Monday, March 30, 2015

Alabama women's consecration bears immediate fruit

a recent email from Janet in Alabama~

"I consecrated myself to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's book 33 Days to Morning Glory on March 25, 2015. I prayed I was open to any and all Mary had for me.

Well I got a call out of the blue from a cousin. She wanted to ask me about the rosary and if we (Catholics) worshiped Mary. 

For the first time I feel I answered these question with out a struggle! I was confident and sure of the way I answered. 

She thanked me and said she understood what I was saying although being Baptist that's not what she had been told about Catholics. 

She then wanted to know if I would teach her how to say the rosary. Wow! I know Mary was speaking through me.

 I just wanted to thank you four gals for doing the podcast. I will be getting in touch later  

Your sister in Jesus through Mary,   
Janet







For daily podcast links CLICK HERE

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Two St. Petersburg groups consecrate today!

Cat Chat Book Club consecrates

A group of women in St. Petersburg, FL formed a Catholic book club late last summer/early fall. Their lofty goals were to gather to read,  have fellowship, eat and learn more about their Catholic Faith (not necessarily in that order!) They named their group the "Cat Chat" book club (short for Catholic Chat.)

Books read so far include:
Story of a Soul By St. Therese
My Sisters the Saints by Colleen Carroll Campbell.
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, by  Maria von Trapp
Saint John Paul the Great by Jason Evert


February 20, they started a new book and a beautiful new journey. They read 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley.

Some in the group had previously read/consecrated and even been in groups, but a few had never even heard of the book. Some were cradle Catholics, some were converts.

L to R Julie, Alicia and Bonnie of the Cat Chat Book Club. Not present: Helga, Kristen, Patti and Valerie
Today three of the Cat Chat book club members gathered for noon mass at St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in downtown St. Petersburg. After mass, they gathered in front of the outdoor shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe to pray the consecration prayer.

Alicia, a Catholic Convert and first time reader commented "I love this book. I couldn't wait each morning to wake up and read the two pages a day."

Bonnie, a cradle Catholic said, "I am learning how much more I need to trust. Trust our Lady. She will help me in all ways."

Next book the club will read is also by Fr. Michael Gaitley The Second Greatest Story Ever Told. CLICK HERE for your FREE COPY

Eleven Souls Consecrate at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in St. Pete Beach today


Rebecca Lorenzen led 10 others in her parish to consecrate to Jesus through Mary today. Pictured is the group along with their pastor, Fr. John Blum. Rebecca has led several groups at the parish to consecration and also led groups using Fr. Gaitley's second study Consoling the Heart of Jesus.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Divine Mercy Art now available

Fr. Michael Gaitley wants EVERY home to have an image of the Divine Mercy in it. To that end, Lighthouse Catholic Media is partnering with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception to make an affordable 10 x 18 image now available for just $19.95 gallery wrapped. Framed images are also available (Black Frame $39.95 and Gold Frame $49.95.)

Get you image today, and have it blessed and hung in your home for Divine Mercy Sunday April 12, 2015. Images make a perfect gift for the Year of Mercy that Pope Francis has called to begin December 8, 2015.

Schools and Parishes, call me for bulk discounts- put an image in EVERY classroom and office at your parish!
Julie Musselman 727-709-8649

Divine Mercy Images


This original version was painted by art professor Eugene Kazimierowski under the supervision of St. Faustina and her confessor, Blessed Michael Sopocko, in Vilnius. It was completed in 1934 and underwent enhancements in 2011. Although there are several versions of this image, our Lord promised that graces would flow through it (Diary of St. Faustina, 313).

Prepare your family to celebrate the upcoming "Year of Mercy"that Pope Francis has announced for 2016! Now every family can afford high-quality sacred art to beautify and sanctify their home! Professionally crafted in the United States, these premium canvases are fade-resistant for up to 50 years and make the perfect gift to decorate any living space. 
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Divine Mercy Explained by Fr. Michael Gaitley

This booklet gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to Divine Mercy. Specifically you will learn:

-- Divine Mercy history and context
-- The essential elements of the devotion
-- How you can live the message

In short, it's everything you need to know about this important message and devotion! This booklet also includes two bonus appendices: Valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy wisdom from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. 
 
