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✙ Gracious God, please pour your love upon those who have asked to be
remembered in our prayers:
John Mazzoni - For your tender mercy during his time of illness and suffering.
James Ondimu Ochoki – For healing for this beloved father, grandfather, father in-law, brother in-law, and uncle to many.
Jessica Brittain - 6th grader from Sparta undergoing brain surgery. For successful surgery & recovery and for the medical staff.
Gary – Cousin of Cheryl Slate, for strength in suffering and return to health
The people of Paris – For lives lost and harmed; for peace, and for the conversion of the hearts of terrorists.
Michael Gerardi – For patience and a positive outlook as he heals from a recent accident.
Gunnar Anthony – infant grandson of Kathy Vermulen at the Gruenert Center. May God’s healing love surround him.
Lucy Cox- May the Lord grant consolation and recovery to health.
Jack McCarthy- Father of Debbie McCarthy from the Gruenert Center. For a return to health.
Tara McKewen – as she seeks to discern the work she is being called to
Michele Smith – “People Need Friends Volunteer” as she grieves the loss of her mother
Family of Hope Eder – during this time of loss of her mother-in-law Mary Eder
Family of Frank Pinter – Longtime resident of the DPD as they mourn his passing.
Chuck Emering – Brother of Kris Bulas, as he recovers from his injuries. For patience and endurance during his healing.
Wally Camacho - May the love of God, family and friends sustain him as he undergoes dialysis 3 days a week.
Carol Murray – for courage, strength and perseverance as she works toward a full recovery
Sharon Zuckerman - For strength and comfort as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer
Burt Foley – For his recovery from heart surgery
Patrick Powis – Father of Art Powis, for comfort, strength and courage as he faces his illness
Anthony - 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.
Donald – Son of volunteer Barbara Mahler, may God watch over him during his illness
Colette – Sister of Julie Tatti for strength in suffering and improvement in health
Barbie – Cousin of Cheryl Slate
Carmella Petruccelli – Mother of Frank Petrucelli; longtime member of Education in the diocese.
Margaret Joan Smith - Mother of Volunteer Michele Smith
Frank Pinter – Longtime member of the DPD family
Mary Eder – Mother-in law of Hope Eder
✙ November 24 - Memorial of Saint Andrew Dũng-Lac, Priest, and Companions, Martyrs
Andrew Dung-Lac was one of 117 people martyred in Vietnam between 1820 and 1862. Members of this group were beatified on four different occasions between 1900 and 1951. All were canonized by St. John Paul II. St. Andrew Dung-Lac’s name was originally Dung An Tran, and he was born about 1795 in a poor and pagan family in North Vietnam. When he was twelve the family had to move to Hanoi where his parents could find work. There he met a catechist who provided food, shelter and an education. Eventually he was baptized with the Christian name Andrew.
On March 15, 1823 he was ordained a priest who was tireless in his preaching. He often fasted and lived a simple and moral life, he was a good example for the people, and many were baptized. Seen as a threat by the government he was arrested several times until his final capture, torture and death on December 21, 1839 for the offense of being a priest.
November 26 – Thanksgiving Day
In a 1789 proclamation, President George Washington called on the people of the United States to acknowledge God for affording them “an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness” by observing a day of thanksgiving. Devoting a day to “public thanksgiving and prayer,” as Washington called it, became a yearly tradition in many communities.
Thanksgiving became a national holiday in 1863. In that year, during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln made his Thanksgiving Day Proclamation. He asked his fellow citizens to “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise …”
It was not until 1941 that Congress designated the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day, thus creating a federal holiday.