“Caritas Christi urget nos.”
Caritas Christi Urget Nos mean 'The Love of Christ Urges us On. The Apostle Paul states that he was held like a vise by the grip of the Love of Jesus Christ.The Omnipotent grip of Love of the Hand of God. The love of Jesus Christ holds us wherever we are. The Presence of God
is the Hand of our Loving Father Creator, the Palm of the Hand of the Source of Life.
We like babies are held tenderly with Merciful care. Yes !! We are the children of God, in reality, for the many times of His Protection proves this. His protection is a signed agreement. An agreement that has been purchased by, and signed with the Precious Blood of His Son Jesus Christ. Our responsibility is that we align ourselves
to His written Word, causing this Word to become “Rhema” or the Living Word.
Every *Blessing* that our King Jesus Christ purchased for us is available!!! Yes!! Available!!
Today, at this moment we can receive, cause to be reality, the Protecting Provisions of our Eternal Loving Father,His Son Jesus, and The Holy Ghost-The Provider of Comfort.
Stress about our interests, self-pity, worry, and fears, cause us to misalign our position.
The misalignment many times causes the *Blessings* to be misplaced, misused, and even missed.
Thanksgiving by prayer is a great aligning instrument. His Grace, and Steadfast Love, is fresh every morning, this is also an infinite supply of Mercy. There are many
scriptures that prove this Truth. 2 Corinthians 9:8, and Ephesians 3:20, are just two that will “open our eyes” and give us encouragement in having an *Attitude of Gratitude*
also known as *Thanksgiving* !!!
                                                                                       Br.Phil Bara



This story is similar to a parable about a farmer who walked across a field. A short distance away, Mouse was heard squeaking, Gazing in the direction of the sounds the farmer saw that a drama was occurring. A large serpent had a Mouse entranced in a hypnotic state. All that the ‘little guy’ could do was to squeak helplessly.
The snake with years of knowledge and cunning expertise deliberately slithered closer to enchanted Mouse, The serpent was more than ever eager to partake of this delicacy. 


The farmer, filled with compassion for the rodent, reached into his pocket, pulled out a handkerchief, and with precision, and care he placed this cloth over the paralyzed Mouse. This mantle of cloth caused the breaking of the hypnosis upon the creature.  Liberation was the immediate result.  Mouse then scampered away filled with the Joy of knowing that he would live another day.

Let’s be thankful for the many times our Heavenly Father has rescued us with the covering of His Love, Compassion, and always attentive Mastery over our Being. Pray that we find comfort under the Mantle of His Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient, Being !!!
                                                    Brother Phil Bara



The two most wonderful words in any language. "Thank 
You !!" 

In Psalms 26:7 we find David mentioning the 'Voice
of Thanksgiving.'   In the sound of this soothing sentiment, he as well as we can realize
the many wonderful areas of Life.  It is this sound wave that we feel the many Blessings, Wonders, and the Ever Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ that we forget about during the days, weeks, and years that have gone by.  
St. Paul in Colossians 4:2 states that we should "continue in prayers, and watch with
So lets just take a few seconds and focus on the many Blessings that we have at this
Now that we, in these few short seconds were
 reminded of our many blessings,  lets say "Thank You" to our 
Father God.  Let us raise a chorus of Thanksgiving for the many times, situations and hurts 
that have been diminished by His Love.    

Spices add flavor to foods when used in proper amounts. Likewise 
appreciations and thanksgivings are similar to the 
spices, when used with sincerity and in the proper 

amount.  "Thank you" adds flavor to the communication 
among most living creatures.   An honest 'Thank You' 

will open the 'Heart of Many' for the person saying the
appreciation. One of the yearnings of many is to be
appreciated by others. The two words 'Thank You' can
change lives, heal divisions, and may even transform
the very foundation of future events. Families and many
friendships have been ignited with Love because of a
passionate 'Thank You' said at the right time.
So next time, or even now, go ahead and say two words
"Thank You " and watch what happens.
                                               Br. Phil Bara 


Divorced and wanting Communion

This is a question both my Mother and I have had since we began attending St. Mel’s Church in November 2010.  We are so excited to be back in the Church and I can honestly say that on Christmas Eve I felt so loved and welcomed.  It was a wonderful service as they all are.

Question:  My mother was excommunicated from the Catholic Faith when she divorced my father some 41 years ago.  She has since been remarried for 37 years to a great man.  I’m not sure if the circumstance of her divorce is relevant.  She has not received the sacrament of the Eucharist since her excommunication.  Is there something she can do to change that decision?  She would like to be able to receive the Eucharist as it would allow her to feel a bigger part of the Parish Community.

As for myself, I too recently suffered through a divorce and I believe that until I confess/repent, I am not allowed to receive the Eucharist.

Please forgive me if my facts are incorrect.  I’ve tried to keep this simple and to the point.  Thank you for reading this e-mail!



ParishWorld is tremendous

The work Parish World does to spread the Word is tremendous. I wish you success and continuity in 2011. Ad Multos.
- Father Ambrose, St. Aloysius Cath. Church, Buckley, WA