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The economy of grace, and mercy

Once again NCCL’s missionary friend, Father Abraha Baraki sends his thanks and his prayers from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, together with a report of the Masses he and fellow missionaries have celebrated in the traditional Ge’ez Rite for all those who have donated and requested intentions.

Here follows his letter of gratitude (e-mailed October 14, 2013), with a list of the Mass intentions and dates of their celebration:

Dear Mr. Gregory Lloyd,

Thank you so much for your help in sending the Mass stipends. $ 4,040.00 dollars, a total of 219 Masses stipends, was donated for the Masses listed below at an average stipend of 18.45 USD per gift per Mass, which I have celebrated in order of the givers’ intention.

All Mass intentions the celebrating have been completed for the requests of September 2, 2013. Theses Mass stipends are great help for me. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation, help and understanding.

Dear Gregory, October Sat 12, 2013. I have arrived to Addis Ababa in the morning from visiting my brother and the Baraki family in Washington, DC. The visit was very interesting and good visit for me. I am so happy to see Assefa in this well condition. This is all your kindly effort and struggling with God’s will. Thank you so much for your kindly humanitarian works.

I met with all my beloved family and relatives in Washington DC. I am very happy when I got this opportunity. But I am so sorry when I didn’t meet you and your family and all my benefactors and my charitable people in your Philadelphia area. When I get this chance I hope to visit you. I hope to visit you in the other time if God’s will. My vacation this time was short.

How are your beloved holy family? How are all our benefactors and helpers?

I always remember you in my daily week prayers with all your family and all our kind helpers’ people. I hope you remember me in your holy prayers. I am very excited to see you face to face another time.

And also for new Mass stipends from 9 October, 2013, through my brother we have received $1400.00 of Mass stipends. Please, send me the name of the list intentions.

Thank you for your kind help and understanding.

God bless your kind country with you and your family charitable people.

Yours truly,
Abba Abraha Baraki.

Operation Mission Stipends [“OMS”]

The following Mass intentions are linked to the stipends transferred to Abba Abraha by bank wire on December 19, 2012. 100% of all collected stipends were delivered to the missionaries, c/o Abba Abraha.

A total of 219 Masses had been requested, each to be offered “for the intention of the giver”, according to the traditional Ge’ez Rite of the sacred Liturgy — as is the custom & condition of our requests.

Following are names of the givers, their city & state, and their intentions — all given verbatim from the “Operation Mission Stipends” forms returned to NCCL between October 2011 and December 2012. (Except for the “Gregorian Masses” requested by Mrs. Diane Toler in August 2011, who had granted permission to wait to send her request until the missionaries no longer had other responsibilities or obligations at the altar; and by Mrs. Alice Grayson, whose gift delivered July 1, 2011 was inadvertently not recorded until after the last transfer.)

Here follows Abba Abraha’s accounting:

1.) Mrs. Alice Ann Grayson – Stowe, Vermont; July 1, 2011 [sic] – donated $50 US

requesting:

— one (1) Mass for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd
I offered this Mass 27 January 2013.

2.) Mrs. Diane Toler – Glenmoore, Pennsylvania; August 8, 2011 [sic] – donated $3,000 US

requesting:

a. 30 consecutive “Gregorian” Masses for repose of the soul of her father, Elio Filippo.
These 30 Masses in order I offered from 28 January to 26 February 2013.

b. 30 consecutive “Gregorian” Masses for repose of the soul of her husband’s father, Herbert Toler
I offered 30 Masses consecutive from February 28 to March 29, 2013.

c. 30 consecutive “Gregorian” Masses for repose of the soul of her husband’s half-brother, Vernon Ferrell
I have offered 30 Masses consecutive from 30 March to 27 April 2013.

d. 30 consecutive “Gregorian” Masses for repose of the soul of her friend in Christ, Lori Rechichar
I offered 30 consecutive holy Masses from May 13 to 11 June 2013 in order.

3.) Mrs. Diane Buscemi – Los Osos, California; February 13, 2012 – donated $15 US

requesting:

— one (1) holy Mass for the Sacred Fraternity of St. Peter
I offered this Mass on April 28, 2013.

4.) Richard J. Lloyd – Whitehall, Pennsylvania; February 18, 2012 – donated $590 US

requesting 59 Masses:

a. 10 holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Howard Lloyd, father of Richard
These 10 holy Masses I offered consecutive from 29 April to May 9, 2013.

b. 10 holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Nellie Lloyd, mother of Richard.
I offered 10 holy Masses from 13 June to June 22, 2013 for the repose the soul of Nellie intention.

c. 10 holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Florence Lloyd, sister of Richard
Have offered 10 Masses from 23 June to July 2, 2013 for the repose soul of Florence intention.

d. 10 holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, wife of Richard
I have offered 10 Holy Masses from 3 July to12 July 2013 for the soul of Martina intention.

e. 12 holy Masses for special intentions.
Have offered 12 Holy Masses from 3 July to 25, 2013 for special intention of Mr. Rechad.

f. five (5) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Joseph A. Granahan, Jr, friend of Richard
I have offered 5 holy Masses from 26 July to 30, 2013 for the soul of Joseph A. Granahan intention.

g. one (1) holy Mass for Helen Hillanbrand, friend of Richard
One (1) holy Mass for Helen Hilanbrad friend of Rechard intention July 31, 2013.

h. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Mary Wukitsch, at the request of Mrs. Jane Purvis, friend of the deceased
This Holy Mass have offered 1st August 2013.

