June 8, 2021
June 9th Holy Spirit Novena
The Novena Rosary
Please Pray for Fr. Joe & Bob
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.
June 8, 2021
R. We are ready to publish Fr. Joe’s new homily book.
Here are 2 homilies from this book.
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 5, 2004
INTRODUCTION – When we think of slavery we think of the brutal situation of African slaves as it existed in our own country up until the middle of the 19th century. In the Roman Empire 20 centuries ago, where slavery was common, it was somewhat different. Slaves came from nations and peoples that Rome had conquered. There were probably more white slaves than blacks. They may have worked on the land but many were educated or skilled in some profession and would have worked as musicians, scribes, craftsmen, teachers and even doctors. Slaves could be set free by their masters for good service or a slave could sometimes save up enough money to buy his or her own freedom.
Today’s second reading is about a slave, Onesimus. He ran away from his master Philemon, thus the reading is from a letter of St. Paul to Philemon. By law Onesimus could have been put to death for trying to escape. In fear for his life he ran to St. Paul, who was in prison at the time, probably in Ephesus. In those days prisoners were just locked up and they were not given three square meals a day or gymnasiums to work out in or cable TV’s to entertain them. Unless a prisoner had someone to bring them food and take care of their needs, they probably would have starved to death. So, while Onesimus was with Paul, he took care of him and in the process Paul converted him to Christ. Paul thus sees himself as his spiritual father and refers to Onesimus as his own child. Paul felt an obligation to send him back to Philemon, who was also one of Paul’s converts. He didn’t feel right benefiting from a gift that had not been given to him. Paul asked Philemon to receive Onesimus back, not as a piece of property, but as a brother in the Lord. Christianity transcends all other relationships as we hear in today’s gospel.
HOMILY – Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. St. Luke tells us he was traveling with great crowds. Jesus was going to be murdered, and he was totally aware of what he was going to have to face. We know from other parts of the gospels that the people, and not even his own disciples, knew what was ahead. Their expectations were different than his. They were looking for some major changes in their lives. They expected Jesus would raise a resistance against the Roman occupation, drive the Roman army out of Israel and take control of their land once again. He would be their messiah and savior. And on top of all this, Jesus had unusual powers: he could heal the sick, feed the hungry, even raise the dead. He would be an awesome king! He was going to suffer. They were full of hope and expectation of getting their nation back and enjoying a good life. He turned around and stopped them. He told them you can’t follow me unless you hate your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters and even your own life. You’ll have to pick up your own cross if you want to be my disciple. He told them with two simple parables they have to stop and think if they were prepared to do this. Like a man building a tower or a king going into battle, are they sure they have what it takes?
One wonders if the great crowds that were following him faded away after all that. The one word in today’s gospel that is really shocking is the word “hate.” Certainly we know Jesus doesn’t want us to hate anyone. Jesus even provided for his own mother while he was dying on the cross as he entrusted her to the care of his beloved disciple. So how could Jesus tell us to “hate” anyone, especially those closest to us? The only record we have of what Jesus said is in the Greek text of the gospels. The Greek uses the verb “miseo” which means “hate.” It is from that word that we get the English word: misanthrope. Miseo, however, has a secondary meaning which is “to prefer or favor something or someone less.” And of course this is what Jesus means. St. Matthew, in a parallel passage in his gospel, quotes Jesus in this sense: “Whoever loves his father or mother, brother or sister, more than me is not worthy of me.” All Jesus wants us to really hate is sin. But Jesus is still very demanding in that he is telling us if we are going to follow him, he must take priority over everyone and everything in our lives, and even over our own life. Many people have physically lost even their lives rather than to turn away from Christ. We call them martyrs, not the kind of people who are suicide bombers who want to kill, but martyrs in the sense of witnesses, witnesses to Jesus and to his law of love. We must be willing to lose everything rather than lose Jesus, or we are not his disciple.
