What More Can He Do For You? Follow up!

Last Wednesday, Nov. 21st, the "Upper Room" aka St. Patrick House, was filled with several, pizza eating, soda drinking, cookie monsters(Covenant Keepers). More importantly, than their appetite for food was their appetite for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ. Fr. Larry Richard's presentation on the Passion of Christ in "What More Could He Do For You", enthralled all in the room. Fr. Larry mentioned at the start of his talk, that what it cost Jesus to free us from the slavery of sin was His life. Do we realize what that means? Every stripe on His back, every thorn in His head, every nail in His wrist and feet, He took for us! But what are we willing to pay? Are we willing to die to ourselves and let Jesus live within us? Jesus did the heavy lifting, all we have to do is answer yes Lord! Not one time, like some believe, but each and everyday we must answer yes Lord!
How can we do this you ask? First of all, pray. When you pray, Fr. Larry says "listen" like the prophets. We too often do all the talking when we pray giving God a list of demands for Him to fulfill. But the prophets, would say "speak Lord your servant is listening". It's in the tiny whispers that we hear God.
Secondly, do we fit God into our day or do we build our day around God? Fr. Larry asks the question, "do you try to eat everyday or do you eat? We make time for everything else in our day, why not God? Why don't we do everything around Him, instead of just squeezing Him in at the end of the day?
Finally, are we participating in the Sacraments and spending time in the presence of our Lord? We must seek to reconcile ourselves to God often, fully confessing all our sins with a contrite heart. Then receive our Lord in Communion, not just weekly, but daily if possible. Another way is the Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Like the disciples with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, it was in the breaking of the bread that they came to know Jesus. It is in the breaking of the bread that we will get to develop the deepest personal relationship with our Lord and our God.
So brothers I ask you, do you feel guilty or grateful for the suffering Jesus endured for you? It should have been you and me on that cross, but Jesus pushed us out of the way and gave us a new lease on life. Now it's up to each of us to take advantage of that new life and get to know Jesus, love Him and serve Him, so we may someday hear our Father say "well done my good and faithful servant" Mt 25:21.
If you want to find out how to develop the attitude of gratitude join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month in the Upper Room, where strangers become brothers.

Peace and Love



What More Can He Do For You?

Men's Night 11/21/2007, we will host a special presentation in the Upper Room aka St. Patrick House. Join us at 7:00 for a special two hour meeting. The God Of the universe looked at you and He looked at Jesus and He chose you! What love He has for you! Have you ever thought of what it cost God to love you? It cost Him His only Son, and our response should be one of great gratitude. Join Fr. Larry Richards, via DVD, as he unveils for us the love of Jesus Christ in a dramatic presentation of the Passion of Jesus. Your life will be changed forever as you listen to what Jesus did for you. Hear Mary as she holds her Son's dead body in her arms, and she cries out to you, "What more could he do for you?" For more info post a response. Hope to see you there.

Peace and Love

Your brother Ed


Join us for the Men's Breakfast Conference on Oct. 27

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY.... "Do this in memory of Me"
A Meditative Breakfast Conference for Men
St. Patrick Catholic Church, Moreno Valley, CA
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, 8:am to 1:00 pm

Do you attend Mass or do you participate in it?
Do you listen when someone else is speaking or do you read?
Do you know why we stand for Communion?
Do you know why we kneel for some parts?
Where does the Mass come from?
What is the most important part of the Mass?
What is the Canon of the Mass?
Do you understand what happens during each part of the Mass?
Wouldn't you like to learn about it?
And wouldn't you want to share what you learn with your family?

ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY...... Do this in memory of me

The St. Patrick Covenant Keepers (Men's Group) is sponsoring a breakfast conference that will explore and explain the different parts of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. At this conference, Paul Dion, STL, Theology editor of ParishWorld.net, will help us understand the mysteries of the Mass, why we do things the way we do and what it all means.
All men - husbands, sons, grandfathers, friends - are encouraged to attend this conference. Learn more about the Holy Mass. Get a better understanding of the procedures, the ceremonies, and the mystery of the love of Jesus that we receive every Sunday during Mass.
This event will be held on October 27, 2007 at the St. Patrick Ministry Center from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Breakfast and a free t-shirt are included in the conference fee.

Fr. Jose Nacu will celebrate Mass at 12 noon to end this wonderful meditative conference.
Please come and join us. It is our job as men and heads of our family to build the faith base of our loved ones. This conference will be a great help. It's a wonderful first step to building a strong Christian family in our own homes.
It starts with us men. And it happens ON ANY GIVEN SUNDAY .......
Pre-register by:
October 21 $12.00
Walk-in registration: October 27 $15.
Price includes the conference, breakfast and t-shirt.
Ed Vasquez, (951) 656-0217, brotheredy2k@yahoo.com
Ernie Lara, (951) 924-4135, lara057@msn.com


Men's Conference

It's Time To Man Up For Christ

St. Patrick's Covenant Keepers will be hosting a Men's Breakfast Conference on Saturday, June 23rd, in the Ministry Center from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come gather together with your brothers, to learn how to make Jesus your personal trainer and go one on one for Christ. Scheduled guest speaker, Catholic Lay Evangelist Jesse Romero will show us how Real Men love Jesus. He's sure to start your heart on fire for the Lord.
Plus other inspiring speakers and programs for your spiritual nurishment.
For more information or to reserve your spot contact Ed Vasquez at brotheredy2k@yahoo.com... Cost is $12.00 if reserved by June 17th, 2007. $15.00 at the door. Please include T-shirt size-S-M-L-XL-XXL