Thursday, April 24, 2014

Fr. Gaitley hosts Divine Mercy Sunday at the National Shrine

Tune into EWTN at noon eastern this Sunday April 27, 2014
CLICK HERE to see 2013's coverage

Fr. Gaitley's new book "You Did It To Me" will be available soon. It is the second part of Stage 2 of the Hearts Afire Parish Program (HAPP.) See story below.

Stage 1: the Two Hearts
33 Days to Morning Glory
Consoling the Heart of Jesus

Stage 2: Wisdom and Works of Mercy
The One Thing is Three-DVDs/Workbooks available April 28
You Did It To Me-book has been finished will be available soon for ordering

Stage 3: Keeping the Hearts afire


On Divine Mercy Sunday, Wisdom and Works of Mercy

 

Fr. Gaitley's Consoling the Heart of JesusWhen NASA launches spacecraft, each ship is boosted by several stages of rockets in order to "slip the surly bonds of earth ... and touch ... the face of God," as the poem "High Flight" has it. Well, the Hearts Afire: Parish-based Programs (HAPP) from the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception aim to launch people from where they're at swiftly and surely along the path to sanctification — along the path to God. In order to shoot participants into the highest reaches of holiness, there are three stages to the program. The first stage of the program, "The Two Hearts," leads participants to consecrate themselves to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 33 Days to Morning Glory. The second portion of the first stage then helps us love Jesus as Mary does in Consoling the Heart of Jesus.

During the Divine Mercy Sunday broadcast from Eden Hill on EWTN on April 27, the Marians will launch "Wisdom and Works of Mercy," the second stage of the HAPP group studies. The broadcast begins at noon (EST). 

"Wisdom and Works of Mercy" is a complete course of faith formation, presenting both an overview of Catholic theology and the practical ways to apply these teachings so that group members take the faith from their heads to their hearts, and then into their lives.

Participants read The 'One Thing' is Three: How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything, meet weekly for 10 sessions, watch DVD presentations, and take part in small faith-sharing groups. Then they spend up to a month reading 'You Did It to Me': A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action, which gives them concrete ways to live out the Catholic faith and guides them through the works of mercy, clearly organized according to the five Scriptural categories. Then the participants gather together again with their fellow group members to discuss what they collectively can do to live the theology they've learned.
Fr. Gaitley's book: The "One Thing" is Three now available
The books and their accompanying group studies have been well received. "I have learned so much yet I feel I have barely touched the surface of our Catholic faith," said Rose Mary A., a participant in the second stage pilot program. "I would so enjoy doing the study several times, as there is so much to absorb. I feel very blessed to have been able to do The 'One Thing' Is Three study."

"This study really made my participation at Mass more meaningful," said Kathy K. "I feel so much more connected to the sacrifice — that my joys, struggles, and worries have meaning especially when offered with Jesus to the Father, united with the Holy Spirit."

"This study has changed how I see, not only myself, but also others as members of the Body of Christ," said Patty E. 

As Peter Kreeft noted in his endorsement of The 'One Thing' Is Three, "Imagine John Paul II writing a book on all the mysteries of Catholic theology in a simpler style than he ever used before. You've imagined this book." 

The topics covered are vast: deification, humanity's role as priests on behalf of the cosmos, our communion with the life of the Trinity through Jesus, and more, yet all presented in an extremely conversational tone.

"You Did It to Me' shows us how to extend the mercy we have received," said Sr. Ann Shields, SGL, of Renewal Ministries based out of Ann Arbor, Mich. "The spiritual wisdom and inspiration in this book will lead the reader into a much deeper understanding of the Heart of God. Its workbook style will help us to apply the teaching concretely and, let's hope, make us fruitful stewards of the mercy that flows from the Heart of God. I highly recommend it!"

The last stage of the program, "Keeping the Hearts Afire," is the stage of ongoing formation. After having completed the group studies of 33 Days to Morning Glory, Consoling the Heart of Jesus,The 'One Thing' Is Three, and 'You Did It to Me'; undertaken works of mercy; and being formally recognized by the Association of Marian Helpers, your group will probably want to continue to meet together and grow in your faith. At this point, the friendly staff of our Evangelization Office will be able to recommend a wide range of further group studies that will suit the desires and needs of your group such as Scripture study, gift discernment, thematic studies, and much more. More on that to come.

