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God has an incredible dream for our parish: He wants us to become the best version of ourselves. He wants us to be dynamic Catholics.

Today, we fight relativism: a theory that there are no absolute truths—everything is relative. The problem here is that there is no place for truth or wisdom: to know what is really good and right. We want what we want and we feel entitled to it. They say that all ways of living are equal, which is sheer nonsense.  If that was true then there would be no need to lead others to a better life.

We are more interested in how we want to live than we are in discovering the best way to live. To fight this tendency, we must become students of Jesus Christ and pro-actively make an effort to allow His teachings to guide us. Has Christ won you?


It is disturbingly clear that our present efforts are focused more on surviving than on thriving and on containment than on expansion. And a little tweak here and there is not going to turn the tide. In fact, our current approach is failing even to stem the tide. Are we brave enough to rethink our direction?

CATHOLICS NEEDING CHANGE Jesus teaches us about generosity, virtue and self-control:




We really have to have a sense of the Big Picture of how it all fits into the deeper questions of ultimate purpose and meaning of life. We need wisdom to know what it is all about.

We need to find a purpose for our lives, a reason for getting up in the morning. Just as we must find meaning in each of life’s events, so we must find the purpose to live.

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We have been given an intellect and a free will. We are made to know the truth and to seek the known good of things. Then we are able to spur ourselves into action to achieve that good. God is the good to which we are striving and the happiness for which our Creator has made us.


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“God is love.”  1 John 4:8 By saying God is love, we are saying God is a movement toward the good of the other. Love seeks the good of the beloved. God is love and therefore personal. He is revealed in Scriptures as a person. He is not just some free flowing divine power.

We have been made in God’s image and likeness. Genesis 1:26-27 reveals, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness’ … God is our Creator: our shaper and our author and hence the authority and we owe obedience to Him.


We are not at the final stage yet of the Big Picture. The last chapter of the world has yet to be written; the story has not been resolved. The way things are now are not the way they will always be. There is a Second Coming of Christ, a final judgment and an ultimate resolution of all the evils and injustices of the world. We will be caught up in communion and unity with God where we will live, love and rejoice forever.

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There is just no other story in the world like this. It’s a shame that its familiarity has caused us to be indifferent. God became a man! Really??

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” John 1:14 God the Son through Whom all things were made became a human being. The all powerful God became a baby, a young man, a suffering man, a corpse.

He healed and gave life. He overcame evil spirits and forgave sins. He proclaimed a new kingdom. He emphasized mercy. He called disciples to follow him and the appointed twelve became the foundation of the Church. There are 2.2 billion followers or 32% of the world’s population who can’t be all wrong.

And then He died. The death of Jesus on the Cross and how it affects our relationship with Him can be difficult to understand initially. To begin with, Jesus died in obedience to His Father’s will. This death in some fashion wins us forgiveness of our sins and opens up heaven to us. It is analogous to the offering of a sacrifice to God in a Jewish temple. The difference is that this is a perfect sacrifice with the power to cover the sins of the whole human race forever. His death saves us so Jesus is our Savior.

Disobedience (sin) breaks this communion with Him: it unplugs us from the only life source that there is. Sin ultimately leads to death – the place of no-God, no-life, no-goodness and no-life. It doesn’t lead to striking us to death for our sins – it leads us to a dead end. But death is defeated and robbed of its power. Heaven is open to us, because Christ has harrowed Hell: it is no longer a threat.  Life is real and the grave is not the goal.




Our world does seem bizarre at times but there is a Creative Intellect of our God that has infinite wisdom. So we are in good hands. So God created us that we can both know and love the world that He made and join with Him in its ongoing creation: we become co-creators with God in our own existence.

“Then the Lord God formed a man  from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (matter), and the man became a living soul (spirit). Genesis 2:7 Spirit flies at the speed of thought to the ends of the world and back. Matter must adhere to the laws of time and place; it is rooted like a mountain in some place. Both are good and both come from the creative will of God. But they are different from one another.


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 Our body-spirit may seem strange to us. Decartes called the human person as a “ghost in a machine”. Your body is you and your spirit is you. You are body and spirit together.  We are a spirit being, we live in a body and we possess a soul. The real person inside of us is our spirit. Our soul consists of our mind, will and emotions. The moment we accept Christ, our spirits become brand new. 

