Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tuesday request

From the Facebook group:

Please pray for Cathriona, 28,  who committed suicide.  Thank you.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Late Monday request

From the Facebook group:

A 24 year old man in the Phoenix area was found hanging in his bedroom today. Please pray for him. His family is devastated. thank you all!

Monday requests

From the Facebook group:

Please pray for a woman named Ronnie, she sent me a message last night which i didnt see till right now. She said she took overdoses that she needs the pain to go away. I dont know if she is ok or not, i sent a message and waiting for a reply. Thanks

Please pray for a man in jail who tried to hang himself 3 times. Also pray for his loved ones. Than...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday requests

From the Facebook group:

Prayers for the two "Ghost Adventures" hosts that were found dead in Nevada after an apparent murder-suicide. While we may not believe in what they did for a living, they were still souls loved by God that were taken tragically.

Please pray for the soul of Gary who was found dead.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday requests

From the Facebook group:

Today I am remembering and praying for two folks, Rebecca and Arlo...both in AA, one a neighbor, another a sponsee, who committed suicide a few years ago, both with shotguns...they are heavy on my heart and soul today. Please remember their souls I prayer and immerse them in the unfathomable mercy of God.

Gymnastics coach Marvin S. was found dead in his Indiana jail cell Saturday night as a result of an apparent suicide.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Thursday request

From the Facebook group:

A man in his RV at a Buffalo football game Sunday, before the game started, took his life.  May he rest in peace.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Saturday request

Please pray for John who committed suicide yesterday.  Thank you.

Uplifting short video

This was posted by a member of our Facebook group.  It is very uplifting.  Please pray for the man who was about to jump off the bridge.

A North Carolina police officer's life-saving act of compassion was caught on camera. He talked a man out of jumping off a bridge, then gave him a hug. http://abc7.la/1EY9Bit

Monday, September 7, 2015

Very good article on suicide and forgiveness

Here is an article taken from our Diocesan Publication on Suicide. I hope it brings peace whose loved ones have gone down that path.



Father Kenneth






Q. I need an answer. Our son

had been suffering from clinical

depression since he was 4 years

old. All of the doctors and all of

the medications we tried over the

years seemed to do little to help.

One year ago, his own son died in

an auto accident at the age of 24,

and that seemed to be more than

our son could handle. Last week

~ve received a phone call that our

;on. aged 50, had taken his own


The priest from our church

spent that evening with us. He

:old us that our son was forgiven

because it was mental illness

:hat caused him to take his life.

- :e my sister found out about

~y son's self-inflicted death,

has refused to speak with

us. I am wondering whether

she believes that someone who

_ jmmits suicide, no matter what

:he reason, is condemned forever.

I am writing to you because I

would like to have someone who

emoved from the scene tell

~e what the Catholic Church's

:hinking is on this subject. (City

::" origin withheld)

A. Suicide, objectively, is a

grave sin. God has gifted us with

•-. We are only its stewards, not

.nasters. But in reminding

:: that, the Catechism of the

.-.:>lic Church in No. 2282

'-: to note that the moral

responsibility for a suicide may

be diminished because the inner

turmoil a person was going through

precluded sound reasoning.

The catechism goes on to say

in No. 2283 that "we should not

despair of the eternal salvation of

persons who have taken their own

lives. By ways known to him alone,

God can provide the opportunity for

salutary repentance. The church

prays for persons who have taken

their own lives."

In contrast to older versions of

the Code of Canon Law, Canon No.

1184 no longer lists a person who

died by suicide as someone who

should not be given a Christian


Moral judgment in such cases

is best left to God. The church's

approach to the tragedy is pity,

not condemnation, and your parish

priest had a sound basis for the

comfort he offered you.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

later Sunday request

From the Facebook group:

Please pray for Emily (19yrs) who suffered with mental illness for 4yrs and for her friend Ray. Together they committed suicide. Thank you.

Sunday request

This was posted in our comments and some people may not see it so I am re-posting here:

Please pray for Marvin who committed suicide on September 2, 2015. We are not sure of the caused. We used to be from the same unit in the military. Thank you all and God Bless. May our Lady intercede for him.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Praise report

I have a praise report.  We were praying for Susan's brother who was suicidal.  Susan said that thanks to our prayers and fasting, her brother has a new job and is on his feet again.  She is very grateful.  Thanks.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday request

From the Facebook group:

Please pray for Paul who tried to commit suicide, he is now in an induced coma. Also pray for his 2 young children, Their mother (Pauls wife) committed suicide 2yrs ago, so please pray for her soul. Thank you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday request

From the Facebook group:

Please pray for Cristian who took his life yesterday.  Thank you.