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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fr. Bozada – Lazarus in Our Lives Today



Fr. Bozada – Lazarus in Our Lives Today


My Dear People,

Lazarus and the Rich Man

What does Lazarus represent for us in the Gospel? He images the invisible poor who are always present in our midst. On street corners begging for money, at Agape House looking for furniture, with St. Vincent de Paul asking for rent money; the poor we will always have among us. But how much do we allow are hearts to be touched by the poor? It is easier to pretend we don’t see them? Are we praying for the needs of the poor; and how are we meeting the challenge to assist them? These are difficult questions.

It is much easier to say that we have “enough” problems of our own. Why add more to the list? Even Our Lord kept money aside to aide the poor. Judas was accused of stealing from the kitty for them. So what can we do? The extra clothes we never wear, the furniture stuffed in the garage, the extra canned goods on our shelves; could not these be shared with the needy in our midst? If we make a habit of caring for the poor, we will never be outdone by our generosity in God’s eyes. Please pray that you may grow in love for the poor in our midst.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we open our eyes to the needs of the poor around us. Our hands and hearts may be open to sharing our gifts to make this world a better place for all of us.

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Heading to Rome: Entire Maryland Episcopal Parish Becoming Catholic - U.s. - Catholic Online

'The immediate process which brings us to this historic moment began with a Vestry retreat in October 2007, where it was decided unanimously that Mount Calvary should explore the possibility of becoming part of the Roman Catholic Church.' - Rev'd Jason Cantania


'The immediate process which brings us to this historic moment began with a Vestry retreat in October 2007, where it was decided unanimously that Mount Calvary should explore the possibility of becoming part of the Roman Catholic Church.' - Rev'd Jason Cantania

I love this kind of Church news. Welcome home dear friends in Christ. May Mother Mary take you all under her mantle of protection. Amen.
Deacon John

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Virgin Mary appears to Caqueta soldiers - Colombia news | Colombia Reports

Our Lady is the Queen of Peace! She said in one apparition that she "would appear in every home if she has to!" Show thyself, my Mother and my Queen! Bring us to conversion and to your Divine Son, Jesus Christ! We are awaiting the triumph of your Immaculate Heart and the reign of Christ in our hearts! Amen.
Deacon John

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It takes only one drink to get me drunk. The trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or the fourteenth.
- George Burns :-)

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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: "Trust Me" by Rita Ring

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September 24, 1994

Title:  Trust Me

To Father Carter and Rita


Jesus:  I call you to be united and working together in intimacy. This will help My work be done, as you grow in greater oneness - as you work as one mind and one heart with the same plan I give you. The devil will try to divide you, he will plant thoughts of division in your mind. Trust Me. You are both to lead one another to greater intimacy with Me through My Mother's most tender heart. Your support for one another is crucial to the deeds you must both accomplish. I am leading you both, separately, and jointly, to accomplish My task, to promote devotion to My Heart through My Mother's Heart.

     Your support and love of each other is important for this endeavor. Your love of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit will grow as you trust one another and open up to the experiences you are having, growing in your relationship with Me. Each person will help the other see the whole picture you need to do this work. Hold not back your experiences with Me. Tell one another your intimate experiences with God. You will both grow in your relationship with Me as you share your experiences with Me. You will lead so many to My Most Sacred Heart. Trust one another and do not give into any promptings of Satan to divide you. Come to My Heart and rest forever there. I am your most loving Jesus, through My Mother's tender heart you will accomplish this task and lead so many to My Heart.

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     I love you so much. I am the Sacred Heart of Jesus. You are My apostles. I will lead you to such intense union with Me, the Father and Holy Spirit. I love you so much.

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/30/10

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Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and Mary's Meals

September 30, 2010
St. Jerome

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I am with you and bless you all with my motherly blessing of peace, and I urge you to live your life of faith even more, because you are still weak and are not humble. I urge you, little children, to speak less and to work more on your personal conversion so that your witness may be fruitful. And may your life be unceasing prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."  

