Thursday, December 20, 2012

A plea from a Sister of a Parish Priest in Newton, CT

Please consider sending a Christmas card with an encouraging note and assurance of your prayers to a young parish priest at the following address

Father Luke Suarez
46 Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT 06470 

Notes from his Sister

"My brother has said over and over again that without the prayer support he is receiving, he could not keep going. And this week is only the beginning. Everyone there is still in shock. Their peaceful home has been desecrated by violence. They will need to live with this sorrow forever. 

But in our weakness is His strength. Grace abounds. Can you help me carry him through this time of trial? 

On a hopeful note, Father Luke did say that no media coverage has even touched the deep, beautiful awakening of faith that has occurred there. Their tiny church, where my children have received sacraments and where Luke was ordained, has been full of people in prayer without ceasing since this tragedy happened. Love is stronger than death."