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Monday, August 24, 2015

Dude, You're on the Way to Heaven!


 
A WEEK SENT FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Dude, you're on the way to heaven!

Remember the Dell character, Steven and the famous line? "Dude you're getting a Dell!"  Here's a twist from the Servants of the Father of Mercy . . . "Dude, you're on the way to heaven!"

This week, join the team and gain heavenly grace.  Just like Domino's Pizza, "We Deliver!" food, water, clothing, shoes, socks, hygeine kits, rosaries and more to 70,000 + homeless in So Cal and beyond since 2001.

1. Wednesday, August 26, 5:30pm make pastry snack bags filled with Noah's Bagels and Brio Bakery cookies. (Ventura).

2. Thursday, ditto (Ventura).

3. Friday, 9:30am to 11am make lunch snack bags for the homeless.

4. Friday, 6pm to 9pm, Servants of the Father of Mercy anniversary, picnic, BBQ, youth and family night, dinner and a movie (Ventura).

5. Saturday, 8:30am to 11am deliver to the homeless (Ventura - Los Angeles).

6. Saturday, 11am to 2pm, St. Peter's Church 1039 North Broadway, Chinatown, deliver to the homeless (Los Angeles).

Got questions? Call (310) 595-4175

The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a private association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a California corporation, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, EIN 26 - 3855133 and listed in the Official Catholic Directory.  For more information, they may be reached by mail at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or by calling Bro. Joseph's cell phone (310) 595-4175 or email Info@ServantsoftheFather.org.  Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." Mark 9:41

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Way to Heaven is the Ultimate Road Trip


 
The Road to Heaven . . .

Okay, let's get one thing straight in our lives.  Human weaknesses and sin of all types does NOT keep people out of heaven.  If that were the case 100% of everyone would be in hell.  "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23  You and I are sinners, (that's code for losers) - get over it.

The road to hell is marked with ordinary sinners like you and me who simultaneously are also UNMERCIFUL people.  They live life backstabbing, gossiping, controlling, manipulating and criticizing others.  It's easy to be hell bound - make life all about you, forget about helping others, be unforgiving and secretly desire power, wealth and control.

It's easy to be heaven bound, be merciful, giving and forgiving to family, friends and especially the poor and the homeless. "Blessed are the merciful, they will be shown mercy." Matthew 5:7

Reserve a spot in heaven with the new American Missionaries - we're like Domino's, "We Deliver!" to the homeless - food, water, clothing, soaps, shoes, socks, spiritual supplies and more to 70,000 + in So Cal and beyond . . .

Servants of the Father of Mercy
1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003
Call (310) 595-4175 and ask about being a team volunteer serving the homeless right where you live - anywhere in the US and Canada.
 
Email: Info@ServantsoftheFather.org
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Donate: http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless   
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

When all is Stripped Away



At the end of life, when all is stripped away, what will you be left with deep down inside your soul?  Death comes, then in an instant the car, the house and all possessions are wiped away.  It is said, “Never have seen a Brinks truck at a funeral!”

Now is the time to gather riches for heaven by giving openly and freely to the poor, donating to the work of God on earth and performing works of mercy by visiting the sick in hospitals, nursing homes and caring for the poor, especially the homeless.

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.”  Mathew 6:19-20

Serve with the new American Missionaries - we're like Domino's, "We Deliver!" to the homeless - food, water, clothing, soaps, shoes, socks, spiritual supplies and more to 70,000 + in So Cal and beyond . . .

Servants of the Father of Mercy
1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003
Call (310) 595-4175 and ask about being a volunteer.

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Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc.
Donate: http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless   
Visit our web site: http://servantsofthefather.org  
Subscribe to the blog:  www.HomelessinAmerica.blogspot.com    
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Help4_Homeless  
Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ServantsoftheFather

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Mercy for the Poor - Misericordia para los Pobres



“Come, all you who are thirsty,

    come to the waters;

and you who have no money,

    come, buy and eat!

Come, buy wine and milk

    without money and without cost.

Why spend your money on what is not bread,

    and your labor on what does not satisfy you?

Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,

    and you will delight in the richest of food.” Isaiah 55:1-2

 
Misericordia para los Pobres

“Todos los sedientos, venid a las aguas;

y los que no tenéis dinero, venid, comprad y comed.

Venid, comprad vino y leche

sin dinero y sin costo alguno.

¿Por qué gastáis dinero en lo que no es pan,

y vuestro salario en lo que no sacia?

Escuchadme atentamente, y comed lo que es bueno,

y se deleitará vuestra alma en la abundancia.”  Isaías 55:1-2

 
Servants of the Father of Mercy,1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA​ 93003
The Homeless Need Your Love — Please Come & Help?

* Make Lunches—Friday, August 28th, 9:30a to 11:00a

* StreetReach—Saturday, August 29th, 8:30a to 2p.

* All Sundays—Volunteers Lunch, Team Meeting, Prayer 2p.
Las Personas sin Hogar Necesitan tu Ayudar?