(September 25, 2010)

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Work more on your personal conversion so that your witness may be fruitful."  We don't always associate our witness with our personal conversion.  Our witness seems public, but our conversion seems more private, between me and God.  And yet our witness will bear good fruit only if our conversion is real.  So they are tied together.  

One such conversion that is bearing incredible fruit is Craig Lodge in Scotland.  The MacFarlane-Barrow family went to Medjugorje in the early 80's and their whole life changed. They began a house of prayer on their property, and soon hundreds of people were coming to Craig Lodge to pray and find the peace they lacked.  Out of this prayer and peace came an initiative called "Mary's Meals".  Today through SIR (Scotland International Relief) over ½ million starving children all over the world are fed at school every day.  Talk about fruit.  

You can read about this remarkable family at www.marysmeals.org!  Also, I want to include a news flash they just sent out in which you can help.

 

Mary's Meals Extra

Welcome to the Autumn Issue of Mary's Meals Extra, our quarterly e-bulletin for supporters, keeping you up to date with the latest Mary's Meals events and activities.

We want to start by sharing some news that we have only just heard. Magnus, our founder, has been named one of the Top Ten Heroes of 2010 by the TV station CNN.

This international recognition of our work is an honour, and presents a wonderful opportunity to tell more people around the world about the importance of a meal a day, in school, for a hungry child.

We hope that you will help us by sharing the link to the film about Magnus at www.cnn.com/heroes and casting your vote for the Hero of the Year.

The CNN Heroes programme aims to promote "everyday people who are doing extraordinary things". Magnus' initial nomination in the summer had a big impact on Mary's Meals which you can read more about that in this issue of Mary's Meals Extra. http://www.marysmeals.org/PDF/Marys-Meals-EXTRA-Issue7.pdf

Please vote for Magnus, because if he wins, Mary's Meals will receive a big donation!  I see in Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow a good example of a personal conversion that is bearing fruit in his witness.  You can read about Magnus and his family on their website also.

 

God bless you all and please say a quick prayer for me, I have a bad cold!!

In Jesus and Mary!

Cathy Nolan

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MMP Prayer Cenacle


September 30, 2010

This morning after Mass we restarted our Marian Movement of Priests Prayer Cenacle at St. Mary of the Lakes Parish in Eustis, Florida. I actually started this group back about 5 years ago and we held the Cenacle on Friday mornings after Mass, but because of my working hours, I had to give up being the moderator. A wonderful lady, Adelyne, wife of Deacon Klein (R.I.P.+)  continued as moderator until this year when she told me because of her age (93), she couldn’t do it any more. So I asked our new pastor, Fr. Gilbert, if I could restart the group on Thursday mornings and he agreed.He loves having people praying the Rosary!

Normally, we would have the meeting down in the church hall, which is below the main church building but I found out just yesterday that  the Thursday Bible Study Group was meeting there at 8:45 AM. What confused me was that the location of the Bible Study Group was listed in the church bulletin as being held in the church Center, which is in another building, where  the Religious Education classes are held.

We had four of us, three men and one lady, today and we held our Cenacle in the church, sitting in the pews near the tabernacle. Actually, I liked this better because we were in the Lord’s Presence while we prayed and also  we could gaze on the large statue of Our Lady of Grace which is in the far side of the church. Also behind the altar is a large stained glass picture of Jesus, Mary and Joseph on the road to Egypt, guided by a Angel. This is also another treat for the eyes and good for meditations.


Our format consists of: A hymn to the Holy Spirit, the Holy Rosary, Prayers for the Pope and his intentions, 3 hail Mary’s for Fr. Gobbi and all priests, especially our pastor and his assistants, a reading from the book, “To The Priests, Our Lady’s beloved Sons,” (All the Messages of Our Lady  to Fr. Gobbi from 1973 to 1997), a short meditation by me, a short fraternal chat amongst us about the Message read, the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Prayer, and ending with the hymn “Immaculate Mary.”

I was overjoyed to be with these prayer warriors and I know Our lady was happy too, because She is the one who requested that we should have these Prayer Cenacles everywhere, in churches and in homes. Families can gather to pray, especially Our Lady wants the children to be involved and even have Cenacles just for them.

