From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor. Fr. Johnson was recently ordained.
However, today I received this:
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From: “Msgr. David Brockman” <>
Subject: Prayers Requested
Date: March 16, 2017 at 7:39:42 AM EDT
To: Priests <>
Dear Brother Priests,
On behalf of Msgr. Michael Shugrue, Diocesan Administrator, your prayers are requested for Father Philip Johnson, a newly ordained priest of the Diocese of Raleigh and who is currently stationed in priestly ministry at Sacred Heart Parish in Pinehurst and its mission, San Juan Diego in Robbins.
Father Johnson has requested I share with you that on Monday of this week, his physicians at Duke University discovered new growth in the Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumor, which had been static for an extended period of time. Biopsy surgery to review this status will take place at Duke University Hospital on Monday morning of next week, March 20, 2017.
Kindly include a remembrance of Father Johnson among your intentions, especially asking the intercession of Our Lady of Lourdes, Saint Bernadette and if it is God’s will to glorify His servant, Father Thomas Frederick Price, that the favor of healing strength also be granted through his prayerful intercession.
Fraternally in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. David D. Brockman
Delegate of the Diocesan Administrator