Saturday, September 29, 2012

Prayers Needed for Father Micciulla's Family

On Friday, September 28 at 4:00 a.m. in Tottenville, Staten Island, a 22 year old driver under the influence ran a stop sign and crashed into a house. Asleep inside were Father Micciulla's sister and her three children. The crash pinned Lisa Roman and her five year old daughter Leonora under the car. They were transported to Staten Island University Hospital with numerous injuries. Please pray for this family and Father Micciulla during this difficult time.

Funeral Mass - Arthur J. Klingman

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of the soul of Arthur Klingman on Monday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m. Please pray for him and for his family.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Funeral Mass - Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Sanza

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for the repose of the soul of Liz Sanza, age 26, on Friday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. The celebrant will be Father Patrick Buckley, former parochial vicar. Please pray for Liz and for her parents, Al and Cheryl.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prayer For Carlos Supak

Please join me in prayer for Carlos Supak, son of Susan and Daryl Supak and brother of Brandon. Carlos was a pedestrian hit by a car in Middletown on Friday, September 7. He is in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Please surround this family with your love and prayers.

Update Tuesday, September 18 - Carlos is still in the Trauma Unit at Westchester Medical Center. Please keep the prayers coming - God Bless you!

Prayer For September 11, 2001

Here is the Prayer Offered by Pope Benedict at Ground Zero - 2008

O God of love, compassion, and healing,

look on us, people of many different faiths

and traditions,

who gather today at this site,

the scene of incredible violence and pain.

We ask you in your goodness

to give eternal light and peace

to all who died here—

the heroic first-responders:

our fire fighters, police officers,

emergency service workers, and

Port Authority personnel,

along with all the innocent men and women

who were victims of this tragedy

simply because their work or service

brought them here on September 11, 2001.

We ask you, in your compassion

to bring healing to those

who, because of their presence here that day,

suffer from injuries and illness.

Heal, too, the pain of still-grieving families

and all who lost loved ones in this tragedy.

Give them strength to continue their lives

with courage and hope.

We are mindful as well

of those who suffered death, injury, and loss

on the same day at the Pentagon and in

Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Our hearts are one with theirs

as our prayer embraces their pain and suffering.

God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world:

peace in the hearts of all men and women

and peace among the nations of the earth.

Turn to your way of love

those whose hearts and minds

are consumed with hatred.

God of understanding,

overwhelmed by the magnitude of this tragedy,

we seek your light and guidance

as we confront such terrible events.

Grant that those whose lives were spared

may live so that the lives lost here

may not have been lost in vain.

Comfort and console us,

strengthen us in hope,

and give us the wisdom and courage

to work tirelessly for a world

where true peace and love reign

among nations and in the hearts of all.

Pope Benedict XI--Prayer at Ground Zero

New York, 20 April 2008

Friday, September 7, 2012

Welcome Bishop Dominick!

We are delighted that Bishop Dominick Lagonegro, Episcopal Vicar of Orange County, will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. At the 12:15 p.m. Mass he will confirm Wendy Berlingieri. Please give Bishop Dominick a warm welcome!