Monday, September 8, 2014

Leawood, Kansas Parish group consecrates

left to right:  Sara Hicks, Glenn Wells, Joan Wells, Sharon Nicely, and Chris Nicely.

September 7, the eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a group of friends from St. Michael the Archangel parish in Leawood, Kansas consecrated to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley's book 33 Days to Morning Glory. The met at the parish's Mary Chapel to pray the consecration prayer together with their parochial vicar Fr. Daniel Schmitz.

This is a unique group. They originally came together for Renew 2000 and then did bible studies together. In all, they have been meeting almost 15 years. Glenn Wells writes "out of all the studies we have done so far, the 33 Days to Morning Glory was one of the most spiritual journey's we have taken.  Mary is now part of each of our daily prayer."

There will be many more groups consecrating from Kansas City, KS archdiocese as Archbishop Naumann recently announced that he desires the entire diocese to consecrate December 8. CLICK HERE for more details. 

If you need help getting your group started, contact: Julie Musselman   727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmail.com

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Archbishop Naumann invites everyone to become Consecrated to Jesus through Mary December 8

As the World Synod on the Family begins this October 2014 and the World Meeting of Families takes place in 2015, Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Naumann thought this would be an ideal time to invite the families of the Archdiocese to join together in consecrating themselves to Jesus through Mary. 
Therefore, Archbishop Naumann has set December 8, 2014 as the date for a diocesan wide consecration to Jesus through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s book “33 Days to Morning Glory.” The 33 days of prayer and preparation for the consecration will begin on November 5, 2014. 
source: https://www.archkck.org/consecration-through-mary
This is great news that another diocese is offering the consecration. Recently the Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, Indiana consecrated, CLICK HERE for story. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades invited all the faithful to use 33 Days to Morning Glory and over 12,000 souls consecrated on August 15, 2014.
Parishes and Individuals who would like to join Archbishop Naumann and all the souls in Kansas City can start making plans now to begin the consecration on November 5. I work with parishes and small groups to share ideas, answer questions and place orders for all the 33 Days to Morning Glory Materials. 
Contact Julie Musselman 727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmail.com
What is really special about using Fr. Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory book and parish program is that everyone can participate on whatever level they can. 
Everyone can easily read the book, just 2 pages a day, no matter how busy or where they are located. Then many people can join others at the parish or in homes to meet weekly for six weeks to view the DVDs and share their thoughts and comments recorded in the participant packet. 

First, parishes need to order their books for the entire parish. I can  offer very LOW parish prices. Call me for a quote.727-709-8649 or email Julie at jkmuss@gmail.com




Next, to get your parish or home group started, you will need one or more Coordinator Kits. These are available with the 33 Days paper back book for $49.95, or withOUT the book for $39.95.
The Coordinator Kit includes a leader guide on how to start your group, Fr. Gaitley's 2 DVD set with 6 sessions, a participant packet, consecration certificate, rosary, prayer card and a few other goodies. 

Then you need advertise your group in the bulletin, through email, website etc and ask parishioners, family, friends to join in the six week group. Once you know how many will join, you need to order the participant packets.  You may need to estimate how many, as more always show up than register.
These are $29.95 with the 33 Days paper back book , or withOUT the book for $19.95. Each participant packet includes a Consecration Certificate.
On the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, make plans to join Archbishop Naumann for the consecration mass, or offer offer a mass or communal consecration at your parish. Many groups pray the consecration prayer together, enjoy fellowship and some do a service project or gift the parish in some way in honor of Our Lady.
I can help with any questions you might have and coach you on how to get started. I can also make it super easy to get all your materials ordered. Just contact me:
Julie Musselman          727-709-8649          jkmuss@gmail.com







Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Alabama parish joins 33 Days to Morning Glory consecration


Guest Post by Mary Jo Wilder

St. Dominic Catholic Church in Mobile, Al. participated in the "33 Days to Morning Glory" Consecration to Jesus Through Mary!!  Over 35 participants met weekly during the summer and concluded with the Consecration on August 6, 2014 - the Feast of The Transfiguration!! 

 This was a very engaging group who entered fully into the discussions with their small groups!  Nineteen are eager to move forward with the Hearts Afire Parish Program "Consoling the Heart of Jesus"!!  It will be scheduled after the first of the year!!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Four from St. Mary's in Clinton Heights, NY consecrate

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Four women made their Consecration on the Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption 2014, from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clinton Heights, upstate New York.