5.) Mrs. Mary Resch – Reedsville, Wisconsin; February 24, 2012 – donated $100 US

requesting:

— five (5) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Mr. Norman Resch
Theses 5 holy Masses have offered of the soul of Mr. Norman Resch intention 2 August to 6, 2013.

6.) Richard J. Lloyd – Whitehall, Pennsylvania; June 15, 2012 – donated $130 US

requesting 13 Masses for the repose of the soul of the departed servant of God Martian Ann (Penny) Lloyd:

a. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Mrs. Carolyn Lloyd, daughter-in-law of the deceased
This Holy Mass in order have offered in 8 August 2013 of the soul of Martina intention.

b. two (2) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Daniel Lloyd, grandson of the decease
I offered these 2 holy Masses 9 and 10 May 2013 for Martina intention.

c. two (2) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Brian Lloyd, grandson of the deceased
These two (2) Masses have celebrated 11 and 12 August 2013 above intention.

d. five (5) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Joseph Lloyd, grandson of the deceased
This one (1) holy Mass have celebrated for soul of Martian intention August 13, 2013

e. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Briana Lloyd, great-granddaughter of the deceased
This holy Mass have offered on August 14, 2013 for the soul of Martina intention.

f. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Jacob Lloyd, great-grandson of the deceased
Have celebrated on August 15, 2013 for the repose of the soul of Martina intention.

g. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, at the request of Mrs. Jane Purvis, friend of the deceased
This Holy Mass have offered on August 16, 2013 for this above intention.

7.) Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. & Maureen S. Lloyd – Whitehall, Pennsylvania; November 14, 2012 – donated $150 US

requesting 15 Masses for the living & the dead:

a. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Howard Lloyd, father of Richard
This holy Mass have celebrated in August 17, 2013 of the soul of Howard Lloyd intention.

b. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Nellie Lloyd, mother of Richard
Have celebrated this holy Mass in August 18, 2013 for the soul of Nellie intention.

c. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Florence Lloyd, sister of Richard
Have offered August 19, 2013 for repose of the soul of Florence Lloyd intention.

d. two (2) holy Masses for the repose of the soul of Martina Ann (Penny) Lloyd, first wife of Richard. These two (2) holy Masses celebrated in 20 and 21 August 2013 for the soul of Martina intention.

e. one (1) holy Mass for Maria Lloyd Ewell, daughter of Richard
Have celebrated one holy Mass for Maria Lloyd Ewell intention August 22, 2013.

f. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of Mary M. Schrader, friend of Richard.
This holy Mass has offered for the repose of the soul of Mary M.Schrader intention August 23, 2013.

g. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the soul of James Ewell, friend of Richard.
This holy Mass has offered for the soul of James Ewell intention on August 24, 2013.

h. Five (5) holy Masses for Joseph & Lorraine Connolly, friends of Richard
Theses five (5) holy Masses have celebrated for Joseph & Connolly intention from 25 August to August 29, 2013.

i. One (1) holy Mass for a special intention
This one (1) holy Mass for Richard’s a special intention has offered on August 30, 2013.

8.) Directors & friends of the NCCL apostolate – Whitehall, Pennsylvania; December 18, 2012

requesting 5 Masses for the living & the dead and special intentions:

a. one (1) holy Mass for the repose of the souls of the apostolate’s friends & benefactors.
This holy Mass has celebrated the repose of the souls of the apostolates friends and benefactors intention on August 31, 2013.

b. one (1) holy Mass for the apostolate’s living friends & benefactors
This holy Mass has offered for the apostolate’s living friends & benefactors intention on Sept 1, 2013.

c. One (1) holy Mass in thanksgiving for the crosses, accomplishments, victories & defeats of the apostolate
This holy Mass has celebrated in thanksgiving for the crosses, on Sept 2, 2013.

d. one (1) holy Mass in thanksgiving especially for the goodness & skill of the surgeon, Dr. Matthew Cooper, his assistants, Rachel C. Thomas, and the entire staff at Georgetown University Transplant Institute, for saving Assefa & Robel by providing renal transplantation & medical care.
This Holy Mass has offered in thanksgiving especially for the goodness and skill of the surgeon, Dr. Matthew Cooper, his assistants, Rachel C. Thomas, and the entire staff at Georgetown University transplant Institute, for saving Assefa and Robel by providing renal transplantation and medical care intention on Sept 4, 2013.

e. One (1) holy Mass for a special intention, for reconciliation of Brethren in the Lord
This holy Mass has celebrated for a special intention for reconciliation of Brethren in the Lord on Sept 5, 2013.

Between October 2011 and November 2012 a total of $4,040 was donated for the 219 Masses listed above, at an average stipend of $18.45 US per gift per Mass.

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