Hurricane Irma Help UPDATE…

Hurricane Irma Help

Richard Lane Ministries

RLM is beginning the planning stage of picking up donations from Detroit to Homestead, Florida.

Thanks and PROPS to St. Mary’s & St. Benedict Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio! They have STEPPED UP BIG TIME and have several boxes of items that are needed for those still suffering in Florida! THANK YOU ST. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s!!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

RLM is also coordinating with a few other organizations in Toledo, Detroit, Atlanta, Birmingham, Alabama, as well as a Church in Poland, Ohio and Cincinnati, Ohio! Please keep them in prayer!

YOUR HELP is STILL NEEDED! We need FINANCIAL help please! Please click to donate to our GoFundMe Page! NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!

If your church or organization is in Toledo, Ohio, Canton, Ohio, Poland/Youngstown, Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio, Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama PLEASE contact us to help! RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com

Thank you and please see the needs below. God bless you.

Richard Lane Ministries

The goal of this mission is to raise a minimum of

$10,000.00 to provide assistance for those affected by

Hurricane Irma, in the South Florida area. This will be a

Special Mission conducted by Richard Lane Ministries,

INC., (RLM), to fill an SUV as well as a 6’X 12’ Cargo

Trailer with necessities for those in need in the Southern

Florida area. This mission will be recorded to provide

adequate documentation of service.

RLM will attempt to contact specific Churches,

organizations and people along a set route (set by RLM)

from Detroit, Michigan to Southern Florida. These

persons will be asked to provide donations to be placed in

the trailer upon arrival;

– Cases of water

– Toiletries

– Personal Hygiene products

– Donated clothing

– Baby Food / Formula

– Diapers

– Sanitary Napkins

We would like to continue to raise enough money to provide for;

– Cost of New Tow hitch & Installation

– Fuel

– Food

– Lodging

– Goal of 30 – $100.00 pre-paid Visa Cards to be provided to specific people in dire need

– Purchase other items that might be in need

Richard Lane Ministries, INC., would like to SERVE those in need, through benefactors, donors

and supporters of Richard Lane Ministries, INC.

What you can do;

– Go to GoFundMe.com page and donate as much as you can

– If you would like a tax deduction for your donation please ensure you arrive at one of

the scheduled stops with a Check or Money order made out to Richard Lane Ministries,

INC.,

For more information please contact RLM at RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com

Thank you and please pray for this effort, and may God richly Bless you for your help.

Richard Lane Ministries

Hurricane Irma Assistance from Richard Lane Ministries…

Hurricane Irma Help

The goal of this mission is to raise a minimum of $10,000.00 to provide assistance for those affected by Hurricane Irma, in the South Florida area.

This will be a Special Mission conducted by Richard Lane Ministries, INC., (RLM), to fill an SUV as well as a 6’X 12’ Cargo Trailer with necessities for those in need in the Southern Florida area. This mission will be recorded to provide adequate documentation of service.

RLM will attempt to contact specific Churches, organizations and people along a set route (set by RLM) from Detroit, Michigan to Southern Florida. Persons will be asked to provide donations to be placed in the trailer upon arrival;

– Cases of water

– Toiletries

– Personal Hygiene products

– Donated clothing

– Baby Food / Formula

– Diapers

– Sanitary Napkins

We would like to continue to raise enough money to provide for;

– Cost of New Tow hitch & Installation

– Fuel

– Food

– Lodging

– Goal of minimum of 30 – $100.00 pre-paid Visa Cards to be provided to specific people in dire need

– Purchase other items that might be in need

Richard Lane Ministries, INC., would like to SERVE those in need, through benefactors, donors and supporters of Richard Lane Ministries, INC.

What you can do;

Go to our GoFundMe page

– If you would like a tax deduction for your donation please ensure you arrive at one of        the scheduled stops with a Check or Money order made out to Richard Lane Ministries, INC.,

For more information please contact RLM at RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com

Thank you and please pray for this effort, and may God richly Bless you for your help.