I would love to have any of you who can get to St. Mary's on Thursday mornings, to join us in our prayers and consecration.  For those of you who live far away from Central Florida, why not start a Cenacle where you are, in your home or church. Remember to get your pastors permission to start a group in church. At home or a friends home, you don't need one. It's important to have a priest or deacon moderator or spiritual guide but not necessary to start a Cenacle. Only a priest or deacon can give a meditation after the reading of the Message. You can get a Blue Book and other materials free at http://www.mmp-usa.net/main.html 

Thank You, Jesus and Mary, for a wonderful day!

Here’s a link to a video telling about an approved apparition of Mary titled “Our Lady Mediatrix, Lipa. Enjoy!

http://en.gloria.tv/?media=100718

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EWTN Lineup


WEEKLY FEATURE
Danny Abramowicz and the Gang Throw You a ‘Hail Mary’ Pass;
Find Out About the ‘Cheerful Ascetic’

By Michelle Laque Johnson

This week, Bob and Penny Lord share the story of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, a 19th Century Redemptorist priest, who made headlines last year when an Annapolis, Md. woman claimed he answered her prayers in an extraordinary way.  Don’t miss this episode of “Super Saints,” which airs 2 p.m. ET, Oct. 5, (Blessed Seelos’ feast day!); 9 p.m. ET, Oct. 6, and 4 a.m. ET, Oct. 9.

In the June 28, 2009 issue of “The Baltimore Sun,” Reporter Arthur Hirsch outlines what happened to the Maryland resident: “The treatment for terminal cancer that Annapolis resident Mary Ellen Heibel took at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2004 and early 2005 worked beyond anyone’s wildest hopes, wiping out malignant tumors in her lungs, liver, stomach.... Read More

 
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK
Catholic Lives: Australia 
In this series, shot on location in Sydney you will hear the stories of Australians who are faithfully living out their Catholic Faith as witnesses to the world. 
Thursdays at 4 AM ET & Fridays at 10:30 AM ET
Worldwide Children’s Holy Hour
Live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a Eucharistic and Marian Holy Hour in which children will be united throughout the world praying for families and for peace. Featuring Dana, popular host of EWTN’s “Dana and Friends.”

Fri. October 1 at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT
Fri. October 1 at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT

Heart of the Matter - St. Therese of Lisieux Relics
Visit Great Britian
Reflect on the life of St. Therese of Lisieux with Fr. Daniel Seward and a lineup of expert guests, including Mgsr. Keith Barltrop, National Coordinator of the British tour, and many more!
Fri. October 1 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

Mass in Honor of the Relics of St. John Bosco
Live from St. Patrick Cathedral, with Archbishop Timothy Dolan celebrant and homilist. The relics, which have been venerated worldwide in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the saint’s birth in 2015, are currently on tour in the U.S.
Fri. October 1 at 7 PM ET / 4 PMPT
Sat. October 2 at 12 AM ET / (Fri) 9 PM PT

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EWTN LIVE SHOWS
Live shows allow viewers to get involved via email and telephone.

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 30, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
THE WORLD OVER: HOST RAYMOND ARROYO -

THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 30, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
LIFE ON THE ROCK: FR. MARK & DOUG BARRY - 
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharis.

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 3, 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH FR. GROESCHEL -Feast of St. Francis, Fr. Richard Ho Lung.

MONDAY - OCTOBER 4, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT

THE JOURNEY HOME: HOST MARCUS GRODI 
Dr. Paul Thigpen,
Former Evangelical pastor. 

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 5, 8 PM ET / 4 PM PT
MOTHER ANGELICA LIVE CLASSIC
How to Pray.

TUESDAY - OCTOBER 5, 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
THRESHOLD OF HOPE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA 

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 6, 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
EWTN LIVE: HOST FR. MITCH PACWA 
Sr. Margherita Marchione, who is an expert on Pope Pius XII. 