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FREE copy of a brand new book from Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC

Offer expires Divine Mercy Sunday—April 12, 2015
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From the beloved author of the bestselling books 33 Days to Morning Glory and Consoling the Heart of Jesus comes a gripping account of the prophetic witness of St. John Paul II, and the profound connection between Marian Consecration and Divine Mercy.

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Offer expires Divine Mercy Sunday—April 12, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Immaculate Conception parish in Springfield Missouri consecrates January 1

Pictured is the Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, Mo., 33 Days Consecration Group in part.  

At least 30 of those who finished the 33 Days work were out of town for the holidays and made their consecration on their own at Mass wherever they were on New Year’s Day.  

All of us thank you Julie and Lighthouse Catholic Media for all of your assistance in getting us started.  We are hoping the Consecration Retreats will be ongoing in our parish and Diocese until most all have come to glory in the maternal beatitude of our Blessed Mother.

Sincerely, 
Elizabeth Tomelleri 
Group Facilitator

Friday, February 20, 2015

33 Days to Morning Glory now airing on Real Life Radio and available by PODCAST!



We are excited to partner with Mary Graham the host of the RealLife internet radio show Living Witnesses to bring you 33 Days to Morning Glory audio!

Living Witnesses w/ Mary Graham

Each day for 33 Days Mary Graham and guests read the daily readings from Fr. Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory book, discuss the reflection questions from the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion and share REAL LIFE with you as we prepare to consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary.


Julie Musselman, Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM, Fr. Michael Gaitley MIC and Mary Beth Finster

Join Mary Graham along with guests Julie Musselman,  Marybeth Finster and Michelle Pocaro as we journey 33 Days to Morning Glory.

Michelle Porcaro

Show airs live beginning February 19, 2015 at 8 pm eastern and each day following at 8 pm eastern through March 25, 2015.     CLICK HERE To listen to live stream of Real Life Radio


Podcasts will be posted daily,  CLICK HERE  for podcasts

Sunday, February 15, 2015

200 in Puerto Rico Consecrate to Jesus through Mary using 33 Days to Morning Glory

The consecration has spread to Puerto Rico! Providencially to the Parish of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal.
About 200 at the  parish in Aguadilla consecrated on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Feast of our Lady of Lourdes. Maria T. Vazquez was one of the lay coordinators for the consecration.

The parish consecrated after using the preparation of "33 days to Morning Glory" book written by Father Michael E. Gaitley, MIC. The Cenacle, Rosary of the Marian Movement of Priests, started at 6:00 pm and then the consecration mass at 7:00 pm Celebrated by Father Kike Cordero. 




Miercoles, 11 de febrero 2015.  Fiesta de Nuestra SeƱora de Lourdes
Consagracion Mariana luego de la preparacion de "33 dias hacia un Glorioso Amanecer", libro escrito por Padre Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.
A las 6:00pm comenzamos el Cenaculo, Rosario del Movimiento Sacerdotal Mariano, y luego la Misa de Consagracion a las 7:00pm celebraba por Padre Kike Cordero. Se consagraron alrededor de 200 personas in La Milagrosa Parish, Aguadilla PR. 


 

To get the consecration started at your parish, please contact Julie Musselman 727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmail.com for assistance and for orders.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

900 Souls attend Divine Mercy parish retreat at St Gregory


Last night St. Gregory Catholic Church in Plantation, FL hosted the last stop on the 2015 Florida Divine Mercy Tour. The evening began with the rosary prayed at 6 pm, followed by music and singing. 

At 7pm, pastor Fr Hoyer welcomed Fr. Michael Gaitley to speak to about 900 parishioners and others from the archdiocese of Miami. 
Margarita Kiang, Linda Rose Ingrasiano and Maureen Kelly and a team of volunteers did an amazing job preparing for the event, publicizing it, greeting attendees, setting up the church and assisting with product sales. They receive so much positive feedback from all who attended. 






Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Biographer of St. John Paul II
 
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Florida Divine Mercy Tour features Fr. Michael Gaitley


Florida Divine Mercy Tour 2015:






Jan 26, 2015
Mary Help of Christians
Tampa FL
About 220 souls came out for the first stop of the Florida Divine Mercy Tour. Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC gave an inspiring talk on St. Maximilian Kolbe and his desire to save every soul, as quickly as possible, through consecration to Jesus through Mary. 


Mark Fanders, Fr. Steve Ryan, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Kay and Tom Conroy, Julie and Kate Musselman




Jan 27, 2015
SS Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church
Bradenton, FL
Bonnie LaVigne and the great Knights of Columbus team at Ss Peter and Paul in Bradenton hosted approx 360 people on the second stop of the Divine Mercy Florida Tour.

Fr. Gaitley gave a talk on his personal conversion story- from surfer/volleyball player in Southern California, to college decision of UCLA vs Steubenville,  to discerning the call to the priesthood. Fr. Gaitley inspired all with the message of Divine Mercy, highlighting the miracle he received from the healing of his Father's cancer and his father's conversion to the faith.







Fr. Gaitley with KOC grand knight Mark Gallagher, Julie Musselman and Bonnie LaVigne


Jan 28, 2015
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Largo FL
On a chilly night, the Florida Divine Mercy Tour had the third stop at St. Patrick's in Largo. Fr. Michael Gaitley celebrated mass with the school children at 8 am and then gave a talk on St. Maximilian Kolbe and Fr. Gaitley's own conversion story at 7pm to the adults of the parish. Fr. Dominic Corona, Sr. Kathleen Luger and Claire Obordo hosted about 235 souls. Special thanks to the ladies who provided coffee and hot chocolate in the parish hall after the talk!


Janet, Claire Obordo, Marybeth Finster, Fr. Gaitley, Kate and Julie Musselman, Fr. Dominic Corona, Sr. Kathleen, Mark Fanders


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Jan 29, 2105
St. Raphael Catholic Church & School
St. Petersburg FL

School Children made Welcome Sign for Fr. Gaitley to celebrate 50th anniversary of School
Fr Gaitley speaks to the 4th-8th graders at St Raphael School about Divine Mercy


Julie Musselman, Fr. Kevin Mackin, Fr. Michael Gaitley, Marybeth Finster



Jan 29, 2015
St. Stephen Catholic Church
Valrico FL
Almost 500 souls packed St. Stephen's Catholic Church Thursday night to hear Fr. Michael Gaitley share the message of Divine Mercy. 

Patty Zumpano, and Divine Mercy team volunteers with Fr. Gaitley and Julie Musselman



Jan ​30​, 2015

Cathedral of St Jude  
St. Petersburg FL
Cathedral Rector, Fr. Joseph Waters opened the night by introducing Fr. Michael Gaitley. Fr John Blum, Fr Tony and Fr. Archambault joined Fr. Waters in attendance. The recently redone Cathedral was a beautiful spot for about 330 souls to gather to hear the beautiful message of God's love for the most broken, weak and sinful souls.  Marybeth Finster and a team of Volunteers from St. Raphael's hosted the evening.






Jan 31, 2015
Our Lady of Lourdes Dunedin FL  
The week culminated in a half day retreat at Our Lady of Lourdes. Confessions began at 8 am with penitents in long lines to confess their sins. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Gaitley and Fr. Gary Dowsey, pastor at 9 am. Fr. Gaitley gave his first talk about Vatican II and the enrichment of faith at 10 am. In that talk he discussed the life of Pope St. John Paul II and his message to the world of Divine Mercy. After a short break, a second talk was given by Fr. Gaitley. Over 540 souls joined in this day of recollection and prayer. Olivia Hoegstrom and team did a fantastic job hosting the event. Eric Hoegstrom provided music for the mass in a prayerful and reverent way.