January 2000

“Open wide the doors to Christ!  Open to His saving power!”
(Words of Pope John Paul II in beginning his papacy)

Excerpts from INCARNATIONIS MYSTERIUM, Pope John Paul II:

“The birth of Jesus at Bethlehem is not an event which can be consigned
tothe past. The whole of human history in fact stands in reference to
him: our own time and the future of the world are illumined by his presence. He
is "the Living One" (Rev 1:18), “who is, who was and who is to come” (Rev
1:4). Before him every knee must bend, in the heavens, on earth and under the
earth, and every tongue proclaim that he is Lord (cf. Phil 2:10-11). In
the encounter with Christ, every man discovers the mystery of his own
life.”(1) “In the sign of the consecrated Bread and Wine, Christ Jesus risen and
glorified, the light of the nations (cf. Lk 2:32), reveals the enduring
reality of his Incarnation. He remains living and real in our midst in
order to nourish the faithful with his Body and Blood.”

Excerpt from the Pope's Homily at Midnight Mass on Christmas:

“We fall down in adoration before the Son of God. We united ourselves
in spirit to the wonder of Mary and Joseph. As we adore Christ, born in a
stable, we make our own the faith, filled with astonishment, of the
shepherds of that time; we feel their same amazement and their same joy.”


"Peoples of the entire world
need to hear these words.
Their conscience needs to
grow in the certainty that
Someone exists who holds in His Hands
the destiny of this passing world...
And this Someone is Love—
Love that became Man,
Love crucified and risen,
Love unceasingly present among men.
It is Eucharistic Love."
(Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope)

“Everyone is asked to do as much as possible to ensure that the great
challenge of the Year 2000 is not overlooked, for this challenge
certainly involves a special grace of the Lord for the Church and for the whole
of humanity.”

Are you ready for the Jubilee challenge?
Help us respond to the great call of Pope John Paul II: to have
Perpetual Adoration in every parish throughout the world!  In 1999 our
Missionaries opened chapels throughout North America, as well as, in South America,
Africa, Europe and Asia.  Your monthly pledge of $20.00 or more for the
year 2000 will help sponsor our missionary works to help make Jesus loved
and adored worldwide!


Start Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration 
in your parish today!

Contact us to schedule a Missionary, obtain information, and materials in starting Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration:

Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament
PO Box 1701, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Phone: (518) 561-8193  Fax: (518) 566-7103
E-mail: ACFP2000@aol.com   Website: http://www.ACFP2000.com