August 11, 2018
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Prayer for Grace for our Country
Dear Father united to Jesus in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Sacrifice of Calvary sacramentally made present, celebrated around the world, in the Holy Spirit. We offer up all we do united to the Mass. We unite in one mind and one heart as members of the mystical body of Christ, with Christ our head in the pure and holy Hearts of Jesus and Mary, through the powerful intercession of Mary with all the angels and saints and souls in purgatory, and we beg for the saving grace, for our country, the United States. Please help us. We further pray for unity to always do the will of God in love. We spread the Blood of Jesus on the leaders and people of the United States and cast the devil into hell. We consecrate our country to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and all our dioceses, and beg for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. God help us. We pray for our families, the priests, the Church and the world. In the Name of Jesus please hear us, we pray. We pray for our president and leaders. We pray that we are united as one nation under God to work together in love as God wants.
August 11, 2018
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
1 Kings 19: 4-8
He himself went on into the desert, a day’s journey, and sitting under a furze bush wished he were dead. ‘Yahweh,’ he said, ‘I have had enough. Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.’ Then he lay down and went to sleep. Then all of a sudden an angel touched him and said, ‘Get up and eat.’ He looked round, and there at his head was a scone baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. But the angel of Yahweh came back a second time and touched him and said, ‘Get up and eat, or the journey will be too long for you.’ So he got up and ate and drank, and strengthened by that food he walked for forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, God’s mountain.
Ephesians 4: 30 – 5: 2
do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal, ready for the day when we shall be set free. Any bitterness or bad temper or anger or shouting or abuse must be far removed from you—as must every kind of malice. Be generous to one another, sympathetic, forgiving each other as readily as God forgave you in Christ
As God’s dear children, then, take him as your pattern, and follow Christ by loving as he loved you, giving himself up for us as an offering and a sweet–smelling sacrifice to God.
John 6: 41-51
Meanwhile the Jews were complaining to each other about him, because he had said, ‘I am the bread that has come down from heaven.’ They were saying, ‘Surely this is Jesus son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know. How can he now say, “I have come down from heaven?” ’ Jesus said in reply to them, ‘Stop complaining to each other.
‘No one can come to me
unless drawn by the Father who sent me,
and I will raise that person up
on the last day.
It is written in the prophets:
They will all be taught by God;
everyone who has listened to the Father,
and learnt from him,
comes to me.
Not that anybody has seen the Father,
except him who has his being from God:
he has seen the Father.
In all truth I tell you,
everyone who believes has eternal life.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate manna in the desert
and they are dead;
but this is the bread
which comes down from heaven,
so that a person may eat it and not die.
I am the living bread
which has come down from heaven.
Anyone who eats this bread
will live for ever;
and the bread that I shall give
is my flesh, for the life of the world.’
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 9, 2015
INTRODUCTION –(I Kings 19,4-8; Ephesians 4,30; John 6, 41-51) Jezebel was an evil queen who reigned in Israel eight hundred fifty years before Christ. One of her many goals in life was to eliminate faith and worship of Yahweh, the God of Israel. At the same time in Israel, there also lived the prophet Elijah who was dedicated to serving Yahweh. Naturally, these two would collide. Just previous to today’s first reading from the Book of Kings, Elijah had worked a powerful miracle on Mt. Carmel, a place now known as Haifa, which dramatically demonstrated in the presence of the King, 450 of the pagan priests, and all the people of Israel, that Yahweh was truly God and that the gods Jezebel promoted were nonexistent. Jezebel, instead of being converted, became a sore loser. She sent her army after Elijah to kill him. Elijah quickly got out of town. He ran to the desert in southern Judea and this is where we meet him in today’s first reading. He is hungry, tired, deeply depressed and hoping to die. However, God did not desert his faithful prophet. Instead, God sent Elijah to the same mountain in Sinai where God had given Moses the 10 Commandments, that is, to Mt. Sinai, aka Mt. Horeb.
This passage has been chosen because it speaks of a special food God gave Elijah, a food that sustained him in his journey to Mt. Horeb for 40 days and 40 nights. The passage connects with the gospel where Jesus tells us he is the bread that will strengthen us on our journey through life and into eternal life.
HOMILY –My intent today is to try to pull together what we’ve already heard from the sixth chapter of St. John’s gospel and to tie it together with what is yet to come. The sixth chapter of John begins with the account of Jesus feeding over 5000 people in a miraculous way. After this demonstration, the people decided they wanted to make him their king. Not only had he fed people, but he healed people. They were smart enough to know they would have a good thing going if they had Jesus as their king. But Jesus had a mission that was bigger than what the people had in mind – he came to save the world, not just one group of people or even one nation – and his mission of salvation would lead to salvation that would last forever. So Jesus stealthily slipped away from the crowd.
When the people found Jesus a short time later, he explained to them that there’s lots more to life than getting free health care and having free food to eat every day. “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you,” we heard him say in last week’s gospel. Jesus sounds as if he’s not being practical – but he is very practical. We do have to be concerned about our everyday material needs, and we need to be concerned about the needs of others who cannot provide for themselves. Recall it is the same Jesus who told us that we will be judged on such criteria as “I was hungry and you gave me to eat, thirsty and you gave me to drink, naked and you clothed me, etc.” In this passage from John’s gospel, Jesus wants us to see the bigger picture. There is a whole other life and a whole other world beyond this present life, a life that will have no ending, and as we journey through this life, we must prepare for what comes next.
