11/23/17

Fr. John Randall's Prayer Answered

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Fr. Randall

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Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: 


by Leo Grossi

Fr. John Randall encourages every parish to develop a Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration program.

In his usual exhilaration when speaking about the “Host exposed,”Fr. Randall exhorts “How I wish our Church were more obedient to Pope John Paul II! Did you know that he, at the Eucharistic Congress in Seville, Spain in 1993, requested that every parish in the world inaugurate perpetual adoration? He started it himself at that time in St. Peter’s in Rome. What fantastic graces await us if we only step out and do this! I believe that if it can bedone in an inner city parish, it can be done everywhere. Don’t be afraid. ‘Ducin altum,’ (‘set out into the deep’) as John Paul urges us at the beginning of this new millennium. The Eucharistic reign of Christ will do the rest!”

Fr. John Randall, Pastor of Saint.Charles Parish on Dexter Street in Providence, spoke of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration as an answer to a pastor’s prayer, when he was keynote speaker at a Corpus Christi vigil observance at St. Bartholomew Parish in Providence in 1999. Since Fr. Randall started adoration in a converted sacristy which now serves as the adoration chapel, he has more time to devote to his priesthood ministry rather than counseling his parishioners. He lovingly says “… people are finding peace and answers before Jesus while in adoration.”

In 1984, St. Charles’ parishioners first brought their pains and worries before Our Eucharistic Lord Jesus Christ in adoration. Fr. Randall recalls “I had always dreamed of being in a parish where there was easy and constant access to the Blessed Sacrament. When I was assigned pastor of St. Charles Parish in the inner city of Providence in 1978, one of my disappointments was the realization that this would never happen here. The insurance companies would insist on keeping the Church locked for security reasons. I more or less tried to live with that.

”After six years of obedience, Fr. Randall received a ‘messenger from God.’ He reminisces “in 1984, a priest preaching perpetual adoration came knocking at my door asking if I were interested in having not only access to the Blessed Sacrament, but perpetual adoration before the Host exposed. I told him I would love that, but it was not possible, given our dangerous inner-city position.” Encouragingly, “he replied, ‘Let’s go see your church and take a look.’Within a very short time, he drew up a practical plan to solve our security problems and have adoration.” This priest sent by God described how “we could transform our very large sacristy into an adoration chapel with beautiful, multicolored stained glass windows.”He proposed that the chapel be “self-enclosed, locked off from the rest of the Church, with a separate and secure entrance and a bell. People could be trained to come on the hour, ring the bell and the person finishing that hour of adoration would let the next adorers in. I was ecstatic over this dream come true.

As a follow-up, this wonderful priest
came to St. Charles “on the following week-end, explaining the project at all the Masses. Enough people were moved to sign up and we were able
to start with three days and one night of adoration,” Fr. Randall recalls.
“It was wonderful and began to bring instant blessings to the parish. As time went on, we added more and more hours of adoration until finally at Pentecost, 1996, we bravely launched out into perpetual adoration in the lovely chapel at St. Charles which accommodates about 35 people. It continues with incredible blessings until this day,” exclaims Fr. Randall.

Praising God for gracing St. Charles, Fr. Randall says “Let me point out just a couple of the innumerable blessings that have happened. Our first 3:00 AM night adorer entered the seminary and will soon be ordained. Since then, seven other young men and women have entered the seminary or religious life, and our people are constantly praying for vocations.”

Fr. Randall strongly encourages every pastor to consider Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration as he witnesses: “The other blessing is that I have less requests for counseling because people are finding peace and answers before Jesus while in adoration. They don’t need to come to the rectory so often!”

11/21/17

17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death


17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko’s death



On Friday, November 17, 2017 we will commemorate the 17th Anniversary of Fr. Slavko Barbaric’s death, a priest who devoted 18 years of his life to spreading of Our Lady’s messages in the world and care for all pilgrims. Fr. Slavko died on November 24, 2000, after having completed the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain and he was buried at the local cemetery Kovacica. This year, on the occasion of this Anniversary, we will pray the Way of the Cross on Cross Mountain and celebrate Holy Mass at 6 pm in the parish church of St. James.