Richard Lane Ministries

Parish Missions for remainder of 2017! BOOK NOW!!!

Richard Lane Ministries Parish Mission
Parish Missions are not just for Lent and Advent; a Richard Lane Parish Mission “is like a breath of fresh air from the Holy Spirit.”
~ Martha S., St. Mary’s,
   Canton, Ohio
For those who many not know, I am the son of NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, Dick “Night Train” Lane. I am also a convert to the Faith as of April 19, 2003. Since 2005, I have been blessed to travel the world, as a Lay Catholic Evangelist, witnessing to thousands; teaching, preaching and sharing the GOOD NEWS! “Christ has died; Christ is Risen; and Christ will come again!”
I continue to travel the world, leading parish missions, speaking at Catholic men’s and women’s conferences, leading retreats for laity and Deacons, as well as implementing and establishing Evangelization programs around the U.S. and South America.
Moengonese brothers on the French Guiana boarder.
I have been featured on EWTN The Journey Home three times; Click here for an episode; EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa, click here to view; as well as my own show on EWTN “New Wine in New Wineskins – Evangelization 101”.
I was blessed to lead a Parish Mission about two years ago in Poland Ohio. Here is a short YouTube Clip of the final night of that mission.
The possible theme of the Parish Mission, would be “Standing on the Rock of Faith” parish mission series. This has been one of the most successful mission series I have ever done. It teaches and ENGAGES Catholics of ALL ages, how to not only understand their faith biblically, theologically, catechetically, but most importantly, PERSONALLY. How do we LIVE out our faith in this world… INVITING others to experience this great encounter with Christ, in the Eucharist.
I would arrive the Saturday prior to the Monday start of the mission, to speak at the Vigil Mass as well as all Sunday Masses to get people interested and fired up about the mission.
I would provide your Parish with a custom designed flyer to advertise this mission, to be placed on the website and in the bulletin.
I will take care of my own lodging, and travel expenses for this four day mission. The only thing I ask is that the Church provide a $1,000.00 Non-Refundable retainer fee; this locks the dates into my schedule. (If your Parish is financially challenged this can be reduced or waived). It will be accompanied by an Engagement Agreement. I also ask that the Parish allow me to take up and receive a free will love offering at the end of each session of the mission for my services.
There is LITTLE to NO PLANNING that needs to be done on the part of the

St. Pius X Owensboro, Kentucky “Standing on the Rock of Faith!”

Parish. I have done ALL the work. I would simply need authorization for one of the following open weeks for the mission and I will do the rest of the work.

Each night of the mission would begin at 7pm and last until 8pm.
Here are the dates currently open;
Monday – Thursday October 23 – 26
Monday – Thursday October 30 – Nov 2nd
Monday – Thursday November 6 – 9
Monday – Thursday November 13 – 16
If you have questions or would like to book, please email me immediately RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com
Thank you and God’s continued blessings upon you.

Richard Lane Ministries

CANTON, OHIO “From Dust to Glory” is coming to YOU!!!

Canton, Ohio, “From Dust to Glory” your Catholic Story, Parish Mission series is coming to YOU!!! Sunday 5pm, Monday – Wednesday evenings @7pm. Location will be the St. Mary’s Church location 1602 Market Ave. S. Canton!

Each night will only last about one hour and be POWERFUL and PACKED with knowledge. Bring your friends and FAMILY and be inspired and FIRED UP to share your faith with the world.

From Dust to Glory

Spring & Summer Parish Missions – BOOK NOW!!!

 

“Your Mission saved my life! Thank you for coming…”

Michael, Lake Worth, Florida

“You have made such a tremendous positive impact on the lives of so many kids in our Church. Thank you so much for what you have done for us!”

Mary, Cottonwood, Idaho

“You made me feel loved and worthy of God’s Mercy. You gave me an entirely new outlook on my life and my faith. Thank you.”

Myra, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Parish Missions bring LIFE back to Catholic Churches!!! 

Book YOURS TODAY!

