The Death of a Just Man – Sermon

[NOTE: Please pray for Fr. Voigt who is ill and needs our assistance. Thank You.]

Have you considered the mustard seed or have you meditated upon the leaven? Both push us to realize that great result come from small packages. But the saints ask us to consider Who is the Mustard Seed and Who is the leaven? The answer is clearly our Lord Jesus Christ. From the small beginnings in Bethlehem His Person has been preached to the whole world by the littlest and most insignificant band of 12 men. Kingdoms could not stop His Kingship. Tyrants failed to stop His martyrs from spreading the seed of His Truth.

Imagine if you can the death of one who has been bitten by the life of Jesus. He is the just man who seeks throughout life to let the mustard seed grow and the leaven increase so that one day he might proclaim with the saints of old the truth expressed by St. Paul who said “I live, no, not I but rather Christ lives in me.” This is the mystery of the mustard seed and the leaven. Every time we read the word of God, every time we listen to a sermon, every time we think or speak an eternal thought the Lord Jesus is increasing within us. As St. John the Baptist said, “He must increase and I must decrease.”

For this reason the just man perceives death as the moment of the three fold release. First the just man is released from the trials,works, and tribulations of our worldly existence. No longer is he concerned about doing this or that. The final testis here and he has chosen the will of God over all the trials that the world, the flesh or the devil possess to cause him to lose his soul. Death becomes that welcomed door to life in Christ completely. Death is the last barrier and the mustard seed disposition opens that door to eternity.

The second release that death offers the Just man is the freedom now from all actual sins. No longer does sin hold any power over the just soul that offers his/her death in union with the Cross of Christ for the sanctification and salvation of souls. The just commitment to eternal life stands as a secure source of strength against the deceits of the devil and the pleasures of this world. The Mustard Seed has come to its powerful presence and the leaven of Christ’s life in the individual has been realized. The door of death frees the just man from the ugliness of actual sin.

Finally, the door of death signifies a victory over the kingdom of hell. The test is over and the just man has proven his worth and now is free of the worry of losing his soul. What a great day this is when a soul has conquered sin and death through the imitation of Christ. There is no longer a possibility of losing one’s soul. Now all is directed to the glory of God’s will and the song of praise that rings throughout the heavens. All of this because the Mustard Seed came down from heaven and so loved the souls in this world that He gave His only life for the salvation of souls who would believe and accept the gift of eternal life. The truths of the Lord seem so small and simple compared to the machinations of philosophers, the allurements of the politicians. Yet these simple truths have an absolute conclusion: the salvation
of the soul leavened by Jesus Himself. Study the Mustard Seed and wrap up in the leaven of Divine Life and you will know Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.

To suffer and to die … this is the mark of the Christ and found at the end of every just life.

In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Richard Voigt

P.S. Thank you for the prayers as I suffer a broken rib and battle a leaky heart valve. Next step is to determine whether the organ of the heart can be repaired through nutrition or not. I will let you know as my days go by. God bless you all.

Elizabeth “Betty” Mae Voigt Notice

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May 3, 1927 – October 28, 2016

