Friday, October 12, 2018

October 13 : Anniversary of Fatima Miracle of the Sun - #Fatima witnessed by 70000 in 1917- SHARE

At Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917, three shepherd children (Blesseds Francisco & Jacinta Marto, and Servant of God Lucia dos Santos) saw apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary on a small holm-oak tree. During the these visions, the children were given secrets, were instructed to pray the Rosary and to offer penance for the conversion of sinners. In the September apparition, Our Lady told them:
“Continue to pray the Rosary in order to obtain the end of the war. In October St. Joseph will appear with the Child Jesus in order to bless the world.”
On October 13th over 70,000 people gathered around the site of the apparitions. People from different walks of life (including atheists who had gone to attack the children) witnessed what is now famously known as “The Miracle of the Sun.” During the Miracle of the Sun, the three shepherd children were witnessing what the Virgin had promised them in September. 
A cold rain had been falling throughout the night and into the day. 
Moved by an inner impulse, Lucia asked the people to shut their umbrellas and pray the Rosary. 
Some of the pilgrims during the Miracle of the Sun 
At noon, Our Lady appeared over the holm-oak she told Lucia several things.
As Our Lady ascended up into the sky, Lucy shouted: “She’s going! She’s going! Look at the sun!” Then the miracle Our Lady had promised began.
The sky cleared and the people could look at the sun without it hurting their eyes at all. Then the sun began to spin in place.  Then it started to fall, plunging towards the earth.
The sun became very large in the sky and very hot. It looked as if it was going to fall on top of the people and kill them all, as if it was the end of the world. So, the people fell on their knees in the mud and cried to God for mercy, begging Our Lady for Her help, Her intercession, and Her prayers.
Suddenly, the sun stopped falling and went back up into the sky to its regular place. Then the people got up from their knees and they all began to notice that their clothes were dry and clean. Not only that, but many sick persons were cured that day — the blind were able to see and the lame could walk. Many sinners were converted too. They stopped sinning and went to Confession, and then lived according to God’s Commandments.
Lucia explained what they saw:
Our Lady having disappeared in the immensity of the firmament, we saw, beside the sun, St. Joseph with the Child Jesus and Our Lady clothed in white with a blue mantle. St. Joseph and the Child Jesus appeared to bless the world, for they traced the Sign of the Cross with their hands.
Here we have St. Joseph, no words are spoken by him, but rather we have his actions. St. Joseph, holding his son Jesus, blesses the world by tracing the Sign of the Cross with his hand. By giving his special blessing to the world, St. Joseph shows us that he is still vigilant in his role as Patron of the Catholic Church (as proclaimed in 1870 by Bl. Pius IX) and still keeps watch over the faithful entrusted to his care.
Popes Pius XII, Paul VI, John Paul II and Benedict XVI all accepted the supernatural origin of the Fátima. The local bishop declared that (1) the visions of the three children are credible and (2) the veneration of the Blessed Virgin is permitted, the Portuguese bishops approved and declared the genuine supernatural nature of the event. The Vatican responded with granting indulgences and permitting special Liturgies of the Mass to be celebrated in Fátima.

The Fatima Message Continues
It does not end here we are continually called by Our Lady to PRAY the ROSARY daily, make sacrifices and go to confession. Only in this way will Jesus bring His Peace and stop the evils in the world today.
As promised by Our Lady, God soon took Francisco and Jacinta to Heaven. Francisco died on April 4, 1919 and Jacinta on February 20, 1920.
Lucia was left here on earth to tell everyone about Fatima. She was to make our Lady known and loved, and to spread devotion to Her Immaculate Heart.
(Edited from Fatimaforbeginners.org)
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Saint October 13 : St. Edward the Confessor : King of England : Patron of Difficult #Marriages



St. Edward the Confessor
KING OF ENGLAND
Feast: October 13
Information:
Feast Day:
October 13
Born:
1003 at Islip, Oxford, England
Died:
5 January 1066
Canonized:
1161
Major Shrine:
Westminster Abbey
Patron of:
difficult marriages, kings. separated spouses

