Friday, September 25, 2009

Prayer Request!

Our local Catholic high school (my children's school) has suffered the loss of one of it's 2009 graduates. She died suddenly of heart issues right after starting college.

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!

6 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

oh how sad. Many prayers for Jackie's mother and for the repose of her soul.

catholicconvert said...

Oh dear, how terribly sad. I'm sure Jackie will be singing in fine voice in the Heavenly Choir now. Prayers ascend for the repose of her soul and for her dear mother whose pain will know no bounds at this devastatingly painful time.

Prayers too for the Madrigals to sing gloriously as they honour Jackie's memory with their beautiful (if emotional) voices!

Kalona said...

Rosemary, I'm so sorry. Praying now for the repose of Jackie's soul, for her mother, and for all who loved her.

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness, that is sad. May her Memory be Eternal and may God grant peace and comfort to those who morn.

Suzanne said...

Oh, my, I am so sorry for the mom.
I always feel that good young people will probably be going straight to our dear Lord, but her poor momma.
Sigh. God please be so very with her! May all the young people help this poor mother by remaining in close contact with her..this will help somewhat..you never know God's plans.

Barb, sfo said...

My prayers are with them!