Week in Ordinary Time
Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all around me and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy your creation. Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to you this summer. Teach me how I can pray no matter where I am or what I am doing. Warm my soul with the awareness of your presence and light my path with Your Word and Counsel. As I enjoy your creation, create in me a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for you. AMEN
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be
remembered in our prayers:
– Mother of Pamela Coar, Program Assistant at Fitzpatrick House, passed away this week. Please keep Pamela and her family in your prayers during this very sad time.
– Son of Ashley Hidalgo, that he will grow in strength and health and may God keep him in his watchful care.
Jenne Craig –
wife of volunteer Bob, as she battles breast cancer. May God give her strength and comfort.
Assunta Colonna –
Mother of Joe Giuliano. For healing. May God sustain her courage and strength.
Joan Cartier –
longtime friend of the DPD
May God bring her comfort and courage as she faces a terminal disease.
– friend of Sr. Joan, for patience and courage as she works to recover from a stroke.
–Great-nephew of Patt Foth who suffered a brain aneurysm. May he heal quickly and well.
Ellen Marco -
May our Lord, our healer grant her full recovery.
– an 8
grade student in Sparta as she battles colon cancer. For healing and God’s embrace for her and her family to get through this terribly difficult time
– sister of CARE member Raymond. Please pray for strength and courage as she goes through treatment.
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.
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
- 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.
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
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.
– Mother of Pamela Coar
June 20 – First Day of Summer!
The day that officially marks the beginning of summer is the summer solstice. It is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year.
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.