Friday, March 4, 2016

The Ministry Is Transforming

BEADS OF JOY 03-04-16
The Ministry Is Transforming
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today marks the END of a very long running phase of our Worldwide Rosary Ministry. We will be transforming into a writing/praying private personal ministry. The days and ways of what once was is no more. I am physically and spiritually tired and, in my journey, and I seek a desperate need for change, or maybe it’s just a break. In my prayers I feel led to a much deeper more solitude prayerful life. The past 33 years of ministry have all been public, now it’s time for a change, a dramatic, purposeful, insightful, delightful, deliberate change.

This phase ending at the 33-year mark has significant meaning. Jesus was crucified, died and was resurrected at 33 years old. That is why I believe Our Lord has led me to this point to make these changes and bring the ministry to much deeper more significant level now at this time.

This song was a blessing through this transformation for me and the ministry... (Mercy Me – Flawless)

In summary as we end this phase… this is how we ended (last week):

Live Worldwide Rosary (week #108) With 293 Ambassadors of The Rosary Around The World joining us each week. This all began on Friday, February 7, 2014

Franciscan Crown Rosary (week #66) We have actually done way more than 66. I only started numbering them and sending out personal invitations several months after beginning the Live Worldwide Rosary wishing I did the same for the crown.

Rosary For Our Priest and The Priesthood (week #88) This all began on Sunday, June 29, 2014 on (The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles). We were at the 400+ mark of personal invitations to Priests, Bishops, Cardinals and even the Pope. But this ministry has been facing challenges mostly with Twitter. I use to send out 73 tweets every Sunday. Twitter started shutting my account down saying it was Spam. So it was taking several hours instead of 20 minutes to do. Plus, the hassle of getting back onto my account, it has been a mess these past few Sunday’s.  

JUST A SIDE NOTE: These ministries and others may re-evolve in time, but they will be 100% Blog generated. I will be writing now more than ever.

THIS BLOG and OTHER BLOGS of MINE will be the place to see WHAT is GOING ON. Twitter and Google (using Blogspot and YouTube) offer an enormous viewing diversity audience. Recorded traffic is in the thousands per post per day; very encouraging, very exciting. And through Blogspot I even get to see what part of the world readers are from and even what devices they are using to read the blog. The technical side is very interesting to me along with the fact knowing that so many are verifiably opening the blog. I just love that…

Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

PS: This was a HARD CHOICE, the ministry is my “Baby”, when it comes to my undivided attention, I must do all I can to take care of my “Baby-cakes”. Taking care of Chrissy consumes me and I am thrilled to be chosen to be the one to take care of my adorable honey. If there is anyway for me to come back I will.