I am Richard Lane, not only am I the son of NFL Hall of Fame legend Dick “Night Train” Lane, but most importantly I am a lay (non-ordained) Catholic Evangelist in full-time ministry.

For the past 12 years the Lord has blessed me to travel the world, preaching, teaching and sharing the Word of God to millions of people; via Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), CatholicTV out of Boston, MA., Ave Maria Radio and many other Catholic  and Christian Apostolates around the United States, South America as well as Asia.

Though my Parish Missions, lives have been saved, people have experienced an encounter with the Lord they have never felt prior. Youth and Youth Adults are motivated and excited about these missions! Dead churches have been transformed into LIVING places of Worship!

There is VERY LITTLE planning on your part for a Richard Lane Parish Mission;

  1. Permission from the Pastor
  2. Agree on dates for the Parish Mission
  3. Provide Richard Lane Ministries with a $700.00 non-refundable retainer fee to lock your mission into his schedule, along with a completed engagement agreement
  4. Richard will arrive the Saturday prior to your mission to speak at the Vigil Mass as well as all Sunday Masses to give people a taste of what to expect at the Mission.
  5. Three weeks prior to the mission you will receive a professional, custom PDF flyer for your mission to be placed in your bulletin, website and all social media links.
  6. Richard will take care of his own lodging, air and ground transportation for your mission
  7. Richard would only ask to take up and receive a “Free Will Love Offering” at the end of each nights preaching, for his services.

I would truly be honored to come and lead a Mission at your parish. Here are just a few of the missions;

– “Standing on the Rock of Faith” 

This mission teaches about an Encounter with the LIVING Lord

What is Faith biblically, theologically and personally

How do we as Catholics enter into that personal relationship with Christ

How do we as Catholics express our joy and love for Christ and His Church

How do we invite others IN to experience this encounter

– “From Dust to Glory”

This mission chronicles not only our faith but our existence from creation of dust

How and why God created us/man/human

How we traversed from the initial fall of Grace; out of the bondage of Egypt into the Promised Land

How we continue to traverse this desert experience called life

How we are strengthened through our Emmaus Road experience in seeing God with us

How we are to rejoice in the Pascal Mystery and the Saving Graces of Christ

– “Mercy Mercy Me”

This mission series based upon the year of Mercy is a powerful healing mission

Healing from past hurts and pains in our personal and church lives

How do we first forgive ourselves then begin to forgive others

How we are called to be the Living and Visible sign of the Fathers Mercy upon others

 

Richard Lane Ministries can customize a Parish Mission series for your parish, as well as provide missions for Pentecost, Advent, Lent and Easter.

Please email IMMEDIATELY RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com for immediate openings and availability for your parish!
Thank you and God bless you.
Richard Lane Ministries

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RichardLaneMinistries@gmail.com

314.808.2183

May it be done to me according to your word.

 

 

There is POWER in the Word of God.
There is POWER in the Word of God.

There is POWER in the Word of God.

The Mother of God recited these words when the Angel of the Lord spoke them to Her. Her life would never be the same, as She acclaimed Her great Fiat – Yes Lord. I am Your willing servant and I will obey Your Word.

What is the Word of God saying and speaking into your life? The Word of God came down from Heaven, becoming lower than the Angels. The Word of God was given to us in the form of the Eucharist; the Body, Blood Soul and Divinity of Christ. What is the Word saying to you?

“I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.”

“He that is within you is strong that he that is in the world.”

“I have come that you may have LIFE and have it more abundantly.”

The Source and Summit of our Existence.
The Source and Summit of our Existence.

The Word of God does not return to Him void, for He gives us POWER. The POWER to heal, the POWER to Forgive, and the POWER to Love, unconditionally.

We are closer now to celebrating the Birth of the Word of God made flesh. The KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS is coming. Emmanuel – GOD is WITH US.

The Word of God is with us; within each of us that accept Him. By accepting Him into your life, He speaks a NEW BIRTH upon you. The old has been taken away and we live for the Spirit. We live to LOVE, to share and to GIVE that love and forgiveness to others. What is the Word of God speaking into your life?