Betty VoigtElizabeth “Betty” Mae Voigt, age 89, of St. Augusta, died Friday, October 28, 2016 at St. Benedict’s Senior Community, St. Cloud, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:00 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta, MN. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 4:00-8:00 PM at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in St. Augusta, MN and from 9:00-10:00 AM at the church on Thursday. Parish prayers will be said at 6:30 PM Wednesday followed immediately by the Christian Women Rosary. Burial will be in St. Mary Help Christians Cemetery, St. Augusta, MN.
Elizabeth Mae Voigt was born on May 3, 1927 in Rock Valley, IA to Leo and Marguerite (Butler) Sandschulte. Betty was married to Leonard Voigt on January 25, 1947 in Santa Barbara Mission, CA. She was a member of St. Mary Help of Christians Parish, Downey Catholic Women’s Guild, St. Ann’s Christian Women, and Nocturnal Adoration, St. Augusta. Betty enjoyed quilting, handwork, reading, baking, and stamping her own cards.
Survivors include her sons and daughters, Edward Voigt of St. Augusta, MN; Fr. Richard Voigt of St. Augusta, MN; Gregory (Marina) Voigt of St. Cloud, MN; Douglas (Krystyna) Voigt of Downey, CA; Thomas (Michelle) Voigt of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Joseph (Anne) Voigt of Lillehammer, Norway; John (Cindy) Voigt of Cold Spring, MN; Donna (Jim) Jones of Prescott, AZ; Mary (Ron) Peters of St. Cloud, MN; Laura (Scott) Hetrick of Steamboat Springs, CO; 22 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard; son, Robert; and sister, Ruth Sands.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to St. Mary Help of Christians Parish or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Sunday Reflection – 4th Sunday after Easter 2016

given by Fr. Richard Voigt

The Father Sends the Son; the Son sends the Spirit of Truth.

“Non progredi, regredi est” which means not to go forward is to go backward. The Father
has established the plan that rules the world and in that plan of love He called upon His
Eternal Son to enter our flesh to give testimony to the Truth. The Son is the Way, the Truth and the Good Shepherd Who will guide His sheep to the kingdom. Now He is with us to reveal the
battle which encompasses us today. It is a global conflict and no one is exempted from the
fray. You and I are meant to be here now and to fight for the freedom of the sons of God.

In the Father’s plan there are no accidents only provident provisions to offer graces to each
of us to defeat Satan, the roaring Lion who seeks our souls. Our task is to conquer the evil one
by our praise of the Holy One. Give God glory and seek to save as many souls in this lifetime as
it may be possible for us. Everything appears to favor the sinful side of man. Pleasure, riches,
popularity are calls that few seem to resist. Heaven is entered by the narrow gates and few
there are today that find them. This is why the Holy Spirit must be sent to us. We are to live
the life of Christ and not be captured by deceits of the evil one.

Jesus has given us the testimony to the truth that we like Him are to love and glorify the Father and are to enter into the unitive life through the purgation of all our attachments to sins, persons, and
pleasures. The Holy Ghost will lead us to the conviction that sin is nothing more than the heart’s
denial that Jesus, the 2nd Person of the Blessed Trinity, is God. For if He is God then all should
hear and heed His revealed word. The Holy Ghost establishes Justice in that our Lord is seated
at the right hand of the Father. Finally, the Holy Ghost points out that there is a judgment and
that judgment no one of us can escape. Our time is short and the writing is on the political wall.
There is not one candidate that seeks to present the will of God to us.

We are watching in our day the presentation of evil in the candidates that wish to wield the power of the United States. Each of them ought to be convicted of sin for they deny Christ by their very
lives and their words. Each of them manipulates in order to control the people of this wonderful
country. In reality both Sanders and Clinton ought to be incarcerated for life. So what do Catholics
do in this situation–prayer and penance. Turn to the consecration of Russia to the Immaculate
Heart of our Lady. Forget the political system of the USA for it is corrupted by the Jewish elite
who determine whom they wish to win this election. Revolt in prayer as did Hungary and challenge
the sensual culture by many rosaries.

More things are achieved through prayer than this world can comprehend and so our reflection
encourages you to a perpetual novena of rosaries to expiate for the innumerable abortions, the
assassinations, the lust, the greed, the egotistical mania sweeping the country. All of this argues
that the hell which was intended for the afterlife is now presenting itself to us as a judgment.
Soon the sin of denying Christ His Kingship over our nation will cause the Justice of God to
come upon us in judgment. The Judgment offers us a choice between heaven and hell. If
we turn to our Lady and follow the will of the Father then happiness will follow. If we think that
evil men and women can lead us to peace then all hell will break loose in our streets and blood
will flow like a river.

