JESUS SAID TO THEM, "COME WITH ME. I'LL MAKE A NEW KIND OF FISHERMAN OUT OF YOU. I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO CATCH MEN AND WOMEN INSTEAD OF PERCH AND BASS."
Happy 4 of July to staffs , benefactors and supporters all over the world,
Happy 4 of July to you and your family. We join our nation celebrating the birth of the United States of America. We together pray that God blesses our America with peace and freedom. We also pray for those who sacrificed themselves for the birth of America; we honor and salute them on this day. May God bless you with a wonderful weekend - you are in my thought and prayers.
Let’s reflect on these special intention on the independent day of our country:
*This is a day to thank God for the political and religious freedom we enjoy and to pray for God’s special blessings on the officials and the people of our country.
*It is a day to remember with gratitude the founding fathers of our democratic republic, especially, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence, and James Madison, the architect of the Constitution, who believed that all power, including political power, came from God and was given to the people who entrusted this power to their elected leaders.
*It is a day to remember and pray for all our brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice of their lives to keep this country a safe and a free country, and for those who are now engaged in the fight against terrorism in other countries.
*It is day to remember the basic principle underlined in the constitution, that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
*It is day to remind ourselves that we have a duty to protect these God-given rights by voting into power leaders who believe in God and who have character, integrity, experience, and strong belief in inalienable human rights.
*It is day to fight for the fundamental right to life denied to unborn children to grow and develop in their mothers’ wombs and to the sick and the elderly to die gracefully without fearing euthanasia.
*It is day to pray for and work for liberation for all those who are still slaves in our free country – slaves to evil habits and addictions to nicotine, alcohol, drugs, pornography, promiscuity and sexual aberrations.
*It is a day to take a pledge to become recommitted to doing something about our own growth in Christ, and to living as Americans who contribute something to our religion, Church, country, and the lives of others.
*It is a day to remember where we came from, what we stand for, and the sacrifices that thousands of our countrymen have made on our behalf.
*It is a day to raise our voice of protest against liberal, agnostic, and atheistic political leaders, media bosses, and activist, liberal judges who deny religious and moral education to our young citizens.
*It is a day to offer our country and all its citizens on the altar of God, asking His special providential care, protection and blessings.
All praise be to you, King of kings, because you are the ultimate authority. In this universe. You are always right, always good, always gracious, always just. Amen.
COME WITH ME
Jesus said to them, “Come with me, I’ll make a new kind of fisherman out of you. I’ll show you how to catch men and women instead of perch and bass.” It’s in this spirit we reach out to you to help us be better “fishers of men and women.” How do we do it? Though the charitable works and giving that come only from the heart. We embrace the spirit and let it move us to offer what we can; that is true giving and living the word.
Living the Word
Living the gospel of “come follow me,” through volunteerism, through acts of kindness and giving when it’s most difficult that makes us true Christians. The Ole Foundation are currently supporting students in Vietnam, Democratic Republic of Congo, India and the Philippines to fulfill this vital mission.
With over 100 male and female students in Vietnam, 10 in Congo, and India we are developing student vocations to fill the everchanging needs of our faith. As the priesthood changes and the number of nuns diminish and age toward retirement, we are acutely aware of the needs for the Holy Father to fulfill his mission. So many priests, nuns and members of the clergy are not being replaced at the same rate of attrition from their divine calling. In an effort to help satisfy this growing void, we are expanding a new program in many nations including the Philippine Islands where our goal is to support 1,000 students and be constantly graduating 10% each year. This deep well of spiritual leadership can help supplement and reinforce an expanding supply of those who hear the call of, “come follow me” through Ole Foundation scholarships, tuition, room and board and generous giving from ordinary people like you looking to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure.
At ComeWithMe, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue. Fundraising is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
YOUTH GROUP PROGRAMS
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Volunteer Opportunities is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”
"I never hugged my dad”! In his book My Father, My Son, Dr Lee Salk describes a moving interview with Mark Chapman, the convicted murderer of Beatle John Lennon. At one point in the interview, Chapman says: “I don’t think I ever hugged my father. (David Curtis Chapman was a staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force). He never told me he loved me…I needed emotional love and support. I never got that.” Chapman’s description of how he would treat a son if he had one is especially tragic, because he will probably never get out of prison and have a family of his own. He says: “I would hug my son and kiss him…and just let him know…he could trust me and come to me…and (I would) tell him that I loved him.” Dr Salk ends his book with this advice to fathers and sons. It applies equally well to mothers and daughters. “Don’t be afraid of your emotions, of telling your father or your son that you love him and that you care. Don’t be afraid to hug and kiss him. Don’t wait until the deathbed to realize what you’ve missed.”
The origin of Father’s Day in the U. S. The originator and promoter of Father’s Day was Mrs. John Bruce Dodd (Sonora Smart Dodd), of Spokane, Washington. The idea of a Father’s Day celebration came to her first while listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day in 1909. Her own father, William Jackson Smart, had accomplished the amazing task of rearing six children — Mrs. Dodd and her five brothers — after his young wife had died. The sacrifices her father made on their eastern Washington farm called to mind the unsung feats of fathers everywhere. Mrs. Dodd’s idea was approved by her Church and publicized by the YMCA. In 1910, the mayor of Spokane issued a Father’s Day Proclamation, and the governor, M.E. Hay, set the date for an observance throughout the state. Mrs. Dodd’s suggestions for observing the day included wearing a flower — a red rose to indicate a living father and a white rose for a dead father. By 1924, the custom had spread through the country, and Calvin Coolidge made the first Presidential proclamation in support of Father’s Day. Nearly 50 years later, (1972), President Richard Nixon made the holiday permanent, requesting that Congress pass a joint resolution to establish the third Sunday in June as a National Day of Observance in honor of fathers everywhere.
The ideal and the reality: Many fathers today are role models, like St. Thomas More and St. Louis Martin (father of the Little Flower), heroes of our Faith. Even in these days, fathers are expected to be the providers for, and the protectors of, the family. They are also supposed to be attuned emotionally and spiritually to their wives and children and to be able to balance careers with family life. Fathers struggle to overcome temptation and conflict. They make sacrifices day after day for their families. They try to give their youngsters the kind of model
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FATHER JOHN!
May God make each day of your life as beautiful and as golden as you are.
May the Almighty go on to add years of happiness and good health to your life.