This opens for us a new chapter in your human story. It is a new beginning, which creates hope for us. God opens up a space at the table for us, inviting us to share and participate in His goodness and life. God washes us clean, makes us a new creation and fills us with His Spirit. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”             2 Corinthians 5:17


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Our whole life is meant to be shaped and fashioned to its intentional end.  God and our communion with Him is the only true and absolute end to our lives.

“Do you not know or have you not heard? The LORD is the eternal God, creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint nor grow weary, and His knowledge is beyond scrutiny.
He gives strength to the fainting; for the weak He makes vigor abound.
Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall,
They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”                        Book of Isaiah 40:28-31. (740-681 BC)

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits.

He pardons all your iniquities;
He heals all your ills.
He redeems your life from destruction;
He crowns you with kindness and compassion.

Merciful and gracious is the LORD,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
Not according to our sins does He deal with us,
nor does He requite us according to our crimes.

Psalms 103(102):1-2.3-4.8.10. (1034 BC)

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Remembering the Lord loves and cares for you.

“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all — how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?”                                                  Romans 8:31-32

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”                                                                           Proverbs 3:5-6

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”                                                                                                                                     Romans 8:28

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”                                                                          Isaiah 41:10

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”                                                       Romans 5:8

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”                             Psalm 86:15

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”                                                                                                                     Romans 8:38-39

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”                                                                   John 1:10-13 


Yet, the unity of body and spirit is fragile: it is imperiled by our fallen disorder. The body has its own rejection of the mind: we want what we want when we want it. There is also simple laziness. Our bodies tend to resist putting out any energy to embrace any good.

Just be careful about all the shiny toys that modern technology offers: don’t waste your time on trivialities, amusements and diversions. We just have to walk away from the machines from time to time. They can be so dehumanizing – just drifting along on the current of life.

Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else. Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden  and can be found if we only do a little SEARCH.                                                                                                                                  HENRI NOUWEN

We have to live deeply, think seriously, and be alert in our minds, our spirits, and our senses to the most essential questions in life: the Big Picture.

Let us not be misunderstood: this life is not boring. Celebration is really important in living godly life in the world. God has made a good world that is full of things to delight in, to laugh about and to rejoice over.

Don’t miss out on this important part of life.




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A Peace the World Cannot Give

“I love you.

We are here in My peaceful place on the mountain and look down on the beauty of the valley. The sun is coming up and flooding the whole area with light. The valley is like the world shrouded in much darkness these days.

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There are wars and rumors of wars every day. The faith of many is shallow and many have lost the way.

I am the Light, My brothers and sisters, who is coming to chase away the darkness. I am calling you all to come into the Light. With Me you will walk without stumbling and you will reach your goal.

I want to bring each one of you to My peaceful spot on the mountain and talk to your heart. I love you all and I want to be your friend, your best friend. 

Will you come and spend some time with Me every day? I have something very personal to tell you if you want to listen.

My gift to My friends is a sharing in My peace, a peace the world cannot give. Come up to the mountain with Me. I bless you.”

The above messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:

Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.




God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions  show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17  (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE. 


The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.


Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.


In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ.  No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY. 

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Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is  a relationship with God, your Creator,  in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles.  How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ. 



 Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing.  They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress.  Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.Chinese Religion God



Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth. 

Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.

This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels  two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.

He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical  sense of peace.


God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart.  God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.



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“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.”                                                                                      Pierre Teilhard de Chardin


The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is not a sacrament, but it is related to several sacraments. It is God’s answer to this malfunctioning that has grown up in the Christian life in the Sacrament of Baptism. We believe that being Baptized in the Holy Spirit makes real and revitalizes our baptism.

I. You First must be “Born Again”:


“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”                                                                                                                                         John 3:16


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All have sinned and nothing is hid from God’s holy eyes: “All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 5:12  Will you be innocent or guilty on the Day of Judgment? Listen to your conscience. You know that you will be guilty, and therefore end up in Hell. That’s not God’s will. He provided a way for you to be forgiven.

He sent His Son to take your punishment: “God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” He was bruised for our iniquities. Jesus then rose from the dead and defeated death. He is your “Ticket” to Heaven. He is the “Door,” the only “Way.”

So pray: “Lord Jesus, I believe that You died for me and that God raised You from the dead. Forgive me all my sins (confess them)and take all my sins away. Come into my heart and be my Saviour and Lord , and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Amen    “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”                       Romans 10:9

Then read the Bible daily and God will never let you down: “The one who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love them and show Myself to them.”                                                                  John 14:21


What is Baptism in the Holy Spirit?

