Dona eis requiem

June 15, 2007

This was an emotionally draining week. I offered five funeral services; three at the parish church and two at funeral homes. We commended the souls of — Paul Daniel, a sixth-month premature baby boy, Patrick, a 49-year old man, Alfredo, a 61-year old man, Barbara, a 67 year-old woman, and Olga, a 76-year old woman — to the arms of our merciful Lord. Also, I anointed Francisco, a 91-year old man who had fallen and suffered brain trauma.


7 Responses to “Dona eis requiem”

  1. kms said

    Our son is still in the hospital. 3 CT scans, and the last showed the bleed as “stable.”

    I, however, am nowhere near “stable.”

    Keep the prayers coming, please.

  2. rev fr lw gonzales said


    I’ve been “storming” heaven for your son. Call me next week sometime when you’re able.

    May the Blessed Virgin Mary intercede with her motherly love and care for you.

  3. Anonymous said

    I will add some prayers as well.

  4. rev fr lw gonzales said

    UPDATE: Francisco passed into eternity last night. He was graced to live 91 years. His funeral will be next Wednesday.

  5. Anonymous said

    Ahh my dear friend, you have had a sad week indeed. The baby must have been especially hard.

    KMS, I’ll pray for your son too.


  6. kms said

    The neurosurgeon said he can come home tomorrow. More importantly, he said he expected a full recovery. Thank you Jesus!

    Thank you to all who prayed for my son. We are blessed.


  7. Anonymous said

    I have never known how priests can say a funeral Mass when they themselves may be upset.
    How fortunate these people are to have you there.
    I will say a pray for you…and all those mentioned who are in need.

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