This girl, Jackie, was the only child of a single mother. She was also a member of the Madrigals singing group at the school. My son Jim is also a member of this group. Jackie, not having any brothers or sisters, had said that the madrigals were like a family to her. It is a close-knit group. Of course, everyone is just devastated by this loss, especially the Madrigals.
Today there will be a memorial Mass for Jackie at the high school. The Madrigals will be singing, including the other 2009 graduates. They will sing Jackie's favorite songs. This task is going to be very difficult for them. Please pray that they will be able to do it, that they will give glory to God and honor Jackie's memory.
More importantly, please pray too for the repose of Jackie's soul and for courage and consolation for her mother Marie.
Lord have mercy. Thank you, all!