Jesus came to reveal that world to us. The bread and fish he had recently fed the crowd was a sign, a sign of something of much greater value he had to give. What he offers is greater than any miracle of feeding we read about in the Old Testament; such as, we heard in today’s first reading or God feeding the Hebrew people with manna. The people pretty much followed what Jesus was saying up to this point. They wanted Jesus to feed them with bread from heaven until Jesus informed them he was that bread. “I am bread that came down from heaven,” he tells them. In order to enjoy the benefits of what he had to offer, he says we have to believe in him. They found that hard to accept. It contradicted what they knew – they were sure that Jesus didn’t come down from heaven. They knew his human origins, his mother and his father. In their certainty, they were blind to knowing who Jesus truly was. Today’s gospel was a little difficult to follow, but this is the key to understanding it: that Jesus really did come down from the Father in heaven.
Jesus kept insisting on this. He told them listening and learning from God would make it possible for them to have faith in Jesus. The implication is that the crowd failed to listen and learn from God and preferred to murmur about what Jesus was saying. This is saying to us that Jesus is the bread of life for us when we learn from him, when we pray to him, when we follow his ways. He nourishes our spirit with his spirit, his wisdom and his love. In those ways he feeds us. As hard as it was for the people to accept Jesus as the bread of life that has come down from heaven, whom they are to believe in, Jesus really blew their mind when he said further “the bread I will give is my flesh.” This is another way he feeds us, not just through having faith in him, but feeding us with his body and blood, a special unity with him that we will reflect on next week. Amen.
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Act of consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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!
Act of consecration to theImmaculate Heart of Mary
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.
R. Being in one mind and one heart in the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary is being alive in our
hearts in God. The Holy Spirit is working in our
hearts counseling us, filling us with love
on fire for God, so we operate out of love
of God, so the Holy Spirit is molding us more and
more in the image of Jesus and telling us God's
will for us.
Consecration to the Two Hearts means we are
one in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary and the Holy Spirit
is in the Heart of Mary, one with Jesus, filling
us with love and knowing the will of God and
being what God created us to be more and more
in His image and likeness.
Our whole life is lived in communicating
and loving God and others as ourselves – striving
to do God's will in love – striving to put
on Christ – to be molded more and more in the
image of Jesus –
Just as the heart is the life of the body, it
must beat for us to have life –
We can't be like the world – our heart and
soul one in intimacy with God brings us
on the spiritual road of walking with the
Holy Spirit – being formed in the image and likeness
of God – knowing God's will and loving on
fire for God and others – Being consumed in
the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to love –
This takes knowing God. We are developing
in the capacity God gave us in baptism to
know and love in an elevated capacity to
know and love – in our life – in God.
We share in God's knowing activity
and God's loving activity. These are gifts
given in baptism for us to develop.
In communicating to God – we ask and
we receive as God's answers our prayers
We want God's will – We depend on God –
God is to us our Heavenly Father we love –
Jesus, our beloved Spouse, the Holy Spirit that
counsels and teaches us and molds us
in the flames of love and sanctity more
and more in the image of God.
So we live a life of communicating
with God – of knowing God more and
more, of loving God more and more –
We are interior people – living in
our hearts deeply in love with God
and be other people – seeing God in
The devil wants people – shut down
inside – working from the outside –
The man of sanctity is one with
God – His strength comes from his
interior union with God – the grace
he is receiving in the sacraments,
greater life in God, his ability to
trust and love and know God more and more –
He is a work in progress – a
beautiful gem – the beauty of a man
living in God – the reflection of
the Trinity – He is one in God –
And men as they give their hearts
to Jesus and Mary are one in God and
thus one with each other –
The Holy Spirit works in their hearts,
pumping love into their relationships
in Church – love into their relationships
in families and communities, in parishes,
in schools –
There is love –
It is the love we see – the reflection
of the Trinity –
Men acting out old wounds of the past,
hurting their brothers, full of pain
and not even in their hearts are
tearing down what God is trying
to build in men consecrating
their hearts, their lives, their
businesses, their parishes, their
schools, religious communities,
places of worship and prayer to the
Hearts of Jesus and Mary –
The devil is hate –
The evil spirit tears down –
works in the deadly sins
of anger, jealousy, envy,
slothfulness, pride, gluttony,
The Holy Spirit – unites, is full of
love on fire – is unity –
is energy – a fire breathing
life into the world –
God is light and in Him there is
no darkness –
Feelings can't hurt you –
Let feelings come up
Be in touch with heart
Layers of an onion
If we want to change how
we have to change what
we tell ourselves
Self-talk comes from
– senses or
A person can react by anybody
giving a simple direction –
destructive tapes from the past
they have decided – NOBODY TELLS
THEM WHAT TO DO AND
THEY AGREE WILLINGLY
LACK of TRUST of ANYBODY
They have a reaction –
lots of thoughts how to survive
before they do anything
Let Go of Negative Behavior Patterns
Slow down to hear their own
Correction that is needed is a good thing.
