1st Week after Easter
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers:
Tommy Moran –
for a return to health and for his family during this worrisome time.
– sister of CARE member Raymond, during this difficult time of waiting as to how to proceed after a lump was found in her breast. Please pray for her peace of mind as she goes through this period of waiting and for a successful treatment and quick recovery time.
– Niece of Sister Joan, as she recovers from emergency surgery.
The Babich Family
– as they mourn the loss of their mother Marge
– Grandmother of Ashley Hidalgo, for a speedy recovery from a dislocated hip.
Family of Shannon Dalton-Forde
– As they mourn the loss of their beloved mom / daughter. May they feel God’s love.
Chris Androski -
husband of Barnet House volunteer Nina. That his ear is healed and he gets his hearing back.
Patty Van Tine
– Daughter of volunteer Barbara Mahler. May the Lord be her light during this time of crisis and keep her close in his love.
Sister-in-law of a volunteer. For strength to help her through her recovery program. May she feel God’s love.
Frank Sickinger –
for a return to strength, health and home.
Nidia Diaz –
grandmother to the children of Lourdes Torres. May she feel God’s compassionate love during and slow and uncomfortable healing process from delicate surgery.
That her 2nd opinion for cancer diagnosis will be the light she needs in this dark journey. May God's presence be upon her throughout her journey
– CARE volunteer, for patience as he heals from back surgery
- daughter-in-law of Patt Foth, may God's power and strength be with her as she continues the healing process.
- Gruenert Center volunteer, may God watch over her during her pregnancy and bless her and her unborn child with good health.
Lori Burton –
May you fill her heart with your comfort; fill her body with your strength and her everyday with your rest.
- Cousin of volunteer Camille Aveni, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. May he find consolation in God’s loving presence and for the doctors treating him.
James Ondimu Ochoki
– For healing for this beloved father, grandfather, father in-law, brother in-law, and uncle to many.
– Cousin of Cheryl Slate, for strength in suffering and return to health
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.
Patrick Powis –
Father of Art Powis
for comfort, strength and courage as he faces his illness
- 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.
Rosa Bascietto –
Mother of Joanne Rossi. That the love and respect of her family helps to sustain her and bring her joy.
– Son of volunteer Barbara Mahler, may God watch over him during his illness
Sister of Julie Tatti for strength in suffering and improvement in health
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.
Margaret R. Babich -
longtime volunteer of DPD
– supporter of the DPD - who passed away at the age of 44 from breast cancer
Staff member at the Fitzpatrick House
beloved father of Albert, friend of the DPD
- Cousin of volunteer Jennifer Minervino
Most people think of Easter as a single day. But for Catholics, Easter isn’t just a day, it’s a whole season. The Easter season stretches all the way to the feast of Pentecost for a total of 50 days.
Following the Resurrection we are all challenged to seek out ways in which we see God present in the world. One way the church pursues this goal is through the reading of the Acts of the Apostles at Mass rather than the usual practice of reading from the Old Testament. These readings tell the story of the church’s earliest days. These stories of heroism, controversies, persecutions and miracles all testify to the continued presence of the Risen Christ in the world, through the lives of his disciples, and the actions of the Holy Spirit.
All of this should be an encouragement and a sign of hope for us today. Despite war, violence, personal struggles, and an under-performing economy, God has not abandoned us, nor left us to our own devices. The risen savior is still with us. These 50 days of Easter ask us to reflect on his presence and— even in the face of danger or fear—to live with joy.