God is with us.
God is with us.

The Word of God has come into this world to free us; to ransom us from the tyranny of evil. We celebrate the VICTORY won for us on Calvary. Oh COME Oh COME Emmanuel and ransom the captives from the depths of hell. Renew us as we REJOICE. REJOICE in the Word of God that speaks RELEASE in our lives from all that binds us from His Will. Come Oh Key of David and unlock the closed door of our hardened hearts that we might be open to the NEW Life that only the Word of God gives us.

Keep on Keepin’ On!

Richard Lane Ministries

Please consider giving a Financial Gift to help this ministry continue. Thank you so very much and God bless you for your Generosity and Kindness.

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Richard Lane Ministries

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.
Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.

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The Power of the Redwood Tree!

 

 

California Redwood
California Redwood

Building the “Bridge of Mercy”. Construction begins with a solid foundation of Faith. Faith in an invisible God that none have seen, but is evident through the Face of His Son. Calvary is where the journey begins. The pillars of Faith; The Apostles Creed, the Seven Sacraments, The Ten Commandments and The Lord’s Prayer. Does your faith stand on such a foundation? Without a firm foundation, the building that is within us will crumble and not withstand the storms of life that will come.

Have you ever witnessed or seen the California Redwood Trees? Some of the most giant of these trees stand over 275 feet tall, weigh over 2.7 million pounds and average about 100 feet in diameter. How do these Giant behemoth trees grow and withstand storms? It begins with their root system. One would assume their roots are extremely deep but that is not the case. They are only about 5 or 10 feet deep, but the extend up to 100 feet from RedwoodRootthe trunk or base of the tree. They thrive in thick groves, where the roots can intertwine with each other giving the tree its strength. Intertwining, braiding, twisting and coming together becoming strong, working in concert, conjunction with one another to generate massive strength and sustainability.

Picture your faith as the root system within the tree of Mercy which is our Bridge from this life to the Eternal. Our connection from the Finite to the Infinite; from our world to the Eternal Father. We must be rooted in our Faith. We must work in concert with one another as Christians, seeking out with tenderness, understanding and unconditional forgiveness that we might grow together. If one root is weak then the others come to its aid with nourishment of water, sunlight and healing from the others. This is the Bridge of Mercy that leads to the Father’s forgiveness for all mankind.

The specialized water system within the tree transfers water through the roots upward to give it strength and sustainability for its journey toward the Eternal. We also must continue to work tougher, strengthening, lifting up and building up one another; as ONE people of God, all traversing the Bridge of Salvation leading to the Father’s Mercy. That bridge was formed and solidified through Calvary. Christ on the Cross, the precipice of Love, the foundation of renewal and courage in a world filled with storms, trials and tribulations.

RedwoodUpWe look to the power and strength of these great trees given to us from the Father who looks down upon His people with Grace and Unconditional love. Let us continue to strengthen each other with the same love of Calvary. Giving up our lives that others might live, dying to our sinful flesh and living for the Spirit of Love placed within each of us at the moment of our conception. Once we reach that point, then the world shall see not only the power of the Redwood Tree, but the POWER of He who created it; He who is the Creator of all that is, that was and all that WILL come to be!

Keep on Keepin On!

Richard Lane Ministries

Please consider giving a Financial Gift to help this ministry continue. Thank you so very much and God bless you for your Generosity and Kindness.

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Richard Lane Ministries

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.
Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.

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Relationships & Jesus Christ…

 

JesusThe relationships he forms with the people who approach him manifest something entirely unique and unrepeatable. The signs he works, especially in the face of sinners, the poor, the marginalized, the sick, and the suffering, are all meant to teach mercy. Everything in him speaks of mercy. Nothing in him is devoid of compassion. ~Pope Francis

This reminds me of the story of Blind Bartimaeus. Here is a man that has been blind all his life and is begging for his very existence. He hears about this “Jesus” who is able to heal and do extra ordinary things. He merely heard about this Jesus. Next thing you know he hears Jesus actually coming not just near him, but is passing by him. He knows the miracle that is needed in his life and he realizes this might be his only chance at that miracle. He screams out, “Son of David, have mercy upon me!” Jesus, with empathy, hears Bartimaeus Cry and asks him what he wants. “To see”, says the blind man.