Fighting all correction keeps you stuck
in a bucket
Correction is not condemning
someone to the core –
Correction given by God and
spiritual guides is to
make things better
Some people are TRIGGERED with
(4) Being in social gatherings
(5) Eating with others
(6) Someone being before others
Survival tactics – ANGER, FEAR
(1) Start your diversion
(2) Stop what is going on
I am safe here
I am secure
I can trust this leader
I want peace - happiness –
I don't start a diversion –
a fire –
stir the pot
I am one with the program –
I don't seek division - negative attention
I don't seek power under
authority and oppose
This makes me unhappy –
This hurts everybody –
Are you Social –
(1) Do you share yourself and
can sit comfortable
in a group?
Or does a group - threaten
your security - safety
tear it down
(2) Can you be comfortable
being at table eating
(3) Can you be comfortable
being in a group
praying, playing with
(4) What Survival Tactics
from places unsafe
and not secure do you
have from childhood?
(5) Parents taught us about
(a) relationships – men and women
(b) solving problems
(f) working in unity
How was our love in the home
– with mom and dad
– with brothers and sisters
Feelings – Survival tactics
I need to control everything
or things can happen –
feelings I could blow up cry –
"Crazy rules" in the head –
Dad could have looked mad most
of the time –
not give any attention
TRIGGER – angry man
– angry authority figure
– any authority figure
Do whatever you have to to
escape it – do something else –
Start something opposed
What is driving your engine?
Survival of people who
aren't even doing
living life –
Do you only relate to people
that can't do the job
so you can control?
Are you looking for a
new mother or father or
authority figure –
you expect to fix your
old lack of the mother
or dad you should
have had –
Twisted Reasoning – Survival Tactics
Do you create problems to
keep division –
so you can run things?
How is your Self-Esteem?
How is your body language?
How is your shame?
How is your guilt?
How is your suppressed anger?
How is your addictions?
How is your fear?
Do you trust others you need
to learn to trust?
Do you love others?
Is your life lived to fix
your garbage and
you haven't started yet
because you keep using
survival tactics of
the past on innocent others?
Jesus: You are responsible for your
actions and how you
treat others –
I command you to love.
Do you push others over you
down so you can be on top –
I am a God of justice –
Loving is the first order.
Sins are sins –
A man can be afraid because
of his past of authority,
women and if a woman
is over them they do
everything to control
the situation rather than
learn to deal with their
dysfunction and do
the work that needs to be done.
You must pray for healing of
the wounds of your home
and not treat others in anger
and unloving ways because
you are wounded.
Confession is good for the
heart and soul – lying
about yourself is
keeping you in sin.
Work out your relationships
in love wherever you go.
Work for understanding and love
and justice and unity –
Roller coasters, unpredictability
is not My way of love –
I give you My Covenant
If you do what parents,
caretakers did in your
home without changing –
you will do what parents
and caretakers did if
they were dysfunctional.
Listen to your self-talk and
quit blaming innocent
others for your angry
ways you talk to yourself.
Communicate clearly and with love –
Be agreeable if you are
needed to give an honest
opinion – not combatal –
rebellious – divided
Be supportive when it is
How is your wall against
living life as the Father
wills you to live and
Your Wall – Is A Wall
|Not Social||Anxiety||Self-destructive tapes||
February 26, 2015
Hebrews 5: 1-10
Every high priest is taken from among human beings and is appointed to act on their behalf in relationships with God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins; he can sympathise with those who are ignorant or who have gone astray, because he too is subject to the limitations of weakness. That is why he has to make sin offerings for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honour on himself; it needs a call from God, as in Aaron’s case. And so it was not Christ who gave himself the glory of becoming high priest, but the one who said to him: You are my Son, today I have fathered you, and in another text: You are a priest for ever, of the order of Melchizedek. During his life on earth, he offered up prayer and entreaty, with loud cries and with tears, to the one who had the power to save him from death, and, winning a hearing by his reverence, he learnt obedience, Son though he was, through his sufferings; when he had been perfected, he became for all who obey him the source of eternal salvation and was acclaimed by God with the title of high priest of the order of Melchizedek.
R. And Mary is the Immaculate Heart
She crushed the head of satan –
Mary is humble not proud –
Mary is Mother at Our Side –
Mary is the pure and spotless one.
1 Timothy 2: 1-8
I urge then, first of all that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving should be offered for everyone, for kings and others in authority, so that we may be able to live peaceful and quiet lives with all devotion and propriety. To do this is right, and acceptable to God our Saviour: he wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth. For there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and humanity, himself a human being, Christ Jesus, who offered himself as a ransom for all. This was the witness given at the appointed time, of which I was appointed herald and apostle and-I am telling the truth and no lie-a teacher of the gentiles in faith and truth.
In every place, then, I want the men to lift their hands up reverently in prayer, with no anger or argument.
R. If you seek you will find.
Matthew 7: 7-11
‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. Everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. Is there anyone among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or would hand him a snake when he asked for a fish? If you, then, evil as you are, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Men are to be strong, fathers
and grandfather to be close –
to Jesus. Jesus came as a Man.
Jesus shows us how He loved
His Father, how He lived as
the Father wanted. Men could
really bring strength to the –
family. Children should know
about God the Father from
the example of their fathers,
God asks us how we have
witnessed to people we are
called to work with. God gives
us families to be a basic unit
We know that God gives us
only so many days to spread
the Good News and we are to
hope to be united to the souls in
heaven some day –
We are hope for eternal
happiness in heaven someday.