Politicians today are busy telling us how they’ll make life wonderful for everyone. Jesus would not make a good politician. He tells us it will not always be easy if we go with him. As I have seen over and over again, life is even harder if we try to live our lives without him. For those who have not made the commitment of putting Christ first in their lives, Jesus’ saying sounds harsh. But those who have put Christ first know what peace that can bring. Those who are willing to lose everything, are really gaining everything, for in Jesus is the fullness of life, the fullness of all that is good.
Too many Christians think of their faith like some kind of insurance. As long as they pay their premiums they’re protected. And they try to figure out what is the minimum they can get by with to still be covered. If the rules say go to Mass every Sunday, they figure well maybe once or twice a month will work just as well. If the rules say love your neighbor, well maybe I’ll still be covered if I don’t hurt anyone even if I do not do anything to help anyone. I’m sure you can think of other examples. The story of the tower half built tells us Jesus wants more than half-hearted efforts. Heaven will not be “pie in the sky.” Heaven will be the happiness of giving ourselves in love to the greatest lover in the universe. Our readings today are asking us: are we willing to truly give our life over to Christ in order to know the fullness of life
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 12, 2004
INTRODUCTION – Our first reading takes us back to the time of Moses, about 1300 years before Christ. The people of Israel were simply a bunch of slaves who had just escaped from Egypt through God’s power and Moses’ leadership. God had just made them his people at Mt. Sinai through a covenant in which they pledged to honor Yahweh as their only God. God then called Moses to the top of Mt. Sinai to speak further with him. With their leader out of sight, the people got into trouble. Probably following the customs of the Egyptians, they tried to represent their God in animal form and they fashioned for themselves a golden calf. This is where our first reading begins. God is angry with his people. Notice, in speaking to Moses, he calls them “your people.” Moses becomes an intercessor for the people and “convinces” God to be forgiving. His prayer displays total unselfishness. God, of course, wanted to grant forgiveness in the first place. In the second reading we hear St. Paul describe what a sinful person he once was and how God was merciful to him. Jesus gives us three beautiful parables on forgiveness in today’s gospel.
HOMILY – It’s important to feel safe and secure. As we live under constant warnings of possible terrorism, as we remember the tragedy of 9/11 this weekend, as we face another powerful hurricane headed in our direction, as we mark the loss of over 1000 American lives in Iraq, and as the ban on attack weapons is about to expire, we know we are not as secure as we would like to be. We are the greatest nation in the world and we are vulnerable on many fronts. Now, I’m not here to preach doom and gloom and I’m not here to frighten people. If that were my purpose, I would be able to go on for a much longer time talking about what is wrong or what could go wrong. I am generally optimistic and believe the many positive things in our world far outweigh the negative. And even when bad things happen, I have always been comforted by the words of St. Paul: “For those who love God, everything works out for the best.” The key words here are: “For those who love God.”
Today we heard the beautiful parable of the prodigal son. Think of how wonderful life was for him after he left home. He had freedom and independence, lots of money, lots of friends, lots of fun and everyday was a new adventure. He felt in control, safe and secure. But things turned sour and suddenly life was miserable. He had broken his connection with the real source of strength and stability in his life. Of course, in Jesus’ parable, God is that source of strength and stability. represented by the kind and generous Father. Sadly, I see too many people today living with the attitude of the prodigal son, trying to enjoy life to it’s fullest, busy with making money, sports, fun and entertainment and not having time to stay connected to their real source of strength and stability. They have built their own “golden calf” which they worship, sacrificing all their time and energy and resources to it. Is God going to be forgiving? Of course. That’s what our readings are all about today. But God’s forgiveness is not a judicial statement that simply says “you continually have done so many terrible things, but I am going to forgive you and let you go free without any punishment or fine or bond to pay.” Make sense? Of course not. But that’s the concept some people have of God’s mercy and forgiveness. God is ready to forgive and forget everything with one objective in mind: to allow us to change. Notice the second reading - Paul admits to being a blasphemer, a persecutor and arrogant. but he was not forgiven so that he could remain the same blaspheming, persecuting, arrogant person that he already was. Paul was forgiven in order that he could become a new person, an apostle to the world. The purpose of God’s forgiveness is to effect a change. Look at the gospel: the lost sheep was found so that it could rejoin the flock. The son was forgiven and reinstated because he came to his senses and did return home. God’s forgiveness and our efforts to live in his grace and love are connected together. In our efforts to change, sometimes we fail many times. But God is patient and will not give up on us, and we cannot give up on ourselves. We will enjoy security and independence only by recognizing our dependence on God, our Father. With all the blessings we enjoy in our country we are moving away from the One who is the source of all these blessings.
