Please pray for a dear friend!

Please pray for my dear friend Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. who could use our prayers. I was so blessed to spend time with him recently and he sends his very best, by the way. He thanks you very much for your prayers and he prays for you. Thank you dear Friends for keeping him in your prayers. EWTN announced on television yesterday that dear Father is in his last days. The CFR Friars put it this way: “Please pray for him as he is preparing to journey to the house of Our Father.”

Won’t you join me in praying for him? If you’d like you can start the Christmas novena that starts Novemeber 30th, the feast of St. Andrew (Fr. Andrew’s name day–St. Andrew!). Thank you in advance for praying. Here is the prayer:

Beginning on St. Andrew the Apostle’s feast day, November 30, the following beautiful prayer is traditionally recited fifteen times a day until Christmas. This is a very meditative prayer that helps us increase our awareness of the real focus of Christmas and helps us prepare ourselves spiritually for His coming (from the EWTN website).

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires, 
[here mention your request]

through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. Amen.

It is piously believed that whoever recites the St. Andrew Christmas novena prayer FIFTEEN times each day from the feast of St. Andrew (November 30th) until Christmas Eve will obtain the favor requested.

God bless you!

10 thoughts on “Please pray for a dear friend!

  1. Dearest Fr. Apostoli,
    I am very sad to hear about your illness.
    I pray that you are not suffering in any way.
    I enjoy watching you on Sunday evenings and have learned so much from you!
    I want to say “THANK YOU” for sharing your faith, a gift that I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH!
    I was unable to attend the event given for the Good Shepherd Home in Riverton, N.J. last month.9
    I will always regret that I missed the opportunity to meet you and hear you speak in person.
    With Love & Gratitude,

    • Dear Diana, Thank you for your message. Thank you for praying for our dear Fr. Andrew Apostoli. God bless you!

  2. Oh Donna, I feel so bad. Please keep me posted about him. And I will keep him in my prayers. I’ve got to get that video of the blessing that you have somehow.

    • I know what you mean about feeling so bad. But we must trust that God has the perfect timing for when our dear Fr. Andrew will go home to his Father. I’m sure that Our Lady will give him a special embrace. God bless you, Lorraine!
      PS Yes, we will figure out the recording.

  3. Yes will pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet with my husband for Fr. Andrew Apostoli. May Our Lord and Blessed Mother be with Him now and forever. We just heard the news during ewtn’s Saturday Mass.

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