All Times US Eastern & Pacific

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[MaryVitamin] St. Therese and Our Lady of the Smile

 

Mary Vitamin for September 30th
 
Topic: St. Therese and Our Lady of the Smile
 
Quote:
St. Therese of Lisieux
"All of a sudden the Blessed Virgin appeared beautiful to me, so beautiful that never had I seen anything so attractive; her face was suffused with an ineffable benevolence and tenderness, but what penetrated to the very depths of my soul was the ravishing smile of the Blessed Virgin."
 
Meditation:
Throughout the following excerpt from Fr. Irala's book, Achieving Peace of Heart, one can also see the wisdom of St. Therese's "Little Way" which was full of small mortifications.  St. Therese tried to behave in a way opposite to the way she felt.
 
"In fear or anger the eyes become hard, staring, and blink scarcely at all. The road to victory in moments of irritation is to relax the eyes deliberately, blink often and try to smile with the eyes. In a state of emotion the voice tends to be hard and trembling. So, in a moment of wrath, you should keep quiet or answer very softly. Speak in a stronger tone of confidence when you feel fear, and in moments of sadness use a more animated tone of voice.  The Japanese have a more poetical expression: 'When the face smiles, the sun come out in the heart.' We should, then, relax and soften the lines of facial expression and unclench tense hands in emotional moments."
Father Narciso Irala, S.J, Achieving Peace of Heart, (Roman Catholic Books), 93.
 
Resolution:
Today I will try to keep the thought of Our Lady's appearance to St. Therese in my mind. I will try to smile more and while doing this I will think of Our Lady's smile and how it had the curing effect upon St. Therese and penetrated to the depths of her soul. In this small way, I can try to bring the Immaculate to those around me.
 
Marian Vow:
Mother Teresa
Make an effort to radiate joy, which is the fruit of the Spirit and a characteristic mark of the kingdom of God. God is joy. We have no reason to be unhappy. Christ, wanting to share his joy with the disciples, prayed that 'my joy may be in you and your joy be complete.' Jesus must have radiated joy and you should do the same, in your eyes, attitude, the way you walk, the way you listen, and your whole being.
Thirsting for God, (Servant Publications: 2000), 152.
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 


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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Our Lady of Good Remedy Novena Prayers

Novena Prayers to Our Lady of Good Remedy
(September 30 – October 8)

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Dear Friends,

I am pleased to send you these beautiful novena prayers to Our Lady of Good Remedy.

They hold special meaning for you and for America, which you can discover by reading:

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How Devotion to Our Lady of Good Remedy Started

If you have a special need at this time, please confide it to Our Lady of Good Remedy and pray these beautiful novenas prayers for nine consecutive days, from today until October 8.

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"Angelic Justice"


"Angelic Justice:  Saint Michael the Archangel and the Scales of Hesed" can be found this week at www.TheseStoneWalls.com.  

You would do us a service by passing this link along to your friends and interested contacts.  
May the Lord bless you and keep you.

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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: "I Never Leave You" by Rita Ring

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September 24, 1994

Saturday - 6:30 - 9:30

Title: I Never Leave You


Jesus:  I am your sweet one, My beloved. I never leave you. Your heart experiences Me during the day. I never ever leave you. Your jobs are many, you must be free to go wherever I send you. I am forever connected in such intense love, constantly in your heart. You never go from Me.

(Vision)

  Your dark times are those times when you are not doing your private prayer with Me. I am still with you, you see Me, you love Me, you feel Me, but you do not have that intense intimacy as we do when you are spending time with Me.

  Oh, how I love you, My dear, dear child! I am forever united in such intimate union with you. I forever operate in your being. Your surrender will draw you closer to Me.


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God Bless These Wounded Warriors: Video

Just watch these amazing Wounded Warriors and get inspired:

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Benedict XVI: Angels manifest God's care for every individual :: Catholic News Agency (CNA


Vatican City, Sep 29, 2010 / 10:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Greeting the faithful in a variety of tongues during todays general audience, the Holy Father addressed matters from world crises to a recently beatified teenager. He also emphasized the day's celebration of the archangels, inviting the faithful to turn to the spiritual beings for assistance.

