Message May 25 2020
MESSAGE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
May 25, 2020
“Dear children! Pray with me for a new life for all of you. In your hearts, little children, you know what needs to be changed. Return to God and His Commandments, so that the Holy Spirit may change your lives and the face of this earth, which is in need of renewal in the spirit. Little children, be prayerful for all those who do not pray; be joyful for all those who do not see the way out; be carriers of light in the darkness of this peaceless time. Pray and seek the help and protection of the saints so that you also could yearn for Heaven and Heavenly realities. I am with you and am protecting and blessing all of you with my motherly blessing. Thank you for having responded to my call."
Jesus' Great Love
What struck me watching The Passion this year was Jesus’ relationship with His mother. Of course I know Jesus and Mary were close ,but what that means never hit me before. In the scene at their home in which Jesus is building the table, I suddenly got it. Joseph has died. It's just Jesus and Mary living together for however many years, until Jesus is thirty. And they are so close. They live life just with each other, and only the two of them really understand that Jesus is set apart from everyone else. They are deeply bonded and each means the world to the other. They delight in each other. They care deeply for each other. And they suffer with each other. Whenever one of the disciples meets Mary, he calls her "Mother." She must have been around a lot for them to have such familiar but respectful ease with her. All throughout The Passion, Mary is keeping close to Jesus, trying to comfort Him, and is in absolute agony because of His suffering. Not just because He is her son. Because He is her everything. Her entire heart is filled with love only for Him. He is all she cares about. He is her world in a deeply real way. And she is His world, too. .So often Mary is depicted in ways that are glorious and pious and holy and set her apart. But sometimes I think we forget about the person she was. To remember that person is to better understand the very real and down-to-earth bond she had with Jesus, and the example she set that is actually something we can follow. What a beautiful relationship they shared. What a concrete example of a relationship with Jesus to follow.
Maria (Lang) Garcia
http://marialang.net/jesus-great-love/mple of relationship with Jesus to follow."Start being brave about everything". Drive out darkness and spread light. Don't look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.St. Catherine of Siena, Mystic Prayers, Contributed by Father Richard Siefer
News from Medjugorje (as of April 30, 2020)
The evening prayer program from St. James' church is live streamed every day, also broadcasted on Radio Mir Medjugorje, and available on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. The prayer program starts every night at 5 pm with the Rosary, followed by the Prayer to the Holy Spirit and Holy Mass at 6 pm. The prayer program continues after Holy Mass, both in the church and our video links on website, Facebook page and YouTube channel. On Mondays, we pray the Rosary after Holy Mass, Tuesdays we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and on Wednesdays, Prayer for the healing of the body and the soul.. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, there is also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, while on Saturdays, Fr. Marinko Sakota will give his catechesis after the Adoration and on Sundays, the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary follow the Holy Mass. We would like to remind you that on Thursday, after the evening prayer program, we bring you our new project 'News from Medjugorje', available on our Facebook page, YouTube channel and live streaming service, first time broadcasted last Thursday. www.medjugorje.hr.
Pope John Paul II's prayer to the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Great
Jubilee of the year 2000
Come, Spirit of love and peace!
Spirit of wisdom, inspiration of minds and hearts, direct science and technology to the service of life, justice, and peace. Render fruitful our dialogue with the followers of other religions. Lead the different cultures to appreciate the values of the Gospel Spirit of life by whose power the Word was made flesh in the womb of the Virgin Mary, the woman of attentive silence, make us docile to the promptings of your love and ever ready to accept the signs of the times which you place along the paths of history.
Come, Spirit of love and peace!
To you, Spirit of love, with the Almighty Father and the Only-Begotten Son, be praise, honor, and glory forever and ever. Amen.
GOD IS ALIVE
The power of the Holy Spirit dwells among us all – His contemporary disciples today. No matter how large or small an assembly gathered together may be, the fact remains that God Is Alive, and the children of God are dependent on this power.
When human lives gather together in the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit, God touches lives positively. These people will receive God's goodness for them. In every human person some form of faith resides. That faith may be stifled, dusty with years of unuse, perplexed or hazy, perhaps even deliberately turned off. But IT IS THERE! All it awaits is the moment of being hopefully activated through some form of affirmation. People are the same everywhere.
They all have the same hunger and response to either personal or en masse evangelism. They yean for some "Good News."
Father Ralph A. DiOrio Jr.
A Miracle to Proclaim
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love.
V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray, O God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR OUR NATION
God our Father,
Giver of life,
We entrust the United States of America to your loving care.
You are the rock on which this nation was founded.
You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
Reclaim this land for your glory and dwell among your people.
Send your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation's leader.
Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.
Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing your will.
Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate,
Patroness of our land,
Grant us the courage to reject the "culture of death."
Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bethany Retreat Center: The heart of Young People Who Care Ministries is located in Frenchville, PA, P.O. Box 129, 16836. Phone #814-263-4855. Website: ypwcministries.org. This is truly a Christian outreach to the poor. They help with home repairs, cleaning, trips to medical facilities, food and clothing to infants etc, etc, etc. Many volunteers come by way of youth and adult retreats / permanent and temporary volunteers. Sr. Sue, Sr.. Ruth Ann, and Sr. Karen provide spiritual help and direct a multitude of services. Volunteers, financial help and prayers are all greatly appreciated.
To hear Our Lady's Message, very early, by phone call 1-814-787-5683 (LOVE) Normally the 26" of each month. Prayer requests received at this number are given to the visionary, Vicka, so that she may offer them to Our Lady. Prayer petitions can also be hand written and sent in a sealed envelope to: The Holy family, Inc., PO Box 442, St. Marys, PA 15857-0442.. They are forwarded to Vicka who presents them to Our Lady.
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle; be our defense against the wickedness and shares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
If you have met Christ, go forth and proclaim Him to the world!
Pope John Paul II