A reader’s word of appreciation to WDTPRSers and TLM news

From a reader.  I will include his name here, Philip Johnson, for I asked you to pray for him in another entry and he chimed in.

This is Philip Johnson, the Naval Officer who is dying of brain cancer (PhilipGerardJohnson.blogspot.com).  I appreciate you posting my blog 
a few weeks ago, which has gained me many prayers and Masses.  

For my last "hurrah" before brain surgery for a biopsy, I was MC for a Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Rocky Mount, NC for the First Sunday of Advent.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help – a "country" parish in the Diocese of Raleigh which was never "reformed" in the 70’s.  Bishop Burbidge has been amazing in allowing the EF to whoever wants to offer it.  He comes as often as he can to assist in choir.  Celebrant was diocesan priest Fr. Tim Meares (one of the holiest and humblest priests I know), and photos were taken by Mrs. Penny Silvers.  She also took videos of the Mass.  I hope you enjoy, and feel free to use them on your blog if you see fit! 

God bless you!

In Christ,
Philip Johnson

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  1. Thank you for the links!

    Prayers for our brother in Christ, Philip, for his recovery and family.

  2. little gal says:

    I am attending a daily Novena( Mass )for the Immaculate Conception thru 12/8 and will an intention for Philip’s healing during every Mass.

  3. Fr Fenton says:

    You will be in my prayers as well.
    Fr Patrick Fenton,
    Kilgore TX

  4. henri says:

    Philip, you are in our prayers.

  5. EDG says:

    I have been praying for Philip. He seems like such a wonderful person. I know we have to pray for hideous awful sinners, too, but I really hope God will spare Philip and send him back to us to help us face what is to come in this country. Prayers for Philip and his family.

  6. Rancher says:

    Prayers from here for Philip, a servant of God and Country. I pray that God will allow him to heal so he can continue his service on earth. If not, he will certainly continue to serve in Heaven.

  7. leo says:

    I prayed when I first read the request and asked for Fulton Sheens help , I received a great grace through him when I prayed that my sister would come back to the faith and the same day she went back to the Mass for the first time since she left home .

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