The Pope addressed the faithful in a total of 13 individual languages during the occasion in St. Peter's Square. In six of these languages, he provided a catechesis on St. Matilda, while in the other seven he provided a short greeting and assured the faithful of his prayers.

In French, the Holy Father said that he was happy to welcome a group of Haitian pilgrims to Rome and told them that he "continues to carry the Haitian people in his prayers, asking God to relieve their misery." He expressed hope that the more than 50 Haitians in attendance would lead the countrys citizens to a greater personal relationship with Christ.

Turning to the humanitarian crisis caused by flooding in northern Nigeria, the Holy Father assured all of those affected, including the approximately two million who have fled their homes, of his spiritual closeness and prayers.

Of Czech Catholic attendees, he asked that they remain "ever faithful to the spiritual inheritance" of their patron and historical "giant" St. Wenceslaus, whose feast day was celebrated on Tuesday.

Turning to Slovakians, he said that the Marian month of October will soon be here and encouraged the faithful to follow her example to be "always ready to fulfill the will of God".

Rounding out the variety of addresses, he spoke in Italian, greeting participants in a Focolare Movement pilgrimage for last Saturday's beatification of Blessed Chiara "Luce" Badano. He invited them to follow in the young blessed's example, to continue her "commitment of adhesion to Christ and of evangelical witness."

Blessed Chiara's parents were able to greet the Pope personally after the audience.

Concluding in the same language, he greeted all young people, sick and newlyweds, recognizing Wednesday's celebration of the Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael and the coming celebration of that for Guardian Angels.

These angels, he said, "push us to think of the provident attention with which God occupies himself of every human person.

"Feel beside you, dear young people, the presence of the Angels and let yourself be guided by them, so that all your lives might be illuminated by the Word of God. You, dear sick, helped by your Guardian Angels, unite your sufferings to those of Christ for the spiritual renewal of human society.

"And you, dear newlyweds," he said in conclusion, "turn often to the help of your Guardian Angels, so that you might grow in constant witness to an authentic love."

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Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/29/10

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September 29, 2010
St. Michael, St. Raphael, St. Gabriel, Archangels

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I am with you and bless you all with my motherly blessing of peace, and I urge you to live your life of faith even more, because you are still weak and are not humble. I urge you, little children, to speak less and to work more on your personal conversion so that your witness may be fruitful. And may your life be unceasing prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."  (September 25, 2010)

Working on our personal conversion is not all that pleasant a task.  We have to examine our conduct and search our hearts to see if we are anything like our beloved Jesus.  It is a difficult task.  Something like sitting in the line for confession and begging the Holy Spirit to show us our sins!  But what elation when we meet the Lord in the person of the confessor and admit it all to Him.  We discover what true mercy is!  

Last Sunday at Mass, Fr. Kevin shared this marvelous story.  It has stuck with me, so I am passing it on to all of you.  It really shows the depths of depravity to which we can fall and the incredible mercy of God.  

"The Parable of the Onion" 
from The Brothers Karamazov By Dostoyevsky (book7, chapter 3):  

"'You see, Alyosha,' Grushenka turned to him with a ner vous laugh. 'I was boast ing when I told Rak itin I had given away an onion, but it's not to boast I tell you about it. It's only a story, but it's a nice story. I used to hear it when I was a child from Matry ona, my cook, who is still with me. It's like this. "Once upon a time there was a peas ant woman and a very wicked woman she was. And she died and did not leave a sin gle good deed behind. The dev ils caught her and plunged her into the lake of fire. So her guardian angel stood and won dered what good deed of hers he could remem ber to tell to God; "she once pulled up an onion in her gar den," said he, "and gave it to a beg gar woman." And God answered: "You take that onion then, hold it to her in the lake, and let her take hold and be pulled out. And if you can pull her out of the lake, let her come to Par adise, but if the onion breaks, then the woman must stay where she is." The angel ran to the woman and held out the onion to her; "Come," said he, "catch hold and I'll pull you out." And he began cau­tiously pulling her out. He had just pulled her right out, when the other sin ners in the lake, see ing how she was being drawn out, began catch ing hold of her so as to be pulled out with her. But she was a very wicked woman and she began kick ing them. "I'm to be pulled out, not you. It's my onion, not yours." As soon as she said that, the onion broke. And the woman fell into the lake and she is burn ing there to this day. So the angel wept and went away. So that's the story, Alyosha; I know it by heart, for I am that wicked woman myself.'" 

