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John 8:12 "I am the light of the world."

Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 1st ANNIVERSARY OF "ARMY OF PRAYER & ROSARY "/ ASH WEDNESDAY

Dear People of Christ,
March 1, 1994 is when "Army of Prayer and Rosary" began , and this year Ash Wednesday is on
March 1 of 2017. the beginning of Lent of Easter.
May We Offer Our Prayers Up to Jesus and ALL OF GOD'S PEOPLE !

WE TOGETHER WILL HELP BUILD GOD'S ARMY
AND UNITE SPIRITUALLY IN PRAYER. 
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE'S

TOGETHER WE WILL SING TO JESUS!

Thy Word by Amy Grant
The Stand by Hillsong
Whom Shall I Fear
Broken Vessels
Blessed Be Your Name
Jesus You Are Mercy
10,000 Reasons Bless The Lord

VIDEO'S OF JESUS OF NAZARETH, LITANY, CHANTS, AND MORE ! Jan. 11, 2017
SOVEREIGN GRACE MUSIC, ASHES REMAIN AND MORE ; Mar. 15, 2017


1) Army of Prayer and Rosary ; posted Sept. 27, 2016

2) Soldier of The Army of God ; posted Aug. 18, 2016

3) Jesus Love for Us and Carrying Our Cross ; posted Sept. 22, 2016

4) I Am Because We Are ; posted Aug. 29, 2016

5) If I Could Tell You Today ; posted Nov. 3, 2016

6) How Embrace The Cross Began ; posted May 2, 2016

7) Anniversary of Embrace The Cross ; posted Feb 5, 2017

8) Powerful Songs of Jesus ; posted Jan. 26, 2017

9) Hillsong Music, Casting Crowns, and More; posted Jan. 5 , 2017

 GO TO MY FAVORITES :The Stations of The Cross" and "The Ten Commandments"
Try your best to pray "The Stations of the Cross" often, especially during lent,
On  Good Friday is when Christ died on the Cross , try to pray the stations on Fridays !
NOTE; Remember every Sunday Mass we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

Chaplet Of The Divine Mercy In Song ; posted Sept. 15, 2016

Divine Mercy Chaplet , by Fr. Rob Galea, ; posted Feb. 22, 2017

Chaplet of Divine Mercy video ; posted July 16, 2016

Chaplet of Divine Mercy , by Donna Cori ; posted Aug. 8, 2016

St. Michael Prayer in Song ; posted Aug. 11, 2016

Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus ; posted Oct. 20, 2016 (pray for your intention when stated in 
prayer)

Video's of the Sacraments / Communion Songs ; posted Feb. 2, 2017

Place Your Confidence in The Lord ; posted Nov. 11, 2016

A MESSAGE OF ASH WEDNESDAY:  JESUS FIRST !

Dear One's, Lent is freely doing what Our loving Lord, wants us to do. Those who are fourteen
years of age, or older are asked to abstain from ALL MEATS, except for fish.
note; you may have veggie pizza's, cheese sandwiches, peanut butter, shrimp, potato soup,
vegetable soup, fish sticks, mac & cheese , be creative !

We are to do this during lent, beginning Ash Wed. and every Fri. of Lent.and Good Friday
when Christ died on the CROSS.

May we as a people, do this with GREAT HONOR AND JOY to GOD !

He will see our sincere action of sacrifice, and place it in His Sacred Heart.

1) We are to be Merciful to ourselves, and wanting to grow in virtue. We must give up our sins, and live the way God wants us to live. We are to be Merciful to Ourselves, in receiving reconciliation
( confession) to God. We cleanse ourselves, and make us new, by God's own graces. Remember,
it's a sacrament given freely to us , by God.

2) We are to be Merciful to others, in helping them in need, giving food, and drink. We are to clothed the naked, and shelter the homeless. Take the time to visit the sick, and lonely.  We are to help council the doubtful and depressed.  We are to pray for the living and dead.

3) We are to be Merciful to God, by making regular appointments to Him, everyday !
Give Him your TIME of PRAYER to him at our homes, offices, visiting our churches, or praying during our lunch hour. It doesn't have to be a long prayer, rather make it nice and simple.