Romans 6: 2-4, 12-14
Out of the question! We have died to sin; how could we go on living in it? You cannot have forgotten that all of us, when we were baptised into Christ Jesus, were baptised into his death. So by our baptism into his death we were buried with him, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the Father’s glorious power, we too should begin living a new life.
That is why you must not allow sin to reign over your mortal bodies and make you obey their desires; or give any parts of your bodies over to sin to be used as instruments of evil. Instead, give yourselves to God, as people brought to life from the dead, and give every part of your bodies to God to be instruments of uprightness; and then sin will no longer have any power over you—you are living not under law, but under grace.
How many men shed their
blood to help the Church to grow?
Our own personal holiness is
so important to our prayer life.
Prayer is a big part of our lives, to give
our lives in love for others we
pray – to be a conduit
as we pray to God for grace and help.
We have such a gift to pray
through the powerful intercession of the
angels and saints,
to love the saints so much.
We pray through the powerful intercession
of the angels and saints and souls in purgatory.
What about the souls in purgatory,
do we pray for our fathers and
grandfathers, mothers, grandmothers,
who have died.
We know unity, uniting with the
angels and saints and
praying through their powerful intercession,
souls in purgatory.
We want to live our lives to be witnesses
of this truth.
November 4, 2013
When Mary appeared to me
I saw her praying with all the
people. I knew from seeing
Mary how she really prays
There are struggles in the Church,
with cardinals and bishops and
priests, in parishes, in schools –
God has called us in the Shepherds of Christ
to pray for the priests, the Church
and the world. We belong to
the Church, as members of
the Mystical body of Christ
we must pray for the Church.
John 10: 11-15
I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd lays down his life
for his sheep.
The hired man,
since he is not the shepherd
and the sheep do not belong to him,
abandons the sheep
as soon as he sees a wolf coming,
and runs away,
and then the wolf attacks
and scatters the sheep;
he runs away
because he is only a hired man
and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd;
I know my own
and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me
and I know the Father;
and I lay down my life for my sheep.
The priests, bishops, cardinals
are to be witnesses to the rest
of the world – we must pray for their
holiness, they live their faith deeply
and have a deep intimate relationship
We need unity – not selfish focus,
not selfish division.
In praying the prayers Jesus
gave Fr. Carter – Jesus makes
July 31, 1994
Words of Jesus to Members of
Shepherds of Christ Associates:
"My beloved priest-companion, I intend to use the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, and the movement, Shepherds of Christ Associates, in a powerful way for the renewal of My Church and the world.
"I will use the newsletter and the chapters of Shepherds of Christ Associates as a powerful instrument for spreading devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart.
"I am calling many to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. To all of them I will give great blessings. I will use them as instruments to help bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. I will give great graces to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. I will call them to be deeply united to My Heart and to Mary's Heart as I lead them ever closer to My Father in the Holy Spirit."
- Message from Jesus to Father Edward J. Carter, S.J., Founder, as given on July 31, 1994,
feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus (The Jesuits)
Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus
My dear fellow Associate Members,
Jesus is calling special apostles to join a new division of the Shepherds of Christ Movement. Here is a message from Jesus given to Father Carter:
My beloved priest-companion, I am requesting that a new prayer movement be started under the direction of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I am asking for volunteers who are willing to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for one hour, twice-weekly. Members of the Shepherds of Christ prayer chapters, as well as others, are to be invited to join this movement.
These apostles are to pray for the intentions I am giving you. For part of the hour they are to use the prayers of the Shepherds of Christ Associates Handbook. They may spend the rest of the hour as they so choose.
I will use this new prayer movement within My Shepherds of Christ Ministries in a powerful way to help in the renewal of My Church and the world. I will give great graces to those who join this movement. The name, Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, is to be given to this movement.
I am inviting My beloved Rita Ring to be coordinator for this activity.
I pour out the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.
This is indeed a special calling for us to unite in one heart with His Eucharistic Heart and pray for the following intentions:
1. For the spread of the devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary culminating in the reign of the Sacred Heart and the triumph of the Immaculate Heart.
2. For the Pope.
3. For all bishops of the world.
4. For all priests.
5. For all sisters and brothers in the religious life.
6. For all members of the Shepherds of Christ Movement, and for the spread of this movement to the world.
7. For all members of the Catholic Church.
8. For all members of the human family.
9. For all souls in purgatory.
end of Apostles of the Eucharistic Heart message
October 13, 1994
The Birth of the Full Ministries
of the Shepherds of Christ
"I wish to share with you part of a message which Jesus gave us on October 13, 1994. The message tells us about the expansion of the Shepherds of Christ movement:
'My beloved priest-companion, today I come to you with another mission. I am asking you to establish Shepherds of Christ Ministries. At My request you have already begun the priestly newsletter, "Shepherds of Christ", and the prayer chapters, Shepherds of Christ Associates...
'I am giving you this message on this day, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, because of the close connection between the Shepherds of Christ movement and the Fatima message. The Fatima message is centered in devotion to My Heart and My Mother's Heart, especially in consecration to Our Hearts. Shepherds of Christ Ministries is also centered in devotion to Our Hearts. I will use Shepherds of Christ Ministries as a great instrument in helping to bring about the triumph of the Immaculate Heart and the reign of My Sacred Heart. When this occurs, My Church and the world will be experiencing the great era of peace promised by My Mother at Fatima.
