From the Pen of the Bishop…..
I am writing to you brothers and sisters about this issue of the Coronavirus and what Governor has just issued as protective measures for all of us to abide by for the next thirty days. As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, we know that scripture tells us that these kind of events are to happen and are going to take place even more as the time of Christ’s coming again draws nearer. Therefore, we know that God is sovereign and that the mystery of His unfolding plan for humanity and His church will prevail. This is a great time for us as a church and as individuals who are God’s people to draw close to Him in Jesus, and know his love more deeply than ever before. The scripture reminds us, that God’s perfect love removes all fear. It is not a time for fear but of trust in the midst of crisis,, by putting down or growing our spiritual roots deep in the love of Christ Jesus. Psalm 46:1-5 encourages us with these words, “God is are our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad in the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. (the church) God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at the break of day. Another great statement of encouragement is Psalm 112:6-8, “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foe.
I encourage each of you to cut these verses off the page and put them on the refrigerator or some place where you can be reminded of the faithfulness of our Lord and His promise to never leave us or forsake us. Now it’s true that the virus has taken may lives and will probably take many more till this crises is over, so in keeping with the Governors thirty day mandate of staying home and business closure, I and Bishop Pete have decided that we will say a closed Mass each Sunday at 11am. It will be taped as usual and you will be able to view it on the churches web page at your convenience. The church web page is; www.stbarnabascclv.com
Of course our normal expenses will continue, so on the churchs web page you will also ﬁnd a Donation section in which Pay Pal is available so you can continue to place your tithes and offerings for the time being. There is no better time than now to be thankful for the cross and the gift of grace and salvation that Christ Jesus pours out upon us and the indwelling Holy Spirit as the seal of eternal life to come. Let us be good and faithful disciples of Jesus, and be prayerful people full of mercy and hope for a hurting world that needs the love of Jesus and an end of this virus. I bless each and every one of you in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 21:10, Jesus said, “Nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great
earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places,
and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”
There has never been been a time in modern history when
our planet has been changing as rapidly as it is right now,
and it is not “Climate Change” in the PC use of the word.
The sun is behaving very strangely, freakishly cold
weather is breaking out all over the world, ocean
temperatures continue to rise, volcanoes all over the globe
are shooting ash miles into the air, Australia is
experiencing the worst wildfires that they have ever seen,
and the north magnetic pole has been moving at a pace
that is deeply alarming scientists.
Could it be possible that all of this bizarre activity is
leading up to some sort of a crescendo?
Sadly, most people don't even realize what is happening,
and that is because the mainstream media only
emphasizes stories that fit with the particular narratives
that they are currently pushing.
But it has gotten to the point where nobody can deny that
really weird things are happening. The following are 7
major earth changes that are happening right now that
everyone needs to know about...
#1 According to NASA, solar activity (Sun Bursts/
Spots)has dropped to the lowest level in 200 years. The
following comes from the official NASA website...
The forecast for the next solar cycle says it will be the
weakest of the last 200 years. The maximum of this next
cycle - measured in terms of sunspot number, a standard
measure of solar activity level - could be 30 to 50% lower
than the most recent one. The results show that the next
cycle will start in 2020 and reach its maximum in 2025.
Of course NASA insists that everything will be just fine, but
others are wondering if this lack of solar activity could
potentially spawn another "Little Ice Age"...
When solar activity gets really low, it can have the effect of
a "mini ice age." The period between 1645 and 1715 was
marked by a prolonged sunspot minimum, and this
corresponded to a downturn in temperatures in Europe
and North America. Named after astronomers Edward
Maunder and his wife Annie Russell Maunder, this period
became known as the Maunder Minimum. It is also known
as "The Little Ice Age."
#2 When solar activity gets very low, it has traditionally
meant very cold and very snowy winters, and right now we
are seeing snow in places that are extremely unusual...
The Egyptian capital, Cairo, was turned white at the start
of this month, despite the city not having snow in 112
years, and experiencing less than an inch of rain each
year. Many parts of Greece were covered in snow in
early January, with low temperatures and strong frost.
The cold front named 'Hephaestion', after an Ancient
Greek army general, thrashed the Greek landscape,
bringing rain, sleet and ice in the east.
#3 Meanwhile, the oceans of the world just keep getting
hotter and hotter. In fact, ocean temperatures off the
California coast have been setting new all-time record
highs. It is odd that this is taking place at a time of such
low solar activity, but according to NBC News this is
The world's oceans hit their warmest level in recorded
history in 2019, according to a study published Monday
that provides more evidence that Earth is warming at an
The analysis, which also found that ocean temperatures in
the last decade have been the warmest on record. The
planet's oceans warmth suggests that sea-levels will rise,
ocean acidification and extreme weather events could
worsen as the oceans continue to absorb so much heat.
