Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers:
Family of Stephen Iannacone –
Father of Gruenert Center Staff Christina Brown. May they find comfort during this difficult time of loss.
Emma and Josh -
My daughter who is experiencing complications from brain surgery and my son who needs a procedure to correct a recently diagnosed heart problem. May God bless them with a return to health and no more complications.
– A young man with a wife and small child. He has very serious heart complications. May God bless him with healing.
Donald Peseski –
resident of Columbus House, to regain his strength and health.
– friend of the DPD, was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. May God bring comfort, endurance and patience as she undergoes treatment.
George Crossen –
Resident of the Giuliano House for a return to health.
Christian Lavorgna –
Son of CARE volunteer Ed Lavorgna
May he regain strength and health
– Friend of volunteer Anna Philhower, for strength and healing as she battles with pancreatic cancer
– For healing
Charlie Raab & Jim Daugherty
- Heavenly Father May You place Your Healing Hands upon our brothers who both have throat cancer.
- Brother-in-law of resident Peter Solensky. May he find comfort and strength from our Lord as he undergoes treatment for cancer.
Jean Craig –
wife of volunteer Bob Craig, as she regains strength and health.
– During these difficult times. May God come to her assistance and provide comfort.
Robert Konowich –
Uncle of Jake Ferguson. We pray for your healing hand to rest upon Robert and bring him back to wholeness and strength. We pray this with gratitude for protecting his life.
- Mother of Gruenert staff member Lisa Beasley. May the Lord give her strength in body, courage in spirit, and patience in suffering.
- Brother of Julie Tatti. For strength and courage as he deals with cancer. May God’s healing presence surround him.
- grant him the grace and strength to accept the burden of cancer.
- husband of Barnet House volunteer Nina. That his ear is healed and he gets his hearing back.
James Ondimu Ochoki
– For healing for this beloved father, grandfather, father in-law, brother in-law, and uncle to many.
- May the Lord grant consolation and recovery to health.
- May the love of God, family and friends sustain him as he undergoes dialysis 3 days a week.
- a young man of 23 whose lungs are not in good condition, may God draw him near as his final hours approach and for comfort for his loving family.
For peace, justice and hope in our world.
May God bless our staff, residents, friends, volunteers and benefactors.
May he turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Father of Gruenert Center Staff Christina Brown
Rev. Msgr. Patrick Brown
– May he know Christ’s peace.
Mary Maragret Teresinski –
Longtime friend of DPD
– Father of Gruenert staff Kathy
– Calabrese House resident
Mother of Brother Knight Jim Zajdel
~By celebrating saints during the week, as well as on Sundays, we keep our hearts and minds on the things of God. It is a reminder that the things of the world are fleeting and superficial, challenging us to look toward God. ~
President's Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated every year on the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and also all the Presidents of the country. Until 1971 both 12th February and 22nd February were celebrated as public holidays to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. In 1971 President Richard Nixon declared the Presidents' Day as one federal public holiday to honor all the Presidents of the United States.
February 21 -
Saint Peter Damian
Peter Damian was born at Ravenna in Italy around 1007. The parents of this brilliant teacher and writer died shortly after his birth. Peter's elder brother brutally used the young lad as an unpaid servant until another brother, Damian, found Peter tending pigs and rescued him, sending him to be educated. This brother was a priest and Peter took his Christian name — Damian — as his own surname. At age 34, in the year 1035, he became a Benedictine monk who became a model monk who occupied himself by studying Scripture and theology and transcribing manuscripts. He was elected prior of this small, poor community in 1043. Others were attracted to imitate his life, and Peter founded five more religious houses for them. He became famous for his uncompromising attitude toward worldliness. In 1057, Peter was named cardinal-bishop. Peter died on February 22, 1072.
February 23 – Saint Polycarp
The story of Polycarp's martyrdom is the earliest recorded account of a Christian martyr. Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the apostle. He was a Christian leader in a pagan world. Polycarp was seized for being a Christian. Persecution and death would not tear him away from Jesus. Polycarp was led into the stadium of Smyrna. The crowd demanded that he be left to the lions, but instead he was sentenced to death by fire. An eyewitness account claims that the flames didn't harm him. He was finally killed by the sword, and his body was burned.