'Today, then, October 13, 1994, the 77th Anniversary of the Great Apparition at Fatima, marks the birth of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. I pour forth the great love of My Sacred Heart to all. I am Jesus, Chief Shepherd of the flock.'
"Jesus has told us that Shepherds of Christ Ministries includes: the priestly newsletter, Shepherds of Christ, Shepherds of Christ Associates prayer chapters, various publications, including books, whatever else Our Lord directs us to undertake.
"As members of Shepherds of Christ Associates, you are an extremely important part of Shepherds of Christ Ministries. You have given great joy to the Heart of Jesus by responding to His invitation to become members of Shepherds of Christ Associates. As He draws you closer to His Heart and to His Mother's Heart as Associates members, He will fill you with an ever-increasing experience of His love, peace, and joy."
- From In the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Newsletter of Shepherds of Christ Associates
by Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J., Volume 1, No. 1, 1995. p. 2.
Marriages and families are so
important to the Church and the world.
We need to pray for the Church and
the world because Jesus told us
to pray for them.
We see the family; how God
created brothers and sisters. We
should see this love as brothers
and sisters in God's family.
God tells us we must see each
other as brothers and love
our brothers. Sisters and Brothers
in the family with Mom and Dad as
the parents should be in
unity and love.
Mary says, the family that
prays together stays together.
God has called us to know this
unity in our family and to
see this unity in the Father's
family – We are to be loving,
we are to be able to share in
love with each other. Great
grace is given when we receive
the sacraments – Jesus wants us
to go to Mass, to do adoration,
to go to penance –
Psalm 19: 2-5
day discourses of it to day,
night to night hands on the knowledge.
No utterance at all, no speech,
not a sound to be heard,
but from the entire earth the design stands out,
this message reaches the whole world.
High above, he pitched a tent for the sun,
who comes forth from his pavilion like a bridegroom,
delights like a champion in the course to be run.
Christ gives us the sacraments.
We receive great grace and this
helps fight satan. God commands we
love Him with our whole hearts,
our whole soul, our whole
being. We are to love our neighbor
as a brother to us. We are to
see Jesus in our brothers.
We are to see the heavenly eternal
family. We know the unity
of heaven –
We know communication is
absolutely essential. Satan
tries to block communication.
Satan wants people to not
communicate to be prideful,
We need to be Christ-like to the
world. Many people of this world
are suffering so much. Many
are being persecuted without
any peaceful dialogue, many
are living in fear of terror and
are freezing because they have
Matthew 5: 9
Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be recognised
as children of God.
We can be so selfish and
God is blessing us so very much.
There is so much violence, now,
in this world. We need to pray for
the priests and the hierarchy and
the pope that bring us the Mass –
Pray there is unity more than ever
in Churches. As people suffer
so much – they should become
There are so many oppressed
in this world, that are
suffering so much –
We need to give to others –
to give in prayer, to give
in love – to be as Jesus
wants us to be. We need to
support what Jesus has
asked us to do.
1 John 1: 5; 2: 2
This is what we have heard from him
and are declaring to you:
God is light,
and there is no darkness in him at all.
He is the sacrifice to expiate our sins,
and not only ours,
but also those of the whole world.
We pray for hope so men can
get better from damaged
childhood – Hoping in eternal happiness
for ourselves and others – We suffer and
we pray to deal with childhood pain in recovery –
pray to deal with it in the right way
according to God's will so it will bring
us to greater life. Acting out pain in others
in relationships brings more pain and more pain
in the world.
Some children have a wonderful
loving childhood, some are like
in prison learning survival tactics
to survive the trauma.
A child is created by God in God's image.
Children can be a victim and have
a very dysfunctional childhood – even
though it was awful – it was what
some children grew up in. They can be still
so full of pain – acting out pain on others.
Recovery is needed, to recover from
the pain and anger they have inside, to recover
from survival tactics they learned, from
bad example and forced to live in
a dysfunctional home. It wasn't
a child's fault if they had a horrible
People who had trauma in
childhood need to recover, not
blame others, for their dysfunction –
but work through bad patterned
behavior and quit being angry and hurting
others from their painful childhood.
We, as human beings, have
tendencies of the wounded human
nature. God created us in His image and
likeness. We are to be molded more
and more in the image of God –
to advance in the spiritual life.
What must happen to recover is
to come out of denial and admit
what happened and to grieve for
their lost childhood not having
happiness and love as they should,
the wounded person
must come out of DENIAL –
(DENIAL) They must face reality,
how it really was –
Some children were abused –
and other dysfunctions, but
they were swore to secrecy and
never permitted to let the world know
how bad it really was –
So they can develop delusions –
Live inside in a fantasy world of make believe –
They learn to not admit the
They cannot trust the unpredictable
behavior of their parents or
caregivers so they learn to
not trust and relate in meaningful
A person does not heal from wounds they
won't admit they have –
Some people who are wounded have
memory repression -
It can be like shell shock as a man
who was at war –
But where people should have been
given love and taught to love
and be loved –
they were wounded deeply and
can be 50 years old never
trusting or loving anyone, but
projecting abuse and pain on
others – trying to work out the
deep pain they have inside –
Trauma victims feel shamed about everything –
There can be children that had trauma
that need repair –
parents were not there for them or
mistreated them –
so they need attention, they crave attention –
they hurt inside and it doesn't go away
on its own. They are dark inside.
