Friday, June 17, 2011

Prayer Request

The Pastor of my parish has been very ill. He has kidney cancer and when my mom went to choir practice last night she was told that he was "within days of dying, possibly hours". We have cleaned this good priest's rectory and church for many years and a more dedicated and reverential priest you will not find anywhere. He poured himself out for his parishioners despite having heart problems and cancer. He just stopped saying Mass a few weeks ago, which gives you an idea of his deep love for Christ. I ask my friends who visit my blog today if they could say a Hail Mary for a peaceful passing for this very special man. I appreciate and thank you ahead of time for all your prayers during his final moments here on earth.

Dearest Jesus,
I place Father Kelly into your hands. Cradle this holy servant of yours in your most merciful Heart. Lord, I ask that you send your sweet mother to hold his precious hands during these final moments of his journey here on earth. Yes, may our dearest Mother hold his beautiful hands which always held you so reverentially during the Holy Mass, just as Our Lady held you so often with such immense love during your lifetime. Thank you, Jesus. I love you and I praise your Holy Name. Amen

21 comments:

  1. Thank you, Puff and Kathryn. He has done so much for so many people and I'd like in return to help him during this tough time. God bless.

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  2. HI Mary. I tried yesterday and today getting onto your blog, but it said it did not exist. Glad Blogger was wrong. Thank you dear one for your prayers.

    Wonderful prayer for your pastor Mary. Lifting him up as well.

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  3. Hi JBR :) Well, I'm glad it still exists, lol!
    Thank you too, my friend, for yours. God bless.

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  4. Mary, I'm so sorry to hear of your dear pastor's impending death. He sounds like he is very special and holy. I pray that St. Joseph, the patron of a happy death, and the Blessed Mother will be with him in his final hours. I also pray that whoever takes his place will be as holy and orthodox as he has been. We really need holy priests to help us become holy ourselves.

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  5. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

    Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

    God bless your pastor. May our Blessed Mother intercede for him as he prepares to meet her Son.

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  6. Thank you, everyone, your prayers are much appreciated.

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  7. Mary,
    Prayer for Fr. Kelly. The pastor of my parish died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago so I understand what it is like to watch a beloved man of God suffer and die.
    Your prayer for him is beautiful; I will join you in it.

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  8. Karin,
    Thank you. Pancreatic cancer is a tough one to beat. We thought that they were going to operate on Fr. Kelly and remove his kidney but I guess things were far worse than anyone realized.

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  9. Mary, my prayers and my sympathy.

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  10. Prayed your beautiful prayer,& will pray a few Ave's whileI go to pick up my son.

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  11. Thank you, Anne and Colleen. They transferred him from the hospital the other day because he wanted to die at home. He has round-the-clock nursing care at the rectory to help keep him comfortable until the Lord brings him to his true home.

    I am sure all these prayers are of great help to him. God bless.

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  12. Done ... God bless and reward him

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  13. Mary, I said a prayer for Fr. Kelly this morning and will continue to keep him in my prayers.

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  14. Pip and Mary,
    Many, many, thanks :) I think my whole parish is in shock by how suddenly his condition worsened. The blessing is that he is getting a ton of prayer.

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  15. Mary, I'm going to print this beautiful prayer & say it for Fr Kelly & for my cousin (whose birthday is today!). Thx for posting it!

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