The Anointing at Bethany

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Anointing at Bethany

Dear Friends,

Now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster jar of costly perfumed oil, and poured it on his head while he was reclining at table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant and said, “Why this waste? It could have been sold for much, and the money given to the poor.” Since Jesus knew this, he said to them, “Why do you make trouble for the woman? She has done a good thing for me. The poor you will always have with you; but you will not always have me.┬áIn pouring this perfumed oil upon my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Amen, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be spoken of, in memory of her.” (Passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew 26:6-13)

I said goodbye to Rachel from Paris who left the Island for home yesterday afternoon. In replacement two others arrived from near Montreal and they will stay here until Sunday. It is wonderful to have them here with me. I counsel you again concerning the Book of Remembrance. Every Wednesdays and Saturdays I offer the Holy Mass for all those written in that book and these Masses are offered for a full year. I ask the Lord to heal the sick, strengthen the faith of those whose faith is weak and convert all those who do not have faith in the Lord. Many of those in the book have been renewed and have started to go to Church. If you want to inscribe some people in the book, it will cost you only $15.00 per person.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,

“I bless you, My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. I also anoint you as I was anointed in Bethany just before My death on the cross. This woman had received a word from My Father in heaven to come and anoint Me because the Father knew that I would not be anointed before I would be placed in the tomb. It was a great symbol and all the customs of My people were followed. My suffering and death on the cross was foreseen by My Father so He sent this woman to perform this ceremony. This woman is to be praised for the good she did to Me. Are you ready to do all that I have asked of you? If you do, you will be blessed and you will be in heaven one day.”

Father Melvin

P.S. There will be a Healing Mass at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island on Friday, Sept. 2, at 7:30 p.m. with the rosary at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

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