King of England, born in 1003; died 5 January, 1066. He was the son of Ethelred II and Emma, daughter of Duke Richard of Normandy, being thus half-brother to King Edmund Ironside, Ethelred's son by his first wife, and to King Hardicanute, Emma's son by her second marriage with Canute. When hardly ten years old he was sent with his brother Alfred into Normandy to be brought up at the court of the duke his uncle, the Danes having gained the mastery in England. Thus he spent the best years of his life in exile, the crown having been settled by Canute, with Emma's consent, upon his own offspring by her. Early misfortune thus taught Edward the folly of ambition, and he grew up in innocence, delighting chiefly in assisting at Mass and the church offices, and in association with religious, whilst not disdaining the pleasures of the chase, or recreations suited to his station. Upon Canute's death in 1035 his illegitimate son, Harold, seized the throne, Hardicanute being then in Denmark, and Edward and his brother Alfred were persuaded to make an attempt to gain the crown, which resulted in the cruel death of Alfred who had fallen into Harold's hands, whilst Edward was obliged to return to Normandy. On Hardicanute's sudden death in 1042, Edward was called by acclamation to the throne at the age of about forty, being welcomed even by the Danish settlers owing to his gentle saintly character. His reign was one of almost unbroken peace, the threatened invasion of Canute's son, Sweyn of Norway, being averted by the opportune attack on him by Sweyn of Denmark; and the internal difficulties occasioned by the ambition of Earl Godwin and his sons being settled without bloodshed by Edward's own gentleness and prudence. He undertook no wars except to repel an inroad of the Welsh, and to assist Malcolm III of Scotland against Macbeth, the usurper of his throne. Being devoid of personal ambition, Edward's one aim was the welfare of his people. He remitted the odious "Danegelt", which had needlessly continued to be levied; and though profuse in alms to the poor and for religious purposes, he made his own royal patrimony suffice without imposing taxes. Such was the contentment caused by "the good St. Edward's laws", that their enactment was repeatedly demanded by later generations, when they felt themselves oppressed.
Yielding to the entreaty of his nobles, he accepted as his consort the virtuous Editha, Earl Godwin's daughter. Having, however, made a vow of chastity, he first required her agreement to live with him only as a sister. As he could not leave his kingdom without injury to his people, the making of a pilgrimage to St. Peter's tomb, to which he had bound himself, was commuted by the pope into the rebuilding at Westminster of St. Peter's abbey, the dedication of which took place but a week before his death, and in which he was buried. St. Edward was the first King of England to touch for the "king's evil", many sufferers from the disease were cured by him. He was canonized by Alexander III in 1161. His feast is kept on the 13th of October, his incorrupt body having been solemnly translated on that day in 1163 by St. Thomas of Canterbury in the presence of King Henry II.
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Latest from the Synod - How to Reach "nones" - Humanae Vitae and more with Bishop Baron - FULL Video

The General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops covered a large range of topics. These included the role of women, persecution and migration, reaching the “nones,” and spiritual mentorship.
By Russell Pollitt, SJ
Bishops Robert Barron from the United States and Everardus Johannes de Jong from the Netherlands told the briefing that the Synod has been a joyful experience in which there has been, so far, good open discussions. Bishop de Jong said that he felt the atmosphere was democratic. Bishop Barron said that if there was any doubt about who the protagonists of the Synod were, he assures people that it was most certainly the young people. He said that it was wonderful to see how the Church has listened. The bishop said that it was the catholicity of the Church on full display.
The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications, Dr Paolo Ruffini, gave a synopsis of what was discussed in the assembly. These included the accompaniment of young people – not just for vocational discernment but all through life; Christians who are being persecuted (­he mentioned Iraq specifically and an intervention made by a young participant that got applause from the assembly); the role of women; clerical abuse; the failure of the Church in communication and the education of the faithful; migration; intergenerational dialogue; the possibility of new ways of living community life which may be for a limited time but can help young people find the accompaniment they seek; and how liturgy should not be reduced to an artifact. 