Jesus took the time that no one else would, to build a relationship with this man, even if just for a few tender moments of this man’s life. He was healed because of his Faith in God and the relationship formed. Jesus took the time to establish relationships with the poor and downtrodden; those who were looked upon as lower than life. Jesus did not care about the law or tradition, He cared about people and their eternal souls.

Everything of Jesus speaks to the compassionate, loving and merciful nature of the Father. Remember, Jesus is the Face of the Father’s Love and Mercy. Thus we are called; mandated to emulate that same unconditional mercy. Establishing relationships and communications with others, but especially with God Himself. Our relationship with God comes from ‘knowing’ Him intimately as a man knows his wife, intimately.

Jesus2Bartimaeus knew the miracle needed for him to see. Let us pray for that same faith in God, that He might take us from our blindness to the site of NEW life!

Keep on Keepin On!

Please consider giving a Financial Gift to help this ministry continue. Thank you so very much and God bless you for your Generosity and Kindness.

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Richard Lane Ministries

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.
Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.

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“What is this Jubilee Year?”

 

Jubilee Year of Favor
Jubilee Year of Favor

In case you are asking this question, here is the response given by our Holy Father for the World Youth Day scheduled in Krakow, Poland in July 2016. Message is taken from Vatican Information News Service (VIS) 28 September 2015.

“Perhaps some of you are asking: what is this Jubilee Year that is celebrated in the Church? The scriptural text of Leviticus can help us to understand the meaning of a ‘jubilee’ for the people of Israel. Every fifty years they heard the sounding of a trumpet (jobel) calling them (jobil) to celebrate a holy year as a time of reconciliation (jobal) for everyone. During that time they had to renew their good relations with God, with their neighbors and with creation, all in a spirit of gratuitousness. This fostered, among other things, debt forgiveness, special help for those who had fallen into poverty, an improvement in interpersonal relations and the freeing of slaves.

Jesus Christ came to proclaim and bring about the Lord’s everlasting time of grace. He brought good news to the poor, freedom to prisoners, sight to the blind and freedom to the oppressed. In Jesus, and particularly in his Paschal Mystery, the deeper meaning of the jubilee is fully realized. When the Church proclaims a jubilee in the name of Christ, we are all invited to experience a wonderful time of grace. The Church must offer abundant signs of God’s presence and closeness, and reawaken in people’s hearts the ability to look to the essentials. In particular, this Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of Easter: to be a sign and an instrument of the Father’s mercy’.”

This is a time of reconciliation for everyone. A time of reflection and introspection. Taking a deeper look at ‘Who we are and Whose we are’. Just as the two men walked along the Emmaus Road, many of us traverse the same road in this world failing to recognize Jesus in our midst. They did at least make the “Invitation” for Him to join them. They saw Him in the breaking of the bread and then He disappeared from them. We recall the glorious words spoken by them; “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” ~ Luke 24:32

When we take the time to recognize the presence of Jesus in the encounter in our lives, our hearts begin to burn with love, joy and forgiveness. We then decrease in order for the one that is within us is greater than the one that is within the world. ~ 1 John 4:4

Jubilee“…this Holy Year of Mercy is ‘a time for the Church to rediscover the meaning of the mission entrusted to her by the Lord on the day of Easter: to be a sign and an instrument of the Father’s mercy’.” ~ Pope Francis

We decrease and realize that the needs of others are more important than our needs and wants. We see this when we walk the Emmaus Road with the homeless, the poor, the downtrodden, those who suffer persecution and abuse. This is the perfect time for us to reconcile our pride and stubbornness to God asking Him for His forgiveness and make us better Sign’s of the Fathers Mercy to others; that they may see Him in our works and actions.