They need a bridge to learn to see
how God loves them, how
they love themselves and
others love them and they are
precious to God.
Song: A Song from Jesus
R. Traumatized in Love
Some people passively - attack others to
store their pain and shame
in others through force and abuse
The Cycle keeps repeating
They don't trust or love anybody –
They can use the abuse cycle on others –
They are full of pain and
So they drive themselves further and
further from God –
which makes them
angrier and angrier –
Being close to God brings happiness. God made us
to love and be loved.
A person hurting others doesn't feel
good inside – it is rebelling
against God's commandment
of love –
They can think if they feel bad
about themselves it is true –
so they act in such a way – they
can play games to hurt others and
drive them away –
They can be jealous and angry of others, envious
wanting to bring them down to their darkness.
They can be where they don't
let anybody in.
Love being given
Confidence of the person they abuse
Trauma from past can be triggered by something
and the person goes into a brown out –
They may have learned to
DISSOCIATE from feelings
So they passively attack others through force
to stick their pain and anger
in another –
A person so wounded does not feel
good and wants somebody to
normalize them –
They are not structured or consistent
They misuse power – they can do
anything to keep power over others –
so they can act out pain and abuse that
is filling them.
It's like a constant war for them –
Post - Stress - Syndrome – because
they are in denial
they take out their anger on others
They need BALANCE
Some can have serious survival skills.
They can lose big blocks of time.
They can listen to a voice in their
head that ruins relationships and is
Some people were so abused –
they check-out – the pain – it
hurts so much.
They need God.
A person like this can have
excessive fantasies so they do
not notice pain.
ADDICTIONS – to anger
to power to handle
Instead of living life from
inside their body – with a deep
meaningful relationship with God
they live it from outside
their body then
they don't feel the pain inside.
When pain comes up and it does when they
are alone, they think of ways to act
it out on others. They do not like to
be in social gatherings in peace –
they can cause things to break it up.
Laughing at persons misfortune
is a survival skill –
CHILDREN ACT OUT what
is not being addressed
CHILDREN DON'T GET
They learned survival tactics for their
lives and stuffed their natural feelings.
They have problems until they face the truth
about their lives – they cause problems
with others – they are filled
with pain and anger.
Like - Shell - Shock
You can change
Smile at Others
You can smile
You can be pleasant
Fear is a feeling
Fear is like an OLD FRIEND
The Blue Books help men learn how
much God loves them –
The Blue Books and the prayers
God gave us can help people
that are wounded to know
The Holy Spirit Novena can be prayed
two times a day for special
healing and asking the Holy Spirit to
help them –
Pain inside a person – doesn't go away –
They need to crowd out the pain with
love of God and others and
learn to receive love from God
They need healing in their heart –
They need to be able to love others –
repair the heart inside
The Consecration of the Two Hearts helps
them to be on the way to
knowing God's love and giving
themselves in loving surrender to God.
Pride keeps them stuck –
Acting out hatred and pain on others
and denying it drives them
further from intimacy
with God –
Intimacy with God is where
happiness is –
God created us to be deeply one
with Him and others –
This takes giving ourselves to God
in loving surrender –
This takes turning your will and
your life to God and His care –
This takes praying to the Holy Spirit and
praying for an increase
faith, hope and love –
This takes realizing we are
as a little child –
God is our Father
Mary is our Mother and
we must be sorry for our
sins of our past life –
Sorrow for offending God
For the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and Lent$10.00 plus shipping
Blue Book 14
One of the following DVD
Picture of Our Lady of Clearwater 4X 6
Give the gift that keeps giving
6 different Blue Books for $30.00 including postage
Books available in limited supply for this sale.
The more you use the Blue Books and
become one with Jesus – more
intimate with Jesus –
the more your lives are a blessing and
everything you do in life can help
to bring down great grace for the world
because of your being so
one with Jesus.
GivenOctober 29, 2016
Please spread blessed holy water
(You can also mix Jesus and Mary water
with your blessed Holy Water if you have it.)
in your yard, around your house,
in the state you live in.
And ask God to bless your state
Ask God to bless the United States
Pray all prayers through the intercession of
Our Lady of CLEAR – WATER.
Ask the Lady of CLEAR - WATER
to help with the blessed water.
Mary has appeared to me for 22 years,
in Ohio and Florida.
the gift that Counts
God's Blue Books - Love Letters from Jesus
Blue Books 1 & 2 - $4 each
Blue Book 3 - $3
Blue Books 4 & 5 - $2 each
Blue Books 6A, 6B, 6C, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 - $3 each
Blue Books 14, 15, 16 & 17 - $5 each
by Rita Ring: Many of the entries in the Priestly Newsletter
Volume II from a spiritual journal came from this book.