In the meantime, get on board the good ship HAPP, and let yourself be launched toward the life and the love of God.
From: http://www.allheartsafire.org/news/story.php?NID=5784

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7 Canadians comment on what their consecration means to them

Testimonies of participants in 33 Days to Morning Glory retreat in Ontario, Canada

Guest Post from: Dennis and Angelina Girard, Marian Specialists in Ontario, Canada
Angelina and Dennis run the website: http://divine-mercy.ca/

Dennis and Angelina Girard
Lucy: started going to frequent weekday masses after never having gone before. She also went to confession, which had been a long time since her previous one. She is also saying the rosary daily. Her husband , who is an irregular church goer, suggested attending mass at St. Pats before going to afternoon plays on Sunday. She says this is all from the book.

Louise: Initially she declined the book, but called me back at 10:00 pm to say she had changed her mind so I gave her one. A few days later she rang me to say that a huge family problem, which had been ongoing for some time, had been peacefully resolved. Her comment...It's the Book!!!

Lola: A friend from church. She had ordered a book from an acquaintance which was due to arrive after the beginning of the Consecration.I just happened to have a book with me at church the day before the Retreat so I gave it to her so she could begin on time and suggested that she give away the book which she had ordered.Two days later she attended a funeral at St. Isidore's church which had a huge poster displayed at the back of the church about the 33 Days.  She felt it was a sign that she was on the right path.

Marg: My sister in London, Ontario  had never heard of the book , but was interested in doing the consecration. She will begin her retreat on May 10, 2014. She and her husband were recently away on a cruise, and walked into a church to go to mass in the Florida Keys where again a huge poster of the 33Days was at the back of the church. She said it was a sign for her. She recently saw Fr Gaitley interviewed on EWTN and was impressed. She is eager to begin.

Jennifer: Has experienced more peace in her family and credits it to her consecration.

Estelle: Will be going on pilgrimage to Lourdes early July with family. She will make her consecration there, even though it will not coincide with a Marian feast day. How special will that be!

Marie: I have more peace concerning my marital situation, which will be resolved according to the will of The Lord and unlimited help of our Blessed Mother. I have a new-found love and dedication to the Rosary, which I say every day and have for a few years now. As I was away in Florida at the time of my consecration and could not get to church,  I am redoing it starting on Thursday.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fr. Michael Gaitley explains 33 Days to Morning Glory with Johnnette Benkovic on Women of Grace Episode

Johnnette Benkovic's 

Women of Grace Television Program 10445

Guest: Fr. Michael E. Gaitley MIC



CLICK HERE to view the Television Episode as aired on EWTN August 12, 2013, approx 27 min

Summary:  To Jesus through Mary." We’ve all heard this phrase, but what does it really mean? In this episode we look at four great saints who show us the way:

the one who gave us the phrase to begin with - St. Louis de Montfort; 

the one who asked the question " Who are you, Oh Immaculata?"-- St. Maximilian Kolbe; 

the one who experienced a "call within a call" and found her way to that call through Mary - Blessed Teresa Calcutta; and 

the one who dedicated his pontificate to Jesus through Mary in his motto "Totus Tuus"-- Blessed John Paul II.

 
Fr. Gaitley explains Marian Consecration as the surest, quickest way to become a saint. Watch the episode to see how going to Jesus THROUGH Mary can change your life!
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Simple Directions to get YOUR 33 Days Consecration Group Started

Guest Post by:
Xenia Maye
33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Coordinator
Incarnation Catholic Church
Tampa FL




I am so EXCITED to hear that you want to start the Marian Consecration at your parish! So I am writing to help you get started.

Following is a simple checklist to help you prepare for the six-week group retreat based on the book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, 33 Days to Morning Glory

1) Prayerfully find Small-group Leaders of 3-6 people who are passionate, faithful, and on fire to assist your parish on this ministry and assign responsibilities.

2) Decide on a Consecration Date that falls on a Marian Feast day. You will want to begin your weekly meetings about six weeks prior to your Consecration Day (click here for dates on when to begin your retreat). 