Remember when the Spirit of Truth shall come He will teach you all truth. All will be made
manifest and soon. Our hope lies in our faith. Our love lies in our Lady. Our quest is to
conquer the evil one and secure our souls in the bosom of the Father. Time is short and you
have but one soul. If you save that one soul, you will be happy forever. If you attach yourself
to sin, then you have lost the greatest desire any soul could have: to love God with your whole
heart, your whole mind and your whole strength. Love and praise God intensely in the days
to come and do the penance for heaven’s sake.

In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Richard Voigt

Our Lady Help of Christians – Utica, NY Mission

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Traditional Catholic Mass  †  Utica Mission

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Bookmark their website and visit them for Masses should you be in or near the area. Always check in with them to see if the Mass times and/or locations change; such are these Catholic times we are living in. God love you all and may His Mercy be upon us as we continue to pray.

http://www.olhcutica.com

Diabolical Disorientation Everywhere.

Can you spot it? Do you know the marks of the diabolical? Do you even know what “diabolical”means? If we were dealing with a social phenomenon we could see that only a place here and there would be affected but we are dealing with a world-wide attack of the devil. He is “diabolical” for he “rends asunder any sort of unity”. Division, discussion and sensuality mark his every move and so we want to speak of this evil being and how to fight his deceits.

Our Lady of Fatima showed the ultimate consequences of the devil’s game in a vision of hell in which souls were falling like snowflakes. The saints speak of the fewness of the saved and the multitude that falls into the abyss. In the words of the Gospel today Jesus performs three miracles: 1) he casts out the demon that is causing humanity to be blind and dumb; 2) He frees the man’s speech and sight; 3) He reads the very thought of the Jewish elite.

Everyone is capable of being the demonic just put a negative interpretation on anything that is good. On time I was teaching class and explaining the marks of the demonic of which the first is the mockery of the good. Imagine the catcalls at the Crucifixion of our Lord. “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.” (ha, ha) In the class one young man was influential in helping the elderly and was written up in the local paper. I read the paper and commended the young man. All of the sudden another student mockingly said: “Kissy, kissy.” The rest of the class cried out: “The devil, the devil.” That ended that. When Satan is exposed he becomes powerless. This is why the Jewswhen they are exposed by Jesus become completely silent.

Now we have two of the marks of the demon’s presence: 1) mockery and 2) divisive words.Next in the exposition of the marks we find anger and violence. These Jews will plot to kill the one who knows their every thought. Even today the Synagogue of Satan seeks to eliminate the Catholic through wars, assassinations, poisoning, vaccines and you can name the rest. Violence in tongue issues from a heart filled with evil. This is why we must study God’s word well and crowd out the diabolical by the Truth of God’s Love for us. Jesus has come to cast out the evil one by the finger of God (the Holy Ghost). The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost work in cooperation against the demons. We can see this violence sown in our children through the virtual reality games. Violence is exploding everywhere and there is no solution unless we return to confession and holy communion.

Beyond the mark of violence which indicates that the heart is at war with God then man wants happiness. The soul is dead by the machinations of the devil so the person seeks happiness by giving into the body. Whatever the flesh craves, give it or do it. Sensuality comes in many disguises and only true fasting can bring the soul out of this horrendous state. Drinking, drugs, smoking, fornication, adultery, thefts are all part of the demonic’s infestation of the soul.

Finally, the easiest mark of all to discover the Evil One’s presence is the tongue. How does the soul speak for out of the “abundance of the heart” the soul speaks. Criticism, complaining, foul language, all flow from the heart and tell the person in the state of grace that here is “a kingdom divided.” It is essential that we begin to attack the devil wherever he is. He is using every stop possible to form the one world under his satanic miserable rule. We cannot allow it to happen. Pray the rosary more and more. Fast and you will gain power over your soul. Give alms and
you will make expiation for your sins. Don’t let this lent pass you by but enter the battle for your soul. In eternity it will be worth the fight now.