I want to end with a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville who came to our country to study our strengths and weaknesses in the 1830’s: “I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers, and it was not there; in the fertile fields and boundless prairies, and it was not there; in her rich mines and her vast world commerce, and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits, aflame with righteousness, did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”
R. Please pray for this and help us.
30 Years Ago
January 17, 1992
Come to Me in Your Pain
Jesus:Do not go only to man, most especially come to Me. I am the only One Who can completely minister to you when your heart is broken. The worst pains are the pains of the heart. Stay plugged into My source. Know I am here with you every minute, every second of your life, and I will be there always.
Come unto Me all who are weary and I will comfort you. Do not be afraid for I will gently show you the way of the Lord.
I will be your rock. I will be your fortress. I will not leave you ever. I am there. My Heart is an undying source of fire and warmth and power.
I am your power. I am your strength. I am your God. I am there every instant of your life.
R.I can never live the moments of this day again. When I go to bed, today is gone forever. I must choose to treasure each moment because it is the only moment I have and it only lasts one moment.
January 17, 1992
I want to be close to You and feel Your
presence in my heart. I ask You to open
my heart to the fire of Your love and know
Your promptings at this moment in my
life. You are my God and I am Your child and
my way in life is useless without Your
direction. My life would be so full of fear
without having the relationship that You
have given me with You. The devil tempts me
to think I am unworthy. Most Sacred Heart of
Jesus I put my trust in Thee.
No matter what day and what minute it is, You
will always be there because You do not
slumber or sleep.
Jesus:I am your rock, I am your strength,
I am your Savior. I am the only one who can
minister to you when your heart is broken.
I know your pain and your distrust and your
hurt and your numbness and fear not to trust
again. I have been offended so many times
by so many. The worst is pains of the heart.
Stay plugged into My source, know I am here
with you every minute, every second,
of your life, and I will be there ALWAYS –
I died on the cross for you.
Come to Me all who are weary and I will
comfort you. Place your yoke upon My
shoulder and do not be afraid for I will
gently show you the way of the Lord.
I will be your rock, I will be your fortress, I
will not leave you, I am there.
Pray for your friends – many are
suffering and will not open their hearts to Me
or you or anybody. Many say “yes”
to satan and “no” to Me. Pray hard for
them, go to daily Mass and Communion and
pray for them.
I have all the power.
All power comes from Me –
My heart is an undying source
of fire and warmth –
I have all the power.
I am your power –
I am your strength –
I am your God –
I am there with you now
I will always be ready to help you
if you turn to Me.
January 17, 1992
Jesus:I am all powerful
I am your strength
I am your God
I am there every breath you take!!
You must stay plugged into My Power.
Without Me life is void, empty and
They wander a valley of pain, hiding –
they give their power to satan –
they think they are in charge and
yet they can be enslaved to satan –
because of their pride.
They can weave a web of their own making –
a web they are caught in
fallacious reasoning from the evil one,
impurities keeps them stuck.
They want power because they feel a
loss of power – so they want
power over innocent others
What is a promise from a man
who rocks with untruths –
full of sin
Some seek power over others so
they like watching others suffer.
You are plugged into My source –
You are plugged into an endless
You know My light –
You know the fire of My love,
You know My warmth,
You know My ever vigilant Heart –
My Heart is burning for love of you –
I am your God –
You should have no gods before Me
I am here with you now in your heart –
I love you so much –
Come Holy Spirit
Beg for the gift of Wisdom –
Beg the Spirit of God to fill you –
The devil wants your power –
Some people want to be over authority,
but authority under God
is to be respected –
People who seek power over authority –
seek problems –
they are challenging structure –
God has put in place –
Where I put order –
My power never runs out!
