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PIETY AND STUDY FOR MEN

Prayer is the greatest spiritual gift and blessing we possess. It is our loving response to God. Make a loving response to God and participate on a Men's Retreat. Loyola Retreat House, Morristown, New Jersey on September 6 to 8, 2013. For information, please call Richard Andrejack at 732.892.4721

"THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR PRAYERS" by Deacon Tony Martucci

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On Tuesday, July 8, I arrived at the hospital for a scheduled resection of my colon and possible hernia repair. The doctor thought he could do it laporascopically. At 7:30 AM, I was wheeled into the OR. The surgeons realized there were too much scar tissue and had to open me up. The surgery lasted four hours. The colon was connected and the hernia repaired. In the recovery room, I was alert and feeling very well. The surgeon was amazed. There were no rooms in ICU so I was taken to a private room that evening. Wednesday morning, the surgeon came to see me and was very happy to see how well I was recuperating. He had thought of sending me home that weekend. Wednesday afternoon, I began to crash. My heart rate skyrocketed, my blood pressure dropped to about 64/50 and my kidneys began to fail. Specialists were called in and I was transferred to ICU. When my family came to see me on Thursday, they were shocked to see me laboring to breathe. Pat told the people at church, and put me on t