Bishop David O’Connell was on the Immaculate Heart Radio show with Terry Barber. The show was about prayer and Bishop David was able to share his experience this past weekend with Fr. Cassidy
Father has met with the Palliative Care Team and he is happy with the plan they have laid out. He will be leaving to his Sister’s house soon.
Fr. Cassidy spoke with Sr. Nuala and said it has all been so overwhelming but that he is happy and at peace! Sr. Nuala said he sounded good.
Fr. Cassidy arrived safely in Dublin, Ireland. He has been able to eat, sleep and he is not in pain. He is resting comfortably at the home of Paul & Agnes. Thanks be to God!
Update 7/11 at 12:30pm.
Father will be leaving at approx 3pm. We suggest meeting in the Church to pray between 2-2:30. Then we will head out to Royal Oaks once they alert us.
All are Invited to meet at 1pm in the Church
Tomorrow, July 11th in the afternoon we will gather to line Royal Oaks Drive and hold a banner that says “We Love You Father Cassidy”. We will wave to him as he leaves with his family to the airport for their journey back to Ireland.
Originally we announced we would meet at 3pm. It appears that Fr. Cassidy may be leaving earlier around 2pm. We suggest that everyone arrive around 1pm and meet in the church were we can silently pray in front of the Blessed Sacrament. The rectory will let us know when Father is getting ready to leave and we can then head out to the Royals Oaks Drive to wave to him. Be sure and wear green!
Please check the Immaculate Conception website for the most current updates in case there are any changes in timing.
Dear Immaculate Conception Community,
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As you know, Fr. Cassidy has been fighting cancer for some time now. He has decided it is time to move back to Ireland so he can be with his family. He will be leaving this Monday, July 11, 2016.
He has been such an important part of our IC Community for so many years and we know that many of you will want to show him your love and support.
We invite you to join us in a special Spiritual Bouquet for Father. This Spiritual Bouquet is our way, as a community, of lifting Father up in prayer and allowing our prayers to help carry him back to Ireland.
How can you participate?
Simply pray for the intentions of Father Cassidy and share that Spiritual Bouquet with him. You can pray any prayer form (for example: Meditation, pray the Rosary, recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet, spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament, Offer your Masses etc.) After you have prayed, you can share this bouquet with him. To share with him, please Click here
Father will be able to see a list of all the people praying for him even when he is in Ireland.
As you can imagine it is going to be hard for him to say goodbye to everyone. It is suggested that we can send cards and notes to say our goodbyes. The notes can be dropped off at the rectory. At this time, it is very hard for Father to take calls or have visitors. Thank you for your understanding.
As a special way to show our support for Fr. Cassidy, we invite you to wear green at all the masses this weekend. If you would like to gather to pray for Father Cassidy, you are invited to join Bishop David O’Connell & Fr. Randy, for the 8am Mass this Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Immaculate Conception. Please note – Father Cassidy will not be in attendance.
Thank you, dear IC Family, for your love and support of Father Cassidy.
In Jesus’ love,
The Immaculate Conception Meditation Group
Estimada Comunidad de Inmaculada Concepción,
Como ustedes saben, el Padre Cassidy ha estado luchando contra el cáncer por un tiempo. Él ha decidido regresar a Irlanda para estar con su familia. Él se va éste lunes, 11 de julio de 2016.
Él ha sido una parte muy importante para nuestra comunidad de Inmaculada Concepción por muchos años y sabemos que muchos de ustedes quieren mostrarle su amor y su apoyo.
Los invitamos para reunirnos en un ramillete espiritual para el Padre. El ramillete espiritual es nuestra manera, como comunidad, de alentar al Padre Cassidy con nuestras oraciones. Que nuestras oraciones ayuden a llevar al Padre de regreso a Irlanda.
¿Cómo puede usted participar?
Simplemente puede orar por las intenciones del Padre Cassidy y compartir el ramillete espiritual con él. Usted puede rezar de cualquier forma (por ejemplo: meditación, rezar el Rosario, recitar la Coronilla de Divina Misericordia, visitar al Santísimo, Ofrecer Misas, etc.) Después de haber orado, usted puede compartir este ramillete con él. Para compartir su ramillete con él, por favor oprima Oprima aquí
El Padre va poder ver la lista de personas que están rezando por él, incluso cuando esté en Irlanda.
Su despedida va ser muy difícil para todos. Le sugerimos que usted puede enviar cartas y tarjetas para despedirse. Puede llevar las cartas y tarjetas a la rectoría. En éste momento, es muy difícil para que el Padre reciba llamadas o visitas. Gracias por su comprensión.
Una forma especial para mostrarle nuestro apoyo al Padre Cassidy, lo invitamos para que se vista de color verde en todas las misas durante éste fin de semana. Si desea reunirse para rezar por el Padre Cassidy, está invitado para unirse con el Obispo David O’Connell y con el Padre Randy, en la misa de 8am éste domingo, en la Inmaculada Concepción. Aviso importante: El Padre Cassidy no estará presente.
Gracias, querida Familia de Inmaculada Concepción, por su amor y apoyo al Padre Cassidy.
En el amor de Jesús,
El Grupo de Meditación de Inmaculada Concepción