Women

Sr Mina Kwon from Korea spoke specifically about women in ministry and the need for them to be treated with the same respect as men. She said that religious women and lay people must take on the role of journeying with young people more and more. She said that sometimes, in ministry, religious women are excluded from pastoral care and are not give equal responsibility and decision-making power. Bishops Barron and de Jong said that although women cannot vote at the Synod, because it is a Synod of bishops, they both feel that women have been listened to very carefully and that what they say will find its way into the final document of the Synod. Sr Kwon said that young people are sensitive to inequality and exclusion; they want collaboration and equality.

Persecution and Migration

Bishop Barron said that it helped listening to people speak about the situation in Iraq where Christians are being persecuted. He said that this helped the bishops get out of “first world preoccupations” and realise people are dying for their faith. Bishop de Jong said that hearing about Iraq forced him to ask the question “What am I doing in my diocese for the Christians of Iraq?” He said that the Synod is therefore also a place where questions of global solidarity can be explored.
Bishop de Jong spoke about migration, saying that often, in Europe, people complain about migrants entering their countries. He said that although western Europe does receive migrants, it puts things in perspective when you hear that single countries have received thousands more than the European collective. Dr Ruffini, in his remarks, said that was migration not only an issue between continents but also on continents; he specifically mentioned Africa

Reaching the “nones” and spiritual mentorship

Bishop Barron said that one important thing that struck him was that young people were really asking for spiritual mentorship. They want a church that is maternal and paternal. Many young people come from unstable family backgrounds and so they need to be mentored, nurtured and taught. Bishop Barron also said that close to his heart is a very challenging question: How do we reach the “nones” –  those whom the Church has no contact with, those who have no religious foundation. He said that the Church has to find ways of reaching them. This is a challenge but, he said, we also have new means, the world of social media, to help us achieve this.

Humanae vitae

Asked about whether or not Humanae vitae is being discussed by the Synod, Bishop Barron responded that there were no direct discussions but that it had certainly come up. He said that the canonisation of Pope Paul VI at this time was a prophetic move because if you read the document in our context today, it takes on a whole new meaning and shows that what he predicted was prophetic. He said that the assembly and small groups had spoken a lot about marriage and family life but that this was a moment to celebrate the prophetic quality of Humanae vitae.
FULL TEXT Release by Vatican News 

Pope Francis at Mass "defend them from the spirit of the world" - Homily

Pope at Mass: watch out against friendly, “well-mannered demons”
During his morning Mass on Friday Pope Francis spoke about how well-mannered demons can lead us to worldliness with guile and persuasion.
By Robin Gomes
Pope Francis celebrated Mass Friday morning at the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican, saying that when the devil cannot destroy head on with vices, wars or injustices, he does so subtly with guiles, gradually leading people into the spirit of the world, making them feel nothing is wrong.
He was sharing his reflection on the day’s Gospel reading where Jesus drives out a demon who returns with other more wicked spirits to take possession of his old home.

Struggle between good and evil

When the devil takes possession of a person’s heart, the Pope said, he makes it his home not wanting to leave, and tries to ruin the person and harm him even physically. 
The Pope explained that the struggle between good and evil in us human beings is the true struggle between the first struggle between God and the ancient serpent, between Jesus and the devil.  
Warning that the devil’s purpose  and vocation is "to destroy the work of God", Pope Francis said that when the devil cannot destroy “face to face” because God is a greater force that defends the person, then he, cunning and "smarter than a fox", seeks ways to regain possession of that person.

Polite demon

Focusing on the Gospel episode where the demon returns after being cast out, the Pope said he very politely says he has returned when in fact he was thrown out.  Finding the home “swept and adorned", he brings along with him several other spirits worse than him, and they enter and make it their residence, and the condition of that person becomes worse than before. 
The Pope said he make us feel comfortable that we are Christians, Catholics who go to Mass and pray.  We do have our defects, our sins, but everything seems to be in order.  Acting like a polite person the demon goes about to find a weak point and knocks at the door, saying,  "Excuse me? May I come in?" and rings the bell.   The Pope said these demons are worse than the first ones, because you don't realize they are at home.  They are the worldly spirit, the spirit of the world.  
The Pope said that the devil either destroys directly with vices, wars or injustices or he does so politely and diplomatically the way Jesus describes.  Working silently, they make friends and persuade you on the road to mediocrity, making you "lukewarm" with worldliness.

