Friday, October 28, 2011
The Return of the Twelve
The Return of the Twelve and the Feeding of the Five Thousand
When the apostles returned, they explained to him what they had done. He took them and withdrew in private to a town called Bethsaida. The crowds, meanwhile, learned of this and followed him. He received them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.” They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand. Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.” They did so and made them all sit down. Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets. (Passage from the Gospel of St. Luke 9:10-17)
I am now rested after my trip to the USA. I will have a Healing Mass next week on the First Friday of November at the Little Shrine of Our Lady of Prince Edward Island. I will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the rosary at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome. On the First Saturday of the month I will celebrate Holy Mass at 9:30 a.m. in honor of Our Blessed Mother and also in honor of St. Charles Borromeo.
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“I have great compassion on you, My brother Melvin, and all My brothers and sisters living in every country of the world. You too, like the Apostles, I am sending out for a mission. You are called to give a good example to all the people you meet. Greet them in a loving way and bless them in My name. Do not gossip as many people do, but have great respect for all the people. I call you also to pray for all the people you meet especially those who are sick, elderly and poor. Pray too for the children you meet for they need many graces these days.
Remember that I love you and I am taking care of you every day. I have given you many gifts and I want you to make use of these gifts. You will also receive many graces from Me in order to follow the way I have pointed out to you. In the reading you have read you understood how I fed the huge crowd of people that followed Me to the desert. I had great compassion on them and I multiplied the bread and fish so that all could eat and be satisfied. I also healed those who were sick. I am still working today through My appointed healers to heal the people who are sick. The sick however must believe in Me and trust that I have this great power. I love you all.”