Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Peter’s Speech at Pentecost (2)
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them, “… You who are Israelites, hear these words. Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs, which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know. This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him. But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be held by it. For David says of him: ‘I saw the Lord ever before me, with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed. Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted; my flesh, too, will dwell in hope, because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld, nor will you suffer your holy one to see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.'” (Passage from the Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 22-28)
On Thursday morning, June 16, I will leave for the USA. I will stay in Kennebunk, Maine, the first night and then I will move to Alfred, Maine, on June 27 to start the three-day retreat. After a stay in Portsmouth, NH, I will leave for Stratford, CT. On June 24 to 26, I will be at My Father’s House in Moodus, CT, for another retreat. Then on June 28, I will celebrate a Healing Mass at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 46 Conklin Avenue, Haverstraw, NY. I hope to be back in P.E.I. on June 30.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Fr. Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I bless you, Melvin My brother, and all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. St. Peter, the one I appointed as head of My Church, was not afraid to speak to the Israelites about what they had done to Me. He showed his great faith in Me knowing that I come from God with mighty deeds. He told the Jews that they killed Me by using lawless men to crucify Me. Yet I was raised to life on the third day never to die again. He called on the people to accept Me as their Messiah, to repent and to be baptized. Indeed about three thousand people were baptized that day. Come, My brothers and sisters, and accept Me as Your Savior who sent the Holy Spirit upon you. Follow Me and My Church and you will be saved.”