Sunday, November 25, 2012

Daniel 7:13-14


[the first reading at mass this weekend]

As the visions during the night continued,
I saw one like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
when he reached the Ancient One
and was presented before him,
the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not be taken away,
his kingship shall not be destroyed.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Psalm 16:5, 8-11

[the psalm from mass this weekend]
R. You are my inheritance, O Lord!
 
O LORD, my allotted portion and my cup,
you it is who hold fast my lot.
I set the LORD ever before me;
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord!

Therefore my heart is glad and my soul rejoices,
my body, too, abides in confidence;
because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
nor will you suffer your faithful one to undergo corruption.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord!

You will show me the path to life,
fullness of joys in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.

R. You are my inheritance, O Lord!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Seven Word Status

"Mother and Son" by Stephen Armstrong
 
I spent the whole day with Jeff!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving


  1. I'm thankful for my health.
  2. I'm thankful for my mind.
  3. I'm thankful for my faith.
  4. I'm thankful for my parents.
  5. I'm thankful for my siblings.
  6. I'm thankful for my extended family.
  7. I'm thankful for my son.
  8. I'm thankful for all my friends.
  9. I'm thankful that I'm a mother.
  10. I'm thankful that I'm employed.
  11. I'm thankful that I can sing.
  12. I'm thankful that I love to read.
  13. I'm thankful that I can be funny.
  14. I'm thankful that I'm an American.
  15. I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head.
  16. I'm thankful that I live in God's Country.
  17. I'm thankful for my anti-depressants.
  18. I'm thankful that I have insurance.
  19. I'm thankful that I can remember my dreams.
  20. I'm thankful for long, hot baths.
  21. I'm thankful for laughter.
  22. I'm thankful for good nights' sleep.
  23. I'm thankful for music.
  24. I'm thankful for weekends.
  25. I'm thankful for football.
  26. I'm thankful for thunderstorms.
  27. I'm thankful for ice cream.
  28. I'm thankful for religious freedom.
  29. I'm thankful for everlasting life.
  30. I'm thankful that I woke up again today.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hebrews 9:24-28

[from the second reading at mass this weekend]

Christ did not enter into a sanctuary made by hands,
a copy of the true one, but heaven itself,
that he might now appear before God on our behalf.
Not that he might offer himself repeatedly,
as the high priest enters each year into the sanctuary
with blood that is not his own;
if that were so, he would have had to suffer repeatedly
from the foundation of the world.
But now once for all he has appeared at the end of the ages

to take away sin by his sacrifice.
Just as it is appointed that human beings die once,
and after this the judgment, so also Christ,
offered once to take away the sins of many,

will appear a second time,
not to take away sin,
but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.

HAPPY VETERANS' DAY!

 
Thank you to all my friends and family who have served.

Grandpa Tim Strange, US Army
Uncle Tim Strange, US Army

Uncle David Strange, US Army
Uncle Tom Strange, US Air Force
Uncle Mickey Strange, US Navy
Uncle Ed Strange, US Air Force
Uncle Jim Norris, US Army
Uncle Jim Love, US Army
Uncle Leo Haag, US Navy

Uncle George Doyle, US Marines
Uncle Joe Doyle, US Army National Guard

Cousin, Gary Love, US Army National Guard
Cousin, Patrick Todd, US Army National Guard
Cousin, John Volz, US Army
Brother, Alan Doyle, US Air Force
Myself, Leslie Doyle, US Air Force

Sister, Jill Wheeley, US Air Force

Friday, November 9, 2012

In Loving Memory

My cousin passed away this week.  He was only 29.  He was born with some pretty serious heart issues.  And 6 1/2 years ago, he had a heart transplant.  But this week, he had a heart attack...and died.  He was too young to go.

Lord, please bless Adrien and everyone grieving his loss.  Amen.

[From the Browning Funeral Home website]

Name:Adrien Joseph Mowery

Dates:
Birth date: April 3, 1983
Death date: November 6, 2012

Obituary:

Adrien Joseph Mowery, 29, of Evansville, Indiana passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Adrien was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 3, 1983. He graduated from Washington High School in 2001. While in high school, he especially enjoyed a mission trip he took to New Mexico. Adrien worked in the Macy's shoe department in Evansville for 5 years. He attended Western Kentucky University, Vincennes University and USI in Evansville where he loved studying Arts and Science. Among his passions in life were drawing, reading books, watching movies, photography, cooking, geography, paleontology and listening to techno music and artists such as Moby and Daft Punk. Adrien loved pets and aquariums. He even volunteered one summer, as a docent, at the Mesker Park Zoo.

Adrien is survived by his father, Rex Mowery of Evansville, IN and Rex's devoted friend, Maria Venturini; his mother, Mary "Susan" Rebstock and step father, Nick Rebstock of Ocean Springs, MS; his sister, Sarah Appel and brother-in-law, Jeff Appel of Boonville, IN; step-sister, Michelle Rebstock; step-brother, Troy Rebstock; nieces, Makaelyn and Brooklyn Appel; grandmothers, Karen Norris and Helen Mowery; his best friends, Amy, Jeanie, Jasmine and Maggie; aunts and uncles, Karla and Mark Wade, Kim and Rick Byrne, Kelly Norris, Kevin and Susan Norris and Lisa Ruehl; and many cousins.

Adrien is preceded in death by his grandfathers, James Norris and Norman Rex Mowery.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Adrien's uncle, Deacon Mark Wade, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.

Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home and again from 12:00 Noon until service time on Monday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

Adrien was a recipient of a heart transplant in May of 2006 and his family wishes to thank Adrien's donor and all the doctors and nurses at Methodist Hospital and Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, especially Dr. O'Donnell, Dr. Brown, Dr. Hurwitz, Diane, Aly, Mary, Cheryl, Debbie, Jen and all the others.

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.

Memorials:
Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-3509.

Visitation:
Friends may visit from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home and again from 12:00 Noon until service time on Monday.

Service:
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, November 12, 2012 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711 with Adrien's uncle, Deacon Mark Wade, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Vincennes, Indiana.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Deuteronomy 6:2-6


[from the first reading at mass this weekend]

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
"Fear the LORD, your God,
and keep, throughout the days of your lives,
all his statutes and commandments which I enjoin on you,
and thus have long life.
Hear then, Israel, and be careful to observe them,
that you may grow and prosper the more,
in keeping with the promise of the LORD, the God of your fathers,
to give you a land flowing with milk and honey.

"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength.

Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today."

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Seven Word Status

 
I saw a few pumpkin patches today!
 
 
 
...decided not to go with more obvious options...
 
 
 
"Lady Lions finish second in State Championship!"
 
or
 
 
"It's my birthday and I want presents!"

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Litany of Saints

The Litany of the Saints is one of the oldest prayers in continuous use in the Catholic Church. Forms of it were used in the East as early as the third century, and the litany as we know it today was largely in place by the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604).  In honor of All Saints Day, I've included the Litany of Saints.








Litany of the Saints

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.
God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Saint Michael, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael, pray for us.
All ye holy angels and archangels, pray for us.
All ye holy orders of blessed spirits, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
All ye holy patriarchs and prophets, pray for us.
Saint Peter, pray for us.
Saint Paul, pray for us.
Saint Andrew, pray for us.
Saint James, pray for us.
Saint John, pray for us.
Saint Thomas, pray for us.
Saint James, pray for us.
Saint Philip, pray for us.
Saint Bartholomew, pray for us.
Saint Matthew, pray for us.
Saint Simon, pray for us.
Saint Thaddeus, pray for us.
Saint Matthias, pray for us.
Saint Barnabas, pray for us.
Saint Luke, pray for us.
Saint Mark, pray for us.
All ye holy apostles and evangelists, pray for us.
All ye holy disciples of the Lord, pray for us.
All ye holy innocents,pray for us.
Saint Stephen, pray for us.
Saint Lawrence, pray for us.
Saint Vincent, pray for us.
Saints Fabian and Sebastian, pray for us.
Saints John and Paul, pray for us.
Saints Cosmos and Damian, pray for us.
Saints Gervase and Protase, pray for us.
All ye holy martyrs, pray for us.
Saint Sylvester, pray for us.
Saint Gregory, pray for us.
Saint Ambrose, pray for us.
Saint Augustine, pray for us.
Saint Jerome, pray for us.
Saint Martin, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas, pray for us.
All ye holy bishops and confessors, pray for us.
All ye holy doctors, pray for us.
Saint Anthony, pray for us.
Saint Benedict, pray for us.
Saint Bernard, pray for us.
Saint Dominic,  pray for us.
Saint Francis, pray for us.
All ye holy priests and levites, pray for us.
All ye holy monks and hermits, pray for us.
Saint Mary Magdalene, pray for us.
Saint Agatha, pray for us.
Saint Lucy, pray for us.
Saint Agnes, pray for us.
Saint Cecilia, pray for us.
Saint Catherine, pray for us.
Saint Anastasia, pray for us.
Saint Clare, pray for us.
All ye holy virgins and widows, pray for us.
All ye holy men and women, saints of God, make intercession for us.
Be merciful, spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful, graciously hear us, O Lord.
From all evil, O Lord deliver us.
From all sin, O Lord deliver us.
From Thy wrath, O Lord deliver us.
From sudden and unprovided death, O Lord deliver us.
From the snares of the devil, O Lord deliver us.
From anger, and hatred, and all ill-will, O Lord deliver us.
From the spirit of fornication, O Lord deliver us.
From the scourge of earthquake, O Lord deliver us.
From plague, famine, and war, O Lord deliver us.
From lightning and tempest, O Lord deliver us.
From everlasting death, O Lord deliver us.
Through the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy coming, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy birth, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy baptism and holy fasting, O Lord deliver us.
Through the Institution of the Most Blessed Sacrament, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy cross and passion, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy death and burial, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thy holy resurrection, O Lord deliver us.
Through Thine admirable Ascension, O Lord deliver us.
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost the Paraclete, O Lord deliver us.
In the day of judgment, O Lord deliver us.
We sinners, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst spare us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst pardon us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy holy Church, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate and all orders of the Church in holy religion, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring back to the unity of the Church all those who have strayed away and lead to the light of the Gospel all unbelievers, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relatives, and benefactors from eternal damnation, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, we beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to hear us, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Son of God, we beseech Thee, hear us.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Let us pray.
Almighty, everlasting God, who hast dominion over both the living and the dead and art merciful to all who, as Thou foreknowest, will be Thine by faith and works; we humbly beseech Thee that they for whom we intend to pour forth our prayers, whether this present world still doth detain them in the flesh or the world to come hath already received them stripped of their mortal bodies, may, by the grace of Thy fatherly love and through the intercession of all the saints, obtain the remission of all their sins. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth God, world without end. Amen.