Praying Together

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."

MATTHEW 4:19

 

A Prayer for True Justice


Oh Heavenly Father, our hearts are heavy. Broken. Please give us eyes to see and ears to hear where Your Spirit is working. Help us to see every person the way that You see them. Break our hearts for what breaks Yours, God. Let us not merely say  that we love each other. Give us strength to mourn with those who mourn, to weep with those who weep. Let Your justice roll like waters. Let your righteousness and love flow from us like rivers of living water. Purify our hearts, Lord, and fill us with genuine hunger for justice, for mercy, and for true peace. Heavenly Father, let justice and mercy start with me. 

In Jesus' name, 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.

Supporting Vocations
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.

 

ACTIVITIES

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FUNDRAISING

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.

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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.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 
Church Windows

“Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do”

Voltaire

 

JOKE OF THE WEEK

1) The seven gifts in day-to-day life:
a) The gift of wisdom: 1) Four-year-old Amanda was taken to the doctor’s office with a fever. The doctor looked in her ears and asked, “Who’s in there? Donald Duck?” She said, “No.” He looked in her open mouth, “Who’s in there? Mickey Mouse?” Again, she said, “No.” He put his stethoscope on her heart and asked, “Who’s in there? Barney?” Amanda replied, “No, Jesus is in my heart. Barney is in the pocket of my underwear.”
2) There is an old joke about a man who asked his pastor whether it was okay to smoke while he prayed. His pastor said, “Absolutely not! When you, pray you should be completely devoted to prayer!” So, the man went to another priest, but he changed his question, “Would it be okay to pray while I smoke?” “Yes, of course!” was the answer.
b) The gift of understanding: 1) A kindergarten teacher was observing her the children in her classroom while they drew pictures.  She would occasionally walk around to see each child’s artwork.  As she came to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, “I’m drawing God.” The teacher paused and said, “But no one knows what God looks like.” Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the girl replied, “They will in a minute.”
2) “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the Church, would that get me into Heaven?” I asked the children in my Sunday School class. “NO!” the children all answered. “If I cleaned the Church every day, mowed the yard, and kept everything neat and tidy, would that get me into Heaven?” Again, the answer was, “NO!” “Well, then, if I were kind to animals and gave candy to all the children, and loved my wife, would that get me into Heaven?” I asked them again. Again, they all answered, “NO!” “Well,” I continued, “then how can I get into Heaven?” A five-year-old boy shouted out, “YOU GOTTA BE DEAD!”
c) The gift of counsel: Just after receiving his driver’s license, a Lutheran minister’s son wanted to talk about using the family car.  “I’ll make a deal with you,” his father said.  “Bring your grades up, read your Bible more often, and get a haircut.  Then you may use the car once or twice a week.”  A month later the question came up again.  “Son,” the father said, “I’m proud of you.  I see you studying hard and reading your Bible every day.  But you didn’t get a haircut.”  After a moment’s pause, the son replied, “Yeah, I’ve thought about that.  But Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair.”  “True,” the father replied, “but maybe you noticed that they walked wherever they went.”
d) The gift of fortitude:  A mother refused to permit her little boy to go for a picnic with his classmates.  On the day of the picnic, however, she changed her mind and gave him permission.  But he sighed and confessed, “It’s too late Mummy, I’ve already prayed for rain on the school picnic day!”
e) The gift of knowledge: 1) The story is told of a man who went to the priest and said, “Father, I want you to say a Mass for my dog.” The priest was indignant. “What do you mean, say a Mass for your dog?” “It’s my pet dog,” said the man. “I loved that dog and I’d like you to offer a Mass for him.” “We don’t offer Masses for dogs here,” the priest said. “You might try the denomination down the street. Ask them if they have a service for you.” As the man was leaving, he said to the priest, “I really loved that dog. I was planning to give a five thousand-dollar stipend for the Mass.” And the priest said, “Wait a minute! Why didn’t tell me that your dog was Catholic?!”

 

CONTACT COMEWITHME

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Dear People of God,


“ Come with me”

I have been a member of Domus Dei Apostolic Society for 22 years; I have been ordained a priest for 13 years, serving in several places: Switzerland, Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; I was assigned to archdiocese of Portland in 2009 -2015 as parochial parochial vicar at St. James, parish in McMinnville, OR, and later administrator and pastor at St. Mary Star of the Sea parish in Astoria, OR. I had an opportunity to serve in the northwest ministry. I have learned to serve Spanish, Native American parishes and Filipino community, being able to celebrate the Sacraments and preach in Spanish. 


As I finished my term parish ministry, I returned to my mother house in New Orleans for year. Then in 2017 my assignment was in Switzerland. I was helping my superior's ministry in Switzerland but the immigration visa was too difficult to obtain, so I returned to New Orleans the end of 2018. My next assignment was to our farm in Hubbard, Texas, a property we bought over 3 years. Then I was asked to minister in the parish in Hubbard. Father superior introduced me to Dallas diocese last February 2019 while I was in charge of our farm operation near Hubbard, TX. So I had the opportunity to continue my ministry by helping local parishes, Immaculate Conception parish in Corsicana, and St. Joseph in Waxahachie, doing weekend ministry with some weekday obligations. I had great opportunity to be in contact with some priests from my class in the seminary.


Last January, I returned to New Orleans. My superior gave me opportunity to take sabbatical. I have planned to do some mission work reaching out to the poor. I have talked to my brother, Mr. Chau, who is the director of the group mission “come with me.” I would like to take this opportunity to help out the mission program. He introduced me to Ms Dianne, the editor of the program on website “Come with me.” We have been contact with each other about this project.


Now I have taken this opportunity to share with you my background so that we can join together around the world to make this mission “ Come with me” as “ mission impassible!” With the grace of God.


I specially thank you Mr. Chau, Dianne and many benefactors who open opportunity for me to serve God in poor people all over the whole world. May God bless you all and many others in building up God’s kingdom on earth.


Sincerely in the love of Christ,

Rev. John Hung Tran

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