I apologize for the length of this prayer request. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Megan Woodward, a teacher at Southport High School in Indianapolis. She recently had a baby and died from the result of an accidental fall yesterday. She was my son's English teacher last year. Also, please pray for the repose of the soul of Donald Conway of Emporia. Mr Conway had been a member of the Knights of Columbus LEO Council 727 here in Emporia.
Also, please pray for the recovery of Rod Symmonds, a parishioner of Sacred Heart Church here in Emporia. Mr. Symmonds is recovering from heart problems. Also, please remember in your prayers those who continue to suffer from earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean islands. Pray especially for the people in Puerto Rico who have suffered so greatly. I ask you to pray for the Brotherhood of Blessed Gerard. The 'BBG' is the South African branch of the Order of Malta. They operate the Blessed Gerard Care Centre, which in turn provides a wide range of ministries to the poor and sick in Mandeni, South Africa. If you wish to learn more, or if you want to support their work, visithttp://www.bsg.org.za/en/homepage.html. Its director and president, Fr Gerard Lagleder OSB, is one of my 'pray-ers'. (Thank you, Fr. Gerard!) They are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.