“The Holy Spirit: it is He Who drives away dryness from the soul, maintains and increases its love of the Bridegroom — that He may establish in it the practice of virtue, and all this to the end that the Son of God, its Bridegroom, may rejoice and delight in it more and more, for its only aim is to please the Beloved… The Holy Spirit, Who awakens love; for when this divine Breath breathes on the soul, it so inflames and refreshes it, so quickens the will, and stirs up the desires, which were before low and asleep as to the love of God, that we may well say of it that it quickens the love between Him and the soul.”  St. John of the Cross, a 16th century Spanish priest, mystic, and Doctor of the Church

Man contributes his part — namely, he makes a choice of faith, prepared in repentance, that allows the that allows the work of God to set itself free and to emanate all its strength. It is as if the plug is pulled and the light is switched on. The gift of God is finally “untied” and the Spirit is allowed to flow like a fragrance in the Christian life.

The explanation therefore is in God’s plan. We could say, by paraphrasing a famous saying of the Apostle Paul: Because Christians, with all their organization, were not able to transmit the power of the Spirit, God was pleased to renew the believers through the foolishness of the Baptism in the Spirit. In fact theologians look for an explanation and responsible people for moderation, but simple souls touch with their hands the power of Christ in the Baptism of the Spirit.                      1 Corinthians 12:1-24

We men, and in particular we men of the Church, tend to limit God in His freedom: we tend to insist that He follows a compulsory pattern (the so called channels of grace) and we forget that God is a torrent that breaks loose and creates its own path and that the Spirit blows where and how he wants (notwithstanding the role of the teaching of the Church to discern what actually comes from the Spirit and what does not come from Him.

What does the Baptism of the Spirit consist of and how does it work? In the Baptism of the Spirit there is a secret, mysterious move of God that is His way of becoming present, in a way that is different for each one because only He knows us in our inner part and how to act upon our unique personality. There is also the external community part which is the same for everyone and consists mainly of three things: brotherly love, laying on of hands, and prayer. These are non-sacramental but simply ecclesiastic elements.

One thing is certain — that it is not the brothers who impart the Holy Spirit, but they do invoke the Holy Spirit on the person. The Spirit cannot be given by any man, not even the Pope or a bishop, because no man possesses by himself the Holy Spirit. Only Jesus may give the Holy Spirit; all the others do not possess the Holy Spirit, but rather are possessed by Him. As to the manner of this grace, we may speak of a new coming of the Holy Spirit, of a new mission by the Father through Jesus Christ, or a new anointing corresponding to a new degree of grace.

There are many Christians who claim to have had this “secondary” experience of the Spirit. They say that it has brought great blessing and comfort to them.  Furthermore, they say that the results of the experience is a renewed dedication and appreciation for God, a stronger desire to read the Bible, a stronger desire to fellowship with Christians, and a deeper sense of worship of God.  Millions of Christians who claim to have had this experience forces us to deal with the issue.  Is it real or not?

We can clearly see that the phrase is used in the Bible.  But, we do not find a clear teaching in the Bible of what the phrase means.  Nevertheless, we can conclude that when a person is baptized in the Holy Spirit he has power bestowed upon him.  This power is for the purpose of the preaching of the gospel  Acts 4:31, living a purer life, and having a deeper devotion to God.  Also, it is frequently accompanied by speaking in tongues.   Acts 2:4,  “And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.” At this point, I would recommend the reader to examine Acts 1-2 to see the movement of the Holy Spirit upon the early church at Pentecost.

The issue now seems to be whether or not Baptism of/in/with the Holy Spirit is a subsequent event occurring after salvation.  It would seem that this is the case.  In John 20:22, Jesus commanded that the disciples receive the Holy Spirit, “And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’.This means that they were saved since the Holy Spirit is not received by the unregenerate.  Then, later in Acts 1:4-5 we read, “And gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.“

The danger of this phenomena is the potential division of the body of Christ into two categories:  those who are “regular” Christians and those who have been baptized in the Holy Spirit.  This, of course, would be an incorrect way of looking at Christians, and this is why.  If you were to step outside into a soft mist, it would take a long time to get completely wet.  On the other hand, if you were to step into a torrential rain, you’d be drenched quickly.

