Monday, August 3, 2015

Bless-it-Forward Project Gives away 500 Bibles in Illinois

Gabriel's Messenger Ministries, Inc.(GMM) is a ministry devoted completely to its goal of saving souls and changing lives through it's efforts to evangelize. "Preach the gospel to the poor, proclaim release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, and to set free those who are oppressed"-Luke 4:18

It's founder Nicole Abisinio had the great idea to raise funds through Indiegogo in order to give away Bibles. Through this online crowd fundraiser, GMM was able to purchase 500 bibles for St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church in Chicago, IL.The New Testament bible purchase was coordinated through Lighthouse Catholic Media who offers some of the lowest bulk parish prices for bibles to help parishes evangelize.





Here are some awesome words in feedback from Roberta Cheong, who organized the distribution of the bibles:
 
"Giving away the bibles really helped to initiate conversations with people about their faith, so it was a very useful evangelization tool. I wish you and your team were there at the Summer Fair to see people's reactions when they receive their bible. It is one of joyful surprise and tremendous gratitude! Many of them purchase food and sit around us reading their bibles as they eat! It is one of the most beautiful things to see!"


If you'd like to join us in evangelizing through a bible give away, please contact Julie Musselman 727-709-8649  jkmuss@gmai.com

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Apologetics without Apology!

Learn how to answer the tough questions about the Catholic Church...
Apologetics

Ever Find Yourself Tongue-Tied When You're Defending The Catholic Church?

 Questions You Have. Answers You Need.

Learn how to answer the tough questions about your Catholic Faith.

SHOP TITLES IN "APOLOGETICS"



Featured Title in "Apologetics"

Answering Common Objections
Answering Common Objections - 6-CD Set

Listen as former Protestant pastor Dr. Scott Hahn covers the Biblical evidence for the authority of the Pope, devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the sacraments of both Confession and Holy Eucharist. Learn more
"Dr. Scott Hahn is so enthusiastic! He's a brilliant theologian and yet, he has a way of using scripture to reach us, no matter our background."
 
— Julie in Mechanicsburg, PA


Talks that Debunk the Myths of Atheism

Check out our full list of titles dealing with Apologetics!

Answering Atheism
Answering Atheism
by Ken Hensley

In this empowering talk, Ken Hensley uses simple, effective logic to show how the atheistic worldview inevitably leads to contradictions that can’t hold up to sound reasoning. Learn more

The Big Question
The Big Question
God Are You There?

Matt Fradd is a gifted evangelist who speaks to over fifty thousand people every year. In this passionate talk, Matt relays how God's existence can be grasped by reason and how everyone must wrestle with the big question:
God, are you there? Learn more

Proofs for the Existence of God
Proofs for the
Existence of God

In this eye-opening talk, Fr. Robert Spitzer - an expert in physics, philosophy, and theology - explains how modern scientific findings and recent medical studies support what is clearly understood through Christian Faith. Learn more


Powerful Stories of Real-Life Conversions

Why a Protestant pastor became Catholic
Why A Protestant
Pastor Became Catholic

One of the most popular Catholic presentations ever! This is the legendary testimony of Dr. Scott Hahn and how he was militantly anti-Catholic but ultimately entered into the Catholic Church and soon became one of her most passionate defenders. Learn more

Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic
Born Fundamentalist,
 Born Again Catholic

"David Currie has written what may turn out to be the work on this nettlesome topic of Evangelicals being received into the Catholic Church." -Thomas Howard, author ofEvangelical is Not Enough

This book gives a detailed discussion of the important theological and doctrinal beliefs Catholics and evangelicals hold in common, as well as the key doctrines that separate us.
Learn more
 

Crossing the Tiber

Crossing the Tiber
by Stephen Ray

This book is the exhilarating conversion story of Stephen Ray, a devout Baptist who relates how he overcame his hostility to the Catholic Church by a combination of serious Bible study and vast research of the writings of the early Church Fathers.
Learn more

Thursday, July 23, 2015

COMING SOON~FORMED.ORG


What if EVERYTHING a parish needs for Faith Formation was all in one place at one low price where EVERYONE in the parish could access it, at the parish, at home, on their tablets and smart phones??

