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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Holy Land Pilgrimage: Departure
Here’s our group of Pilgrims from St. Joseph and Nativity. Please pray for our Pilgrims: Stan and Jane Koss, Beverly Paige, Marsha Norberg and David Gantz, Bill and Marilyn Doslak, Bee Biserka, and Chin Floro. Please be assured that you are all in our prayers. I also took all of your Facebook/email/handwritten notes. It came to over 40 pages (in 10 point font)! It has been a beautiful thing for me to carry your intentions with me to the Holy Land. As mentioned I will place all of these into the “Wailing Wall.” You can see the pictures as we go on my blog at fathermichael.blogspot.com - sign up by email if you want to be notified.
We have a great group. A couple of them received nice compliments through the security check point… they were told “you don’t have to take your shoes off… and would you like a wheel chair!”
We began at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport with a prayer and blessing of the pilgrims. Maybe you could say this prayer for us as well:“All-powerful God, you always show mercy toward those who love you and you are never far away for those who seek you. Remain with your servants on this holy pilgrimage and guide their way in accord with your will. Shelter them with your protection by day, give them the light of your grace by night, and, as their companion on the journey, bring them to their destination in safety.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.”
God Bless, Fr. Michael