Worldiness, mediocrity

The Holy Father thus urged Christians to watch out against falling "into this spiritual mediocrity, into this spirit of the world", which "corrupts us from within".  The Pope said he is more afraid of these demons than the first. 
The Pope said said that when someone asks for an exorcist for a person possessed by a demon, he is not that worried, but he is worried when people open their doors to polite demons who persuade them from within as friends.
The Holy Father said he often asks himself  whether it is better to have a clear sin or to live in the spirit of the world.

Keep watch

According to Pope Francis the spirit of worldliness consists in carrying with us well-mannered demons.  In this regard he recalled Jesus’ prayers at the Last Supper: "defend them from the spirit of the world" - exhorting his disciples to be "vigilant and calm".
Pope Francis thus urged Christians to be vigilant and calm with these polite demons who want to enter the house as wedding guests.  “Christain vigilance”, the Pope said is the message of Jesus, that questions what is happening in the heart - why am I so mediocre; why am I so lukewarm; how many "well-mannered" people live at home without paying their rent?
FULL TEXT Release from Vatican News va

#BreakingNews Pope Francis accepts Resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington - FULL TEXT


Please find the full text of Pope Francis’ letter to Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, in an unofficial translation made available on the website of the Archdiocese of Washington.
To our Venerable Brother Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington: On September 21st I received your request that I accept your resignation from the pastoral government of the Archdiocese of Washington. I am aware that this request rests on two pillars that have marked and continue to mark your ministry: to seek in all things the greater glory of God and to procure the good of the people entrusted to your care. The shepherd knows that the wellbeing and the unity of the People of God are precious gifts that the Lord has implored and for which he gave his life. He paid a very high price for this unity and our mission is to take care that the people not only remain united, but become witnesses of the Gospel “That they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me” (John17:21). This is the horizon from which we are continually invited to discern all our actions.
I recognize in your request the heart of the shepherd who, by widening his vision to recognize a greater good that can benefit the whole body (cf. Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii gaudium, 235), prioritizes actions that support, stimulate and make the unity and mission of the Church grow above every kind of sterile division sown by the father of lies who, trying to hurt the shepherd, wants nothing more than that the sheep be dispersed (cf. Matthew26:31).
You have sufficient elements to “justify” your actions and distinguish between what it means to cover up crimes or not to deal with problems, and to commit some mistakes. However, your nobility has led you not to choose this way of defense. Of this, I am proud and thank you.
In this way, you make clear the intent to put God’s Project first, before any kind of personal project, including what could be considered as good for the Church. Your renunciation is a sign of your availability and docility to the Spirit who continues to act in his Church.
In accepting your resignation, I ask you to remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the appointment of your successor.
Dear brother, I make my own the words of Sirach: “You who fear the Lord, trust in him, and your reward will not be lost” (2:8). May the Virgin Mary protect you with her mantle and may the strength of the Holy Spirit give you the grace to know how to continue to serve him in this new time that the Lord gives you.
Vatican City, October 12, 2018
(signed by Pope Francis)
FULL TEXT Release by Vatican News

#BreakingNews Synod of Constantinople Decisions on Orthodox Autocephaly of Ukranian Church

