Thursday, December 6, 2007


A Calendar - Thursday December 6, 2007:

"Title: Advent Evening of Reflection

Duration:7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Details:St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield.

Let us assess our relationship to the Lord & look how we serve and meet him through others. "

Prayers for the victims and their families

Gunman kills 8, self at Omaha mall - Crime & courts-

We need to pray not only for these families, but for all the potential 'gunmen' out there. Earlier this week the Lord was leading us to pray for the children to be released from darkness. I think we need to hike up those prayers. Especially for media influence to be broken (darkness and evil that is coming in from movies, tv, music, internet, video games). Pray, pray, pray for the children! Pray also for their parents...the adults too need to be living in freedom (from evil) in order to be able to be obedient to the Lord in how to raise them.

For our Priests

Spirit Daily - Daily spiritual news from around the world:

"Can you imagine the guts, the faith, it takes, in these times, to be a priest? These days, we can say that good priests (and they're in the majority) are true heroes. They suffer a white martyrdom."

Let us pray today for our Priests and Bishops and for all stepping out in obedience to the Lord in ministry, by dedicating their lives to Him.

In a very particular way, I pray for my own Parish...St. Joseph's and for our Pastor, Fr. Ron. May we lead the way in serving Him!

You Raise me Up


Intercessors Of The Lamb

"Our Lady said, “Now you do whatever He tells you.” She said that to the servants. Hopefully we are all servants of the Lord! She is saying that to us as well. “You do whatever He tells you.” That “whatever” can be frightening. What does that mean –“whatever”? We do not always know. It simply means whatever - whatever God’s word is, whatever God’s will is, whatever God wants. This is exactly what she is asking of us. “Do whatever He tells you.” Much of the time, we are not listening. We do not know what He is saying. That is why the contemplative posture is so important. We must be able to can hear what God is asking. We can hear His preference and then we can do whatever His word is showing us. Obedience is also the fruit of humility. There is only one way to know if we are humble and that is to ask ourselves, “Are we being obedient?” If we are being obedient to God’s way, God’s preference, then that is humility. That is the kind of obedience, the kind of humility, that will crush pride – that will crush the serpent’s head. It will crush satan."

Excerpt From Mother Nadine’s, “On Earth as it is In Heaven” The Philippines, 11/05

Universalis: Morning Prayer (Lauds)

Universalis: Morning Prayer (Lauds):

"Show forth your power, O Lord, and bring your great strength to our aid. Although our sins impede our steps, let your grace help us to go forward."

St. Nicholas Feast Day!

Universalis: Today:
"St Nicholas

He was bishop of Myra, in Lycia (now part of Turkey) and died about the middle of the fourth century. He has been venerated throughout the Church, especially since the 10th century. Because of his help to the poor he is the patron saint of pawnbrokers, whose insignia of three golden balls represent the three purses of gold he is said to have given secretly to a poor man who could not afford dowries for his three daughters. "

Gracious and good Lord,
we bless you on this feast of St. Nicholas, your servant,
who is an example to us of a life of charity and love.
May we see in his life an invitation to imitate his good deeds.
Make us always mindful of the needs of others
and help us rejoice in the abundance of your goodness around us.
Through Jesus our Lord. Amen.


USCCB - (NAB) - December 6, 2007

Mt 7:21, 24-27

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’
will enter the Kingdom of heaven,
but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.

Today's Prayer: Dear Lord, today we come to You seeking the grace to be obedient to Your Will and the perseverance to stick with it even when we can't see what the results might be.