In addition to the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, there are two individuals and their families I am asking you keep in prayer.
1. Officer Chad Peery and his family. Chad was a Catholic. While off-duty over a year ago, he and his father were at a local restaurant to watch a ball game, when the manager asked him to help remove some rowdy guests. Those guests turned on him once outside and broke his neck. Chad survived and worked exceptionally hard, just in February he was able to take a few steps and had returned to work at the Police Department. This weekend, the van he and his children were passengers in, had a tire blow out, the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled numerous times. Chad died later at the hospital from injuries from the crash. This death has struck me personally very deeply. Please pray for his family and for Chad.
2. My friend and a colleague delivered her second child prematurely a few months back and I was informed just before leaving campus today that little Oliver passed away this afternoon. Please pray for little Oliver and for the family.