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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Please pray for a family member.

A niece, dying of bone cancer, needs your prayers during these her final days. Please pray for Terri-Lynn, her husband Mike and children, her siblings Diana and Duane, and her mother Mel, my sister.

A Mass was offered for Terri-Lynn today.

UPDATE

Sadly, Terri-Lynn passed away earlier today, May 14th.

May God welcome her into His loving arms.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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