The Ecumenical Patriarchate postpones final decision on Ukrainian autocephaly
by Vladimir Rozanskij
The Synod of Constantinople confirms the will to grant it, perhaps in November. The condition: an agreement between the Orthodox traditions present in Ukraine. Kiev Patriarchate of Filaret and the Ukrainian Orthodox autocephalous Church, the "underground" community of Soviet times return to Orthodox communion. The statement of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and the exhortation to "avoid violence and reprisals". Moscow: A "catastrophic" decision.
Moscow (AsiaNews) - The Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople has postponed the concession of the Autochthonous Tomos to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, while confirming its willingness to grant it. The final decision is subject to the agreement to be found between the various Orthodox jurisdictions in the country: the Moscow Orthodox, that of the Kiev Patriarchate of Filaret (Denisenko) and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the "underground" community of Soviet times, currently led by Filaret’s right hand man, Bishop Makarij (Maletič). Yesterday, Constantinople reinstated these last two Churches in full Orthodox communion. Here is the official text of the release:
Presided by His All-Holiness, the Ecumenical Patriarch, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened for its regular session from October 9 to 11, 2018, in order to examine and discuss items on its agenda.
The Holy Synod discussed in particular and at length the ecclesiastical matter of Ukraine, in the presence of His Excellency Archbishop Daniel of Pamphilon and His Grace Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton, Patriarchal Exarchs to Ukraine, and following extensive deliberations decreed:
1) To renew the decision already made that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceed to the granting of Autocephaly to the Church of Ukraine.
2) To reestablish, at this moment, the Stavropegion of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Kyiv, one of its many Stavropegia in Ukraine that existed there always.
3) To accept and review the petitions of appeal of Filaret Denisenko, Makariy Maletych and their followers, who found themselves in schism not for dogmatic reasons, in accordance with the canonical prerogatives of the Patriarch of Constantinople to receive such petitions by hierarchs and other clergy from all of the Autocephalous Churches. Thus, the above-mentioned have been canonically reinstated to their hierarchical or priestly rank, and their faithful have been restored to communion with the Church.
4) To revoke the legal binding of the Synodal Letter of the year 1686, issued for the circumstances of that time, which granted the right through oikonomia to the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv, elected by the Clergy-Laity Assembly of his eparchy, who would commemorate the Ecumenical Patriarch as the First hierarch at any celebration, proclaiming and affirming his canonical dependence to the Mother Church of Constantinople.
5) To appeal to all sides involved that they avoid appropriation of Churches, Monasteries and other properties, as well as every other act of violence and retaliation, so that the peace and love of Christ may prevail.
At the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the 11th of October, 2018
From the Chief Secretariat
of the Holy and Sacred Synod
Ukraine therefore remains at the moment without the much desired (and feared) Tomos of autocephaly, as was clarified immediately after the synod meeting one of its most influential members, the Metropolitan of Austria and Hungary Arsenij (Kardamakis). In reality, the document was not even on the agenda. One of the speakers, Daniel of Pamphilon, explained: "Everyone was interested in the Ukrainian question, there were many questions and answers. The report was considered, and there will be further discussions and evaluations", suggesting that the question will be taken up at the next session of the Synod (perhaps next month, in November). New consultations are also planned with the metropolitan of Kiev Onufrij (Berezovsky), head of the pro-Muscovite jurisdiction. In these days, Onufrij was hospitalized due to an illness caused by the stress of the question under discussion in Constantinople.
The intentions of the patriarch of Kiev Filaret (Denisenko) will also have to be verified, restored to his original "hierarchical state", which was actually that of metropolitan: the almost 90-year-old hierarch could claim for himself the leadership of the new autocephalous Church.
Moreover, there is great expectation for the reactions of Moscow and its patriarch Kirill (Gundjaev), certainly very annoyed by the forgiveness granted to his eternal enemy Filaret, but also relieved given the supplement of synodal evaluation of the matter. Given the interlocutory position of Constantinople, autocephaly is likely to be granted only after a conciliar assembly that brings together all the ramifications of Orthodoxy in Ukraine, if it is possible to convoke it without causing further conflict.
Hence the decision to establish a permanent home of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Kiev, the stavropegion, and the recommendation to "avoid violence and reprisals", as already happened in the remote and near past of the religious life of this "border" country (in Slavic u-kraina).
The first reactions from Russian orthodoxy have not been amiable. In a commentary on television, Kirill’s spokesperson Aleksandr Volkov said: "Today the Patriarchate of Constantinople has made catastrophic decisions, first of all for itself and then for the Orthodox world. Constantinople has crossed the red line." Previously, Kirill had threatened the breaking of communion with Constantinople.
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Today's Mass Readings and Video : Friday October 12, 2018 - #Eucharist


Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 465

Reading 1GAL 3:7-14

Brothers and sisters:
Realize that it is those who have faith
who are children of Abraham.
Scripture, which saw in advance that God
would justify the Gentiles by faith,
foretold the good news to Abraham, saying,
Through you shall all the nations be blessed.
Consequently, those who have faith are blessed
along with Abraham who had faith.
For all who depend on works of the law are under a curse;
for it is written, Cursed be everyone
who does not persevere in doing all the things
written in the book of the law.

