Have a very grace-filled season of the Ordinary Time!
Request for Prayers and Invitation to Farewell Mass for
Father Agustin Escobar
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 28, 2016
I pray that today’s celebration of the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time finds you blessed and healthy. With sadness, I would like to update you regarding Fr. Agustin Escobar. Father has been battling multiple myeloma (cancer in the bone marrow) for a couple of years now. Last Monday, August 22, after the 6:30 am Mass on the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary, I met Father and received from him very heart breaking news. Father’s doctors informed him that he has a couple of months left to live and he wishes to be home with his family in Columbia before returning to Our Heavenly Home. Both Father and I could not withhold our tears. Please pray for him and his family. Meanwhile he continues to remain at the residence of his friends Raymond & Cecilia Mendoza in Anaheim. Today Father will be present at both 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm Spanish Masses to have his farewell words with our St. Cecilia community. The day of gratitude and tears!
Before he gets too weak, Father would like to celebrate a farewell Mass with the priests of the diocese, his friends and parishioners of the parishes in which he served (St. Boniface, Blessed Sacrament, St. Barbara, Our Lady of Pilar, Our Lady of Guadalupe (3rd/Grand), La Purisima, St. Joachim, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Norbert and St. Cecilia). Bishop Vann will celebrate a trilingual Mass with Fr. Agustin on Saturday, September 24 at 9:30 am at St. Norbert Church in Orange. Please invite your family and friends to join us at Mass. He is always grateful to you for your constant prayers for him. You may drop your card at the office.
May God bless Fr. Agustin abundantly and grant us a miracle that Fr. Agustin’s cancer will be soon completely removed. May Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, intercede for him and his family. Please continue to keep Fr. Agustin in your prayers.
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