May we ask Him for His Graces, given to us, through His Sacred Heart. may we worship our Lord, in giving Him, Praise, Glory, and Thanks ! go to:
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus ; posted Oct 20, 2016
(pray for your intention when stated in prayer)

Remember always, we are blessed with ashes on our forehead, to remind us to REPENT, and
BELIEVE in the word of God GOD IS THE WORD !




Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

I Thirst (The Crucifixion Story) by Tatiana


Silently by Tatiana


Christ Be Our Light ( video)


ANNIVERSARY OF EMBRACE THE CROSS !

FEBRUARY 5TH,  ANNIVERSARY OF EMBRACE THE CROSS ***

May God's Divine love, his strength, and His blessings
Be Upon You and Your loved ones,
May He grant you comfort and peace.

(WE JOIN OUR CROSS WITH CHRIST CROSS)

Jesus walks in front of Us
we follow him
because we 
recognize His Voice !

With prayer always, Lori Foster

Silently by Tatiana
I Thirst ( A crucifixion Story) by Tatiana

He's Alive (song)
 Christ Be Our Light (song)
Blest Are They (song)
Christ Be Our Light ( Many People of ALL ages singing together)

THE GOOD SHEPHERD:

John Ch 10 V 1-18

Truly I assure you:
Whoever does not enter the sheepfold through
the gate
but climbs in some other way
is a thief and a marauder meaning: looter, raider, pirate
The one who enters through the gate
is shepherd of the sheep;
the keeper opens the gate for him.
The sheep hear his voice
as he calls his own by name
and leads them out.
When he has brought out (all) those that are
his,
he walks in front of them,
and the sheep follow him
because they recognize his voice.
They will not follow a stranger;
such a one they will flee,
because they do not recognize a stranger's
voice.

Even though Jesus used this figure with
them, they did not grasp what he was trying
to tell them.  He therefore said ( to them
again):

"My solemn word is this;
I AM the sheepgate.
All who came before me
were thieves and marauders meaning; looter, raider, pirate
whom the sheep did not heed.
I AM THE GATE. 
Whoever enters through me
will be safe. 
He will go in and out,
and find pasture.
The thief comes
only to steal and slaughter and destory,
I came that they might have life
and have it to the full.
I am the good shepherd;
the good shepherd lays down his life for the
sheep.
The hired hand-who is no shepherd
nor owner of the sheep-
catches sight of the wolf coming
and runs away, leaving the sheep
to be snatched and scattered by the wolf.
That is because he works for pay;
he has no concern for the sheep.

" I am the good shepherd,
I know my sheep
and my sheep know me."
In the same way that the Father knows me
and I know my Father;
for these sheep I will give my LIFE.
I have other sheep
that do not belong to this fold.
I must lead them, too,
and they shall hear MY VOICE.
There shall be ONE FLOCK THEN ONE SHEPHERD.
The Father loves me for this;
that I lay down my life
to take it up again.
NO ONE TAKES IT FROM ME;
I lay it down freely .
I have power to lay it down,
and I have power to take it up again.
This command I received from my Father."


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Is It Biblical in asking Blessed Mary, Angels, and Saints to PRAY FOR US ?

Dear One's You will find in Scripture
"The Angels and Saints " Do know what is
going on in our world. We know" Blessed Mary "is
Jesus Mother,"Holy Mother of God" and We can
ask her to pray for Us. 
We can and should ask other's to pray for us
here on earth, however
"The Heavenly Court" as mentioned above are
already in the face of Jesus, and in His Glory !

PSALM 103 Verses 20-21: 
 We pray : Bless the Lord, O you his Angels,
you mighty ones, who do His Word,
Hearkening to the Voice of His Lord !
Bless the Lord, all his host,
his ministers that do His will

PSALM 148 Verses 1-2: 
"Praise the Lord !
Praise the Lord from the
Heavens, Praise Him
in the heights !
Praise Him, all his Angels,
Praise Him all his Host !

Not Only Do Those In Heaven Pray With Us,
They Also Pray For Us. 
REVELATION Ch . 5 Verse 8
John sees that " the twenty-four
elders (leaders of the people of God
in Heaven.) fell down before
the lamb, each holding a harp,
and with golden bowls
fell of incense, which are
the prayers of the saints.
Thus, the saints in heaven
offer to God the prayers, of
the saints on earth.
The Angels do the same thing;
REVELATION Ch. 8 Verses 3-4
"An Angel came and stood
at the altar (in Heaven)
with a golden censer and
he was given much incense
to mingle with the prayers
of all the saints upon the
golden altar before the throne,
and the smoke of the incense
rose with the prayers of the
Saints from the hand of the
Angel before God."

