Dear members of the Mystical Body of Christ,
Once more, we are closing a calendar year in the hope that the new year to come shall be one of greater peace and joy in our families, in our community and in the world.
During 2009, Pope Benedict XVI declared the “Year for Priests” beginning with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in June. This special year will conclude in Rome with an international gathering of priests with the Holy Father from June 9 th to the 11 th, 2010.
At the same time, the Pope declared St. John Vianney as the Universal Patron of Priests on the occasion of the 150 th anniversary of the death of the Curé d’Ars. Other than Jesus Christ, this great Saint is a perfect model for all the Catholic priests who want to grow in priestly perfection.
During the past month, on the website, I have increased the number of prayers for priests. I shall continue to do so during the next month. It is hoped that many of the faithful shall take advantage of this opportunity to pray for the many needs of our priests.
Effective January, 2010, regarding my emailing of the Monthly Newsletter to everyone on the mailing list, there shall be a change. Future monthly emails shall only contain the link to the webpage that has the latest newsletter. The emails will no longer contain all the details of the newsletter. In order to view the newly released newsletter, members will have to click on the link. They will then be taken to the webpage of the Catholic Doors Ministry where the newsletter is stored.
This new procedure will greatly reduce the size of the monthly emails, overcoming situations where emails are being returned to me because the mailboxes are nearly full and the newsletter is to large for the amount of space leftover in the mailbox. When emails from the mailing list are returned to me, I delete those emails addresses from the mailing list. I believe that if someone wants to subscribe to the Catholic Doors Ministry monthly newsletter, that person has an obligation to make sure that he/she is providing me with (1) a valid email address (2) to which emails can be delivered to on a monthly basis.
This change should not be an inconvenience to anyone. When receiving the email, all you have to do is click on the link. Your browser will open with the newsletter webpage on it. You can then proceed to read the newsletter online or offline, whichever is your preference. If you normally print the email, now instead of printing the email, you will be required to print the webpage.
In conclusion, I want to wish you all a Happy New Year with all the spiritual riches that are necessary for each and everyone of you to attain eternal salvation. Jesus awaits us at the end of our spiritual journey on earth; let us not shipwreck on the way there. For we know not the day and the hour when He will call us home. May we always remain united in prayer for strength to persevere in our faith, over and above our commitment to defend and promote the Catholic faith. May God bless you all.
In the love of Jesus and Mary,
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
December 31, 2009
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
During December, 2009, 4 new topics were added under "Frequently Asked Questions." The topics were: Children And The Anointing Of The Sick. The Age Of Reason. When Should The Priest Receives Communion During The Holy Mass. When To Baptize Catholic Babies? To view the answers to any of the topics, please click on the following link: http://www.catholicdoors.com/faq/index.htm____________________________
During the past month, I added an article and photos related to the elevation of seven seminarians as deacons in India.____________________________
The Year 2009-2010 Ordo is now completed. During December, I have completed the following months: June, 2010, July, 2010, August, 2010, September, 2010, October, 2010, and November, 2010. You can view them at at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/liturgy/index.htm I have also completed on one webpage "Year 2010 At A Glance." You can view that information at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/liturgy/year2010.htm____________________________
42 prayers were added to the website during the past month. The website now enjoys 3,172 different prayers. The new ones are: A Parish Priest's Prayer To Mary Most Holy, Emmaus Prayer For Priests, For Firefighters By Saint Catherine Of Siena, For Missionaries, For Mothers By Saint Catherine Of Siena, For Priests # 10, For Priests # 12 by St. Catherine Of Siena, For Priests # 13, For Priests # 14, For Priests # 15, For Priests # 16, For Priests # 17, For Priests # 18, For Priests # 19, For Priests # 20, For Priests # 21, For Priests # 22, For Priests # 23, For Priests # 24, For Priests # 25, For Priests # 26, For Priests # 27, For Priests # 28, For Priests # 29, For The Gifts Of Saint Catherine Of Siena, For The Holiness Of Priests, For The Holy Church And For Priests (By St. Faustina), For The Leaders Of The Flock, Litany For Priests, Love Undefiled Of St. Catherine Of Siena, My Nature Is Fire By Saint Catherine Of Siena, Novena Prayer For Priests, Novena To St. Catherine Of Siena, Of St. Catherine Of Siena, Offering Of My Life By Saint Catherine Of Siena, St. Thérèse's Prayer For Priests, To Avoid A Miscarriage By Saint Catherine Of Siena, To Mary For Vocations # 15, To St. Catherine Of Siena, To The Holy Spirit By Saint Catherine Of Siena, To The Virgin Mary For Priests, By Pope John-Paul II, Your Glory Is In Your Saints, You can view all of the prayers under the index at: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/index.htm____________________________
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