In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Richard Voigt

Look up, Look beyond and take up.

From Fr.  Richard Voigt:

Where can we bread enough to feed these thousands? Jesus tested Philip and He is
testing us now. Philip answered in human terms that not even 200 days wages would be enough to give these people a bite each. In other words, it is humanly impossible to satisfy this situation. Now Andrew comes to the rescue with the five loaves and two fish that a boy in the crowd possessed. What are these among so many? Now comes the divine action.

Jesus looked up and gave the Father thanks. He looked beyond the human and challenges everyone of us in this moment to recall what the divine can do.

Jesus began to break the bread for a broken people. He broke bread and fish and satisfied the human hunger of the multitude. Today we are hungry for virtue to return. Corruption is human starvation for the Truth, for Goodness and for Beauty. We are all longing for a social change to conquer the evils of abortion, contraception, theft, obesity, immodesty and all the other effects of the demonic. We are a people heading toward enslavement by the demonic Jewry who are doing the Evil One’s bidding. They are evil and they want the death of every Christian. Have no doubt that this is a demonic age and it will result in bloodshed everywhere unless we turn to the divine means given us. We must feed on the true Bread of Life and not the false bread of the Novus Ordo mass.

Jesus alone distributed the bread and fish to the multitude and Jesus alone can cast out the demonic in politics, in finance and in the Conciliar Church. The neo-SSPX is falling into the demonic trap as it quietly desires a prelature. Souls in their chapels will be surprised one day to find that they are now Conciliar Catholics and their hunger for the truth will turn to a starvation. The preachers who should give us the Bread of Sincerity will be offering us the bread of compromise. All in the name of “legitimacy in the Novus Ordo Church Construct.”

The little boy that had the five loaves and two fish represents the Jewish nation that had the five books of Moses, the commandments, the priesthood and the kingship. They had all the ingredients to help the world come to the feet of Jesus and they rebelled and slew the King of kings. The Catholic Church had the true sacraments to feed each of us on the Bread of Life.

But now they have sold out to the “perfidious Jew” and are purchasing their own demise because no Son of Satan can do any good. The Catholic Church has been betrayed by its own leaders through a slippery slope of infiltrators who have brought us a new doctrine in contradiction to the words and works of Jesus Himself.

Where do we go then to find the Bread of Life? Only the catacombs of today can bring us the Bread of Life. Go to the humble homes of believers who know that God can multiple the loaves and fish again. Hence He will bring us the King of kings and the eternal Priest Who shall feed us with His eternal truth. The war is on and the battle lines have been drawn: it is either fall in line with the Masonic “Catholic” Church or seek the priests who will stand by our Lord and take up the fragments of people’s faith life and bring it to the Lord. Time is rapidly coming to a decisive battle; one hundred twenty nations are preparing for war; human beings are
seeking to form a one world government.

Where do you turn?

I will turn to our Blessed Mother and as a simple son of Mary cry out for the consecration ofRussia to her Immaculate Heart. As nations begin to be wiped off the face of this earth perhaps the Catholic faith will return and stand up against a complete annihilation and feed the world again the Truth. There is but one faith; there is but one baptism and there is but one way to the kingdom of God. It is through incorporation into the Mystical Body of Jesus. Let us follow the Lamb of God Who shed His Blood on Calvary and continues to multiply that saving drink
daily upon the altars of the true sacrifice. Come, Lord Jesus, come.

In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Richard Voigt

Sunday Reflection: What’s in a Pot?

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There were six pots at the very entrance of the wedding feast and one by one the guests took some of the water for the purification of their hands and feet. After they did so they entered the marriage feast. Little by little the water was used and the pots became empty. Emptiness is the condition for the divine presence to become active. If a soul is so filled with self there is no room for the Lord to do any work but when that soul humbles itself then it becomes a fit subject for the Divine activity. Let us then expose the meaning of the Marriage Feast from the perspective of the 6 stone pots. Consider their purpose, their conditions, and their eternal significance.