MATTHEW Ch. 18 Verse 10
Jesus himself warned us not to mess
with small children because their guardian
Angels have guaranteed intercessory
access to the Father. "See that you
do not despise one of these little
ones for I tell you that in Heaven
their Angels always see the face
of my Father who is in Heaven.

1 TIMOTHY Ch. 2 Verse 5
Because he is the only God-man
and the mediator of the New Covenant,
Jesus is the only mediator between
man and God.
but this in no way means we
cannot or should not ask our
fellow Christians to pray
with us, and for us.
1 TIMOTHY Ch. 2 Verse 1-4
In Particular, we should ask
the intercession of those
Christians in heaven,
who have already had their
sanctification completed,
for "The prayer of a 
righteous man has great power
in its effects ; James Ch 5 Verse 16 or
The fervent petition of a holy man
is powerful indeed. )
Those whom are already in Heaven
in God's Glory are Holy !
We are not offending Our Lord, in
anyway in asking for the 
Heavenly Court to 
PRAY FOR US !!


Video's of the Sacraments / Communion Songs

EVERY SACRAMENT IS  SANCTIFYING GRACE OF GOD.
The Seven Sacraments are Spiritual Gifts given by God
through His Church. (Baptism, Confession, Communion, Marriage,
Holy Orders, Anointing of the Sick.)

1) Why The Sacrament of Baptism, by Bishop Barron

2) The Holy Spirit , by Bishop Barron ( May We Say, "Come Holy Spirit")

3) Being Born Again, by Bishop Barron

4) The Real Presence of Christ in The Eucharist, by Bishop Barron

5) What Faith is, What Faith isn't, by Bishop Barron

6) The Sacrament of Confirmation, by Bishop Barron

7) Why Do Catholic's Go to Confession to A Priest? ( John Ch 20 V-22-23)

8) The Sacrament of Holy Orders (What Ordination Means)

9) Anointing of the Sick, (James Ch 5 V-14)

10) IS IT BIBLICAL IN ASKING BLESSED MARY, THE ANGELS
       AND SAINTS TO PRAY FOR US ?

11) On The Devil, by Bishop Barron

12) Additional Commentary (On The Devil) by Fr. Barron

13) On Judgement and God by Bishop Barron

14) Why Did Jesus Have To Die The Way He Did ? by Fr. Barron

15) Why Was The Cross Necessary - Faith Seeks Understanding, by Fr. Barron

16) Who Is Jesus, by Father Barron

THE EARLY CHURCH FATHERS , 10 VERSES I NEVER SAW
17) Marcus Grodi, The Early Church Fathers I Never Saw (The Journey Home)

18) Marcus Grodi, Ten Verses I Never Saw (The Journey Home)

NOTE; If you have a question about the Church and the Bible go to
(you tube catholic answers)

VIDEO'S OF JESUS, LITANY, CHANTS, AND MORE
MARCH 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF ARMY AND ROSARY / ASH WEDNESDAY

COMMUNION SONGS: Scripture ( John Ch. 6)
We Hunger and Thirst
Behold The Lamb
Communion Song
I Am The Bread Of Life
You Satisfy The Hungry Heart (Gift of finest Wheat)
Take and Eat
Communion Song ( We Come to Share Our Story)
The Body of Christ
In Remembrance of Me
All I Have is Christ
Behold Our God

Anointing of the Sick, James 5:14 ( Can be given for anxiety, depression, mental illness disorders, however not to replace psychiatrists)


Sacrament of Holy Orders (What Ordination means)


Why Do Catholics Go To Confession To A Priest? John Ch 20 V- 22-23


The Sacrament of Confirmation , by Bishop Barron


What Faith is, and What Faith isn't , by Bishop Barron


The Real Presence of Christ in The Eucharist, by Bishop Barron


Being Born Again ! by Bishop Barron


The Holy Spirit, by Bishop Barron (May we say; "Come Holy Spirit")


Why The Sacrament of Baptism, by Bishop Barron