Medjugorje Message of November 25, 2000
"Dear children! Today when Heaven is near to you in a special way, I call you to prayer so that through prayer you place God in the first place. Little children, today I am near you and I bless each of you with my motherly blessing so that you have the strength and love for all the people you meet in your earthly life and that you can give God's love. I rejoice with you and I desire to tell you that your brother Slavko has been born into Heaven and intercedes for you. Thank you for having responded to my call."

On November 24th, we will celebrate the 17th Anniversary of Fr Slavko Barbaric’s birthday in Heaven. On this occasion, I suggest that we pray this beautiful prayer that he wrote:

“Holy Spirit, I choose you today as master of my whole being. In faith and with hope in your infinite love as it manifested in Mary, I renounce every evil spirit and I accept you, Spirit of Love, Light, Peace and Order. I dedicate all my talents to you, and wish to act only in your light. I give you all rights on my life. Watch over me, guide me to the Father, I beg you with Mary through Jesus, Amen!”

Video of Fr. Slavko  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ugXt1O3z6w

11/12/17

A Call To Holiness

A Call To Holiness

An Intimate Prayer Experience with Fr. Jozo Zovko O.F.M. Video courtesy of Drew Mariani

Healings- Stories from Medjugorje


Published on Feb 1, 2016

Messages of Hope. Two testimonies that speak to the power of prayer, the power of the Sacraments, the power of the intercession of our Blessed Mother and a reminder that anything is possible with God! Excerpts from the incredible DVD called Queen of Peace. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS1Pf9... It is available for order at http://medjugorje.org/ccart/queen-of-...

11/9/17

Medjugorje Eucharistic Adoration



Published on Apr 23, 2016

This was the highlight for me of our couple days here before we went on to Lourdes and Fatima. This is the nightly Eucharistic Adoration that happens in the parish Church of St. James. It was packed. I'm not a huge "Praise and Worship" fan, but I thought this was really nice.

11/3/17

Q&A with a Modern-Day Visionary


Medjugorje visionary Mirjana Dragicevic-Soldo answers questions at the Annual Medjugorje Peace Conference in Irvine, California.

11/2/17

November 2, 2017 - Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace

J.M.J.
November 2, 2017
All Soul's Day

Dear Family of Mary!

November 2, 2017 - Message from Our Lady, Queen of Peace
Dear children, As I am looking at you gathered around me, your mother, I see many pure souls, many of my children who are seeking love and consolation, but no one is offering it to them. I also see those who are doing evil, because they do not have good examples; they have not come to know my Son. The good which is silent and is spread through pure souls is the strength which sustains this world. There is much sin, but there is also love. My Son is sending me to you - the mother who is the same for everyone - that I may teach you to love, to comprehend that you are brothers. He desires to help you.

Apostles of my love, a living desire of faith and love is sufficient, and my Son will accept it. But you must be worthy, you must have good will and open hearts. My Son enters into open hearts.
I, as a mother, desire that you may all the better come to know my Son -  God born of God - to come to know the greatness of His love which you need so much. He accepted your sins upon Himself and obtained redemption for you, and in return He asked that you love each other.
My Son is love.

He loves all people without difference, all people of all countries and of all nations. If you, my children, would live the love of my Son, His kingdom would already be on earth. Therefore, apostles of my love, pray, pray that my Son and His love may be all the closer to you; that you may be an example of love and may help all those who have not come to know my Son. Never forget that my Son, one and triune, loves you. Love your shepherds and pray for them. Thank you.   Video of Mirjana  Apparition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbdEZtsnNSE     

Mirjana encounters Our Lady, November 2, 2017
(c)Mateo Ivankovic


In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
Mary TV