My brothers and sisters in Christ,
Marianne, our parish's organist and my secretary, is in grave condition. She had surgery before Christmas to remove a section of the intestine. Sometime since that surgery, the intestine ruptured and infection spread throughout the abdomen. She had surgery late last night, faces another one today, and, well, just please pray for her. Aside from being a very beloved member of St. Paul's parish, she is a dear friend. Thanks.