They are from left-right Ann Marie Pepin, Mary Bronk, Julie Teal, Kathie Stallmer.


Julie Teal writes All of the women who had participated truly felt Mary was with them during the retreat. I have felt her more with each day. She has encouraged me to meditate daily on her Son's Passion, something that I rarely did before.
"Thank you for the program, Fr. Gaitley!"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mesa, AZ parish has 200+ parishioners consecrate

Displaying SAM_1132.JPGOver 200 parishioners of Christ the King parish in Mesa, Arizona, consecrated themselves to Jesus through Mary on the Solemnity of the Assumption, August 15, 2014. We were led by our pastor Fr. Matthew Henry, who lost his own mother only two weeks ago. Fr. Matt said the consecration reminded him in a powerful way that he has another mother in heaven.

The group retreat was given to three separate groups at the parish, two in English and one in Spanish. The consecration ceremony was conducted in both English and Spanish, including the consecration prayers. Over 500 consecration books in English and Spanish were distributed at the parish, and many parishioners who were unable to come to the ceremony consecrated themselves at home. At the end of the ceremony, Fr. Matt and a seminarian distributed over 200 Miraculous Medals. It was a beautiful day to honor our Blessed Mother for all she does for us!

- John Nahrgang, Consecration Retreat Coordinator and Seminarian of the Diocese of Phoenix

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Consecration Day at St. Bartholomew Church Wayzata MN

The members of the Rosary Society at St. Bartholomew loved the opportunity to reflect on Mary's God-given role in their lives and renewed their trust in her protection and intercession through the 33-Days to Morning Glory preparation program. Consecration day was simply fantastic, with Mass, hymns, and special blessings composed by our Pastor Fr. Mike for the Miraculous Medals and the participants. We had a nice reception afterwards with food and beverage.

From this event came a desire to honor Our Lady with a statue in the Chapel. After being granted permission to move forward, the participants donated money for the cause and we are in the process of ordering a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Grace to be installed in the Chapel soon.

Praise to God for our holy Mother, and praises to the 33-Days to Morning Glory Retreat Program led by Fr. Gaitely

--Andrew Allen, Director of Children and Adult Faith Formation

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Fr. Gaitley and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy set off for Divine Mercy Tour 2014

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Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. Chris Alar and 5 Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy will be doing a 33 Day road trip from Stockbridge, MA, all the way west to Alta Loma, CA and back! As they travel, Fr. Gaitley will be speaking at 10 parishes and the Missionaries will be doing works of mercy. Additionally, they will be consecrating to Jesus through Mary. To get a daily update directly in your email box, CLICK HERE.

During the 33-day mission of the Divine Mercy Tour, the missionaries will be recording daily video reflections to follow the book "33 Days to Morning Glory" by Father Michael Gaitley, MIC. This book is a do-it-yourself retreat to prepare yourself to consecrate your heart to Jesus through our Blessed Mother, Mary. The 33-day preparation begins  August 4th (feast of St. John Vianney) and will end on September 5th (memorial of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta) and the consecration will occur the next day, the first Saturday (devoted to the Immaculate Heart of Mary each month) of September. 
Divine Mercy Tour 2014 Kickoff
We left the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA this morning and stopped at the National Shrine of the North American Martyrs, Auriesville, NY Led by Eric Mahl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGIsPb7xjww
 

Day One: August 4
First stop at the National Shrine of North American Martyrs, Auriesville, NY. 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNoktZA6h_U
 

 
Day Two: August 5
 From St. Alphonsus in Norwalk, OH.
 Led by Eric Mahl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp9Rg1LFbFk 
Day Three: August 6
Led by Lewis Brooks.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxsFzcobLHo
Lewis did find out the date of his Baptism! November 6th. Hopefully all of us will properly honor and remember the day we entered Christ's family!
Day Four: August 7
At St. Mary's in Rock Island, IL. Led by Br. David Guza.
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3NcBH_dq0g

Day Five: August 8
Led by Marcus Fluty at Lighthouse Catholic Media headquarters, Sycamore, IL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_P_2ozusI 

Day Six: August 9
St. Mary's Parish, McHenry, IL
Led by Adam Fluty.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-BDeGncYew
Day Seven: August 10
Church of the Holy Apostles in McHenry, IL.
Led by Ruben Mendoza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS6182yz5_s  
  