With the warmer waters Alaska fisherman are catching
large fish that belong in southern warm waters and the
cold water salmon are few to be seen. Along the southern
shores of North and South America is what is called the
“Blob"of warm water that is effecting some species fish
causing them to die, thus birds who feed off of them are
also dying. This same cycle is happening along the coast
of Australia, in addition the off shore large sea kelp is
dying due to higher sea temperature.
#4 There have always been wildfires, but we have never
seen anything like this. During the summer, countless
catastrophic fires burned millions upon millions of acres in
the Amazon rainforest, and this winter Australia's fires
have actually been a total of 46 percent larger than the
fires that we witnessed in the Amazon. Australia has
never seen anything like this before, and according to
NASA the smoke from these fires will completely circle the
Once was bad enough, but smoke from Australia's
devastating bushfires is set to return to the country to
complete a round-the-world trip that has seen it impact air
quality as far away as South America.
By Jan. 8, the smoke had made its way halfway around
the world and will make at least one full circuit, according
to scientists at NASA, citing satellite tracking data. New
Zealand experienced severe air quality issues, while hazy
skies and colorful sunsets and sunrises were seen in parts
of Chile and Argentina.
#5 During the beginning of 2020, volcanoes all over the
world have been roaring to life and have been shooting
giant clouds of hot ash miles into the sky. For example, in
the Philippines the Taal volcano shot ash nine miles into
the air last Sunday, it has also been shooting scorching
hot lava half a mile into the air, and the ground around the
volcano is starting to crack wide open.
But even after all the devastation that we have already
seen, authorities are warning that it could "re-explode at
The gray ash is knee-deep, and it could re-explode at any
moment. Let us hope that this volcanic activity does not
spread throughout that general area, because the largest
super volcano caldera in the entire world has been
discovered not too far from the Philippines...
A team including members from GNS Science have
identified an ancient mega-volcano that could have the
largest known caldera on Earth. The 150km (93.2 miles)
wide feature is on the crest of Benham Rise, an oceanic
plateau off the Philippines coast. In comparison, the
caldera at Taupō is about 35km (21.8 miles) wide, the one
at Yellowstone is about 60km (37.3 miles).
But this not all, January has been a busy month so far,
Porto Rico suffered it terrible earthquake; Mt. Popoctateret
in Mexico sent ash 4 miles into the sky, while the volcano
Sabancaya in Peru sent up an ash cloud 2400 feet into the
During Christmas week, there were 1200 earthquakes
throughout out our country ranging from 2.-4.6 in strength.
#6 All of this is taking place while the north magnetic pole
is moving toward Russia at a very rapid pace. The
following comes from CNN…
The north magnetic pole has been slowly moving across
the Canadian Arctic toward Russia since 1831, but its swift
pace toward Siberia in recent years at a rate of around 34
miles per year has forced scientists to update the World
Magnetic Model -- used by civilian navigation systems, the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and US and British
militaries -- a year ahead of schedule.
#7 On top of everything else, the Earth's magnetic field
has been steadily weakening over time, and this has some
experts extremely concerned...
In a forum on Quora, the journalist C Stuart Hardwick
revealed that satellite data, such as those collected by the
European Space Agency's SWARM mission, revealed that
the magnetic field has been weakening for about 5 percent
He noted that currently, the strength of the magnetic field
is at 29.5 microteslas, which is 14 percent weaker than its
previous state three centuries ago. According to Hardwick,
the SWARM satellites detected increased deterioration
within regions of the magnetic field over North America.
He said these regions weakened by about 3.5 percent
over the span of just three years.
Without our magnetic field, life on Earth could not exist for
long. And it doesn't have to disappear completely to be a
massive problem. If it simply gets weak enough, dwelling
on the surface is going to become exceedingly difficult.
Our planet is becoming increasing unstable, and what we
have experienced so far is just the beginning. These are
just a few of the signs that Jesus told us about that would
take place prior to His coming again.
The demands of life can often cause us to focus on things
that don't really matter. The scripture tells us to trust in
Christ Jesus and seek His Kingdom first, pray, watch and
be alert to what is happening, then stay awake and be
persistent in faith. Because the clock is ticking for
humanity and the time is drawing near for our planet as
the whole of God’s plan of eternal redemption unfolds
before our own eyes, be ready and look up for your
redemption is drawing near. Blessings, Bp Bob