Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Half Marathon Results

Below are the results from the Frassati Half Marathon that took place in Central Park on October 16.  Congratulations to all of our runners!

Anthony Cammarata 1:29
Brother Simon 1:37
Dan Dengler 1:44
Michael Hannon 1:46
Marc Cammarata 1:54
Tamara Losleben 1:55
Sandra Koch 1:58
Karolina Waseleqiez 2:00
Joseph Reciniello 2:03
Dan Donohue 2:03
Justine Steenblock 2:12
Heidi Cinquegrana 2:11
Emily Thomas 2:21
Kathy Dubowski 2:21

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Prayer Request

The Billingsley family have 7 kids and are a wonderful Catholic family in the Nashville parish. They are experiencing tremendous suffering now because their oldest son, 17 year old Marshall, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Ewing's Sarcoma - an extremely rare bone cancer that has spread to his lung. He just began 8 weeks of chemo, to be followed by surgery. Because the cancer was so far along when they caught it, he has been given a 10%-30% chance of survival. Please keep this family in your prayers daily (the father is currently unemployed as the Saturn factory where he was working closed), that their suffering may not be in vain and that they will trust in the Lord.

There is a flourishing devotion to Bl. Pier Girogio Frassati among the Nashville Catholic community. Christine Wohar, head of FrassatiUSA, lives here in town! Since he needs one more miracle to his name for canonization, we are asking him to intercede on behalf of Marshall Billingsley and grant a miraculous healing. Please join us in praying the prayer below and pass it on to all who would be interested in furthering Bl. Pier Giorgio's cause. If we could get this to spread viral online that would be fantastic.

Pier Giorgio said, “Prayer is the noble supplication which we lift up to the throne of the Most High. It is the most efficient means to obtain from God the graces which we need.” 
(Speech to the Catholic Youth of Pollone, July 29, 1923)

"O merciful God,
Who through the perils of the world
deigned to preserve by Your grace
Your servant Pier Giorgio Frassati
pure of heart and ardent of charity,
listen, we ask You, to our prayers and,
if it is in Your designs that he be glorified by the Church,
show us Your will,
granting us the graces we ask of You, particularily, a complete and miraculous healing for Marshall Billingsley,
through his intercession,
by the merits of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Amen."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Frassati Half Marathon

The Frassati Half Marathon will take place in Central Park on October 16th.  To register, mail your completed registration form and check to:

614 W 114th Street, New York, NY 10025

The cost of the race is:
$20 post marked before September 30th, 2010
$25 post marked after September 30th, 2010
Please note: Registration will not be accepted after October 13, 2010.

The registration fee will support the cause for the canonization of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

For questions about the race, or to volunteer to help, email us at: frassati.marathon@gmail.com