3) You will need the following materials. You can order it from Julie Musselman, she offers an incredible discount if you order for your parish. Her email is jkmuss@gmail.com and her phone number is: 727-709-8649

a. 33 Days to Morning Glory book 
b. Retreat Companion 
c. Retreat Coordinator’s Guide (for Coordinators only) that includes the DVD Talks by Fr. Michael Gaitley (to be played on the weekly meetings)

4) Promote and Advertise. Your core team will start advertising in your bulletin 4 weeks prior to your start date, on your website, with flyers and posters, answering phone inquiries, and most importantly, with your core team, begin talking about your retreat or short announcements before or after masses.

5) Hold a registration weekend with sign-up after Masses 



I will be praying for you and parish for this ministry! Blessed Mother, pray for us!

God bless you.

To Jesus Through Mary,
Xenia Maye

Friday, April 4, 2014

Resources for Divine Mercy Sunday and Saint John Paul II Canonization April 27, 2014

FREE Novena:

Divine Mercy NovenaDivine Mercy Novena begins Good Friday April 18, 2014. Need a DAILY email to remind you to pray?  Divine Mercy Novena reminders are FREE.

 Just CLICK HERE to sign up.







 FREE APP:

Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every day with Fr. Michael Gaitley. Go to the app store on your smart phone or ipad and search "divine mercy." This app is from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception.




Divine Mercy Resource Display 

Divine Mercy Resource Display includes-
(4) Consoling Heart of Jesus Prayer Companions, (6) Divine Mercy Image Explained, 
(6) Way of the Cross, 
(6) Divine Mercy Explained, 
PRAYER CARDS-25 each of Large & Small Divine Mercy Prayer Cards, 
CDs-(10 of each titles)-Giving God the Love We Should, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told, The Saving Power of Divine Mercy, & No Turning Back, 
(50)-8x10 Divine Mercy Image, 
BOOKS-(2) Diary of St. Faustina, (4) 33 Days to Morning Glory, 
(15) Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet brochures, 
(10) Vietnam Wooden Rosary, 
(100) Miraculous Medal, 
(50) Prolife Bookmark, 
(1) Rosary Sign, 
(1) China Rosary Hook, 
(1) Original Display, 
 (2) Brochure Holder, 
(1) Medal Holder, 
(1) Divine Mercy Header Sign

Just $300. Contact me to order 
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Divine Mercy Shelf for Parish Next Generation Kiosk:
 
  Divine Mercy Shelf Module Kit includes: Divine Mercy Shelf Module with 1 sided communication strip, 2 CD titles, 2 pamphlet titles, 1 booklet titles, & 2 book titles, & 2 image card titles   


 LH_NGDMS_KIT  $196.90
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CDs & MP3s:

The Saving Power of Divine Mercy by Fr. Jason Brooks LC

Pope John Paul II said that Divine Mercy is THE message for the third millennium and God's gift to our time. There is nothing that mankind needs more than Christ's Divine Mercy. To help us avail ourselves of that loving mercy, Fr. Brooks focuses on what we know of God's Mercy, our response to His Love, how we can become merciful to others, and how to become apostles of mercy. Bonus: At the end of this presentation, the Divine Mercy chaplet is led by Fr. Francis Peffley, Mark Forrest - an Irish tenor, and Muriel Forrest.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR A PREVIEW

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The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley 

(English or Spanish)

Fr. Michael Gaitley is a priest in the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate  Conception and the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit society with more than one million members. In this talk Fr. Gaitley describes the second greatest story ever told - a story that encompasses Divine Mercy, the life of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and the crucial role that Marian Consecration can play in your life.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO AN ENGLISH PREVIEW

CLICK HERE TO ORDER MP3 OR CD IN ENGLISH

Padre Michael Gaitley, MIC, es un sacerdote de la Congregación de los Padres Marianos de la Inmaculada Concepción y es Director de la Asociación de Auxialres Marianos, una sociedad de beneficio espiritual con más de 1 millón de miembros. En esta charla, padre Gaitley describe "La Segunda Historia Más Grande Jamás Contada", una historia que abarca la Divina Misericordia, la vida del Beato Papa Juan Pablo II y el papel fundamental que puede desempeñar la Consagración Mariana en su vida.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO A SPANISH PREVIEW

 CLICK HERE TO ORDER CD OR MP3 IN SPANISH

The Miracle of Divine Mercy by Kitty Cleveland

Kitty Cleveland is an award-winning singer, songwriter and actress who has been delighting audiences for over 25 years. She has appeared five times as a guest on EWTN's "Life on the Rock" series. This CD features the Divine Mercy Chaplet set to music written by Kitty and sung by her with a children's choir, as well as songs from a selection of her CDs. A bonus segment from Kitty's stirring testimony follows.