* Hacer Lunche Bolsas—Viernes, 28 Agosto, 9:30a.

* StreetReach—Sábado, 29 Agosto, 8:30a a 2p. 

* Todos Domingos—Voluntarios Oración/Lunch 2p.
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Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc.


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

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

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Overlooked, Despised, Rejected, Hated, Persecuted, Crucified and that’s on a Good Day!



Today, a Facebook friend profoundly has reflected and laments . . . “It's no shock to learn that someone many overlook could be so compassionate. My son Alex is often overlooked by many and has so few friends. Yet, he is the kindest, most loving, and down to earth person I know. I wish more people would reach out to these angels on earth!”

It's very common to this very day - the compassionate, pure and humble ones are often overlooked at home and at work.  That is the exact story of Cain and Abel, the life of Joseph in the Old Testament, David the shepherd boy, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, etc. - all of them rejected and overlooked and all of them prefigured the compassion, purity and kindness of the Christ who was also not to be loved and adored but abandoned, despised, rejected, tortured and crucified by all for his pure affection.

In the true story, the book "Prayers for Bobby" (photo) a mom repents because of her aggression and judgment of a model, helpful, kind and loving son who ultimately commits suicide because of her and the dad’s hostility toward his gay identity.  She later discovers after he appears to forgive her from the afterlife in the family's kitchen one day, that he was exactly what the Bible describes as “pure of heart – for they shall see God”.  Unfortunately, these types of individuals usually get judged and ultimately crucified.

St. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 1:27, “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God has chosen the weak to shame the strong.”

Please join the Servants of the Father of Mercy team today by calling (310) 595-4175 and plan a time for yourself, family and friends to join with us to go out and deliver water, food, clothing, shoes, rosaries and more to the 70,000 + poor homeless who are misjudged, despised, rejected, lost and forgotten in the So Cal region.

SUMMER SCHEDULE - JOIN THE TEAM!
 "We’re the new American missionaries bringing our homeless home."

1. Sunday, August 2, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 2. Sunday, August 9, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 3. Sunday, August 16, all the Masses, St. Genevieve, Panorama City, Bros. Joseph and Menchaca speak at all the services.

 4. Sunday, August 23, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

 5. Wednesday/Thursday, August 26/27, 5:30pm make one quart pastry gift bags with Noah's Bagels for the homeless.

 6. Friday, August 28, 9:30am make lunch snack bags for the homeless.

 7. Friday, August 29, 6pm - 9pm 8th Anniversary Celebration Picnic, Movie, Youth & Family Night. (Ventura)

 8. Saturday, August 29, 8:30am deliver supplies to the homeless in Ventura, meet at Servants of the Father of Mercy.

 9. Saturday, August 29, 11am deliver to the homeless in Los Angeles, meet at St. Peter's Church, Chinatown.

To donate funding for our ministry, men's clothing, food, water and supplies or to join our volunteer team call Servants of the Father of Mercy (310) 595-4175.

God bless you!

The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a private association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a California corporation, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, EIN 26 - 3855133 and listed in the Official Catholic Directory. For more information, they may be reached by mail at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or by email at info@ServantsoftheFather.org. Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." Mark 9:41

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Like a Candle Raging Quiet in the Night


Explore!

"The poverty that lives deep down inside us all . . . Like a candle raging quiet in the night."  Joe Wise, Singer/Songwriter, 1972

But who will bring them comfort in my name?

Join our volunteer team in So Cal and explore your own poverty in August while the homeless struggle with thirst and hunger in the heat of summer . . .

 
SUMMER SCHEDULE - JOIN THE TEAM!
"The new American missionaries bringing our homeless home." 

1.  Sunday, August 2, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

2.  Sunday, August 9, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

3.  Sunday, August 16, all the Masses, St. Genevieve, Panorama City, Bros. Joseph and Menchaca speak at all the services.

4.  Sunday, August 23, 2pm team homeless planning meeting, free lunch for volunteers and prayer. (Ventura)

5.  Wednesday/Thursday, August 26/27, 5:30pm make one quart pastry gift bags with Noah's Bagels for the homeless.

6.  Friday, August 28, 9:30am make lunch snack bags for the homeless.

7.  Friday, August 29, 6pm - 9pm 8th Anniversary Celebration Picnic, Movie, Youth & Family Night. (Ventura)

8.  Saturday, August 29, 8:30am deliver supplies to the homeless in Ventura, meet at Servants of the Father of Mercy.

9.  Saturday, August 29, 11am deliver to the homeless in Los Angeles, meet at St. Peter's Church, Chinatown.

To donate men's clothing, food, water and supplies or to join the volunteer team call Servants of the Father of Mercy (310) 595-4175.

God bless you!

The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a private association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a California corporation, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, EIN 26 - 3855133 and listed in the Tidings and Official Catholic Directory.  For more information, they may be reached by mail at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or by email at info@ServantsoftheFather.org.  Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." Mark 9:41
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Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc.


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

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

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Help4_Homeless  

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