November 24, 2017
Mission of Barnabas and Saul
After Barnabas and Saul completed their relief mission, they returned
to Jerusalem, taking with them John, who is called Mark.
Now there was in the church of Antioch prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who
was a close friend of Herod the tetrach, and Saul. While they were
worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for
me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then
completing their fasting and prayer, they laid hands on them and sent
The weather here has been very special indeed. We do not have any snow
yet and we are almost in December. We had a very special month of
November with nice weather and no snow. We had a little bit of rain
but it was nice and warm almost every day. I wish to thank those who
have sent me donations to help me to get heating oil and to pay for
the repair of my van. I have not felt well for the last weeks because
I have a sore foot and my right leg hurts too. The doctor said that it
was due to my diabetes. Please pray for my healing.
Below you will find the message Our Lord gave to me. His words are an
explanation of the Biblical passage which I wrote at the beginning of
this message. Jesus wrote these words, “I bless you all My brothers
and sisters and I call you to follow Me every day. You know that Saul
was converted after I appeared to him when he was on his way to
Damascus. He had been an enemy of My Church and he wanted to kill all
those who were Christians.
After he became a Christian, he was sent to different parts of the
Middle East and Europe to teach the people about Me and to call them
to become members of My Church. Saul was called Paul and he worked
very hard to convert many people. At the end he was martyred in Rome.
I call you all to get to know Paul and read what he wrote which is in
the Bible. He is a great teacher and a holy man. I am your Savior and
I want to save everyone of you. This will happen if you do all that is
written in the Bible and if you follow My Church I built upon Saint
Peter and the Apostles. I love you all.”
Father Melvin Doucette
November 1, 2017
The Baptism of Cornelius
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10, 44 – 49:
While Peter was still speaking these things, the Holy Spirit fell upon
all who were listening to the word. The circumcised believers who had
accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit
should have been poured out on the Gentiles also, for they could hear
them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded,
“Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have
received the Holy Spirit even as we have? He ordered them to be
baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they invited him to stay
for a few days.
We had a wonderful month of October. We had warm weather and it was
sunny most days. Even though a big storm hit south of us during the
last few days, we had only a little bit of rain just for a day and the
next morning, it was sunny again.
Something terrible happened to me today. I went to a garage to have my
van inspect and they found out that the breaks on the back wheels are
finished and I have to replace them. The worker there told me that it
will cost nearly $600 to replace all that is worn out and to pay the
worker. I have only a few hundred dollars so I ask help from all those
who can help me. I also need money to pay for heating oil for my
house.To fill the oil tank costs $350. I need help within the next
week. Thank you all of you who can help me.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior. Jesus gave me
the message which I wrote below. This is His message:
“I love you My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters who believe in Me and love to pray and to go to church on Sunday. I am always there to help
you if you follow Me.
As the scripture passage above shows, Saint Peter was a great follower
of mine. He was called by Cornelius to come to his home and help some
people in need. St. Peter came and when he arrived there were many
people at the house waiting for him. Peter gave a great talk to them
about Me and also spoke about the Holy Spirit. When he had finished
talking, many of the people who were present began to speak in strange
language as the Holy Spirit directed them. When Saint Peter saw that
they all had received the Holy Spirit, he told them to bring water so
that they could be baptized. So they were all baptized in My Name.
You see in the early church that many people became members of the
church through the power of the Holy Spirit. The church spread quickly
throughout the region and that is what I wanted. I want you all to
accept My Church and to be great followers of Mine. Listen to My
Church and you will be led the right way until you enter heaven. I
bless you all.”
The Vision of Cornelius
A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10, 1 – 8:
Now in Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the
Cohort called the Italica, devout and God-fearing along with his whole
household, who used to give alms generously to the Jewish people and
pray to God constantly. One afternoon about three o’clock, he saw
plainly in a vision an angel of God come in to him and say to him,
“Cornelius.” He looked intently at him and, seized with fear, said,
“What is it, sir?” He said to him, “Your prayers and almsgiving have
ascended as a memorial offering before God. Now send some men to Joppa
and summon one Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with another
Simon, a tanner, who has a house by the sea.” When the angel who spoke
to him had left, he called two of his servants and a devout soldier
from his staff, explained everything to them, and send them to Joppa.
We have wonderful weather these days. It was 21 degrees Celsius today
and it feels like summer is back here again. I wish to thank those who
have sent me some money but I still need more. I have to pay my taxes
to the Government and I do not have enough money. The taxes I have to
pay is $1,200. They say if I don’t pay that money this year, they will
put my house for sale. So kindly send me an amount so I can pay this
bill within a month.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior. Jesus spoke to
me and here is what He told me: “I bless you My brother Melvin and all
My brothers and sisters who have great faith in Me and who pray every
day and go to church every Sunday.
In the message from the Bible, you can read that an angel came to
visit a very good man named Cornelius. The angel told Cornelius that
Simon Peter is in Joppa at this time and he should send some men to
invite him to come to Caesarea for he will help some people. So
Cornelius sent three men to go and call him.
Peter, as you know, was appointed by Me the head of the Church and he
was filled with the Holy Spirit and he could heal people and call the
people to believe in Me. So I call you all, My friends, to believe in
Me with all your heart and to open yourselves to the Holy Spirit and
He will fill you all with His Power. You will receive great faith
through the Holy Spirit and you will be part of My Church.
I love you all.”
Fr. Melvin Doucette