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Books:
Divine Mercy in My Soul~ The Diary of St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
The Book That Sparked the Divine Mercy Movement

The Diary chronicles God's message given through St. Faustina to the world to turn to His mercy. In it, we are reminded to trust the Divine Mercy in Jesus and seek His forgiveness. And as Christ is merciful, so, too, are we instructed to be merciful to others. The message of Divine Mercy has become an integral part of Catholic faith, including the celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy on the Sunday after Easter.   

$13 each Contact me to order jkmuss@gmail.com 727-709-8649


Saint John Paul the Great-His Five Loves by Jason Evert

A French novelist once wrote, “Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are.” Although there are countless ways to study Saint John Paul the Great, the most direct route is by entering the man’s heart.

Discover the five greatest loves of Saint John Paul II, through remarkable unpublished stories about him from bishops, priests who organized his papal pilgrimages, his students in Poland, Swiss Guards, and others. Mining through a mountain of papal resources, Jason Evert has uncovered the gems and now presents the Church a treasure chest brimming with the jewels of the saint’s life. Rekindle your own faith by learning what (and who) captivated the heart of this great saint.

This brand new biography features never-before published stories of our beloved Pope John Paul II!
Priced at $9.99 single copies, you will FOR SURE want to get a case of 25 for just $2 EACH. How many friends could you share this book with??

CLICK HERE TO ORDER BOOK

Parishes, contact me to order 500 copies or more and receive FREE SHIPPING
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Booklets & Pamphlets:
All booklets and pamphlets must be ordered through me:
     jkmuss@gmail.com   or    727-709-8649

The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy (English and Spanish)
 A Simple Guide to reciting the Chaplet

Pack of 50 for just $13.50
LHP25 and LHP26 SPANISH




The Divine Mercy Image Explained BOOKLET

From experts to beginners, this booklet by author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, is an engaging read that reveals hidden gems and highlights inspiring truths about the Divine Mercy Image. It covers the great grace and key elements of the Image with remarkable depth and clarity. Also includes instructions on how to enthrone the image in your home, an enthronement prayer, and two bonus appendices. 67 pages


 LH_MIC_DMIX The Divine Mercy IMAGE Explained-(5 BOOKLETS per unit)  $7.95


Divine Mercy Explained Booklet

This booklet from bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (Consoling the Heart of Jesus and 33 Days to Morning Glory), gives you a brief and easy-to-understand introduction to the Divine Mercy message and devotion. You'll read about the history and context of Divine Mercy, the essential elements of the devotion, and how you can live the message. Includes the full prayers of the Divine Mercy Novena and St. Faustina's Litany to Divine Mercy, as well as two bonus appendices: valuable Divine Mercy prayers and Divine Mercy wisdom from Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI. 67 pages

 LH_MIC_01 MIC-Divine Mercy Explained-Fr. Gaitley-(5 BOOKLETS per unit)  1 pack of 5~ $7.95


Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet Pamphlet

One and a half million copies of this popular 10-panel pamphlet are distributed annually throughout the world. Based on a special request from a Marian Helper, this new version includes the addition of the Prayer of The Divine Mercy, fully complimenting The Divine Mercy Novena given to Saint Faustina by Jesus, as well as illustrated instructions on how to recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 3.5 x 7 inches



  LH_MIC_DMNP Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet Pamphlet-(50 per pk) $7.90









  Divine Mercy Images

Images measures 10" x 18" and are on Canvas. Available with Black or Gold Frame or with no frame (pictured below.) 
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Canvas Divine Mercy Image, Vilnius, Hyla
Divine Mercy Coffee Mug 


- for your favorite beverage and faith-filled mornings. Featuring pictures of the Divine Mercy, the Blessed Mother in prayer, and an inspiring quote Pope Benedict "It is the Love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangellize."

LH_MUG_1 Custom Mug-Divine Mercy, Pope, Madonna in Prayer-(MUG) $6.75

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