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jumana wrote on January 1, 1970
dear catie and family , we miss you me ,tala and diala , merry christmas for you and for all of your family, we want to thank you about all of the things that you gave us , diala now playing at the carpet when i saw how she enjoyed that i remember your words how you gave us every thing with love ,how wonderful girl you are catie , how wonderful family you are , some times i couldnot imagen that thers is people like you in the world. you always in our prayer catie , we love you so much . lots of love from tala and diala jumana and marouf
Betty Lou wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Catie, I want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. I think about you often, and also say prayers for you. You are still brightening up the TV screen here in N.J. with your commercial!May God bless you and keep you in his care, and may it warm your heart to know that you are loved by so many people! Love, Betty Lou
Diane, Gerrry, Maddie and Sean Griffin wrote on January 1, 1970
Catie and family - We are thinking of you every day, especially as we draw closer to this most special day of Christmas. You are all an inspiration as individuals and a family unit. Please know we send all our prayers and hopes to you!
Peggy Gallmann ~ MAW wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Catie ~ The greatest thing happened ~ as I was going to check your update ~ the picture of you and Jason Taylor now appeared on my computer screen on the right hand side like an ad ~~ You are Everywhere and I LOVE IT!!!! Merry Christmas Princess!! Love Peggy G. 8)
Katie Witsoe wrote on January 1, 1970
Dear Catie, Thank you for including Sean in your prayers. We pray everyday for you, your family and so many of the children and their families you mention in your prayers. Love, Katie and Craig Witsoe Sean and his brothers and sister, Connor, Ian, Matthew and Anna
Sylvia wrote on January 1, 1970
Hello Christine, Kevin, Maggie, Max, Catie, Mia, Molly and M.E! Happy almost the day before Christmas Eve! Oh it must be sooo exciting for all of you - I can only imagine Christmas morning! And what a special day it will be. Just wanted to let you know that we're thinking of you and praying for you. I better get upstairs and start making my water chestnuts wrapped in bacon and the macaroni salad! Have a wonderful evening! Much love, Sylvia
Mrs. J. Neghiu wrote on January 1, 1970
Merry Christmas, Catie!! Wishing you and your family a blessed and holy holiday! Congratulations on your impending First Communion! I will be out of town this weekend but please know that I with all of you in prayer and spirit. May God bless you today and always! Love, Mrs. Neghiu
Maureen Harkins wrote on January 1, 1970
Catie, Congratulations on receiving your First Holy Communion! We are praying for you and your family that you enjoy this time together during the holiday and when you go to France! What a beautiful journey you will have! Merry Christmas!
Gretchen Spann wrote on January 1, 1970
Merry Christmas, Catie, Christine, Kevin, Maggie, Max, M.E., Molly and Mia! Happy 80th Birthday, Poppy! We hope you are enjoying your Christmas trip to South Carolina, and look forward to hearing all about it- and Catie's First Communion, too! Wishing you peace, love and joy from Maine. -gretchen, phil, finn & neve :p :grin 8) :)
Catherine Hodges Kaslusky & Mrs. Hodges wrote on January 1, 1970
Merry Christmas Catie and all of the O'Brien's!, We hope you are having a wonderful Christmas with your family! What a special day to receive your First Communion. Today, We went to email friends and wish them a happy Christmas day, and YOU appeared on the screen with Jason Taylor - and your commercial greeted us! You are such a special girl! It made us smile! We hope your family was visited by Santa and that he was good to you! Most importantly, you received such a special gift from our God today! We love you! - mrs. hodges and catherine
Mrs. Earnest wrote on January 1, 1970
Merry Christmas, Catie, to you and your family! While at Mass today, I thought of you receiving your First Holy Communion, and a great big smile appeared on my face. I said a prayer for you right then and there. What an extra-special Christmas this is for you today! Enjoy the time with your relatives. I'll see you soon. Love, Mrs. Earnest
Sylvia wrote on January 1, 1970
Good morning to the"First Communion Kid"! : ) I hope this finds all of the O'Brien's caught up on sleep and enjoying the day after Christmas. Enjoy the rest of your visit - your Lourdes trip will be here before you know it! much love, sylvia xoxo
The Savage Family wrote on January 1, 1970
Congratulations on your First Communion, Catie, and Merry Christmas to you and all of your family!
