Hey everyone...this is a very important prayer request for our friend Joseph Rutchik, as well as for Holly and the girls, Tessa and Anna. Due to complications of Marfan's, Joseph will be undergoing another major heart surgery on July 1st, this time to completely replace his aortic valve. This is a very major surgery and all of your prayers would be SO GREATLY APPRECIATED! God chooses to work through secondary causes (us), so our prayers can and will make a HUGE difference!
July 1st is 9 days away, so those of you familiar with novenas, this would be a wonderful place to start. The family has a strong devotion to St. Joseph and The Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Here is a link to a Novena of St. Joseph http://www.ewtn.com/library/PRAYER/NOVJOE.TXT
Here is a link to a Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
For those of you unfamiliar with Novenas, please pray in any way you wish! We need to storm the heavens with our prayers to get the Rutchik family through this very very difficult time.
Also, if you'd like to see some updates as they happen, I believe Holly will be posting them as she is able on her blog, at http://fallingupwardholly.blogspot.com/. Please feel free to follow her and her family through this difficult time and it's a great place to offer words of comfort and support.
God bless you all, and please join us in prayer!