Urgent Prayer Request

I just received this request and hope that you all will join me in praying for this young man and his family. 


Dear Elizabeth,
Could you please pray along with our parish? We are from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Front Royal, VA. We are praying for James Brogan, 16 year old boy who ran into a tree on his way to school last week after swerving to miss a deer. He is in critical condition and his recovery is iffy at this point. He and his family are also parishioners of St. John the Baptist.

His mother, Carey Brogan, is a wonderful person. She is an elementary school teacher and helps many students whom come from less than ideal homes. You can find her every Saturday morning with a group of those students in the front pew at Mass. She then conducts a Catechism class for them. She loves to spread devotion to Our Lady. She is also one of the CCD teachers for the First Communion students and volunteers at the Pregnancy Crisis Center. I just can't imagine what she is going through right now. Please pray for her as well (and her husband and daughters). Please spread the word and pray for this amazing family! God bless you.


Novena in Honor of Pope John Paul II

Blessed Trinity, we thank you for having graced the Church with Pope John Paul II, and for allowing the tenderness of your Fatherly care, the glory of your Son's cross, and the splendor of your Holy Spirit to shine through him. Trusting fully in your Divine mercy, and in the intercession of Mary our Immaculate Mother, he has given us aliving image of Jesus the Good Shepherd, and has shown us that holiness is the necessary measure of ordinary Christian life, and the way of achieving eternal communion with you.Grant us, by his intercession, and according to your will, the graces we implore-ESPECIALLY THE FULL RECOVERY OF JAMES BROGAN-hoping that Blessed John Paul will soon be numbered among your saints. Amen.

Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!