for Parents and Children,
by Rita Ring, Short Meditations for both
parents and children to be used when
God's Blue Book I by Rita Ring. Open Anywhere This book will change your life. These are beautiful love letters to us from Jesus. A million books have been printed and circulated. Jesus loves us so much He wants a personal relationship with us He wants us to go to the Eucharist and be with Him before the tabernacle. $10
God's Blue Book II by Rita Ring. Letters from Jesus about His on fire love Jesus wants this great intimacy with us On fire love Personal love letters from Jesus about the love of His Heart A book on surrender Fr. Carter said! $10
God's Blue Book III by Rita Ring. Fr. Carter's favorite book It is about loving and forgiving each other Being pure in heart A book for unity in family, community, in life!! $10
God's Blue Book IV by Rita Ring. This book is about the love Jesus has for Mary and Mary has for Jesus and Jesus and Mary have for us It is truly the Love of the Two Hearts. Mary appeared every day at the Holy Spirit Center Fr. Carter was there. Mary's first apparition July 5, 1994. $5
God's Blue Book V by Rita Ring. Jesus wants to be the bridegroom of our soul He is our beloved Jesus tells us about pure love how we are to be pure of heart and love God and love others. It is a must, to hear about love from Jesus Jesus is love $5
God's Blue Book 6A by Rita Ring. Rosaries from Their Hearts during apparitions. Jesus and Mary appeared every day and I received rosaries from Them and They were transcribed from a tape. Also messages of love from Jesus on days of January, 1995 About Baptism writings from Fr. Carter and the Scriptures. $10
God's Blue Book 6B by Rita Ring. Jesus and Mary appeared every day in February, 1995 So beautiful transcribed from a tape the Stations, 7 Sorrows, prayers in the Prayer Manual, the Holy Spirit Novena Book and the Song Book. Pure love loving and forgiving a book about Jesus' love, baptism, grace and Fr. Carter's Newsletter. $10
Apostles Manual. About the Movement — the structure of the Movement All Ministries — from the time 3 months before Mary appeared in Clearwater and 3 months after. Rosaries of the 13ths, Fr. Carter's Newsletters. Messages from God the Father Reaching the priests, the Church, the schools and the world. $20
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 1. Mary appeared in Clearwater December 17, 1996 in rainbow color and these rosaries left the printer the same day from Apparitions of Jesus and Mary transcribed from a tape. $10
Rosaries from the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Book 2. This is a book of so many rosaries — transcribed from a tape. So many beautiful rosaries. pages $12
Messages for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This is a big book of loving messages for nursing home people and homebound from Jesus and Mary Their lives are so important united to the Mass offering up their suffering, their lives for the souls of this earth. $10
Short Rosary Meditations for the Elderly, Ill and Homebound. This book is so important with pictures they can open it and lay it on their laps and pray the rosary. $10
Songs from Jesus Songbook. These loving songs were given from Jesus. So beautiful Love Songs from Jesus of His love — helping us have pure and loving hearts. $3
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 1 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.
Color the Lives of Jesus and Mary. Volumes 6 through 7. Coloring books and meditations for grade school children and others on the mysteries of the rosary — really good. $5 each.
|Fr. Joe Robinson|
Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. — Cycle B for 2017/2018
Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. — Cycle A for 2016/2017
Guiding Light homily series — Reflect on the Word — Cycle B The Word leaves an impression on our souls. In my thoughts and reflections are born a more tangible understanding of these eternal concepts presented in the Gospels and the readings. Anyone can read a sentence, but not anyone can absorb it's true meaning. Truth, in this day and age, is almost a matter of opinion or individual entitlement. We believe that Christ's truth is our Roman Catholic Church. We, as priests, champion it's teachings; we are ambassadors for the Pope and Christ to those faces looking at us. We are the light by which our congregation reads to reflect upon real truth and we do it hand in hand. $15
Guiding Light homily series — Steadfast to the Son — Cycle A The sunflower is a great example of how we should be steadfastly guided by light. What a powerful thought that this exceptional plant is not stuck in one pose day in and day out, yet adaptable and magnetized to the sun. We feel the same about our Son. Our heads turns to face Christ as each day presents its challenges to find light. We join together like plants in a field and soak up the Son through the pulpit. We are a warm circle of strength using the wind of our breath to carry our priests' words, Christ's words, to new rich soil. $15
Guiding Light — Focusing on the Word — Cycle B At times we may feel that our path to Christ is a bit "out of focus". Like the disciples in the Book of Mark, this ordinary life clouds our vision of Christ's Divinity. We may doubt the practicality or possibility of applying His teachings and example to our modern life. Cycle B's homilies are a "guiding light" to help us realize Jesus' Messianic greatness and His promise of better things to come. $15
Guiding Light — Feed My Soul — Cycle C In a world rapidly advancing and encouraging personal gain, we are faced with modern problems. There is a challenge to find time in our busy schedules for Sunday Mass or a family meal. We are able to research, shop, bank and even work without hearing one human voice. It is no wonder that we may often feel disconnected and famished at our week's end. In Fr. Joe's third book of homilies from Cycle C, we are reminded of the charity that Christ intended us to show each other. We have a calling to turn the other cheek and be the Good Samaritan to others. We are rewarded with the Father's kingdom and love when we are not worthy. We are not left alone or hungry. $15
|Fr. Edward J. Carter S.J.|
Here are all the products in this category:
Books written by the founder of Shepherds of Christ Ministries
