Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prayer Request

I will be back soon but have been focused on developing my side business website, which I'll share with you in another post. Meanwhile, I'm asking if you could keep in your prayers Stephen Metzel, the brother of a beautiful couple in my parish. My heart goes out to Stephen and his family after he suffered a terrible accident this past Monday, when a pipe exploded and hit him full-force in the face. He'll be undergoing surgery for reconstruction of his skull. His frontal lobe has been affected.

Please pray that no permanent damage would remain and he would be able to recover to be the father and husband he was before. Divine Mercy Sunday is this weekend and I pray that graces would flow to all.

Here is a news article about the accident: Worker Injured at Denison Lab

Thanks much and God bless you for your prayers.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Help "The Crescat" Get to the Vatican!

Graphic by Mary Rose - use on your own site if you'd like :-)

I just found out about this today. "Carolina Cannonball" and her blog, The Crescat, have been invited by the Vatican to take part in a special blogger meet-up where they will learn about using this new-fangled stuff called social media for the good of the Church. (I think that's the gist of it...)

There were 750 submissions (!) and only 150 invitations issued. Obviously, the Vatican has touched a chord with wanting to meet Catholic bloggers because boy howdy, did the bloggers want to meet the Vatican! And I say it's about time. I know the Vatican moves slowly with progress (and I actually love that) but yet it is good to see that they want to communicate more with bloggers. That to me is just downright awesome.

So, among the 150 names, I only recognized three and The Crescat was one of them. However, The Cannonball needs a little help getting there. If you could consider donating, she has posted a PayPal button on her blog where you can do so.

All I know is I want lots of pictures, and a few of the Swiss Guard wouldn't hurt, either. :-)