And that no one is justified before God by the law is clear,
for the one who is righteous by faith will live.
But the law does not depend on faith;
rather, the one who does these things will live by them.
Christ ransomed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us,
for it is written, Cursed be everyone who hangs on a tree,
that the blessing of Abraham might be extended
to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus,
so that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Responsorial PsalmPS 111:1B-2, 3-4, 5-6

R. (5) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
Majesty and glory are his work,
and his justice endures forever.
He has won renown for his wondrous deeds;
gracious and merciful is the LORD.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.

AlleluiaJN 12:31B-32

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The prince of this world will now be cast out,
and when I am lifted up from the earth
I will draw all to myself, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelLK 11:15-26

When Jesus had driven out a demon, some of the crowd said:
"By the power of Beelzebul, the prince of demons,
he drives out demons."
Others, to test him, asked him for a sign from heaven.
But he knew their thoughts and said to them,
"Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste
and house will fall against house.
And if Satan is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand?
For you say that it is by Beelzebul that I drive out demons.
If I, then, drive out demons by Beelzebul,
by whom do your own people drive them out?
Therefore they will be your judges.
But if it is by the finger of God that I drive out demons,
then the Kingdom of God has come upon you.
When a strong man fully armed guards his palace,
his possessions are safe.
But when one stronger than he attacks and overcomes him,
he takes away the armor on which he relied
and distributes the spoils.
Whoever is not with me is against me,
and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

"When an unclean spirit goes out of someone,
it roams through arid regions searching for rest
but, finding none, it says,
'I shall return to my home from which I came.'
But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.
Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits
more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there,
and the last condition of that man is worse than the first."

20 Victims Killed in New York Limousine Crash Names Released - Please Pray for the Victims



On Saturday, Oct. 6, in Schoharie, New York, a limousine crashed in Schoharie — which is about 40 miles west of Albany. In the crash 20 people were killed including the lives of 17 passengers, the driver, and two pedestrians. There were four sisters, brothers, and married couples.
Here are the names of the victims:
Amanda Halse, 26, and her boyfriend, Patrick Cushing, 31.
Erin, 34, and Shane McGowan, 30, had only been married five months.
 Brian Hough and his father-in-law, James Schnurr, 70, were in the parking lot of the Apple Barrel Country Store when they were fatally struck by the limousine vehicle on Saturday. Brian Hough, 46,   left behind a wife, Jackie, and an 8-year-old son.
. Axel and Amy Steenburg, 29, were married in June.
Amy Steenburg's three sisters were also killed in the limousine crash, as was Axel Steenburg's brother and his wife.
 Allison King, Abby Jackson, Amy Steenburg and Mary Dyson were all killed in the Oct. 6, 2018, limousine crash. Allison King, 31, was one of the four sisters traveling in the limousine.
 Mary and Rob Dyson Mary and Rob Dyson, who were married. Mary Dyson, 33, was also one of the four sisters in the limousine. The couple had a 3-year-old son, Isaac.
 Abby and Adam Jackson were among the 20 killed in a limousine crash in Schoharie on Oct. 6, 2018.
The oldest of the four sisters together Saturday, Abigail "Abby" Jackson, 34. Adam Jackson, 34, and Abigail had two children — 4-year-old Archer, and 16-month old Elle.
 Rich Steenburg the older brother of Axel Steenburg, age, 34. He was the father of a 10-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old stepson. His wife, Kimberly, was also intending to join the birthday celebration, but chose not to do so Saturday because she felt ill.
Michael Ukaj The fateful crash that took Michael Ukaj's life came on his 34th birthday,
 Amanda Rivenburg, 29, worked for people with disabilities.
 Rachael Cavosie was 30.
Scott Lisinicchia, 53,  of Lake George, New York,
 Matthew Coons, 27, and Savannah Bursese, 23, had been dating for the last two years.
Please pray for the Repose of their souls and their relatives they leave behind....