The Baptism of Cornelius

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.”

Father Melvin

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The Vision of Cornelius

October 27,2017

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

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Peter’s Speech

October 6, 2017

Peter’s Speech

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles 10, 34 – 43:

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, “In truth, I see that God
shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and
acts uprightly is acceptable to Him. You know the word that He sent to
the Israelites as He proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is
Lord of all, what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee
after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of
Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and
healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. We are
witnesses of all that He did both in the country of the Jews and in
Jerusalem. They put Him to death by hanging Him on a tree. This man
God raised on the third day and granted that He be visible, not to all
the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate
and drank with Him after He rose from the dead. He commissioned us to
preach to the people and testify that He is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the  prophets bear
witness, that everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of
sins through His name.”

We are having beautiful and sunny days and the temperature is warm. I
thank the Lord for these nice days. The Island Government has written
to me that I owe them $1,200 in taxes. I do not have any money to pay
this bill. They give me a few weeks to pay this money and if I do not
pay it, then they will drive me out of my house and sell the house. I
am praying every day that the Lord helps me to find some people to
give me the money that is needed. Please send me what you can afford
and pray that I can get this money next week. Thank you very much.

Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior. Jesus helped
me by giving me the words that follow, “I bless you My brother Melvin
and all My brothers and sisters who have great love for Me, who pray
every day and love to go to church at least every Sunday. From the
reading above, you know that I was the one who selected Peter to be an
Apostle and I named him the Head of My Church. He went to many places
and preached to the people as I had told him. He spoke very well about
Me, how I was baptized by Saint John the Baptist and received the Holy
Spirit. He wrote that I went about teaching the people and healing all
the sick. The Jews are the ones who put Me to death by hanging Me on
the cross. Peter said that I was raised from the death after three
days and I remained with the Apostles for forty days teaching them and
showing them that I am truly risen from the dead. My dear friends, I
am calling you all to come and believe in Me and follow Me every day
of your life. Then I will come and get you and bring you to heaven
where you will live in union with Me for ever. I bless you all.”

Father Melvin Doucette

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