Have we given our onion yet?  Or is the deed waiting to be done?  Have we gotten in the habit of giving onions?  Only then will we be able to grasp the Hand of God and be pulled into heaven!

Also, notice the role of the guardian angel in this story!!  This is the feast of the Archangels, and they along with our guardian angels are always working on our behalf.  Let's call on them today and every day for guidance and protection.  Maybe they will show us the onions we need to give away today!

In Jesus and Mary!
Cathy Nolan

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10 Timely Tips for Job Seekers

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DENVER, Sept. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today a job search can be lengthy and difficult. Human resources professional Trina Selstad emphasizes that "following sound job search advice and staying personally encouraged is more important than ever." 

Selstad provides the following job search tips: 

1. Focus on quality not quantity. One tends to think that by sending out resumes by the hundreds one is bound to get results. However, the opposite approach is much more effective. Take the time to truly customize each resume and cover letter. 

2. Proof and re-proof resumes, applications, cover letters and all correspondence you send to potential employers. 

3. The internet makes the job application process very impersonal. When possible, fo

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llow-up and confirm the receipt of your resume in person or by phone. 

4. Stay organized. Keep track of where you apply and with whom you follow-up. Make a list of weekly goals and tasks that you want to accomplish. 

5. Thoroughly prepare for each job interview. Research the company and carefully consider responses to potential interview questions. 

6. Interviews are often offered on short notice. Make sure your interview outfit is professional and ready-to-go. 

7. Be Flexible. Sometimes accepting a lower paying or less than ideal job is worthwhile in the long term. There is definitely a value to working in your field of choice, even if the position is not everything you hoped for. 

8. Don't put your life on hold until you find work. Allow time for activities that you enjoy. Stay connected with family and friends. 

9. Practice good nutrition and exercise regularly. This may not seem relevant to a job search but it actually is. You'll need your stamina now while looking for work and you'll need it when you start your new job. 

10. Remember that your worth as a person is not determined by whether you are employed or presently unemployed, nor whether your job reflects your full potential. You are a unique creation with value beyond measure. 

Permission to publish this article in full or part, electronically or in print, is granted provided the following statement is included: 

Trina Selstad has more than a decade of experience in human resources and is the author of "The Bible Believer's Job Search Handbook" recently published by WestBow Press.

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Catholic TV Everywhere: Sign the Petition Please

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I want to ask you all for a big favor!  My friends at CatholicTV in Boston are trying to get on new cable stations throughout the country.  They need people to sign a petition that will go to their local cable company.  Just visit CatholicTV Everywhere and fill out the little form click the submit button.  Also, please pass this around!
Click here: http://www.catholictv.com/helpus.aspx

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The Chaplet of St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel Chaplet

One day, Saint Michael the Archangel appeared to Antonia d'Astonac, a most devout Servant of God and told her that he wished to be honored by nine salutations corresponding to the nine Choirs of Angels, which should consist of one Our Father and three Hail Mary’s in honor of each of the Angelic Choirs.
Feast Day - September 29th

Promises of St. Michael

"Whoever would practice this devotion in his honor would have, when approaching the Holy Table, an escort of nine angels chosen from each of the nine Choirs.  In addition, for the daily recital of these nine salutations, he promised his continual assistance and that all the holy angels during life, and after death deliverance from Purgatory for themselves and all their relations."

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

Begin the Chaplet by praying the following invocation on the medal:

"O God, come to my assistance! O Lord, make haste to help me! 
Glory Be...

 Then pray one (1) Our Father and 3 Hail Mary's after each of the following nine salutations in honor of the nine Choir of Angels.

   1.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity.  Amen.

2. 

 

 

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness and run in the paths of Christian perfection. Amen.

3.

 

 

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of humility. Amen."

 

4. 

 


By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions. Amen.

