Jesus, It's All About You!
All of time belongs to Jesus. Tonight, it' been 2015 years since his birth. Time itself is centered around him. The end of this time will be ushered in by the soon return of Jesus to the earth and a new time will begin. Lord, even time itself belongs to you!
Todo el tiempo pertenece a Jesús. Esta noche, es sido 2015 años desde su nacimiento. El tiempo mismo se centra en torno a él. El final de este tiempo será anunciado por el pronto regreso de Jesús a la tierra y un nuevo tiempo comenzará. Señor, incluso el mismo tiempo le pertenece a usted!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Jesus, It's All About You!
Monday, December 29, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Well, it takes a team of 100s and 100s - 1,00s of people throughout the United States and Canada to make one simple Christmas Season serving the poor at the Servants of the Father of Mercy a reality - the team in total is called "Servants of the Father of Mercy". So here we will try to bring to light the "Body of Christ" coming together to make homeless StreetReach, and our Christmastime Old Folks Ministry, Jesus' Birthday Party - "Youth & Family Night" and Homeless Subway Gift Cards as a team possible. Enjoy the pictures too at https://www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph. In gratitude to so many - "the Body of Christ, which is the Church" (Ephesians 1:26) . . . Together we are the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" and together we are the "Church."
Bueno, se necesita un equipo de 100s y 100s y 1,000s de personas en todo Estados Unidos y Canadá para hacer un simple Navidad servir a los pobres en los Siervos del Padre de Misericordia una realidad - el equipo en total se llama "Siervos del Padre Misericordia ". Así que aquí vamos a tratar de sacar a la luz el "Cuerpo de Cristo" que se unen para hacer StreetReach gentes sin hogar, y nuestra gente de Navidad Viejitos Ministerio, la Fiesta de Cumpleaños de Jesús - "Juventud y Familia de la Noche" y gentes sin hogar Subway Tarjetas de regalo como un equipo posible. Disfruta de las fotos https://www.facebook.com/BrotherGaryJoseph. En gratitud a tantos - "el Cuerpo de Cristo, que es la Iglesia" (Efesios 1:26). . . Juntos somos los "Siervos del Padre de Misericordia", y juntos somos la "Iglesia".
Café, Teresa and Mario, Owners, Ventura, CA - "Dining Gift
Certificates" for gifts at the Servants of the Father of Mercy
"Jesus' Birthday Party Youth & Family Night."
Monday, December 22, 2014
USA Today Headline - Pope Francis to the Vatican Curia: Merry Christmas, you power-hungry hypocrites
Today USA Today and AP reports Pope Francis spoke his annual Christmas message to the Vatican's Curia, a group of various Vatican offices that assist the pope in his day-to-day leadership and is headed up by the College of Cardinals
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
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.
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!
Monday, December 1, 2014
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.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thanks be to God for "Christmas Ranch Tree Farms!" The owners, Marilyn and Don donated a 10 foot tree yesterday for the homeless supplies warehouse of the Servants of the Father of Mercy. Mike Abare took a long lunch and his truck from the Navy Base and we cut down a fresh one. The farm is open weekdays 2p to 7p and weekends 9a to 7p - tell them you are from Servants of the Father of Mercy. Here is the address: 1586 Pederson Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Directions: 101 to State Hwy. 23, go north toward Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, exit - Avenida de Los Arboles, go right 1/4 mile to Erbes Road, go left to Pederson Road, left on Pederson Rd. back under Hwy. 23 overpass. Parking lot on the left. Here are some pictures of the day and getting the tree strung with lights, ready for decorating this Friday at 6p "Youth & Family Night."
Thursday, November 20, 2014
To go to heaven we don't have to be perfect, we just have to be merciful. "Blessed are the merciful, they will receive mercy." Matthew 5:7
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Pope Francis announced today shower stalls for the homeless will be added to the public restrooms in the Vatican's St. Peter’s Square so that the homeless in the area have a place to wash up, Catholic News Service reports.
Monday, November 10, 2014
We thank God today for the many people and their gifts that have been donated at the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" to bring joy to the homeless this Holiday Season:
* Pinecones from Nancy Pena and Miguel Dorado Rubio, Santa Paula, CA
* Miniature bottles of grotto water from Our Lady's Gift Shop, Lourdes, France
* Handmade Thanksgiving Cards for the homeless - 6, 7, 8 grade kids at St. Mary Magdalene, Camarillo, CA
* Hand decorated pinecones from high school students, Santa Clara High School, Oxnard, CA
* Ventura Carpet Cleaning, cleaning the chapel carpets, Ventura, CA
* Christmas Ranch Tree Farm, fresh cut tree for the chapel, Thousand Oaks, CA
* Virginia and Peter Aguirre, St. Thomas Aquinas, blanket drive, Ojai, CA
* Mark Burke and Michael Valencia blanket drive, Anaheim, CA
Monday, November 3, 2014
According to Jesus the Real Issue Isn't the Lack of Morals -- It's the Abundance of Hypocrisy in the Church
The Woes of the Priests and Pharisees is a list of criticisms by Jesus of hypocrisy "don't do as I do, but do as I say". Seven are listed in Matthew 23 and hence Matthew's version is known as the seven woes. In Matthew they occur shortly before Jesus returns to Jerusalem for his last few days before being crucified. Some scholars believe that when Jesus criticized the leaders for their self-righteous attitude and not the publicans, tax collectors, prostitutes and sinners he had set himself up to be killed a few days later by the ones with all the power and money -the very ones he criticized a few days earlier. (Note - We see here in Matthew 23 that Jesus was not railroaded to the cross by a rowdy bunch of poor, broken, marginalized and sinful prostitutes, gays, drunks, addicts and divorcees.)
Monday, October 27, 2014
The Servants of the Father of Mercy are ordinary everyday American people giving extraordinary heavenly mercy to the poor and homeless.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The "homeless" old folks in So Cal nursing facilities need you to come and sing for them this coming Christmas season. Servants of the Father of Mercy choir needs men, women, children and instruments of all shapes and sizes to bring hugs of peace, tears of joy and Goosebumps of love. Skip the mall this year! Join our Christmas choir today, save money and go to heaven. Call Bro. Joseph now at (310) 595-4175. First practice is coming real soon. Call now!