A Mass for Matthew

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A beautiful Funeral Mass of the Angels will be held at our church next Tuesday at 9:00 am. If you would like to attend, please be encouraged to wear a beautiful color as this is a celebration. Our Children will all be in white as they rejoice on this day knowing their newest family member is in the Presence of Almighty God. May Christ be with you and sustain you.

32 thoughts on “A Mass for Matthew

  1. We will be remembering you all in prayer, especially next Tuesday morning.

    Our church has added dear Matthew to our prayer list and he is prayed for at every service. You are all cared for even by those who do not know you. We will continue to pray as you grieve the loss of your beautiful boy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Emily, my heart is heavy for you and your family as you mourn the loss of precious Matthew. I think about you every day and I keep praying to your little saint in heaven to interced for you during this difficult time. This picture brings tears to my eyes. I was hoping for a picture with Matthew with his Rosary 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing him with us. We love you!

  3. Dear Emily,

    Please know that your family continues in our prayers. We will offer our Tuesday Mass for all of your intentions. Rest in the peace of our Lord, Matthew.

  4. We will pray for you especially on that day. While we live far away and can’t be there, we can dress in rainbow colors in honor of Matthew and the joy of the Lord.

  5. We don’t know each other and I stumbled upon your blog and all I can say is, WOW! I just read your posts from the past two months regarding beautiful little Matthew and my heart goes out to you! My family has been stressed with financial problems (DH loosing his job twice in the past year and a half)…we thought this was a difficult thing to endure…but your situation by far, is much harder…will place you and your family in our prayers! I am totally floored by your strength and level-headedness (I’m sure this is more on paper/text than all is in your heart) but your focus on God’s plan is amazing! God bless you!

  6. You’ve been in my heart and prayers constantly. There so much that is sad and difficult about this time, but also something so very sacred and beautiful, truly full of God’s grace. I have learned so much. Thank you for allowing God to work so powerfully through so much sorrow.

  7. What a beautiful and touching photo, Emily. We are so sorry that we cannot be there to support you all. We will be thinking of you all on Tuesday.

  8. That is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing it. My prayers continue for you and your family. I wish I lived closer to attend what I’m sure will be a beautiful Mass in honor of your son.

  9. Emily – I just came across your blog again. I bookmarked it ages ago when you sent it to me during correspondence in regard to a buddy pass (put in touch through Fr. KP), and it had been a while since I had looked at it. I am incredibly humbled and touched by your story. My heart goes out to you and your family. I couldn’t stop reading, and I couldn’t stop the tears as I read. What a witness to faith your family is! Please be assured of my prayers for you and yours. God Bless You! Susan

  10. what a precious photo. I prayed for your physical healing today especially Emily, and all of the reminders it brings for you.
    Joining you in spirit on Tuesday. May Mary hold you close.
    Peace of Christ,
    love,

  11. I ache to be there with you all next week. We’ll be there in spirit, though, dear friend. My heart just swells, aches, and rejoices with you. So many emotions…

    (((hugs)))

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. I had posted Matthew on my blog’s prayer list and was hoping that God would have a plan to intervene. The plan appears to have been different. Your experiences, as well as mine and those of others who have babies with birth defects, disabilities, or extreme prematurity, remind us all that a perfectly formed, normal-birth baby is the miracle. Too few take that happening for granted. God be with you!

  13. Emily,
    I love your family…I feel very united with you in your pain. I too have four precious saints in Heaven and 5 living. My heart hurts for you and with you. We are burying our baby we lost at 15 weeks on Wednesday. We have Meredith Angela, Juliana Bernadette, Maximilian Joseph and our precious new saint who we are not sure of the gender until tomorrow (either Timothy Gabriel or Molly Clare) in Heaven with Luke, Mark, Karoline and Matthew. Please know my entire family will be praying for you all tomorrow and asking all of our saints to intercede for you.
    Much love,
    Adele and Joey Schweitzer

  14. Dear Emily, Just wanted to let you know that you’ve been in my thoughts and prayers all day. May God bless you all and comfort you! And thank you for sharing all the precious pictures of your little Saint! {{{{Hugs}}}}

  15. Emily, I was praying for you through the weekend…..and the day. Every time I miss my son who just left us for a year, I will offer it up for you and your family. Hugs, prayers & love,

    Chari

  16. Having been in the same place , I can feel your pain & loss and want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that our Lord will give your family strength and comfort during this time. We have so many little angels up there now!………God Bless!

  17. prayed for you yesterday, and am continuing. much love to you and your family. As we just started school today, we are asking Matthew to be one of our intercessors for the school year and our baby intentions.

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