Please add the following intentions to your prayers:
Bishop Leonard James Olivier, who celebrated our SDC Annual Mass in 2005 and 2006, passed away November 19, 2014. Please remember him in your prayers.
Former SDC President Cathie With is confronting a major health issue. Please remember her in your prayers.
Father Mike Blackwell, beloved SDC Chaplain (appointed in 1996), passed away June 14, 2014. Please remember him in your prayers.
Please pray that Pope Francis, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and all bishops and clergy are filled with the same compassion in ministering to the separated and divorced that Our Lord felt for the woman at the well when he founded our ministry.
Please pray for all of the separated and divorced who are unemployed, that they may find work that fully utilizes their skills and justly compensates them.
Pray that all children especially those bereaved children out there, that have suffered the loss of a parent and also a step-parent by divorce, will heal with their grief and their loss of love. And that all anger will release from the biological parent not to use their children as a form of revenge to the other parent. May God grant their parents the wisdom to always put the feelings of their children and their futures first.
Please pray that those of us who are separated and divorced are able find the compassion necessary in our hearts to forgive our spouses and ourselves for the rending of our homes and families.
Please pray for all widowed and for their children. May God give them the strength to deal with the unexpected loss of their beloved spouses and remind them of His love and special compassion for them and their children.
Please pray especially for all of our Service men and women overseas who are going through the added trial of separation and divorce that the Lord may bring them comfort and that they may find understanding and compassionate friends.