Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Miracle has Come!



Today, St. Gennaro’s relic miraculously turned to liquid blood in Naples, Italy Cathedral as Pope Francis kissed the relic. This usually only happens on the feast of the saint on September 19th. It's obvious St. Gennaro loves the Pope and the blood relic eventually completely turned to liquid at today's Mass and gathering. Today, the Pope meets with Naples prisoners, especially those who are transgender, transsexual and gay to extend the love and mercy of the Church to all.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Rock Star Pope


In February, Pope Francis became the first pope to grace the cover of the rock music magazine, "Rolling Stone" with an in-depth profile entitled, appropriately, "The Times They are a Changing." From providing haircuts and showers at the Vatican for the homeless to lessons of mercy and not to judge others, he has become a hero for a Church once overly focused on the law and condemnation of others.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lent Reflection - Reflexión Cuaresma


The justice system here on earth has evolved over time to six possible forms of repayment a person might be required to make at the request of a judge once someone confesses and asks pardon for a crime.  It is here that we may find a correlation with the earthly justice system and the somewhat similar heavenly justice and mercy of God.

1.  On Earth:  A judge may require a fine to be paid.
1.  In Heaven:  The Lord, the just judge asks sinners to give liberal tithes, alms and donations to the poor.

2.  On Earth:  A judge may require restitution – to go and make right what we did wrong.
2.  In Heaven:  The Lord taught us to go to those we have wronged or hurt and to forgive as he has forgiven us.

3.  On Earth:  A judge may demand community service hours.
3.  In Heaven:  The Lord commands us to clothe the naked, visit the sick, give water to the thirsty and go to those in prison.

4.  On Earth:  A judge may sentence a person to incarceration.
4.  In Heaven:  God may judge at the moment of one’s death a time in Purgatory is required.

5.  On Earth/In Heaven:  Justice may require a combination of all the above.

6.  On Earth:  Lastly, a judge may sentence the person to the death penalty.
6.  In Heaven:  Ultimately, God in his justice may sentence the person to hell.

El sistema de justicia aquí en la tierra ha evolucionado con el tiempo a seis posibles formas de reembolso una persona puede ser obligada a realizar a petición de un juez una vez que alguien confiesa y pide perdón por un crimen. Es aquí donde podemos encontrar una correlación con el sistema de justicia terrenal y la justicia celestial algo similar y la misericordia de Dios.

1. En la Tierra: Un juez puede requerir una multa a pagar.
1. En el Cielo: El Señor, el justo juez pide a los pecadores a dar diezmos liberales, limosnas y donaciones a los pobres.

2. En la Tierra: Un juez puede requerir la restitución - de ir y hacer lo correcto que hicimos mal.
2. En el Cielo: El Señor nos enseñó a ir a aquellos que hemos ofendido o herido y perdonar como él nos ha perdonado.

3. En la Tierra: Un juez puede exigir horas de servicio comunitario.
3. En el Cielo: El Señor nos manda a vestir al desnudo, visitar a los enfermos, dar de beber al sediento y vaya a los encarcelados.

4. En la Tierra: Un juez puede condenar a una persona a la encarcelación.
4. En el Cielo: Dios puede juzgar en el momento de la muerte de uno se requiere un tiempo en el Purgatorio.

5. En la Tierra / In Heaven: Justicia puede requerir una combinación de todo lo anterior.

6. En la Tierra: Por último, un juez puede condenar a la persona a la pena de muerte.
6. En el Cielo: En última instancia, Dios en su justicia puede condenar a la persona al infierno.
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Homeless in Africa



Picture of Johnmary Okoh Arinze who is in the process of establishing the first Servants of the Father of Mercy in Africa. Please pray for Johnmary, the brothers with him and the homeless they serve on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria.

Demos Gracias a Dios!



Thanks be to God for each Servant of the Father of Mercy that served and each person that gave Lenten gifts of food and water for the homeless at Holy Cross Church in Moorpark - Msgr. Albee, Maggie, Frank, Mike, Miguel, Nancy, Linda, Danny, Julissa and others!

Demos gracias a Dios por cada Siervo del Padre de Misericordia que sirvió y cada persona que dio dones cuaresmales de alimentos y agua para las personas sin hogar en la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz en Moorpark - Mons. Albee, Maggie, Frank, Mike, Miguel, Nancy, Linda, Danny, Julissa y otros!
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Who you going to call?







Who you going to call for street delivery to the homeless? May God bless everyone, one and all who made successful Servants of the Father of Mercy StreetReach this past Saturday:

1. Noah's Bagels, Ventura, CA

2. Brio Bakery, Ventura, CA

3. Saint Peter's Church, Los Angeles, CA

4. Kairos, Santa Paula, CA

5. Altadena Dairy, Altadena, CA

6. Our Lady Rosary Makers, Santa Barbara, CA


Here are a few pictures from the day serving the poor . . .

¿Quién te va a llamar para la entrega de la calle a las personas sin hogar? Que Dios bendiga a cada uno, uno y todos los que hicieron los Servidores del Padre de Misericordia StreetReach el pasado sábado:

1. Noé Bagels, Ventura, CA

2. Brio Panadería, Ventura, CA

3. Iglesia de San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA

4. Kairos, Santa Paula, CA

5. Altadena Lácteos, Altadena, CA

6. Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Santa Barbara, CA

Aquí están algunas fotos del día al servicio de los pobres. . .

Youth and Family Night



Many thanks to Fr. Paul from the church Saint Jullie Billiart in Newbury Park, CA for Lent Mass at last Friday Youth and Family Night at Servants of the Father of Mercy in Ventura, CA.  May God bless the team, all the moms, dads and children that came to pray and support our homeless family.

Muchas gracias a Fr. Pablo de la iglesia de Saint Jullie Billiart en Newbury Park, CA para la misa de Cuaresma al último viernes Juventud y Noche Familiar en Siervos del Padre de la Misericordia en Ventura, CA. Que Dios bendiga el equipo, todas las mamás, los papás y los niños que vinieron a orar y apoyar a nuestra familia sin hogar.
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