Christopher Carroll wrote on January 1, 1970
Dear Catie, I'm glad you had a great Christmas and congratulations on your First Communion. I hope you enjoy your trip to Lourdes. I'm glad you have been back to school for so many days. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Your Friend, Christopher :)
Maria Carroll wrote on January 1, 1970
Dear Catie, I am glad that you came back to school and were in the Christmas program (I stood right behind you for the 2nd/3rd grade song). I heard your sister yell "boo-boo and it made me smile" Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Your Friend, Maria Carroll (Christopher's sister)
Dan Holzman Family wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Catie, We hope you had a wonderful, blessed Christmas. We sure were thinking of you and praying for you as you received your 1st Communion! We also hope you enjoyed the celebration of your Poppy's 80th birthday! What a week for you! As promised, we will send you photos of the Love Light tree at St. Columbkill. Of course there's a story behind this and I know it will make you chuckle. We told you a bit about this before, but here's the quick recap. We were supposed to cut the tree down from our yard on Friday, 12/19 but we had an ice storm...so we didn't get to do so till the next day, then we let it sit in our garage over night till it was time to decorate the church on Sunday. The tree was 16.5 feet tall and took 6 guys to handle when we got there. While 1/2 the tree had thawed and dried out, the other 1/2 was still very wet. The guys were soaked by the time we had it standing, as if they were out in the rain themselves! We had fans in the narthex and had mop duty for quite some time (almost 2 hours) until the tree dried enough to put lights on it. Then we added the ~150 paper doves. As promised, we put the dove labeled "Catie O'Brien and Family" as high up as we could. Beautiful!!! We left with a great deal of pride in a job well done and were very excited about the grand unveiling to our church congregation on Christmas Eve. We arrived early and anxiously approached the narthex. My heart sank. The tree was not lit. WHAT? I asked Fr. Quinn who the Patron Saint of Unlit Christmas Trees was and he just chuckled. He told us that it was lit as late as 2:00 that afternoon and they didn't know what happened. This bothered me all through Mass, needless to say. First of all, it's called the Love Light tree and I was thinking we'd have to refund half the donations made as now it was really only a "Love Tree", since there were no lights!!! Friends of ours who had helped us with the tree and had accompanied us to Mass were about as disappointed as we were. They recently retired from owning a Hardware Store andI knew if anyone could fix this, it would be them. After Mass, they jiggled wires, changed fuses and extension cords, trying every possible combination. It took quite some time, but eventually they came up with the winning combination and the tree was lit again. We all cheered LOUDLY!!! Of course no one really heard us as Mass was over for at least 1/2 hour and everyone had gone home. But we were ecstatic and with any luck at all, it remained lit for the 11:00 Mass that night as well as the two masses on Christmas Morning!! What a time! But a happy ending for sure. We continue to pray for a happy ending to your story also, as we join you all in prayer for a miracle. Lots of love and hugs, Candee and family
Marisa Neeson wrote on January 1, 1970
Congratulations on your First Holy Communion, Catie! What a very special day for you to receive such a holy sacrament on Jesus' birthday! You are a very blessed little girl indeed. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a happy new year. Praying for a miracle, The Neeson Gang - Tom, Marisa, Michael, Molly, Max and Megan
Regina Rushing wrote on January 1, 1970
Hey Catie, congratulations on your first communion! We are very sorry that we didn't get to see you before you left and want to thank you for our wonderful gift that you left us. Everytime we use the Holy water we think of you. We are praying for you everyday and hope that you have a wonderful time in France. Love Regina, Alyson & Mary Kate
Audra wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Catie. Congratulations on receiving your first Holy Communion. We lit two candles after mass today - one for you and one for your family. We miss you a lot. I really liked being able to see you before Christmas! Love, Audra and Mrs. White
Jai Powell wrote on January 1, 1970
I know your first Holly Communion was very beautiful and memoriable. It sure brought back memories. I also remember being very nervous and excited. Thank you for giving me that memory. I pray for you all everyday and for our gracious loving God to place many miracles of healing for Cathie and her family.
Sylvia wrote on January 1, 1970
I just absolutely love these O'Brien and the GODincidence stories! So glad you made it back home safe and sound in time for your Second Holy Communion Catie. Cannot wait to see all of your pictures! We continue to pray for all of you. God bless you! Last night I went to see the movie Bedtime Stories - I took three of my four special Ronco family children - Luke (www.caringbridge.org/pa/lukeronco), Alexis, and Isabella - afterward we came back to our home and roasted hot dogs over the fireplace in the livingroom! : ) And then we made S'mores! They wanted to have a sleepover, but I had to work today, so I told them that I'll plan to send their mommy and daddy on a honeymoon one night and they can all come over for a sleepover. I know they won't let me forget! I was so glad to have the opportunity for this outing as Michele left for Boston and Meghan left for DC - and our home was awfully quiet after a very nice Christmas together. I hope you all have a beautiful evening! Thanks so much for the update Kevin. God bless you all. love, sylvia xoxo
Ellen Skinner wrote on January 1, 1970
Congratulations on your First Holy Communion, Catie. I know you were very beautiful in your special communion dress, and you have made God very happy that you have accepted communion with Him. You and your parents continue to amaze all of us and every member of my family has asked about all of you while we were visiting them in Ohio over Christmas. I told them all to watch for your St. Jude TV commercial which we have seen several times. They knew exactly which one was you in the commercial! Happy New Years Blessings to you all! Ellen Skinner and family ;)
Isabella Peters wrote on January 1, 1970
Dear Catie, I am 5 years old and you know my Aunt Marissa and cousins Cole and Alessandra. I think you are so lucky to see Lourdes with your family. I would like to go to Lourdes some day too. Also, I loved the picture on your website with the Red Sox hat, especially since it makes my daddy CRAZY since he likes the Yankees. I don't like the Yankees! I loved the picture with Santa, too! I love him so much. I think you are my good friend. Love Isabella.
Allie wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Catie i am writeing this to you my mom Knows your Uncle and thats when i found out about you and i just wanted to tell you tell fell better i will keep praying and doing alot of raiseing money stuff for you i would love to meet you God bless you love Allie i feel so bad :cry but feel better :)
AUnt Marissa, Uncle Saj, Cole and Alessa wrote on January 1, 1970
Hi Beautiful, It was so great to spend time with you and your family on Monday. Your smile and your strength continue to inspire us. Most of all, we enjoyed the carefree moments with you, thank you for your time. We are sending all of our love and prayers. XO, Aunt Marissa, Uncle Saj, Cole and ALessandra