4/8/08 St. Matthias Apostle*


Child of God, I come this day at the request of the Most Blessed Trinity.

Child of God and all who read these messages, I ask you to be fervent disciples of Our Lord Jesus. You, too, have been chosen to announce the Good News to all the world. You, too, have been called to join all those who came before you in offering yourselves so others may come to know Jesus and to share with all the way to Heaven.

Children of God, you have been called through your Baptism to a life of holiness and service. You serve God by serving each other and by helping one another physically and spiritually.

No one goes to Heaven alone; you get there by helping others to get there. The Christian who lives for himself is a Christian in name only. We are a community, a family, where each must love and serve all the others.

I ask each of you to reach out in love to those around you; by doing so you will witness to all the truth of the Gospels.

I, Matthias, bless you.


*Selected by the Apostles to replace Judas, he was martyred at Colchis. His Feast day is May 14th.