Monday, March 12, 2007

Rosary at St. Raphael's for Maria and Sophie

Please join us in saying the Rosary on Friday, March 16th at 12:00 p.m at St. Raphael's Parish in Bay Village.

The Rosary will be held for the healing and protection of Sophie Quayle and Maria McNamara. Maria McNamara, a first grader at St. Raphael's, and Sophie Quayle, an Avon Lake resident, both suffer from a very serious brain tumor.

If you can't make it to the church then please say a rosary or prayer for the girls on Friday.


Anonymous said...

Friday and everyday.

JJ, Jim, Diana, Nikki & Matthew

Anonymous said...

I will be there!!!

Anonymous said...

Just heard about your web site from a friend at church. We lost our beloved Madison to a high grade glioma. It also was also a pontine tumor. It has been three months since Jesus took her home. Madison had recently turned six. It is only through faith that I can face each day. I know she is no longer suffering and Madison knew Jesus was getting ready to take her home. She made no pretenses about it, she knew. I will be praying for your family. Hold onto your faith no matter what the will of our Father in heaven. Just call on Him and He sends comfort. Remember HOPE. Hope is Having Optimism and Perserverance Everyday! Love and prayers, lk in Holmes county

Anonymous said...

I regret that I will not be able to pray the Rosary at 12pm tomorrow afternoon as I will be teaching 2 year old at the time. I will however say the Rosary for the girls tonight when I go to bed (which should be shortly). They are of course both in my prayers at all times.


Anonymous said...

May God take care of Maria and Sophie.

The Simmons' Family

Anonymous said...

My family will say a prayer for both girls today. We say prayers and talk about Maria often in our home. We received our "Prayers from Maria" wristbands today. My son Trevor, also a first grader could not wait to put it on, right next to his "Live Strong" wristband. Thank You for sharing Maria with us.


Anonymous said...

Sorry we missed the day but we are saying them now and in fact every day for Maria and now Sophia. May God bless your family and bring you peace
love,Uncle Joe and Aunt Val

Anonymous said...

Megan & Ed'
I was thinking about Maria alot today. I hear she is doing good, the prayers are being heard. She will beat this monster. I know she will.
Anne Kurz

Anonymous said...

Dear Ed and Megan McNamara,

My husband and I often think about you and your family. We pray for you and hope that God's will is for Maria to continue to be an inspiration for us all. We know the power of prayer is so amazing and we will keep saying our prayers for you. I read your latest update and was so touched I wanted to cry. The spirit is so amazing and the most precious gift of all.

God Bless You,

Adrienne,TJ,Tommy,and Rocco Lombardi

Anonymous said...

We continue our prayers for Maria and Sophie. May God be with you always and at every moment.

The Mercio Family
Avon Lake, Ohio

Anonymous said...

I found this and had to pass it to you,

The Brave Little Soul
By: John Alessi

Not too long ago in Heaven there was a little soul who took wonder in observing the world. He especially enjoyed the love he saw there and often expressed this joy with God. One day however the little soul was sad, for on this day he saw suffering in the world. He approached God and sadly asked, "Why do bad things happen; why is there suffering in the world?" God paused for a moment and replied, "Little soul, do not be sad, for the suffering you see, unlocks the love in people's hearts." The little soul was confused. "What do you mean," he asked. God replied, "Have you not noticed the goodness and love that is the offspring of that suffering? Look at how people come together, drop their differences and show their love and compassion for those who suffer. All their other motivations disappear and they become motivated by love alone." The little soul began to understand and listened attentively as God continued, "The suffering soul unlocks the love in people's hearts much like the sun and the rain unlock the flower within the seed. I created everyone with endless love in their heart, but unfortunately most people keep it locked up and hardly share it with anyone. They are afraid to let their love shine freely, because they are afraid of being hurt. But a suffering soul unlocks that love. I tell you this - it is the greatest miracle of all. Many souls have bravely chosen to go into the world and suffer - to unlock this love - to create this miracle for the good of all humanity."

Just then the little soul got a wonderful idea and could hardly contain himself. With his wings fluttering, bouncing up and down, the little soul excitedly replied. "I am brave; let me go! I would like to go into the world and suffer so that I can unlock the goodness and love in people's hearts! I want to create that miracle!" God smiled and said, "You are a brave soul I know, and thus I will grant your request. But even though you are very brave you will not be able to do this alone. I have known since the beginning of time that you would ask for this and so I have carefully selected many souls to care for you on your journey. Those souls will help you create your miracle; however they will also share in your suffering. Two of these souls are most special and will care for you, help you and suffer along with you, far beyond the others. They have already chosen a name for you". God and the brave soul shared a smile, and then embraced.

In parting, God said, "Do not forget little soul that I will be with you always. Although you have agreed to bear the pain, you will do so through my strength. And if the time should come when you feel that you have suffered enough, just say the word, think the thought, and you will be healed." Thus at that moment the brave little soul was born into the world, and through his suffering and God's strength, he unlocked the goodness and love in people's hearts. For so many people dropped their differences and came together to show their love. Priorities became properly aligned. People gave from their hearts. Those that were always too busy found time. Many began new spiritual journeys, some regained lost faith - many came back to God. Parents hugged their children tighter. Friends and family grew closer. Old friends got together and new friendships were made. Distant family reunited, and every family spent more time together. Everyone prayed. Peace and love reigned. Lives changed forever. It was good. The world was a better place. The miracle had happened. God was pleased.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being such good friends to Sophie and her family. They are our friends and we are so glad that they have you to help them get through this time. There is a reason you have met. God planned this. We pray for Maria's miracle as well as Sophie's.

The Karn Family

Anonymous said...

You are always in our thoughts & prayers every day...know that we are here for you, just ask. Love, Rosaleen

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wrist band. I haven't taken it off since you gave it to me. I think of you and your family often. If you need anything...I am here. Love to all you, Jean Adams

Anonymous said...

I am embarrassed and shocked that I just recently heard about this powerful little one. You hear of other families obstacles, but when it happens within your "community" it becomes a bit more real. This tiny daughter, sister, granddaughter, friend, Maria...blesses and spreads sunshine on the lives of countless people every day.

I briefly crossed your path years ago, Ed, and I want you to know, like I'm sure you have heard a thousand times before, I pray for Maria, like I pray for my own two children's lives. I pray for you and your wife and your three boys, your family and friends. One way or another all will be good.

Melissa P.