Prayer Requests

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON RETIRED PRIESTS

Posted Jun 30, 2020
by pbettge


Please pray for the retired priests of Galveston-Houston.  Read the press release below:

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston operates the Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza Priest Retirement Residence, which provides housing for 18 retired priests. Shortly after learning that a staff member of the food service contractor, as well as an independent caregiver, both tested positive for COVID-19, all of the priests living at the Retirement Residence and its employees and contractors were tested last week for the virus.

Regrettably, we learned late Saturday evening that four of the priest residents have tested positive for COVID-19, including Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza and retired Auxiliary Bishop Vincent M. Rizzotto. Of the remaining 14 priests who were tested, 12 tested negative and two are still awaiting their results. None of the four testing positive have developed serious symptoms. All the priests have been directed to self-quarantine in their rooms for 14 days.  No other employees or contractors working in the residence have tested positive to date.  We ask that you please pray for all those impacted by COVID-19, and in particular for all of our priests.

Requested by:  Knights of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
nor the plague that ravages at noon.
Ps 91:5-6

Merciful God, hear our fervent prayer for all who suffer from the coronavirus.
May those who are infected receive the proper treatment
and the comfort of your healing presence.
May their caregivers, families and neighbors be shielded
from the onslaught of the virus.
Give solace to those who grieve the loss of loved ones.
Protect and guide those who strive to find a cure,
that their work may conquer the disease and restore communities to wholeness and health.
Help us to rise above fear. We ask all this through the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes,
and in the name of your Son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.



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