Why focus on a pot of all things? There is a purpose which is more significant than one might at first think. These pots are tied to the purification of the bodies of those who came to celebrate the marriage. Purity is a prime consideration in our lives if we are to achieve the kingdom of God. Hence the pots perform the purpose of recalling our need to cleanse ourselves in the water that will flow from the side of our Lord on Calvary. Remember that sin befouls us and must be removed if we are to enter the heart of our God. So consider that there are six pots in order to remind us of the six ages of the world.

First is the age of man from Adam to Noah in which man became so polluted that God rained down upon all mankind the cleansing waters of the flood. Then the age from Noah to Abraham in which God began forming the family of faith with the Father of Faith in Abraham. Next we move from Abraham to David in which the uniqueness of the true God calls upon David to repent of his sins and to walk in righteousness. From David we move to the Babylonian exile in which God humbled the pride of the chosen people. After the Babylonian exile we approach the greatest of all men proclaiming a baptism of repentance at the river Jordan. John the Baptist concludes the ages of preparation and purification with his cry, “Behold the Lamb of God, He  Who takest away the sins of the world.”

The final age has begun with our Lord revealing the invitation to the marriage feast of heaven for all those who have cleansed their garments in the Blood of the Lamb. We are in the final days of the quest of God for the souls that desire to come to the marriage feast of the Lamb. Everyone must DESIRE to attain the kingdom of God through the PURIFICATION of their souls. Recall our Lady’s last words uttered in Scripture: “They have no more wine.” This is the state of our world today. How did we come to such a sorry situation?

Instead of humbling ourselves and realizing the truth that we are merely “contingent” beings and not necessary. We usurped the position of God Himself and we seek to make this world our heaven. It is not. In the pots we find the answer for the pots went through a process which includes the human and flows into the divine. First the pots were used for the purification rite; then they were empty; Our Lady recognized the plight of the married couple and calls upon her Son to begin the salvation process; Jesus calls for the human to fill up the pots to the brim; then
take them to the waiter in charge. From the human comes the fruit of the divine – a brilliant and delicious wine. Now from the emptiness there is a fullness that can only come from God.

Our age is the last age. It will be our responsibility to place the hearts of Jesus and Mary in the central position of our soul. Do this by frequently praying the holy rosary; repeat daily the litany of the Blessed Mother; wear her scapular and encourage others to turn to her for all their needs. Writer after writer these days are beating the drums of societal death. It has to happen. This society is founded on the principles of man first, God maybe later. Imagine a Creator denied a room in an inn and forced to be born in a cave. It must be that men and women come to their senses and return totally in purity to the love of God. Our response depends on what is in our pot. Is it empty then it is time to fill it with water. Is it filled with the water of the world then it must be brought into the presence of its Savior and blush. With the blush of the water the wine will bring joy to our hearts and we will know that we belong to our Lord and our Lady.

This is the last age of man let us use the time we have left to purify our hearts, our minds and our physical strength for the works of God.

In the hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Fr. Richard Voigt

Open Letter from Fr. Voigt about Boston, KY mess

Taken from CathInfo – this is a link to the reference of the letter of Fr. Voigt: http://www.cathinfo.com/catholic.php/Open-Letter-from-Fr-Voigt-about-Boston-KY-mess

This was where I could obtain the link to the letter.

The letter PDF link here: http://www.cathinfo.com/fr-voigt.pdf

Fr Pfeiffer said Fr Voigt left because he asked him to leave.

Fr. Voigt does not specifically say that he chose to leave; but it reads to me as though he decided he could not stay there any longer. That is just my take from his letter; not anything more.

I am no Pablo fan. That is my own opinion.

Otherwise; finger pointing and someone is not telling the truth: wow.

Pray. I know I am.