One of the parents at our school is asking that everyone pray for the recovery of her niece Shannon who was seriously injured in a diving accident last weekend. Please graciously keep this young woman and her family in your prayers Thank you-
We need to ramp up the prayers. My niece Shannon is not improving yet. She has been in a coma since last Sunday and tonight we were told that a miracle is needed to keep her system from shutting down. The Dr. gave Shannon a 5% chance to live. We need prayers. Would you please forward this request and www.getwellshannon.com to as many people as you can and request that they in turn pass it on to others.
It is with a heavy and incredulous heart that I post the news that our beloved Father, Fr. Santan Pinto, died suddenly in a car accident after just arriving for a home visit in India. Apparently, Fr. Pinto was the passenger in a car that was struck and he died instantly. A Bishop in India, the Bishop of Belgaum, has contacted our community and confirmed this sorrowful news. Fr. Pinto's funeral will be tomorrow in India.
It's interesting, you know, after just posting Father's Christmas message yesterday and then posting the clip by Fr. Barron about the true nature of Advent, we never know when God will take us home.
The media and secular society loves to mock celibacy and the priesthood but it's easy to see that Fr. Pinto has more spiritual children than those people ever will. God will not be mocked. Father was a priest who was faithful to the end, who loved God more than anything and made countless sacrifices for his many spiritual children.