Blessed are You, loving Father, for all your
Blessed are You for giving us
To be with us in times of joy and sorrow, to help us in days of need,
And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration.
I pray that you remind me of just how lucky I am, and that you never allow me to forget to show my
gratitude in prayer
and returned kind acts. Thank you, Lord.
In your name. Amen.
Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers. To make a prayer request:
- Mother of Gruenert staff member Lisa Beasley. May the Lord give her strength in body, courage in spirit, and patience in suffering.
- Cousin of Debbie Wickham. For the repose of his soul and God’s comfort to his family as they deal with the tragic loss of his young life in a car accident.
– Brother- in-law of Julie Tatti. We humbly ask that you restore him to health again.
-as she morns the loss of her son. May God reassure her of his continuing love and lift her from the depths of grief into his peace.
- Brother of Julie Tatti. For strength and courage as he deals with cancer. May God’s healing presence surround him.
Karen Tofilski –
for a speedy recovery and return home.
- grant him the grace and strength to accept the burden of cancer.
Family of John Ciborski –
Father of Tom Ciborski, a faithful supporter and lifelong friend of the DPD. May God grant them peace in the knowledge that John is at home in heaven.
Bonnie Leibowitz –
dear friend of volunteer Anna Philhower
for strength and recovery from rare lymphoma
– friend of Shea Curtis, as they mourn her passing. May God be with them during this difficult time.
Family of Gene Keeler
- as they mourn the loss of their dad / husband who was a faithful friend of the DPD
Great grandmother of Ashley Hidalgo, for comfort during her final days.
Msgr. Patrick Brown
– May he feel God’s love and embrace during his illness.
– Son of Ashley Hidalgo, that he will grow in strength and health. May God keep him in his watchful care.
Family of Joan Cartier –
during this time of grief and loss.
Sister Joan –
as she mourns the loss of her dear friend Sister Emily
– 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.
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.
- Cousin of Debbie Wickham
Joan Cartier –
Dear friend, former employee and supporter of the DPD
– Faithful friend of the DPD
– Father of John Ciborski
– Friend of Shea Curtis
August 24 - Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle
St. Bartholomew, a doctor in the Jewish law, was a dear friend of St. Philip the Apostle. Because Bartholomew was a man "in whom there was no guile," his mind was open to the truth. He went willingly with Philip to see Christ, and recognized the Savior immediately as the Son of God. After having received the gifts of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost, Bartholomew evangelized Asia Minor, northwestern India, and Greater Armenia. In the latter country, while preaching to idolaters, he was arrested and condemned to death.
Patron Saint of:
bookbinders; butchers; cobblers; leather workers; nervous diseases; neurological diseases; plasterers; shoemakers; tanners; trappers.
August 27 – St. Monica -
Patron Saint of
Abuse victims; alcoholics; alcoholism; difficult marriages; disappointing children; homemakers; housewives; married women; mothers; victims of adultery; victims of unfaithfulness; victims of verbal abuse; widows; wives.
Saint Monica was born in Tagaste, northern Africa and died in Ostia, near Rome. Monica was a Christian, but her husband Patricius was a pagan and a man of loose morals. Monica's virtues and prayers, however, converted him, and he was baptized a year before his death. When her son, Augustine, (later known as Saint Augustine) went astray in faith and morals, Monica's tears and prayers for her son were incessant. She followed him to Milan, where Augustine went to teach, and there continued to storm heaven with her prayers for her son. Finally, she had the joy of witnessing his baptism in 387.
St. Monica is an example of those holy matrons of the ancient Church who proved very influential in their own quiet way. Through prayer and tears she gave the great Augustine to the Church of God, and thereby earned for herself a place of honor in the history of God's kingdom on earth.