Day Eight: August 11
Our video for today was shot at Marytown (National Shrine of St. Maximillian Kolbe) in Libertyville, IL, in honor of Day 1 of Kolbe week in "33 Days to Morning Glory."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3kyV3tT4_0


Day Nine: August 12
Nativity Catholic Church in Fargo, ND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5BlgK4DFV0


Monday, August 4, 2014

DVDs now sold separately~just $29.95 for 2 DVD set

The DVDs for the 6 week retreat of 33 Days to Morning Glory, and the 10 week retreat of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, and the  10 week retreat Wisdom and Works of Mercy are now available to purchase separately. Previously they were only sold as part of the coordinator kit. I know many groups would like a second, or third set of DVDs to share with those who miss the class or want to view at home. Contact me to order your DVDs:

Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com

33 Days to Morning Glory 2 DVD set~ $29.95



33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Talks by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC on DVDs


Watch this series weekly as an integral part of your 33 Days to Morning Glory Small-group Retreat in the Hearts Afire Program. Two-disc set includes six Sessions, each of which consists of an introductory talk and a main talk and accompanies lessons from the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion, workbook (workbook not included). Total run time: Approx. 230 min. Each retreat group needs one DVD set. 
DVDs are also sold as part of the coordinator kit

Consoling the Heart of Jesus 2 DVD set~ $29.95

Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Talks by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC on DVD

Watch this series weekly as an integral part of your Consoling the Heart of Jesus Small-group Retreat in the Hearts Afire Program. Two-disc set includes 10 Session Talks (approx. 35 min. each). Each Session Talk accompanies lessons from the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion, workbook (workbook not included). Each retreat group needs one DVD set.
DVDs are also sold as part of the coordinator kit.

The Wisdom and Works of Mercy,
"'One Thing' is Three" 2 DVD set ~ $29.95

The Wisdom and Works of Mercy ('One Thing' Is Three) Talks for the Group Study by Fr. Michael Gaitley. MIC on DVD


Watch this series weekly as part of your small-group study within Stage Two of the Hearts Afire Program: Wisdom and Works of Mercy. Two-disc set includes 10 Session Talks and accompanies the lessons in the , Wisdom & Works of Mercy Two-in-One Companion , workbook (workbook not included). Each Session Talk is approx. 35 min. Total run time: Approx. 350 min.
DVDs are also sold as part of the coordinator kit.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Date Planning Guide now available for 33 Days to Morning Glory parish retreats


We now have a great new, FREE, tool to help those who plan the 33 Days to Morning Glory retreats for parishes: The Date Planning Guide. Created by Marian Specialist Cheryl Martin of Canada, this chart gives a realistic time table on when to begin planning, ordering, registering and advertizing your 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat. 

CLICK HERE for print out of the Date Planning Guide


Super Organized Cheryl Marin
As you can see on the chart, now would be a great time to start planning your parish's retreat to consecrate in November or December. While this is just a guideline, it will assist you in making sure everything is done without rush or stress!


Small groups of friends can move more quickly, but for parishes that are rolling this out parish wide, this new tool is invaluable. Thanks Cheryl for sharing this great resource!

To get your retreat started, just call me! 
Julie Musselman
727-709-8649
jkmuss@gmail.com

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Teens at Charlotte Catholic High School Consecrate

From Sr. Agnes Cousins:

142 Students spent 5-7 minutes every day from April 9 until May 27, 2014 preparing to consecrate to Jesus through Mary using 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley. Charlotte Catholic High School has done Marian Consecration in the past, but the difference this year in this preparation using 33 Days to Morning Glory, was a real understanding of Mary and her importance in forming the members of the Church.

It was a great preparation with a fruitful consecration on May 27, 2014.  114 out of my 142 students made their consecration but all 142 prepared for it. Some just did not feel ready, but I know that the preparation they did will be preparation for a future consecration. 

CLICK HERE for a video for the wonderful teens from Charlotte, NC who consecrated May 27. 2014 To Jesus Through Mary! The songs on the video are from Gretchen Harris' "Sing of Mary."

33 Days to Morning Glory was a wonderful instrument for preparing my students.
 Thank you and convey to Fr. Gaitley our gratitude.