It is an endless source of power
R.I remember a message I received
I was surrendering to Jesus asking
Him to run my life. I was teaching
Math. I was in a professional religious
choir and I was the organist and choir
director at a small church in Cincinnati.
I got a message and I was falling
asleep while I wrote it, the words
were going up hill. It was January 1992.
He said there won’t be a stone left
on a stone. I was falling asleep as I wrote.
Then it happened, I lost my voice and
I couldn’t breathe or talk or sing,
He helped me to let go of my old jobs.
It was so difficult, that was
why I was crying on my knees that
spring break March 1993. I was a
mother, wife, teacher ... I couldn’t talk.
I was a singer in a choir without a voice.
He helped me to let go of the things
He wanted me to let go of. He wanted
me to work for Him.
It was a time of great suffering and
struggle teaching at the two colleges,
12 hours all together each semester
besides all my other jobs, choir
directing, playing the organ,
singing in the choir and to top
it off I was taking 5 hours of
music classes at XU. These classes
are what helped me be able to hear
the Song from Jesus I received when
Jesus gave it to me October 7, 1994
and write up the notes.
My teachers there both helped me a lot
to be able to do what I had to do to
get the music Jesus gave me down and
get it copy-writed.
It felt as if there wasn’t a stone
left on a stone.
I totally had to give up all my jobs
because of my voice.
December 17, 1991
R.On December 17, 1991, I saw a vision of Jesus’ Heart on fire after communion. He said – I didn’t know how this Heart would lead people to His Sacred Heart.
December 17, 1991
Jesus:I am Jesus. I have spoken as never before, you will spread My love to all souls on this earth.
R.The vision of Jesus’ Heart on fire I had in the same pew at All Saints Church, December 17, 1991. The heart that is on the Second Blue Book. March 26, 1996, I had in the same pew on the other end of the pew toward the center aisle, the first pew on the right side of the church as I faced the altar.
His Burning Heart
R.I was alone in All Saints Church after Mass and Communion, in front of the tabernacle, when I saw the Sacred Heart. It was red around the outside, then a layer of yellow and then the brightest light in the center. I felt heat and it looked like an open furnace.
I thought about it all day and it instantly gave me peace and warmth in my heart. This is the purpose of these letters – to draw hearts to the ardent on-fire love of Jesus. I received the following message that day:
“Open your heart to the fire of God’s love. He is ablaze in your heart. He wants to dwell in you and love you and others through you. Love God, yourself and one another and experience the fire set aglow in your heart and experience the warmth of His love.”end of excerpts
R. Mary appeared Our Lady of Clearwater,
December 17, 1996, 5 Years Later.
June 7, 2021
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 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
|Fr. Joe Robinson|
Guiding Light — The Word Alive in Our Hearts. — Cycle B Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a tremendous honor Fr. Joe has allowed us to share these great gifts with you – for greater holiness and knowing more and more about God. $10
Guiding Light — The Soul Who Could. — Cycle A Homilies by the Reverend Joe Robinson given at St. Boniface Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. $10
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. $10
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. $10
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. $10
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. $10
|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
Shepherds of Christ Holy Spirit Novena CD
Blue Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping
Red Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping
Clear Crystal Rosary
Rosary with the Image of Our Lady of Clearwater
8mm - $ 40.00 plus shipping
R. Pray for These Things
1) Pray for the Pope & hierarchy to help us start prayer chapters.3) Pray for the priests, the Church and the world!
2) Pray for Special people.
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.
11) Pray for the country
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) Pray for the Corona Virus to go away
18) All who asked us to pray for them.
19) All we promised to pray for.
20) Rita, Doris, Sheila, Jerry, Sanja, Fr. Mike, Louie, Laverne,
Fr. Joe, all priests helping us, Ed, Jimmy, Mary,
Carol R., a special couple, Rosie & all involved.
21) All of our families.
22) Funds and insurance.
23) All of our houses.
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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