Wednesday Sept. 17th: The crowd Tuesday am grew even though pouring rain. The community listened intently as I shared about my Near Death Experiences. The crowd Monday at 7 pm was large as was Tuesday night. They kept 6 of us priests busy as we hear confessions until 9:30 pm. Folks came from all over the tri state area. What a joy to see so many people. Mission continues Wed. am and pm. Thanks for your prayers. I fly back at 11 am Thursday out of Newark.
St. Luke's is a beautiful church and the pastor couldn't be nicer. Here is information about my mission: Ho Ho Kus, N.J. St. Luke Church (201) 444-0272 http://www.churchofstluke.org/ Promo: LUKE
My new programs will be airing on all the stations later this month. Series 230, challenges make champions.
Liguorian Magazine did a feature article on my ministry. Here it is: Passion
I'll also be on Long Island Sept. 27th - Oct. 1st. PROMO
Church Channel and TBN viewers: Sat. 9 pm ET and Sunday 8 am ET: Series 125 DVD/ Half price of books when you purchase all of them! Resources If you want to become a partner, simply go to Donations
So many things have happened in my life in the last three weeks. Many "God incidences" and angels. One incident: When I arrived at the retreat center yesterday I met with two of our receptionists: Pat and Ashley. Pat's mother died the same day my Mom did! Ashley's dad died the day after my mother. We all hugged and talked and shared. Grieving is communal! It is nice to know others are going through this pain of loss. I can't tell you how that strengthens me. Thank you for all of your prayers. I want to put the last three weeks behind me and keep pressing on.
I arrived home to many Mass cards and sympathy notes. Here is a picture that really doesn't do it justice about how many there were. Some $1500 was raised for Mom's cause: The elderly poor, to date. If you would like to contribute, simply go to donations. Simply designate "for Shirley." To all of you who prayed, sent cards, contributed and offered condolences to me, THANK YOU so very much! Your kindnesses have helped me to grieve.
Thank you for your prayers as I embrace the loss of my mother. Here is the homily I preached at Mom's funeral Mass Wed. Aug. 20th. HOMILY See picture of the altar with donated flowers below. Also, a picture of the committal of her cremains ceremony from August 28th.
Mom and Dad worked with stained glass. They both created this ravishing angel. I held it up and talked about it at her funeral. I gave it as a gift to the Redemptorists. It now hangs by a window at their Villa. The superior named the angel "Shirley" after my Mom. Here is a picture of it at the Villa. Also, a picture of our burial of her cremains at the cemetery and the altar decorations at her funeral.
My new book: You Are Loved! is finally available for purchase: Purchase all 18 books are half price! HERE Ironically, I begin by talking about a mother's love and comparing Mom's love for me to God's love for us.
My series #125 is airing on the Church Channel and TBN this week. Resources. Thanks to all of you who would like to become partners!
Here are some "pearls" of wisdom I collected: Pearls
I filmed 14 new talks (June and July)! When my producer finishes editing them, I will have two new 7 program series: "Challenges make Champions" and "More than a Conqueror." It was a lot of work, but challenges make champions! These will begin airing at the end of September.
Meditations about Ordinary Time.
Here is a booklet I recently wrote that can help you receive the Holy Spirit: Revolution.
Here is a booklet I wrote that can help you receive the new birth of the Holy Spirit: REBIRTH
The filming of my new series went perfect May 20-21 and July 13-15. I have 14 new programs that will air this fall. Here are a few pictures from the filming: