O Holy Lord, thank You that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. We thank You that we were made in Your image to do good things. You knew us before time began and molded us in our mother’s womb to be exactly what You desired. Guide us and teach us Holy Spirit to walk in the ways of the Lord so that we can shine as God’s masterpiece.
For Your glory and honor, in Jesus name. AMEN
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be
remembered in our prayers:
Eleanor Siegrist –
may the Lord show her tender mercy her as she enters into the care of hospice
- 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.
Family of Catherine Emolo –
Sister of Bill Barrett. 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 and
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 23 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.
Benefactors and friends of the DPD
Catherine Emolo –
Sister of Bill Barrett
- Father of Debbie Lichter
– Cousin of Frank Young
Gaeton “Guy” Della Torre –
Father of Chris Della Torre
Jeanne Walmach –
Sister of Patt Foth
Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God's invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint
Saint Paulinus of Nola-
354 A.D – 431.A.D.
Paulinus of Nola, Spain, lived in the fourth century. Paulinus was a wealthy lawyer, governor, and poet. He was married to a rich Spanish noblewoman named Therasia. In 389, both of them were baptized. Later, they had a son, Celsus, who died after only eight days. This occasioned their beginning a life of great austerity and charity, giving away most of their Spanish property.
He and his wife then moved to Nola, near Naples. He had a great love for St. Felix of Nola, and spent much effort in promoting devotion to this saint. Paulinus gave away most of his remaining property (to the dismay of his relatives) and continued his work for the poor. Supporting a host of debtors, the homeless and other needy people, he lived a monastic life in another part of his home.
irth of John the Baptist
The coming of John the Baptist was prophesied by Isaiah 700 years before his birth. Isaiah wrote:
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.
The Angel Gabriel appeared to John's father, Zechariah (also called Zacharias) in the temple. Now Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth were very old, and had no children. Gabriel told Zechariah that they would have a son named John, and that he would be filled with the Holy Spirit while in his mother's womb. Zechariah questioned Gabriel, saying "How shall I know this?" As a sign, Gabriel told Zechariah that he would be unable to speak until his son was born. When Zechariah left the temple, he was mute, and all who knew him realized he had seen a vision. When John was born, his relatives wanted to call him Zechariah, after his father. They came to his father, who wrote as follows, "His name is John." Immediately Zechariah was able to speak. He blessed the Lord, and prophesied concerning John, saying: You will be called the prophet of the Most High.