Through Jesus, let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.
-Today’s Reading: Hebrews 13:15,16
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me…
-Today’s Psalm; Number 23
Sweet Mother, Holy Immaculate Conception, you came to Lourdes to show us that all that we have that is needful comes from your Holy son, and that it is present to us even in the direst of circumstances. Teach us to freely share the goods your Son has given us in trust, to be a sign of hope to each other, so that like faithful servants, we may return what the Lord has given us with interest, bringing more souls to Him by sharing His joy with them. Young Joey Cronin and his family are walking through the valley of the shadow of death right now. We pray you, ask your Son to heal him as a sign to all that He is with us, that we need fear no evil. May this renew the Culture of Life and of faith throughout the world, to be a true sign of hope that His rod and staff will comfort us through whatever Storms may come.
(Update – Most of the hurdles have now been cleared for transfer and Joey will be moved to a new hospital next week if all goes well. Yesterday, Bishop Emeritus Rene Gracida confirmed Joey, whose confirmation name is now Paul)