Let us take time within this Jubilee Year to Celebrate the Gift of God that is with us and within us. Let us experience the Encounter of the Mercy of God through opening the Door of our Hearts, that He may enter, fill us with His Grace, in order for us to share that with others.

Keep on Keepin’ On!

Keep on Keepin On!

Please consider giving a Financial Gift to help this ministry continue. Thank you so very much and God bless you for your Generosity and Kindness.

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Richard Lane Ministries

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.
Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.

Follow Catholic Lay Evangelist Richard Lane at;

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“Do you know the Gift?”

 

The Gift
The Gift

Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.” ~John 4:10

The story of the Woman of Samaria is one that is very powerful. Filled with love, healing, reconciliation, searching for the path, and joy. Here was this woman who was searching for something she never thought she would receive. She was in the presence of God Himself, but failed to realize the Gift that was in front of her.

Jesus was thirsty, but not for earthly things, He was thirsty for her Soul. He traveled a road no Jew had ever dared traveled before, and he broke a rule and spoke to a woman. He met her where she was in her walk of life; broken, battered, bruised and sinful. Divorced five times and living with someone out of wedlock. She was looked down upon, lower than a dog, yet Jesus had mercy upon her. He met her with Love and Mercy not condemnation and judgment. He met her at the Wellspring of her life and offered her eternal life.

Do we take the time to recognize the Gift’s of God that are in our own midst? The people God sends to us, places in our lives for a specific reason? Do we judge others for what they have done or are doing or not doing? While I was preaching this evening, Jesus walked through the doors of the Church… late into the service I was leading. He walked down the center isle of the Church in the middle of my words. 40 – 50 people saw him enter and walk toward me, then he took a seat in the front row. He was somewhat unkempt; dirty, and smelled of alcohol. I also failed to mention that he had a bottle of scotch he tried to hid under his hat. He sat quietly and listened intently for the remainder of my talk, and at the end asked some questions. I took the time to speak with him then he departed and began looking at some of the icons in the Church. When others departed he asked me questions about the ‘circles around the head’s’ of those depicted in the pictures, of which I explained to him. He then inquired of the icons of the Holy Infant, and Our Mother of Perpetual Help, of which I explained to him. I asked if he would like prayer and he responded “Why? I don’t know? No thank you”, and then went on his way.

This man entered in to the OPEN DOOR of God’s Mercy. He walked through the Open Door of the Church seeking something. I tried not to judge but to be of-service, after all, he was and is a child of God.

The Gift of God was before me. The Gift of understanding, mercy, healing and forgiveness. The Gift of compassion was before me and I was lucky that I recognized that gift before me, as I have failed to do, so many times in my life.

Gift2You are the Gift of God. You have received Salvation for it has already been purchased for you! Judgment has already been rendered and you have been found guilty, yet the Gift of GRACE has entered the world and found you WORTHY of the Gift of Forgiveness; Found you WORTHY of the Gift of Mercy. Now it is time for us to not only BE that Gift, but to GIVE it away FREELY and UNCONDITIONALLY!

Do you know the Gift of God that is before you this day? Know it; Know Him; Be Him and give it away to others on the path of knowledge. The Door of Mercy is now open to all God’s Children.

Keep on Keepin On!

Please consider giving a Financial Gift to help this ministry continue. Thank you so very much and God bless you for your Generosity and Kindness.

Your generous support is greatly needed. Please consider going to our GoFundMe account and give what you can to further the Gospel of Mercy throughout the United States and beyond. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Richard Lane Ministries

#YearOfMercy #JubileeYearOfMercy #DoorOfFaith

Is your parish read for the “Jubilee Year of Mercy”? Click the below link to see how YOU can schedule Catholic Lay Evangelist and EWTN personality Richard Lane, to come and help YOUR parish get ready for the Year of Mercy!

Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.
Click HERE to see how you can have RICHARD LANE at YOUR Parish for a Year of Mercy Mission.

Follow Catholic Lay Evangelist Richard Lane at;

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Follow Richard Lane on Twitter.
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