This is what people see as they go to leave Mass early out the main door of one of my parishes:
(It was installed by a previous pastor, I think.)
My rectory thankfully has a chapel in it (with the Bishop’s approval), set up by the former pastor. It is very simple but works great. With time I hope to improve it in various ways.
This is where I will be praying for your Prayer Intentions which you submit. Just in the past couple of days I have received a few.
As time goes on I hope to put a sort of “inbox” in the chapel where I will place the intentions after I have read and prayed over them. Thus they will remain there on paper before the Lord for some time, even after I have said my humble prayers.
It’s just shy of a week since I left Rome, and I’m still very much in “transition mode”, getting settled at my new assignment, unpacking, meeting people, etc.
Even if I didn’t have the use of my laptop until today (because I forgot my power cable in Rome, and had to order a new one, which just arrived), I have had a lot on my mind, and so blogging ideas have not really been coming to the surface. Hopefully I can resume a more regular blogging schedule in the next week or so!
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
A couple of days ago I made a visit to Rome’s monumental Verano Cemetery with a friend. Thought you might be interested to see how it looks, since most of our cemeteries back home don’t have quite the same sort of character. Click the photos below to enlarge.
Let’s say a prayer for all the faithful departed:
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.