That dream is soon becoming a reality~ www.FORMED.org







Formed.org will bring together resources from the top Catholic Apostolates in the US today including: Lighthouse Catholic Media, The Augustine Institute, Word on Fire, The Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, Ignatius Press, St Paul Center and more!







Symbolon, YDisciple, Beloved, Lectio, Catholicism, 33 Days to Morning Glory and MORE all in one place?? YES coming soon  FORMED.org

Check out this Video that shows just some of what FORMED.org will include:
CLICK HERE for short video

FORMED.org brings together the best Catholic content from Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius and Word on Fire and more. Think of it as amazon or netflix for an entire parish!

The challenges parishes face are as varied as the parishioners. You wish you had more time for each of them. Now there’s a new online tool that helps you do more with the time you have—from improving youth, marriage and adult faith programs to growing your base of volunteers. 



FORMED.org includes ALL of this, and more to come!:


Contact Julie Musselman to bring this to your parish. 
727-709-8649 jkmuss@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Learn how sacred art from Lighthouse is made...


Handmade Sacred Art

When you order a piece of sacred art from Lighthouse, you're taking part in our story...

Beautiful, Handcrafted Sacred Art

SHOP ALL SACRED ART


Learn how each piece of art is carefully (and prayerfully) made right here in the U.S.

Our Production Manager, Javier
Meet our Production Manager and Technician, Javier. On a mission to spread mercy, he joins the Lighthouse staff each afternoon to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet, in conjunction with the production of sacred art images every week.
Then Javier sets to work building support bars, stretching the canvas, and assembling frames... prepping the art to ship to from our home to yours!
Making Stretcher Bars
Canvas Printer
Wrap and Glue
Finished Product!
Wall of Art


Which piece of handmade art is right for you?

Now every family can afford high quality, premium sacred art. Not only is our canvas fade-resistant up to 50 years, it's over 70% off the retail value!
L'Innocence
This Month's Bestseller!

L'Innocence (Innocence) was originally painted in 1893 by one of the most beloved religious painters of all time, William Bouguereau (1825-1905). A devout Catholic, Bouguereau viewed his work as a form of worship both of God and of his most beloved creation, mankind. 

The "Vilnius" Divine Mercy Image

This original version was painted by art professor Eugene Kazimierowski under the supervision of St. Faustina and her confessor in Vilnius, Lithuania. Although there are several versions of this image, our Lord promised that a multitude of graces would flow through it (Diary of St. Faustina, 313).
"I promise that the soul that will venerate this image will not perish I also promise victory over [its] enemies already here on earth, especially at the hour of death. I Myself will defend it as My own glory."
 
— Jesus' words from the Diary of St. Faustina, 48


SEE THE OTHER SIX IMAGES
Ordering for your parish?  


Julie Musselman  727-709-8649jkmuss@gmail.com
 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

New Talks released and Divine Mercy Art now available

We just released some brand new talks...
 
New Releases

(Re)discover the BIG picture of our Catholic Faith with these three brand new talks!

GET INSPIRED
The Right Perspective
The Right Perspective
Fr. Mitch Pacwa

Listen as Fr. Mitch Pacwa, priest of the Society of Jesus, describes the "big picture" of the Catholic Faith while explaining the perspective that Catholics ought to have in their relation to and with God. Learn more
"Fr. Mitch helped answer with amazing clarity and simplicity questions in my mind regarding the Catholic Faith."
— Daniel - Vancouver, CA
Our Beautiful End
Our Beautiful End
Matthew Leonard

The son of a Protestant minister, Matthew Leonard discusses the nature and role of beauty in life, particularly how it sheds light on the nature of God and assists us in achieving our glorious end, which is heaven itself. Learn more
Spanish - Pruebas de Fuego
Pruebas de Fuego
Dr. Ricardo and Lucia Luzondo

In this Spanish talk, Dr. Ricardo Luzondo and his wife Lucia speak directly and openly to engaged and married couples about the truths of married life while challenging the myths of today marital expectations. Learn more



And for the Year of Mercy~
Divine Mercy Image
Divine Mercy Image
10 x 18 Premium Canvas

Prepare your family to celebrate the upcoming "Year of Mercy" that Pope Francis has announced for 2016! Now every family can afford high-quality sacred art to beautify and sanctify their home! Professionally crafted in the United States, these premium canvases are fade-resistant for up to 50 years and are the perfect gift to decorate any living space.