
                                follow this Plan to help bring to
                                completion the message Mary
                                gave at Fatima for peace  —

                            Consecrate to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart
                                your Churches and families
                                and schools.

                            Consecrate yourselves  —

                            Be truthful about your sins  —
                            so all can grow in peace and
                            love.

                            Oh God help us  —
                                  spread Fr. Joe's book to all the
                                  priests in the US
                                  and start prayer chapters praying
                                  for the priests, the Church
                                  and the world  — all over the
                                  world as Jesus asked  —

                            Help me do what Mary and Jesus
                                asked for  —

                            For Peace

                            For Love

                            For our children

                            Don't give into satan  —

                            Obey the commandments  —

                                Pray!!

                            St. Monica  —

                                St. Augustine told us about her  —

                            Her son was wayward  —
                            She prayed for 20 or 30 years till he was converted  —

                            St. Paul was coming from Athens  —
                            When he came to Corinth  —
                                he taught the cross of Christ  —
                                Christ's suffering  —

                            There was a lot of issues in Corinth
                                to be settled  —

                            He got into their fighting trying
                                to outdo the others  —

                            Paul said he came to preach the Gospel —
                                He preached the cross.
                                The power is in this  — in the cross  —

 

1 Corinthians 1: 17-25

After all, Christ sent me not to baptise, but to preach the gospel; and not by means of wisdom of language, wise words which would make the cross of Christ pointless. The message of the cross is folly for those who are on the way to ruin, but for those of us who are on the road to salvation it is the power of God. As scripture says: I am going to destroy the wisdom of the wise and bring to nothing the understanding of any who understand. Where are the philosophers? Where are the experts?  And where are the debaters of this age? Do you not see how God has shown up human wisdom as folly? Since in the wisdom of God the world was unable to recognise God through wisdom, it was God's own pleasure to save believers through the folly of the gospel. While the Jews demand miracles and the Greeks look for wisdom, we are preaching a crucified Christ: to the Jews an obstacle they cannot get over, to the gentiles foolishness, but to those who have been called, whether they are Jews or Greeks, a Christ who is both the power of God and the wisdom of God. God's folly is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.


                               
                                We proclaim Christ crucified!!

                            The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord  —

                            Foolishness of God is wiser than
                                human wisdom.

                            It is beyond our ability to understand.
                            Through the cross we were saved.

                            Jesus was condemned as a criminal  —

                            They had trouble understanding how
                                Jesus could save us by dying.

                            It used to be that few Catholics missed
                                Mass on Sunday  —

                            Now about 50% of Catholics don't go
                                to Mass on Sunday  —
                                They just make their own rules  —

                            They are not prepared for the bridegroom  —
                            because they couldn't wait  —

                            The message of the Gospels of being
                                ready  —

                            We can't get into heaven on
                                anybody else' coattails Fr. Joe said  —

                            We can't get into heaven because
                                our grandma was holy  —

                            We are accountable for our
                                sins  —

                            We must see the power in the
                                cross of Christ  —

                            We pray for those dying who are
                                waiting for Christ to take
                                them to Himself  —

                            We pray for the urgent intensions  —

                            We realize the Mass is the Sacrifice
                                of Calvary sacramentally made
                                present  —

                            Lord You are the fountain of
                                of all holiness  —

                            Oh God thank You for Your gifts  —

 

                           
                            Oh God outpour Your Blood on us and
                                protect us from satan  —
                                all in the Shepherds of Christ
                                all who touch us
                                all our families
                                all our donors
                                all who touch them
                                all their families  —

                            Lord by Your cross and resurrection
                                You have set us free —
                                You are the Savior of the world  —

 

The Our Father

    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

               

                            Jesus we adore You.
                            Jesus we love You.

                            Savior we adore You.
                            Savior we love You.

                            Our King we adore You
                            Our King we love You
                            Oh God fill us with Your life.

 


                           

 

 

 

 

From a Lenten Homily, March 24, 2000

Live in the Moment

    Today’s Gospel in its story certainly points ahead to Jesus in His Passion and death. And as we read passages such as this during the Lenten season, we are reminded once again that the Church in her Liturgy of the Word gives us an opportunity to undergo a purification, an ever deepening cleansing of ourselves so that we may be a more fit instrument for receiving the great graces which are to be given to us at the time of the Resurrection memorial on Easter. And so all in all, Lent is a time of purification to prepare us for ever-greater gifts of the Lord. It’s a time of self-discipline, a time to renew our efforts to be self-disciplined in the service of the Lord. Self-discipline is an aspect of purification. And I suggest that one of the most difficult acts of self-discipline in the spiritual journey is to concentrate on the present moment. We have a very strong tendency to disregard the importance of the present moment by focusing in a wrong way on the past or in a wrong way on the future. There are proper occasions for thinking of the past and the future. For example, we have to learn from the past and we have to prepare for the future, but our great emphasis has to be upon the present. There is a Latin axiom which says, age quod agis, age quod agis, which means: do what you are doing, concentrate on the present. And of course we are familiar with that term in the history of spirituality: the sacrament of the present moment. And so the discipline of Lent certainly encourages us to include in a deeper self-discipline a greater determination to get as much as we can out of the present moment. People with a terminal illness have an opportunity as they prepare for death for increased prayer, contrition, love of God. However, some are taken very, very quickly. But for those who have the opportunity of knowing with some certainty the time of their death, I’m sure as they look back on their lives, they are saddened by the many times they did not use time and opportunities for the service of the Lord properly, and are overjoyed at those times in which they did use the present opportunity properly. A great means we have of living in the present properly is a greater focus upon our Lord. For if I have that awareness of the fact I am united with Jesus here and now, why should I be concerned so much about the future or the past? Yes, a great help in living in the present and deriving all the good we can from it for ourselves and others is an ever greater focus upon Jesus, because the more I focus upon Jesus and the more I live with Him in the present moment, the more I am satisfied with the present moment. And so let us in our Lenten activity resolve to grow in that self-discipline - which is very difficult at times - to really live in the presence with the fullness of our being as much as is possible, with the help of God’s grace. Now is the day of salvation. Now is the day of salvation.

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                            Jesus is no less present in the Eucharist
                                than the day he was carried in
                                Mary's womb  —

                            I put my family
                            I put the Shepherds of Christ family in the Hearts
                                of Jesus and Mary  —

                            Oh Mary take them in your heart  —
                            Oh Jesus protect us by Your Blood
                                from satan.

                            Please Jesus hear me  —
                            Please I lay my life before You  —
                            Oh God  — I love Thee
                            Most Sacred Heart of Jesus I put my trust
                                in Thee.

 

  

 

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

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

 

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

 

                            14 years ago

Mary's Message from the Rosary of August 27, 1996

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.

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