Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Pardon the interruption

Beg pardon the interruption of the silence. We just learned this week that one of the teachers at my kids' school lost her daughter some time ago to Cystic Fibrosis. First a parental suicide, now this. It has been a strange year already and it's just begun. We're working our way through it, so posting should resume shortly.

Oh, and this weekend I'm on tap to talk to our RCIA candidates about confession. And we have a birthday party this weekend to get ready for. While I enjoy being busy, this is verging on the ridiculous.

For the repose of the soul of the young lady we pray:
Requiescat in pace, et lux aeterna dona is, Domine.
We pray also, Lord, for her family: surround them with your Love and comfort them in this time of sadness. You who broke down the walls of death and snapped the chains of sin - bring this child Home and grant peace to her family.
Mother Mary, you watched your Son die on the cross and through faith saw His Resurrection: comfort them and all who are affected, carry the young lady in your Maternal arms to your Son, and protect her family in your mantle.