Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Birthday Pope Francis


 
Pope Francis marked his 78th birthday by the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome on Wednesday.  A van packed with 400 sleeping bags carrying a papal sign toured around Rome looking for homeless people to give them to. 
 
Please help about 100 homeless here in So Cal on Christmas Day in honor of Pope Francis' birthday. Donate as many as you would like $7 Subway Sandwich gift cards for distribution on Christmas morning on the streets and under bridges.  Please give your gift cards or a donation to one of the following Servants of the Father of Mercy as soon as possible: Catherine Delgado, Linda Scaramella, Miguel Dorado Rubio, Nancy Pena, Chino Gomes, Angelique Gabrielle Perez, Carmen Lozano, DiaClau Montevene, Blanca Cortez de Miranda, Rocio Maciel, Elva Rodriguez, Sandra Gonzalez, Celina Gonzales, Manuel Jimenez, Mark Burke, Michael Valencia, Luis Abrego John Sanders Jones or mail to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, # A, Ventura, CA 93003. Donate online at http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless (Please repost and share this request for homeless help with family and friends, God will bless you!)
_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Want to Keep Christ in Christmas?




Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the sick and love your enemies.
 
Quiere mantener a Cristo en la Navidad? Alimentar al hambriento, vestir al desnudo, perdonar a los culpables, la bienvenida al extranjero y el hijo no deseado, la atención a los enfermos y amar a sus enemigos.
_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Magic of Christmas



Each year around about now there seems to be a bit of confusion among hedonists, pagans, atheists and fallen away Christians and even non-Christians as to why the magic and miracle of Christmas still beckons many in spite of their beliefs or non beliefs. Right now, perfectly committed non Christians and even "non-anythings" are slipping out to buy Christmas trees, decorate their homes, bake cookies, wrap and give gifts. Is it a human glitch? Or is it a hidden God-particle?

The mystical "je ne sais qua" (I don't know what) of Christmas that transcends and raptures us all - Jews, atheists, gentiles, Christians, young and old, gay and straight is the subtle reality of December bursting alive in spiritual realms with angles, light, Jesus, Mary, Joseph and God the Father set ablaze each year by the Holy Spirit. Without the mystical God-particle, Christmas each year would become just another boring 20th trip to Disneyland. Christmastime withstands time and inspires emotion not because of shopping malls, human greed and unbridled materialism, but because God is in it, driving it, through it, beyond it, above it, saturating it and loves when we participate in it, no matter who we are. Christmas is alive in everyone's hearts, if we let it, because God is alive, born again within the Season. Because he lives, we live!

Merry Christmas from Bro. Joseph and all the Servants of the Father of Mercy. 

Be sure to donate a little something this Christmas Season to help better serve the homeless in the region at:  http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless

Mail donations to:  Servants of the Father of Mercy, P. O. Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Please share and repost this message of the "Magic of Christmas" to all your family and friends.
_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., nonprofit, tax exempt, 501 (c) 3, Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

Friday, December 5, 2014

HEAVEN - PURGATORY - HELL: CALCULATE YOUR DESTINATION


Through the testimony of many saints we have come to understand that very few people go straight to heaven upon their death.  It appears as though about 99% of deaths end up in a place called purgatory; worse, hell. On the other hand some people are offered a near-death-experience and are sent back to earth for a mission.  About 1% may go direct to heaven.  Should you not believe in Purgatory, no worries, this post is not for you. You will find out when you get there.

What is the best way to escape the fires of hell or 50 to 100 years in Purgatory or more?  Jesus said, "Blessed are the merciful, they shall obtain mercy." Matthew 5:7  The Servants of the Father of Mercy offers the opportunity for ordinary people and families like you to join with a team immersed in giving mercy to the poorest of the poor.  Be merciful to the homeless and the Lord will be merciful to you at the hour of your death.

As Fr. Breitfeller, a military chaplain preached every Sunday in the same 10 second sermon for 25 years, "It's you soul, save it!"

See you this Sunday, 2p at the Servants of the Father of Mercy chapel and warehouse for lunch and a serving the homeless planning meeting.  Contact myself, Miguel Dorado, Catherine White, Chino Gomes or other Servants if you would like more information.

Heaven & Risk of Hell Calculator
http://servantsofthefather.org/heaven__risk_of_hell_calculator

_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

Your December 24th and 25th is Planned, but December 26th?


We know what to do Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, but what about the day after Christmas? Come to the Servants of the Father of Mercy "Youth & Family Night" annual birthday party for Jesus. Invitation is attached. Mark your calendars and tie a string around your finger now so you won't forget. There will be lots of gifts, games prizes and more for children and adults!

Sabemos qué hacer víspera de Navidad, el día de Navidad, pero ¿y el día después de Navidad? Ven a los Siervos del Padre de la Misericordia "Juventud y Familia Noche" de la fiesta cumpleaños anual de Jesús. Invitación se adjunta. Marquen sus calendarios y atar una cuerda alrededor de su dedo ahora para que no se le olvide. Habrá un montón de regalos, juegos y premios más para niños y adultos!

_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

Monday, December 1, 2014

Giving a Cup of Water in His Name











Jesus said you would be rewarded if you "give a cup of water in my name."  God bless the many Servants of the Father of Mercy team members this past Saturday who gave to the homeless in Ventura and Los Angeles water, apples, donuts, snack bags, jeans, shirts, shoes, toothpaste, socks and more.  You are blessed!  Here are pictures from the day. Please share with your family and friends. The next team meeting to plan to serve the homeless in December is this Sunday from 2 to 4pm - lunch will be served. If you would like to become a member of our team, come this Sunday.

Jesús dijo que sería recompensado si "da un vaso de agua en mi nombre." Dios bendiga a los numerosos agentes de las miembros Siervos del Padre de la Misericordia, el pasado sábado que dio a las personas sin hogar en Ventura y el agua de Los Ángeles, las manzanas, las donas, las bolsas de aperitivos, jeans, camisas, zapatos, pasta de dientes, calcetines y más. Tú eres bendita! Aquí están las fotos del día. Por favor, comparta con su familia y amigos. La próxima reunión del equipo para planificar para servir a los desamparados en diciembre de este domingo es de 2 a 4pm - almuerzo será servido. Si a usted le gustaría convertirse en un miembro de nuestro equipo, llegado este domingo.
_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph

November's Youth & Family Night for our Team that Serves the Homeless








 
Here are some pictures from last Friday's Servants of the Father of Mercy "Youth and Family Night". Please share the photos with your family and friends. The children decorated a 10 foot tree having lots of fun. Thanks to Nancy Pena and Miguel Dorado Rubio for the homemade carrot cake. Thanks to everyone who cooked, baked and brought leftovers. The next family night is our annual Christmas party for Jesus' birthday, Friday, December 26th from 6 to 9pm.

Aquí hay algunas fotos de las ultimas viernes Siervos del Padre de la Misericordia, la Juventud y la Noche Familiar. Por favor, comparta las fotos con su familia y amigos. Los niños adornan un árbol de 10 pies con muchas decorations. Gracias a Nancy Peña y Miguel Rubio Dorado para el pastel de zanahorias. Gracias a todos los que cocinaba, al horno y trajo sobras. La noche siguiente la familia es nuestra fiesta anual de Navidad para el cumpleaños de Jesús, Viernes, 26 de diciembre de 6 a 9pm.

_______________

Servants of the Father of Mercy


Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org

Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com  

Follow us on Twitter: GaryJoseph@Help_4Homeless      

Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph