3rd week in Ordinary Time
In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust our sister.
In this life you embraced her with your tender love;
deliver her now from every evil and bid her eternal rest. AMEN
Our beloved Patty
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
1 Corinthians 16:14
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers:
Patty Mahan –
Calabrese House resident who died suddenly and un-expectantly. May God bring peace to her soul.
For the family of Devon
– recently deceased young man, son of Rose Polhemus, DPD supporter, during this most difficult time.
– 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 for a speedy return home.
– friend of the DPD, was recently diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. May God bring comfort, endurance and patience as she undergoes treatment.
Pamela Graham –
People Need Friends Volunteer/Pet Therapist, whose house burned to the ground leaving her and her family with no worldly possessions. Pray for courage and strength as they work to rebuild their lives.
Family of Peggy Zajdel –
Mother of Brother Knight Jim Zajdel as they mourn her passing. May God comfort them in their sorrow.
Family of John Vermeulen
– Father of Gruenert staff Kathy, who passed away this weekend. Jesus, remember him when he comes into your kingdom. (Lk 23:42)
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
- Mother in law of Lourdes Torres. With prayers for perpetual light and eternal rest.
– 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 halth.
– 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.
Beloved member of the DPD family
– Father of Gruenert staff Kathy
Mother of Brother Knight Jim Zajdel
Beloved member of the DPD family
January 23 – Day of Prayer for Protection of the Unborn
The over 56 million abortions since the 1973 decisions of
Roe v. Wade
Doe v. Bolton
reflect with heartbreaking magnitude what Pope Francis means by a “throwaway culture.” The annual Right to Life March in Washington D.C. will be held on this day drawing hundreds and thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to raise awareness of this issue and its impact on the mother as well as the unborn child.
Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are in our diocese. Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there. To learn more please contact: Project Rachel: (973) 777-8818 ext. 269. All calls are confidential.
January 27 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day
This official day urges every member nation of the U.N. to honor the memory of Holocaust victims, and encourages the development of educational programs about Holocaust history to help prevent future acts of genocide.
"To forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time," Elie Wiesel.
Wiesel was a Holocaust survivor who wrote the book "Night," about his time in Auschwitz and Buchenwald from 1944–1945.
January 26–Saints Timothy and Titus
What we know from the New Testament of Timothy’s life makes it sound like that of a modern harried bishop. He had the honor of being a fellow apostle with Paul, both sharing the privilege of preaching the gospel and suffering for it. Timothy was a convert of Paul around the year 47 and later joined him in his apostolic work. He was with Paul at the founding of the Church in Corinth. During the 15 years he worked with Paul, he became one of his most faithful and trusted friends. He was sent on difficult missions by Paul—often in the face of great disturbance in local churches which Paul had founded. Probably no surprise that he is the Patron Saint of stomach disorders!
Titus has the distinction of being a close friend and disciple of Paul as well as a fellow missionary. Titus is seen as a peacemaker, administrator, and great friend.
January 28- St. Thomas Aquinas,
of the Church -
Patron Saint of
Thomas Aquinas was born toward the end of the year 1226. He was nicknamed the "dumb ox" because of his silent ways and huge size, but he was really a brilliant student. He authored many works but most widely known for the “Summa Theologica” called a classic of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature. It is a summary, or manual of theology including the five arguments for the existence of God known as the "five ways”. Although incomplete, it contains approximately three thousand, five hundred pages.
January 28 – Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year 2017 will be a year of the Rooster, part of an ancient tradition in which the Chinese zodiac attaches animal signs to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years. Often, the evening preceding Chinese New Year's Day is an occasion for Chinese families to gather for the annual
. It is also traditional for every family to thoroughly cleanse the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Windows and doors will be decorated with red color
with popular themes of
"good fortune" or "happiness"
, "wealth", and "longevity". Other activities include lighting firecrackers and giving money in
red paper envelopes