Those who have not experienced the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (meaning a sudden and powerful experience) are not second-class citizens by any means.  They are the ones in the gentle mist who experience the Lord over a long period of time and get just as blessed as those who suddenly step into the torrent of the Spirit’s presence.  In fact, the Baptism of the Spirit can be a pitfall since so many people who have experienced it long for it again, almost to the point of putting the validity of their faith in the experience instead of the clear teaching of the word of God.


On the day of Pentecost, an extraordinary movement of the Holy Spirit took place. This is the essence of spiritual revival where God’s Spirit is poured into a body of believers and where God’s Spirit is activated in his people and through them.                                   Act 2:17

“Then Jesus came to them and said,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:18-19 So the form is: “I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”


The word Baptism is derived from the Greek word, bapto, or baptizo, to wash or to immerse, marked by the application of water to the head or immersion of part or all of a person’s body into water.  

Jesus baptism is the beginning of the adult ministry of Jesus. It was not every day that the people saw the heavens open up, and the voice of God come out of the sky.


What can we expect when we are “baptized”?

The effect of this sacrament is the remission of all sin: “Be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins; and you shall receive the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38 Baptism cleans you of your past and allows you to take on God’s life in you.  Something supernatural occurs: the infusion of grace, which can provide greater revelation in some people, who can do greater works.

No amount of listening to sermons and lectures, no matter how able, no amount of mere study of the Word even, would ever give us to see “the things of Christ”; the Holy Spirit must show us and He is willing to do it and He can do it. He is longing to do it. The Holy Spirit’s most intense desire is to reveal Jesus Christ to us. On the day of Pentecost when Peter and the rest of the company were “filled with the Holy Spirit”, they did not talk much about the Holy Spirit; they talked about Christ. Study Peter’s sermon on that day; Jesus Christ was his one theme.

 “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”                                                                                                                                            1 Corinthians 2: 9-13,

The  baptism with the Holy Spirit is a definite experience of which one may and ought to know whether he has received it or not. Paul asked of the Ephesians the definite question, “Did ye receive the Holy Ghost when ye believed?” Acts 19:3  It is evident that the receiving of the Holy Spirit was an experience so definite that one could answer yes or no to the question whether they had received the Holy Spirit. In this case, the disciples definitely answered, “No” .

Yet He tells these same men that the baptism with the Holy Spirit was an experience that they had not as yet realized, that still lay in the future: “For John baptized with water, but in a few days, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:5  So it is evident that it is one thing to be renewed by the Holy Spirit through the Word and something distinct from this and additional to it to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.

A large company of disciples had believed the preaching of Philip concerning the kingdom of God and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Acts 8:12 Certainly in this company of baptized believers there were at least some persons who were already baptized with water, “When they (Peter and John) were come down, they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit: for as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.”               Acts 8: 15,16

A man may be dedicated to the Holy Spirit and still not be baptized with the Holy Spirit. In dedication, there is the importation of life by the Holy Spirit: in the baptism with the Holy Spirit, there is the impartation of power, and the one who receives it is fitted for service. The baptism with the Holy Spirit, however, may take place at the same moment of baptism with water.  

The disciples in Ephesus came before Paul and told them of their larger privilege—baptized believers, baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus, baptized unto repentance and remission of sins, but not as yet baptized with the Holy Spirit. Nevertheless the baptism with the Holy Spirit is the birthright of every believer. It is only by the baptism with the Holy Spirit that one becomes in the fullest sense a member of the body of Christ, because it is only by the baptism with the Spirit that he receives power to perform those functions for which God has appointed him as a part of the body.

We have a Divine Teacher, the Holy Spirit. We shall never truly know the truth until we are thus taught directly by the Holy Spirit. Paul shares his own testimony:  “My speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”                   1 Corinthians 2:5

God definitely makes His will known: sometimes He makes it known in one way and sometimes in another, but He will clearly make it known to you.

As to the manifestations and knowing that you are indeed baptized in the Holy Spirit, we claim God’s promise and let God take care of the mode of manifestation. It is done in heaven and you now will have new power in your Christian work.

 There is one proviso: for one moment we were to get our eyes off from Jesus Christ, if we were to neglect the daily study of the Word and prayer, down we would go. We must live in the Spirit and walk in the Spirit if we would have continuous victory. Galatians 16:2 The life of the Spirit within us must be maintained by the study of the Word and prayer.









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