Weekly News Flash from the Universal Living Rosary Association of Saint Philomena, Wednesday July 29, 2015

My dear Living Rosary Members,

Look at the wonderful progress that has been made at St. John the Baptist Church. The domes are complete, the roof is on and the sides are going up. We send to you our most heart filled gratitude.

You are remembered at every Holy Mass.

Fr. Ivan Kolodiy
The Living Rosary – UKRAINE

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Dear Apostle of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

Thank you profoundly for your generous donation in support of our missionary efforts throughout the world. We are focusing on America, too. Our poor country is losing its footing and the Church and families suffer greatly. We will remember you in our prayers and we have also enrolled your family in a Novena of Sacred Masses being offered in the Holy Land this month. We beg the Holy Ghost to give you courage and joy in bearing the crosses that you have been asked to carry.

The Holy Ghost is our greatest Friend, the Light of our souls, invincible Fortitude, essential Purity, the supreme Consoler, most sweet and tender Delight of our life, and the Font of holiness; the Heavenly Breath that animates the soul and gives it life, the pure Dew that refreshes the heart in its aridity, He who gives courage to the soul as it struggles, raises it up after it falls, sustains it in all its trials and lifts it up above the things of this earth! The Holy Ghost is our Light, Warmth, Life and our All!

O Loving Fire, ever burning yet never consumed, destroy our imperfections and set our souls on fire with Thy Love! Make our souls fruitful and give us a tender love of the Cross. Thou art our happiness, our hope, our glory! Teach us to love sorrow, burn with thirst for sacrifice, protect us and give us Thy Gifts, Thy Fruits and every virtue. Precious Treasure of our souls, fathomless Sea of Goodness, most tender and sweet Consoler, with all our hearts we adore and praise Thee. Grant us in union with the Divine Word, the salvation of millions of souls. May the Works of the Cross triumph! May Thy Missionaries be multiplied for the greater Honor and Glory of God! Grant us the Grace to triumph over our vices, destroy our self-love, and live only for the service God and our neighbor. May our souls glow with the flames of heavenly charity until death and forever.

If we listen closely at times, we can hear the beating of our heart, “Lub-dub, Lub-dub, Lub-dud” … “Love you, Love you, Love you!” It is the Breath of Life, the Holy Ghost, whispering constantly of His Love for us. If we but understood His Love for us, our hearts would be on fire with love for Him!

One with you in the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

PATTI MELVIN, Director – Universal Living Rosary Association

Let us pray for one another.


O Holy Spirit of God, take me as Thy disciple: Guide me, illuminate me, sanctify me! Bind my hands that they may do no evil; cover my eyes that they may see it no more; sanctify my heart that evil may not dwell within me. Be Thou my God; be Thou my Guide. Withersoever Thou leadest me, I will go; whatsoever Thou forbiddest me, I will renounce; and whatsoever Thou commandest me in Thy strength, I will do. Lead me, then, unto the fullness of Thy Truth. Amen.

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Pray for the Conversion of my Loved One!
Pray that my Children will return to the Sacraments!
Pray that our Grandbabies will be Baptized!

Progress is the watchword of our modern Day. Progress should be likewise the watchword of our spiritual advancement: progress in making use of the means of Salvation God has given us for these perilous times. Our families are plagued with opportunities for sin, which are innumerable and divisive. Dangers, which are so incredibly menacing, attractive and enticing, surround us on every side. We cannot overcome them by our own power. Without God’s help, we will drown in the mire. Witchcraft and Satanism abound, drugs and alcohol, pornography and nudity have found their way into our schools and homes.

We have been deceived by the devil. Setting our hopes on material comforts, possessions and future security, we have forfeited family, faith and eternal beatitude. How can we best appeal to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary? How can we attain the salvation of our families? How can we help those who have lost the faith and abandoned themselves to this vacuum of greed, pride and hate?

