Rose Grimm update
My mom will have her first round of post-operation chemo tomorrow. Although this is the right time, we are uneasy about how this will hit her since she has not fully recovered from the surgery, and is very low energy. Please pray for the chemo to be both effective and gentle, and for her overall recovery. She is so grateful for your prayers, which have sustained her (and us) at this tough time!
I also must ask you for prayer for my beloved mother-in-law Betty Zepeda. As some of you know, in recent weeks she also was diagnosed with cancer, and had a large tumor removed last week. She is now recovering from the surgery and waiting to hear if she will need to have chemo. It would be a great mercy if she didn't. She is a very tough lady, but she is in her late 80s! Of your charity, please remember her healing in your prayers as well.
Thank you so much for your kindness and support. You are a true blessing to our family.
Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, you were humble, pure and patient. Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible, so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you: for all Our Lady's intentions for Rose and Betty, especially, if it be God's will, speedy and complete healing. Be kind to me for the greater glory of God, and I shall honor you and sing your praises forever. Glorious St. Rita, you miraculously participated in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen.
Blessed Solanus Casey, pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.
Save the date for the St. Thomas Aquinas 100 year celebration mass on Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at 10:00 am. The celebrant will be Archbishop Gomez. Bishop Barron will be one of the concelebrants. The mass will be followed by a reception in the Aquinas Center. This will be a wonderful time to celebrate our long and rich parish history in the Ojai Valley.Read more
Please keep Marsha Montag, daughter-in-law of Chuck & Therese Montage in your prayers. Marsha has recently been diagnosed with life-threatening cancer. Pray also for her husband, Bob and their two girls.Read more
Please keep Mary Ellen Bovee in your thoughts and prayers as you go about your day. Mary Ellen has been suffering with several health related issues. Pray for Steve and all the family at this most difficult time.Read more
Please pray for Marie Maier who is having surgery this week. May the Lord guide her surgeon's hands and strengthen her during her operation.Read more
This year Lent begins on March 6th! Make this Lent a life changing spiritual encounter with Christ by reading Bishop Barron's Lenten gospel reflections each day and/or Dynamic Catholic's Best Lent Ever videos. Learn more by clicking on the links below.
Bishop Barron's Lenten Gospel Reflection Booklets now contain more than ever before to help you make the most of the holy season of Lent. Click below to watch a video of Bishop Barron offering some Lenten advice and revealing what's included in the booklets this year.
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