JOURNEYS OF FAITH: Catechist called to teach others by Cathy Harasta, The Texas Catholic

GARLAND—Sharing faith-centered stories around Boy Scout campfires and immersing himself in teaching at a Catholic school in Iraqi Kurdistan helped sharpen Richard "Joe" Walshe's desire to become a catechist and, eventually, a religion teacher in a Catholic school. •

Walshe, a parishioner at Good Shepherd Catholic Church since 1980 and a longtime member of the Christian Community of God's Delight, did not stop with the first tier of courses when he felt called to become a catechist.

He went above and beyond the requirements to earn his second catechetical certificate through the University of Dayton Virtual Learn­ing Community of Faith Formation (VLCFF) last year.

"I'd like to go back and do more work," said Walshe, who serves as the business manager at Mount St. Michael Catholic School and has a Master's Level Catechist Certificate from the Diocese of Dallas. "A lot of my initial forma­tion came through the Christian Community of God's Delight. That was the catalyst. That community inspires a lot of people to serve in their parishes." Read more about JOURNEYS OF FAITH: Catechist called to teach others by Cathy Harasta, The Texas Catholic

This Week's Scriptures and Saints

Friar’s Corner #675: 4/20/14: Solemnity of the Resurrection: Gloria and Creed: Proper Psalms.

Sunday, April 20: EASTER SUNDAY: Gloria and Renewal of Baptismal Promises: SOLEMNITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST: Gloria: Acts 10:34a, 37-42 (We ate and drank with Him after he rose from the dead.); Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23 (This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.); Colossians 3:1-4 (Seek what is above, where Christ is.); or 1 Corinthians 5: 6b-8 (Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough.); Sequence: (Christians, to the Paschal Victim offer your thankful praises!); Alleluia, alleluia! Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed; let us then feast with joy in the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia! John 20:1-9 (He had to rise from the dead.), Renewal of Baptismal Promises replaces the Creed.


So many books have been written about the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the savior of the human race. The whole Church life moves to Jesus Christ and flows from His wounded side. Easter is our greatest feast and we celebrate it for eight days. At the daily Masses this coming week we only read short parts of the resurrection stories. I think what is most helpful for our growth in faith is to take the time to sit down and read each of the gospel stories about the resurrection. Then take some notes and write for yourself one story from morning to night. Who saw Jesus first and last on that Sunday? What did Jesus tell them? How was He different from before His death? After that read the early part of Acts of the Apostles with the various sermons of St. Peter after Pentecost.

Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Neal Lozano

Reviewed by Nancy Ward

I discovered Neal Lozano's book, “Unbound,” when we planned an Unbound Conference with him. About 50 of us learned how to cooperate with the Lord to gain freedom from the influence of evil spirits and then guide those coming to the conference in this prayer method.

We learned the five keys that unlock the doors we have opened to intimidating spirits and how to close them. The five keys are not complicated when we understand that not our power but the power of the name of Jesus accomplishes it all: Repentance and faith. Forgiveness. Renunciation of evil spirits. Taking authority over those spirits. The Father’s blessing. That’s the strategy that answers to our prayer “deliver us from evil, freeing us from the lies Satan tells to keep us from God’s plan for our life.

Unbound: Regaining my Voice By Diane Walker

I want to thank the ministry team for listening to the Holy Spirit and asking Neal Lozano to come to the Community of Gods Delight! It was there that I was finally set free from deep-seated issues that had plagued me for years.

I am of another faith and would not have had the opportunity to hear of Neal had it not been for a patient of mine, Therese Rosachi. I had listened to Neal’s tapes for months and knew just like the woman that touched the hem of Christ's garment that I would be set free if I just went to the seminar and had Neal pray for me. Funny, I knew that others had been trained to pray but I also knew deep in my heart that I would need to be prayed for by Neal. But I left that piece of the puzzle up to God. Read more about Unbound: Regaining my Voice By Diane Walker

Unbound by the Blood of Christ by Lydia Maese

About three years ago I was prayed over with the “Unbound” model at Ann Miesch’s house. I remember a team came over and prayed over me and I too felt this sense of being delivered and set free. So much so, that when I heard that the Conference was coming here to our Community I felt I was being called to give back what was given to me. So I joined part of the prayer teams.

Last night I had the opportunity to participate, outside of the Conference but in a prayer session with Ann Miesch and Theresa Caffey. It was just absolutely phenomenal, what the Lord did to this young lady last night. It was so powerful that she actually spoke in tongues in front of us and we were sitting there thinking: “This isn’t really Born of the Spirit, but that’s okay.” It was just so amazing that at the end, she was yelling, “I am free, I’m free!” Read more about Unbound by the Blood of Christ by Lydia Maese

Unbound: Staying Free by Jill Gutbier

I participated in the preparation and training for the Unbound Conference and we met on numerous Saturdays prior to last weekend’s Conference. The gift that we received, besides learning the model of the Unbound, was that we had an opportunity to be prayed with each Saturday that we were in training. We could be prayed with and then we prayed with other people as well. Read more about Unbound: Staying Free by Jill Gutbier

Unbound: Prayer Meetings and the Five Steps by David Peterman, Sr.

And I’m one happy father! I wanted to share with you something that I’ve observed since the “Unbound” experience in reading the books and thinking about it. I don’t know how many of you realize what these prayer meetings are. I’ve been attending prayer meetings every week for at least forth-three plus years and each one is a deliverance liturgy. We come here out of the world with all our cares and worries we share, and we come and begin by praising the Lord, singing together the words of the Lord’s message of faith and turning ourselves from our worldly lives towards God in repentance. Read more about Unbound: Prayer Meetings and the Five Steps by David Peterman, Sr.

Unbound: Doing the Math by Jean Hagar

Ever since I fell last July and got a concussion, I’ve had a very hard time articulating my thoughts. At the end of the “Unbound” session we were invited to come up and have people pray with us and I got prayer. I didn’t specify any real things, but the thing that was on my mind was that I’m a math major and, for all the months since last July, I could not add or subtract or multiply or divide, and that was really bad. And this past week I succeeded in adding up the checkbook, because my husband James was busy, and I got every one right! So I got a breakthrough!

Shared at the 1-26-14 Community Gathering Read more about Unbound: Doing the Math by Jean Hagar

Unbound: My Turning Point by Jake Schaad

At the Unbound Conference I received the extended prayer session in the afternoon. When it came time for the Father’s blessing, the prayer leader stood up and put his hands on my shoulders and looked me in the eyes and said the exact same words that I heard Jesus speak to me when I was about seventeen. It was like word-for-word and it was just so powerful to hear it again. Those words were kind of the turning point in my life from seeing God as a task-master who’s waiting to catch us every time we do something wrong and then instead transforming my heart into being able to see him as our loving Father, who really wants to help us up when we do something wrong, instead of keep us down.

A 180-degree change by Mary Krieg

Here we are on Glory Hill and I imagine so much suffering around Glory Hill. We have been blessed with such a gift of prayer warriors and intercessors and trained individuals that can lead so many people to freedom. I just encourage everyone to continue to seek that healing that was begun this weekend. I have a story to tell you about my little sister.

She came and was prayed with. It was just the beginning of what the Lord has doing with her for several months, leading her to this conference. She was prayed with, and he continued to work on her. Because she lives out of town, I asked some sisters here to pray with her some more to continue that healing and they did. They spent a couple of hours with her this morning and she was completely freed, completely freed. Read more about A 180-degree change by Mary Krieg

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