Father God, I come into your presence so aware of my human frailty and yet
overwhelmed by your love for me. I thank you that there is no human experience that I might walk through where your love cannot reach me. If I climb the highest mountain you are there and yet if I find myself in the darkest valley of my life, you are there. Teach me today to love you more. Help me to rest in that love that asks nothing more than a trusting heart.
In Jesus name, Amen
✙ Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers:
Family of Katherine Emolo –
Sister of Bill Barrett, who passed away yesterday. The family is in special need of prayers during this difficult time.
Family of Debbie Lichter
– Murray House staff member -as they grieve the loss of their husband and father
– suffering through the loss of his family member Kelly Terraneo
– Staff member at Wallace House- during her time of grief
Rosa Bascietto –
Mother of Joanne Rossi. That the love and respect of her family helps to sustain her a
bring her joy.
– Son of volunteer Barbara Mahler, may God watch over him during his illness
– Long time art teacher/volunteer as he prepares to undergo back surgery.
Great grandmother of Ashley Hidalgo. May God ease any pain and comfort her in knowing that she has lived a good and productive life.
Mr. Adapla –
Brother of volunteer Vimala for peace and courage during his illness
Roberta Levinson –
for patience and endurance as she helps her parents during this stressful time.
– for successful knee surgery and a speedy recovery.
Donald Smitheman –
for patience as he heals and for a return to his old self.
Maryann Maguire –
to find comfort and strength
as she mourns the loss of her sister and for the entire family.
, mother of Lourdes Torres. May God in His good time, restore her to health.
and their son
who is 8 years old and has a brain bleed.
for continued healing.
Sister of Julie Tatti for strength in suffering and improvement in health
– Niece of Sister Joan.
, longtime dedicated volunteer in “People Need Friends” for continued recovery to health.
- a young man of 22 whose lungs are not in good condition, that he remains healthy enough to enjoy his life for right now.
Frank Pinter -
for strength in suffering.
Eleanor Siegrist –
for courage and strength as she faces a grave illness.
Benefactors and friends of the DPD
- Father of Debbie Lichter
– Cousin of Frank Young
Gaeton “Guy” Della Torre –
Father of Chris Della Torre
Jeanne Walmach –
Sister of Patt Foth
Jeanne Walmach –
Sister of Patt Foth
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. It is regarded as the holiest month of the year as it was the month in which the Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammad. The annual observance of Ramadan is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Adult Muslims are required to fast from dawn until dusk every day throughout Ramadan as long as there are no health concerns. In addition to abstaining from eating, drinking, and smoking, Muslims also refrain from sexual relations as well as sinful speech and behavior.
During Ramadan, Muslims pray every night for 30 days, reciting different chapters each day until the Quran is completed by Eid Al Fitr. Ramadan is also a time for Muslims to practice self-discipline, sacrifice, and empathy for those less fortunate. It encourages generosity and charity.
Saint Romuald 972A.D.- 1027 A.D.
In 972, when Romuald was a young man, his father killed a relative in an argument over money. This disturbed Romuald so much that he entered a monastery to do penance for his father’s crime.
For many years he lived alone as a hermit. He fasted and prayed. When he was quite old, he desired to be a martyr. He decided to travel to Hungary, where he hoped to be killed for his faith. On the journey he discovered that he was too old to continue, so he returned to Italy, where he again led a hermit’s life. His way of living was so strict that at first few people were strong enough to imitate him. But he did start several groups of hermits. He died in 1027, at about 75 years old.
Angela Greene with Terry