Our Lady of Fatima came to bring peace to the world. The foundation of Peace is the possession of Grace. Man must cease offending God. Sanctifying Grace is the Life of God Himself imparted to the soul, whereby man is raised to a supernatural level and becomes a friend and child of God, and an heir to Heaven. The presence or absence of Sanctifying Grace in our souls, at the moment of death, will decide our eternal salvation or damnation. Through the Sacrament of Confession, all is gained and saved, and the repentant sinner is restored to the friendship of God. Washed in the Precious Blood of the Lamb of God, he receives the source of life, the medicine of salvation, the fount of healing and the beginning of all that is good. There is no more effectual means of preservation from the dangers and temptations which beset our families, than frequent union with Our Lord in Holy Communion. Misled by false teachers, many have given up the Faith, Love and Hope of Christ. We must turn back to God by whom we are loved so very much. When man restores God to the temple of his soul, Mary will reward the world with a lasting peace.

Thirty one days of Sacred Liturgies will be offered by Father Ivan Kolodiy in the Ukraine during the month of August for our loved ones who have fallen away from the Sacraments, for grandchildren who need to receive Baptism, and for the conversion of those you entrust to God. The names of those enrolled will be placed on the Altar during the entire month of August.

SUGGESTED STIPEND DONATION: $ 5.00 each for Enrollment in the thirty one days of Sacred Liturgies for your Loved Ones: PRINT VERY CLEARLY EACH NAME!

Make your payment online through PAYPAL / CREDIT CARD at: WWW.PHILOMENA.ORG

If payment by Check / Money Order / Cash, please mail it directly to the address below:


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Dear Mrs. Melvin,

How are you and all the Christian faithful? I hope the name of the Lord is glorified every moment. Here all is well, except a few pastoral challenges which are stepping stones to the successful service to the people around us. I write to thank you for the banners and other spiritual items which you sent us. I am so glad to report that the things you sent are now safe in our hands. Rest assured that these will increase the momentum of our Living Rosary groups. Let me express my fervent gratitude to you for your every effort in helping us to come closer to God through Mary, Our Mother. Upon receiving the banners and other spiritual items, I called for a gathering and, through the display of the banners, I taught the members more about St. Philomena and Our Blessed Mother. They were so much interested and their attendance is increasing at every meeting.

Attached are the photos during that gathering. I was in my cassock teaching them.

Be blessed Mrs. Melvin

God will reward you abundantly.


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We need them in life's early morning; we need them again at its close;

We feel their warm clasp of true friendship; we seek them when tasting life's woes.

At the Altar each day we behold them, and the hands of a king on his throne

Are not equal to them in their greatness, their dignity stands all alone;

And when we are tempted and wander to pathways of shame and of sin,

It's the hand of a priest that will absolve us not once, but again and again;

And when we are taking life's partner, other hands may prepare us a feast,

But the hand that will bless and unite us is the beautiful hand of a priest.

God bless them and keep them all holy for the Host which their fingers caress;

When can a poor sinner do better than to ask him to guide thee and bless?

When the hour of death comes upon us, may our courage and strength be increased.

By seeing raised over us in blessing, the beautiful hands of a priest!

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Share Your Gift of Faith

For centuries, our cherished Catholic faith has been passed from person to person, parent to child, etc. Each of us carries in our heart a special memory of how God first graced us with the knowledge of the faith and how Our Blessed Mother, Saint Philomena, Venerable Pauline Jaricot and other saints changed our lives and brought us closer to Christ.

In our work in the Universal Living Rosary Association, we see first hand how millions of souls are currently living without that knowledge of God and are living outside of His grace. We have been given a beautiful opportunity to carry out Christ's work and pass on our faith and blessings to others who would otherwise never be introduced to Our Lord, the Savior of all mankind. Just as we pray for the souls in Purgatory who have no one to pray for them, we should also make it a part of our life's mission to pass on our faith to as many souls as possible who have no one else to pass it on to them, who don't know Our Lord and His promise of salvation.

This is the box we send out to the foreign Missions $77.95. It contains Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Cord & Oil, Newsletters, Calendars, Catechism books, 2 TAN books, large color prints, lists and encouragements for our Promoters.

This is the box we send out to the foreign Missions $77.95. It contains Rosaries, Scapulars, Miraculous Medals, Cord & Oil, Newsletters, Calendars, Catechism books, 2 TAN books, large color prints, lists and encouragement for our Promoters.

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