Prayer Requests

1/17/19 — Prayer Request for Rick Taylor

Dear Christendom Community,

Please keep Richard Taylor in your prayers. As some of you may know, Rick has been out of work since December 8th of 2018 due to a series of medical conditions. He has spent the greater part of the last six weeks in Woodstock Medical and Winchester Hospital dealing with issues with his liver as well as pneumonia. He has not been able to eat or walk.  As of today, he has been transported to Fairfax Hospital for emergency surgery and is currently in the ICU.

Richard Taylor has served the community for the last ten years as an exceptional cook and a role model too many students in this kitchen. All prayers would be most appreciated.

Sincerely

Chef Don Higby ’02

12/30/18 — Two special prayer requests

Two special prayer requests:
1.  Special Prayer Request:  for an alumni family dealing with a divorce scenario.  The intention is for a miracle of reconciliation and healing during the Christmas season for the spouses and children.  Please pray for this miracle through the intercession of Our Lady Undoer of Knots and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  Thank you in advance for your prayers.

2. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Eugene P. Foeckler, Sr.
Mr. Foeckler, was a founding parent of Christendom College sending two sons to the very first class in Triangle, VA in 1977.
Mr. Foeckler was father to alumni Rev. Christopher Foeckler (’81), Daniel Foeckler (’81), Mary (Foeckler) Nauman (’83), and Michael Foeckler (’85).
Please pray for the entire Foeckler clan.
Full funeral arrangements are below.
Eternal rest grant unto him O LORD. May perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through he mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
Wishing you and your family continued Christmas blessings!
Vince
On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, of Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of the late Lucy Belle Foeckler; father of Eugene P.. Foeckler, Jr. (Aileen), Daniel Foeckler (Meg), Fr. Christopher Foeckler MJ, Mary Nauman (the late Tim) and Michael Foeckler (Kathy); grandfather of 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christendom College, Front Royal, VA.

12/17/18 — Prayer Requests

For the repose of the soul of Janet T. Schwenkler, mother of John (’94) and Paul (’95) Schwenkler.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/star-gazette/obituary.aspx?n=janet-t-schwenkler&pid=190978876&fhid=13266

Sympathy cards can be sent to:
John E. Schwenkler
1994147 W Gray St Apt 810
Elmira, NY  14901-3022

 

For the repose of the soul of Anastasia Maria Cerny, the special needs baby of Bernadine (“Bunny” Martell) ’04 and Michael Cerny.
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=anastasia-cerny&pid=190960129&fhid=4645

She passed peacefully in her mother’s arms this past Sunday, on December 9th.  Please pray for the consolation of the Cerny Family.

St. Anastasia, pray for us!

Sympathy cards can be sent to:

Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Cerny
4117 N 123rd Ter
Kansas City, KS 66109-3104

 

12/13/18 — from Chip Hibl

Also from Chip Hibl:  Gabrielle Tuttle (’90) continues to improve. She is now off the ventilator. She is alert and can talk, but is very weak.  Things are improving, but please continue to keep her in your prayers.

I will send updates as any significant changes take place.

12/10/18 — URGENT prayer request

Another URGENT prayer request … this time for Fr. Mike Ruddick (’98) who has significant issues with his liver and has been hopitalized since late last week.  He is stabilized but still in very bad shape.  Please pray for Fr. Ruddick.  Apparently the family is seeking the intercession of Venerable Fulton Sheen for Fr. Ruddick’s recovery..

11/12/18 — The Flippen Family Needs Your Help!

Dear Alumni,

The Francois (’99) and Jen (O’Gorman) Flippen (’98) family has been navigating multiple hospitalizations as a result of Jen’s most recent diagnosis and their current insurance share program does not cover or receive special requests for any psychiatric or psychological care.

The healing process has had many ups and downs and they have been struggling to find the right medication to help Jen. She is currently back in the hospital.

With Francois approval, we humbly ask you for both your financial assistance and your prayers to help the Flippen family through this tough time.

You can make a donation here:

Thank you!

Vince

10/24/18 — For the repose of the soul of Anne Therese Karaffa

Dear College Community,

In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Anne Therese Karaffa.