Response to God’s Love by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. In this book Fr. Carter speaks of God as the ultimate mystery. We can meditate on the interior life of the Trinity. Fr. Carter tells us about our uniqueness in the Father's Plan for us, how the individual Christian, the Church and the world are in the state of becoming. Imprimatur. $10
Shepherds of Christ — Selected Writings on Spirituality for all People as Published in Shepherds of Christ Newsletter for Priests. Contains 12 issues of the newsletter from July/August 1994 to May/June 1996. $15
Shepherds of Christ — Volume 2: by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains issues 13—29 of the newsletter (September/October 1996 — Issue 5, 1999) $15
Shepherds of Christ — Volume 3 by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. Contains Newsletter Issues 1 through 4 of 2000 including Fr. Carter’s tremendous Overview of the Spiritual Life $10
Tell My People. Messages from Jesus and Mary (As given to Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.) One of Fr. Edward Carter, S.J.'s Synopsis of the Spiritual Life From Jesus to Fr. Carter "On Holy Saturday, 1994, Jesus told me that on the following day, Easter, I would also begin to receive messages for others. Our Lord also told me that some of these were eventually to be published in a book and here is that book." $10
Spirituality Handbook. Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. did 3 synopsis of the spiritual life. The Spirituality Handbook, the Priestly Newsletter 20he Tell My People book. The way of spiritual life proposed to the members of Shepherds of Christ Associates is centered in consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. All aspects of the spiritual life discussed below should be viewed as means to help members develop their lives in consecration to Christ, the Sacred Heart, and to Mary, the Immaculate Heart. $3
The Spirituality of Fatima by Fr. Edward J. Carter, S.J. The Fatima apparitions and messages received official Church approval in 1930. In giving her official approval to the Fatima event, the Church tells us that what took place at Fatima involving the three young visionaries is worthy of our belief. $5
Priestly Newsletter — 2000 #1 — CD. — Christ is Our Strength — Fr. Edward Carter, S.J. read it the year he died. It is so beautiful. "This brief passage contains one of the greatest lessons of the spiritual life. As we progress along our spiritual journey, we become increasingly aware of how weak we are in our—selves, but how strong we are in Christ. To experience our weakness involves suffering. The degree and kind of suffering can vary. The suffering can include the experience of the classical dark night of the spirit as described by St. John of the Cross. One of the main purposes of the dark night is to make a person keenly aware of his or her helplessness without God." quote by Fr. Carter from the newsletter $10
Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena
Holy Spirit Novena Booklet. In four languages with the Imprimatur with 18 scripture readings for two complete novenas – this very powerful Holy Spirit Novena has prayers for prayers for Protection by the Blood of Jesus, Healing, Strength and Light, To Be One with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, One with Jesus, To Dwell in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Prayer for the Holy Spirit and His Gifts, and the Word Alive in Our Hearts. All these prayers take about 10 minutes daily recited out loud. $1
Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
Shepherds of Christ Prayer
Shepherds of Christ Prayer Manual. The Shepherds of Christ has prayer chapters all over the world praying for the priests, the Church and the world. These prayers that Father Carter compiled in the summer of 1994 began this worldwide network of prayer. Currently the prayers are in eight languages with the Church’s Imprimatur. We have prayed daily for the priests, the Church, and the world since 1994. Associates are called to join prayer Chapters and help us circulate the newsletter centered on spreading devotion to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart and helping to renew the Church through greater holiness. Please form a Prayer Chapter & order a Prayer Manual.
Statues, Crucifixes, and Religious Artwork
These items are very special additions to your home or place of worship.
Special 12" Sacred Heart or Immaculate
Heart Statues with Glass
Special 11" Our Lady of Fatima/Clearwater
Statue with Glass
White or Ivory gown with gold trim.
$ 60.00 each plus shipping
Clear Crystal Rosary
Given March 21, 2014
R. Pray for These Things
1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.
2) Pray for Dan, Sally Jo, Richard, Carol, Margaret, Sue,
Jack, Jean, Amanda, Matthew, Special intentions.
3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
4) Pray for the spread of prayer chapters,
also for the spread of priests doing prayer chapters.
5) Pray for the spread of Blue Books.
6) People going to Florida and China.
7) Vocations to all 7 categories.
8) Pray for spread of Consecration and Rosary.
9) Pray for pope helping us.
10) Pray for Jeff - sales & health. Pray for Nick.
11) Blue Book 18 and cover and all involved.
For our Publisher and all involved
12) All intentions on my list, Jerry's list.
13) Priests getting Fr. Joe's book.
14) Pray for Fr. Joe's new book, cover & funds for printing & postage.
15) Donors and members and their families.
16) Healing of the Family tree.
17) Dan & Melanie, Catherine & mom, Gary, Mary Jo,
Jim & statues, Fr. Ken, Monsignor, Kerry, Tom & wife.
18) All who asked us to pray for them.
19) All we promised to pray for.
20) Rita, John, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Regina, Sanja,
Betty, Sophie, Lisa, Eileen, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
2 Dons, Mary Ellen, Fr. Joe, all priests helping us,
Ed, Jimmy, Steve, a special couple, Rosie & all involved.
21) 2 babies and moms.
22) Funds and insurance.
23) Jerry's garage.
24) In thanksgiving for gifts, graces, & blessings received.
25) Spread the Blood of Jesus on all of us here.
26) Consecrate all hearts.
27) Cast the devil out of all of us here and all in Movement.
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