5. 

 


 By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil. Amen.

6.


By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil, an suffer us not to fall into temptation. Amen.


7.  

 


By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of obedience. Amen.

8. 


By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in good works, in order that we gain the glory of Paradise. Amen.  

9.


By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory. Amen.


At the end, say 1 Our Father...
on each of the 4 beads in honor of each of the following leading Angels:
 St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael, our Guardian Angel.

 The Chaplet is concluded with the following prayers:

 "O Glorious Prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King, and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day. Amen."

 V. Pray for us, O Glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.

R. That we may be made worthy of His Promises.

 Prayer 
"Almighty and everlasting God, who by a prodigy of Goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, has appointed the most glorious Archangel St. Michael, Prince of Thy Church,  make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to be delivered by his powerful protection from all our enemies, that none of them may harass us at the hour of our death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen."

 In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

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[MaryVitamin] St. Michael

 
Mary Vitamin for September 28th
 
Topic
: Our Lady, St. Michael  and St. Francis 
 
Church of St. Michael Archangel in Szalowa

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Quote:
St. Louis de Montfort
Even St. Michael, as St. Augustine says, although the prince of the heavenly court, is the most zealous in honoring her and causing her to be honored, and is always anxiously awaiting the honor of going at her bidding to render service to some one of her servants.
True Devotion to Mary, (Tan Books: 1941), 5.
 
Meditation:
St. Francis of Assisi was a servant of Our Lady and completely dedicated to her honor. St. Francis was also very devoted to St. Michael the Archangel.  Two years before the death of the Seraphic Father, during his customary 40 day fast and time of retreat dedicated to St. Michael, St. Francis received the crowning event of his life: The Stigmata. 
 
St. Bonaventure relates in his biography of St. Francis,
Early in the morning of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, as [St. Francis] was praying in a secret and solitary place on the mountain, he beheld a seraph, having six wings, all on fire, descending to him from the height of heaven ...
 
When he beheld this, he marvelled greatly, and his heart was filled with mingled joy and sorrow. ...
 
The vision, disappearing, left behind it a marvellous fire in his heart, and a no less wonderful sign impressed on his flesh. For there began immediately to appear in his hands and in his feet the appearance of nails ... When the lover of Christ had been transformed by his true love into his own image, having fulfilled the forty days which he had thus spent in solitude before the feast of the Archangel Michael, this angelical man, Francis, descended from the mount, bearing with him the image of the Crucified, engraven, not on tables of wood nor stone by the hand of the artificer, but written on his members of flesh by the finger of the living God.
 
Resolution:
It is very Marian and Franciscan to be devoted to the Archangel St. Michael. Today, I will pray the chaplet of St. Michael in honor of the Feast day of the Archangels and remember that St. Michael greatly desires the honor of Mary, the Mother of God. (If time is short today, I will only read the nine invocations.)
For the chaplet of St. Michael see below orhttp://www.miraclerosarymission.org/csm.htm
 
Marian Vow:
"[A] particular devotion to St. Michael the Archangel and all the Guardian Angels, our celestial and powerful protectors should be cultivated."
Marian Seraphic Pathways, Constitutions #32
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 
 
A Marian Chaplet of St. Michael
based on the traditional chaplet of St. Michael
 
One Our Father and three Hail Marys with each salutation
 
1.     By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim, may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity of the Immaculate.
2.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Cherubim, may the Lord vouchsafe to grant us grace to leave the ways of wickedness to run in the paths of Christian perfection of the Immaculate
3.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Thrones, may the Lord infuse into our hearts a true and sincere spirit of profound humility of the Immaculate
4.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Dominions, may the Lord give us grace to govern our senses and subdue our unruly passions  in imitation of the Immaculate.
5.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Powers, may the Lord vouchsafe to protect our souls against the snares and temptations of the devil.
6.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Virtues, may the Lord preserve us from evil and suffer us not to fall into temptation.
7.     By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Principalities, may God fill our souls with a true spirit of  blind obedience of the Immaculate
8.      By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Archangels, may the Lord give us perseverance in faith and in all good works, in imitation of the Immaculate in order that we may gain the glory of Paradise.
9.       By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Angels, may the Lord grant us to be protected by them in this mortal life and conducted hereafter to eternal glory with the Immaculate


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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This is one sick so called artist! Like St. Vincent Pallotti did in Rome many years ago, when he found an evil painting, he would buy it and burn it immediately. We should do the same!