Anne was a donor to the college and a dedicated 7:30am Mass attendee here on campus.

As I understand, Anne spent many hours praying in the chapel and was discerning a religious vocation to the Linden Dominicans when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident while down in Alabama visiting Mother Angelica’s EWTN facilities/shrine.

Please pray for the repose of Anne’s soul and for her extended family.

A photo of Anne is attached and a link (and the text) to Anne’s obituary is below.

Eternal rest grant unto her O LORD.  May perpetual light shine upon her.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.

 

Thank you,

Vincent T. Criste (’98)

Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Christendom College

134 Christendom Dr

Front Royal, VA 22630

540-551-9180 office

540-660-9617 cell

vince.criste@christendom.edu

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http://www.henryfuneralhome.net/obituary/anne-karaffa?fh_id=15664

Anne Therese Karaffa, 57, of 1117 Ashby Street, died Monday, October 15, 2018,  in Alabama.

She was born April 29, 1961, in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of John Francis and Lucille Carmella (Sposa) Karaffa.

She was employed as a physical therapist for the Front Royal School System.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal and was extremely devoted to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, family members include three brothers and sisters-in-law, John Mark and Rebecca (Paretsky) Karaffa of Verona, Thomas and Elizabeth Karaffa of Staunton, and Dr. David Matthew and Sandra (Elliott) Karaffa of Palm Coast, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews; and God children.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Christine Karaffa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Father Joseph Wamala.  Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.

10/3/18 — Update on Three Deaths Within the Greater College Community.

Dear Alumni,

Please see the update below on the three deaths within the greater college community.

Vince

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Mr. Richard O’Donnell (Dr. O’Donnell’s father)

Viewing will be at Moser’s Funeral Home: 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186

Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Funeral will be at St. John’s in Warrenton: 271 Winchester St, Warrenton, VA 20186

Friday, October 5 at 11:00 am

Reception after Mass for all. Burial will be a private ceremony for just the family.

All of the O’Donnells appreciate all the prayers for Mr. O’Donnell and the family.

 

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Angela Wimmer

No obituary as of this email but a there is a GoFundMe page setup for her family:

https://www.gofundme.com/funeral-expenses-for-angela-wimmer

 

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Paul Davidson

Employee from Fall 1988 to Spring 1989 as an Associate Professor in Mathematics.

Long-time meber of the choir, Paul was a tenor, faithfully showing up for rehearsals and to sing at the Sunday Masses from the time the mid-1990’s until the fall of 2013 or 2014.

 

Paul Robert Davidson(1942 – 2018)

Paul Robert Davidson, 76, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Shenandoah Senior Living in Front Royal.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Father Phillip Cozzi officiating.

Mr. Davidson was born August 29, 1942 in Waterbury, Connecticut to the late Arnold and Christine Hathaway Davidson.

He was also preceded in death by his son, Garth Davidson.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Enesta Ellen Davidson; son, Christian Davidson; former wife, Mary Pendlin; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to may be made to the Front Royal Pregnancy Center, 11 South Street, Front Royal, 22630.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal, Virginia.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.maddoxfuneralhome

Sign the Guest Book at www.nvdaily.com/obituaries

Funeral Home

Maddox Funeral Home

105 West Main Street Front Royal, VA 22630

540-635-2773

Published in Northern Virginia Daily on Oct. 2, 2018

 

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.  May perpetual light shine upon them.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.

10/2/18 — Funeral details for Mr. Richard O’Donnell, RIP

Dear All,

I wanted to share with you the viewing and funeral details for Mr. Richard O’Donnell, who is

 Dr. O’Donnell’s father and Declan and Niall O’Donnell’s grandfather.

Viewing will be at Moser’s Funeral Home: 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186

Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Funeral will be at St. John’s in Warrenton: 271 Winchester St, Warrenton, VA 20186

Friday, October 5 at 11:00 am

Reception after Mass for all. Burial will be a private ceremony for just the family.

All of the O’Donnells appreciate all the prayers for Mr. O’Donnell and the family.

Thanks,

Brenda

Mrs. Brenda Seelbach

Executive Assistant to the President