Please pray for a young soldier from our neighboring parish who perished in Iraq


DoD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Pfc. Omar E. Torres, 20, of Chicago, died Aug. 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his unit during combat operations. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

He was a graduate of DeLaSalle High School and honor student. Please keep his family in your prayers as well.


Lord, I pray for the soul of this soldier. I pray for the family he has left behind, and I pray for all of our troops fighting to keep us a free nation… In Jesus name I pray…AMEN


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed the fruit of your womb - Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Mary, please watch over this soldier’s family, and pray to our Father that are comforted by the knowledge that Omar worked to fight for the freedom of an opressed people, and gave his life for them. Father, I pray for Omar, that You forgive him his sins because of his selflessness, so that he may enter Your kingdom. In the name of Your Son Jesus I pray. Amen.


God rest his brave soul and comfort his family during this trying time. God bless all of our troops and keep them safe including my nephew Billy who is serving in Iraq at this time.



Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. May his family be granted comfort from the Holy Spirit.


Prayers out for PFC. Torres and family.:gopray:


Prayers for PFC Torres’ family, and for the repose of his soul. :signofcross:


Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, for those in my own home and within my family. I especially offer for Omar E. Torres who gave his life for others. May You console his family.

Amen Amen


Lord, we tearfully commend Omar, your beloved child to your eternal care. Have mercy upon him, forgive him his sins and raise him to Eternal Life through faith in our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Father, graciously hear our prayers on behalf or our fallen brother Omar, and grant peace and comfort to his loved ones in this time of sorrow. Restore their hope in salvation through Christ, our Lord. Amen.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.


Praying for his repose and his family…


May his soul and all souls through God’s Mercy ever rest in His Peace and may The Lord comfort friends and family.
Lord, please watch over the military


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