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The Love of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary: "Grace" by Rita Ring

Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter by Pietro...

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September 24, 1994

Title:  Grace


R.   Our Catholic Church is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic instituted by Christ to give grace. Sanctifying grace is a sharing in His life, life is in Him. It is freely given to us by God out of His great love for us. We have a human nature. God gives His grace.

  God gives us grace in His goodness. We have a free will to accept it or reject God's grace. God can give us special graces to help us avoid sin.

  His grace is released in the sacraments. Man is happy when he is following God's will and in a state of grace. If we are to be happy we must follow the will of the Father.


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Mary TV Daily Reflection 9/28/10


This is a good image of the life of faith!

September 28, 2010

St. Wenceslaus, St. Lawrence Ruiz and his companions

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children! Today I am with you and bless you all with my motherly blessing of peace, and I urge you to live your life of faith even more, because you are still weak and are not humble. I urge you, little children, to speak less and to work more on your personal conversion so that your witness may be fruitful. And may your life be unceasing prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call."(September 25, 2010)

Mother Mary urges us to live our life of faith even more.  I confess I had to think about that. What is my life of faith?  (I journaled about this, and here is what I heard.  Remember, this is just my journal, nothing big.)

Me: Can you help me, Lord, to understand?  What is my life of faith?
The Lord: When you wake in the morning, what do you think of first?
Well I think of how early it is, and how tired I am, and how hard it is to get out of bed.
Yes, and what do you do then?
I ask you for help.
Right. I hear you say, "Oh Lord, help me!
  I can't do this!"  Then I send you help.  I fill your heart with my courage.  I give you hopeful thoughts of what a good day it could be.  I send my love into your heart, which gives you the desire to serve your family.
Why, yes you do!
Well, that is the life of faith.
Oh, I see.

And when you sit down to your computer to work, what do you think of first?
Well usually it is about the accounting work I have to do and how I don't understand it.
And then what do you do?
I tell you, "Lord I need your help.
  I don't understand this stuff."
Right!
  And then what happens?
I get an idea, and it works out and the work gets done.
Ok, so you depend on me, and the work gets done!
Yes!
Well that is the life of faith.
Oh, yes.

And when you have to prepare dinner, what do you do?
Well I usually look in the pantry to see what we have, and then I just say, "Lord, I just don't know what to cook for dinner."
And ---
Then you give me a great idea using the ingredients I have!
Well that is the life of faith.
Ok, I think I am catching on.

And when it is time to write the reflection what do you do?
Oh, yes, I know this answer!
  I pray, because usually I haven't a clue what to write about the messages.
Yes, and what happens?
Somehow you get through my thick skull, and give me an idea that works out ok.
Yes, I anoint something in Scripture or I give you a memory or a picture in your head, or you get a great email from someone.
  Those are all my gifts to you.
Wow, that's true.
  It is always a gift.
Well, that's the life of faith.
Got it!
  Every moment of my day is too big for me to handle.  But if I call on You, You come and help me with your grace.  That is living a life of faith.  It is faith that You love me and care about every detail of my life, and that You are listening to me, no matter how little the need is, and You answer me.
Yes.
  That is the life of faith.  It is a life of you and Me together.  I love you so much and I am happy that you depend on me.  You love me and trust me enough to ask for help.  I love you and you love Me, and we work together to bring life and love to others.  It is a joyful life, isn't it?
Lord, it is the best of lives.
  You are awesome!
Little one, for me it is a joy as well. 

(I hope you all get the idea as well.  Our lives are lives of faith, because it is only in God that we live!  He is our help and our shield, our support and our comfort, our only hope!  What a joy it is to have a life of faith!)

In Jesus and Mary!

Cathy Nolan

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