23rd Week in Ordinary Time
✙ Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be remembered in our prayers:
Carol Murray –
for comfort and recovery from her injuries
- urgent prayers requested for employment and a financial blessing
Family of Gifty Hevi
- sister-in-law of Vivian Codjoe – Associate Director at Wallace House, and for her family as they grieve her passing.
Family of Mary Ellen Hockenburg
- during this time of terrible loss
Burt Foley –
For his recovery from heart surgery
Patrick Powis –
Father of Art Powis
for comfort, strength and courage as he faces his illness
Karen Tofilski –
For continued healing and a return home.
John Nick, Jr.
- for healing and strength in his suffering.
Family of Mark Meeks –
nephew of Sister Joan. May God be with them in a special way during this time of loss.
- 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
– Long time art teacher/volunteer for return to health
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.
, 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.
Frank Pinter -
for strength in suffering.
Benefactors and friends of the DPD
Ann Lambro –
Mother of Father Ed Lambro
Father Patrick Rice –
Pastor of St. Kateri, Sparta
- Father and great friend to the DPD
Mary Ellen Hockenburg
– Dedicated and loving staff in the DPD family
- Sister-in-law of Vivian Codjoe
Sept 8 – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-
The mother of Mary is Saint Anne’s whose heart was broken because of her infertility. Her husband Saint Joachim was ridiculed at the Temple and even spent forty days fasting in the desert as penance for his childlessness. All they wanted was a child.
They had lived a good, holy, blameless life. Back then, children were seen not just as a blessing, but as a sign of how much God loved you; if you didn’t have children, you had obviously done something wrong. .Anne and Joachim did not give up but instead, they offered their pain to God in prayer. They remained open, even when everything looked hopeless. Eventually their deepest desire for a child came to pass. Anne and Joachim knew their child would be special. Mary’s birth was preceded by angelic visits to each of her parents, and they had promised to dedicate her to God. She was born in a humble home without grandeur. How unlikely for the mother of God!
Sept 9 – St Peter Claver 1580-1654 A.D.
Saint Peter Claver, S.J., was a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary born in Verdú Columbia who, due to his life and work, became the patron saint of slaves, the Republic of Colombia and ministry to African Americans. During the 40 years of his ministry in Colombia it is estimated he personally baptized around 300,000 people. He labored tirelessly for the abolition of the African slave trade. He is also patron saint for seafarers.
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