Friday, January 23, 2015

33 Days retreat saves College woman's life

I received this email and share it with Jamie's permission:
Jamie from California
"My name is Jamie  and I am a junior at the University of San Diego. I recently finished the 33 days to Morning Glory retreat (after a recommendation from my parish priest at home) and I have never felt more enlightened, invigorated or inspired. I was going through college, living the typical college lifestyle- and my faith was suffocating. I was also in rehab for an eating disorder. My parish priest recommended making this 33 day spiritual retreat and I can’t even put into words how drastically it changed my life. This consecration was nothing short of saving my life! I have never felt a freedom like this and I want to share this with everyone I possibly can!"

Jamie also shared this meaningful quote from St. Maximilian Kolbe who was one of the biggest promoters of Marian Consecration in the 1920s and 30s:

"The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God's kingdom."
-St. Maximilian Kolbe

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

All Participant Packets now 25% off when you buy 10 or more!

Hearts Afire Parish-Based Program Participant Packets are included in our recently announced Lighthouse Catholic Media Lent Specials~

Call me to place your order and get your groups started!
Julie Musselman 727-709-8649

Here are all the details:
(Please note, participant packets do NOT include the paperback book)
33 Days to Morning Glory Participant Packet without the book  now just $14.96, regular price $19.95
The participant packet includes the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Companion (workbook) and:

- Prayer card with Consecration Prayer
- "Collection of Daily Prayers" (a greeting-card sized compilation of the week's prayers)
- Rosary (colors will vary)
How to Pray the Rosary Pamphlet
- Miraculous Medal
- Consecration Day Certificate (8.5 x 11, full-color)

Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into understanding, preparing for, and living out their consecration to Jesus through Mary. 
Consoling the Heart of Jesus Participant Packet, without the book now just $14.96, regular price $19.95
The Participant Packet includes the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat Companion (workbook) and"
- Consoler's Morning Offering Prayer Card
- 8"x10" Divine Mercy Image
- Rosary (colors will vary)
- Chaplet and Novena of Divine Mercy Pamphlet
- 8 ½" x 11" full-color Consoler's Principle and Foundation Certificate
- Way of the Cross Pamphlet
- Divine Mercy Message and Devotion Booklet
Does NOT include the book Consoling the Heart of Jesus.

Wisdom and Works of Mercy Participant Kit, without the One Thing is Three Book, now just $22.46, regular price $19.95

Participant Packet includes:
-Wisdom and Works of Mercy: A Two-in-One Companion (workbook)
-Prayer Card with the Three Points of Communion
-10 Divine Mercy business card size prayer cards
-CD with the "Farewell Discourse" from The Gospel According to John

-8 1/2" x 11" full-color Three Points of Communion Certificate

 -Full-color bookmark with reading assignments

*Book: 'You Did It to Me': A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC 200 pages

Does NOT include the book The One Thing is Three, 
Book sold separately for $12.71 each 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Now is a GREAT time to plan your 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration

We have some beautiful timing this liturgical year with Ash Wednesday beginning on February 18 and the next start date for a 33 Days to Morning Glory Consecration retreat starting February 20!

Those who start on February 20 will consecrate on the feast of the Annunciation, March 25, which will fall in the fifth week of Lent this year.

What a perfect way to spend your Lent, learning more about Mary through some of the greatest Marian Saints: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and Pope Saint John Paul II.

START TODAY to get your parish group going. We have simple directions that ANYONE can follow to gather friends, family and fellow parishioners together CLICK HERE.

First thing is to get your Coordinator Kit ordered so you have your leader guide and can begin to review the materials. CLICK HERE to purchase Coordinator Kit online as well a the paper back book.

For Parishes this lent we have VERY VERY low bulk pricing on the book. Please contact me to help you get your group started. I can provide ideas, answer questions and help with ordering and bulk pricing.

Julie Musselman

After 33 Days the next step is ~


For Parishes and groups that have already consecrated, the next retreat is Consoling the Heart of Jesus. Consoling the Heart of Jesus is a 10 week Do-it-yourself-Ignatian retreat.

Again, this is the perfect time of year to begin the retreat, leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday on April 12. If you begin around  February 1,and meet weekly for 10 weeks your group will conclude the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Retreat right at Divine Mercy Sunday. WOW!

Get started NOW organizing your parish group. We have simple directions to start Consoling the Heart of Jesus CLICK HERE.

Buy your coordinator kit for $44.95 right away online by clicking HERE . Coordinator kit includes the Leader Guide, the DVDs, the participant workbook and rosary, prayer card and certificate. It does NOT include the book. Book is purchased separately,

We do also offer very low bulk pricing on the Consoling the Heart of Jesus Book for parishes and dioceses, just contact me:

Julie Musselman

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fr. Michael Gaitley announces Divine Mercy Florida Tour January 26- February 3

Make plans now to come and hear Fr. Michael Gaitley's important message on Divine Mercy. Fr. Gaitley will be speaking Monday January 26 through Friday January 30 at five different parishes.  Each night will consist of 1 talk beginning at 7 pm.      

Saturday January 31, Fr. Gaitley will give a half day retreat 8am-1pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Dunedin. Sunday February 1, Father will celebrate mass and be the main homilist at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park. See full schedule below.

Admission is Free for all events and you do not need to register, just come and bring a friend! Fr. Gaitley will have his books and retreat materials available afterward.

Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC is a member of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and author of the bestselling books, Consoling the Heart of Jesus, 33 Days to Morning Glory, and the new book You Did it to Me: A Practical Guide to Mercy in Action. When he is not traveling, Fr. Michael lives and works on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Mass., home of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy.

Florida Divine Mercy Tour 2015:
Monday Jan 26, 2015 7 pm
Mary Help of Christians
6400 East Chelsea St
Tampa FL 33610
Questions? contact: Kay Conroy, 309-269-5286,

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015 7 pm
SS Peter and Paul the Apostles Catholic Church
2850 75th St W
Bradenton FL 34209
Questions? contact:Bonnie LaVigne 239-898-0687
Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 7 pm
St. Patrick Catholic Church
2121 16th Ave SW
Largo FL 33770
Questions? contact:Claire Obordo 727-584-2318

​​Thursday Jan 29, 2015 7 pm
St. Stephen Catholic Church
5049 Bell Shoals Road
Valrico FL 33596 
Questions? contact:Patty Zumpano, (813) 653-0634,

Friday Jan ​30​, 2015 7 pm
Cathedral of St Jude  
5815 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33710
Questions? contact:Marybeth Finster (727) 224-1156
Saturday Jan 31, 2015 8 am-1pm RETREAT
Our Lady of Lourdes  
750 San Salvador Dr
Dunedin FL 34698 
Questions? Olivia Hoegstrom-352-238-6324
Schedule of the day: 8am confessions,  9am mass,  2 talks, dismiss before lunch, about 1pm

Sunday Feb 1, 2015 MASSES ONLY
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
7809 46th Way No.
Pinellas Park FL 33781
(727) 541-4447
Fr Gaitley to offer all  Sunday masses, 8 am, 9:30 am and 11:30 am.

Monday Feb 2, 2015 7 pm
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Bob Thomas Student Union (Clancy Street)
University Ballroom - 1st Floor 
Questions? contact:Bonnie LaVigne 239-898-0687

Tuesday Feb 3, 2015 at 7 pm
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church  
200 N. University Drive. 
Plantation, FL 33324
Questions? contact:Margarita Kiang. 954- 557 3069