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As we dedicate this day for all the sick (World Day of the Sick), not only the sick members of our community but also those (families, relatives, medical profession, hospice care, adult care, assisted living, nursing homes) who take care of them in so many capacities. On the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, whose first apparition took place on February 11 and lasted for 6 months, on the anniversary of Mary’s heavenly visitation, we pray for healing and recovery, compassion and much love. May the power of the ritual of the holy anointing, the words and gestures, the ministry of presence, the heartfelt support, bring healing and comfort to the sick!

THROUGH THIS HOLY ANOINTING MAY THE LORD IN HIS LOVE AND MERCY HELP YOU WITH THE GRACE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. MAY THE LORD WHO FREE YOU FROM SIN SAVE YOU AND RAISE YOU UP...

Tonight is the beginning of the long series of confirmation interviews. I expect them (Confirmandi) to recite (or better yet, pray) by heart the basic prayers and other info which include (The Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Glory Be, Act of Contrition, Nicene/Apostles Creed, Seven Sacraments, Ten Commandments, the stuff of confirmation and anything in between). I will ask them to discuss their letters to the Bishop, their chosen confirmation saint and sponsor along with their completed community service hours. 

Here's the link to the Holy Father Francis' post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation Querida Amazonia (Beloved Amazon). 

We pray for the migrants and refugees, those in harm's way, victims of drugs and opiod epidemic, the homebound, the sick, the cancer patients, the terminally ill and the dying. 

We pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the parishioners who recently passed away and offer condolences, sympathy and consolation to the grieving families, relatives and friends. Rest assured, the community gathered in worship of our Lord will continue to pray for the eternal repose of our deceased brothers and sisters. 

Elizabeth Ames, Amelia Arzate, Mary Ross, Isela Verdugo Beltran, Nancy Alvarez Baltek

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.  

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