A Spiritual Bouquet for Mary

Dear friends and family –

Our amazing friend Kim Lamb and our home parish of 40 years has kindly put together a call for a spiritual bouquet for Mary and our family. You can see the details below, but we would be so grateful if you would all pray for us and Mary – and participate in this great prayerful and powerful endeavor. You can see the letter from Kim and the details below.


The Bryan clan


Dear Friend of Mary Cullen Bryan and the Bryan Family,

          As you may have heard, the Bryan family received devastating news in July when mama Mary Bryan was diagnosed with terminal cancer – Cholangiocarcinoma.  Mary is currently at home with Bill and at least one of their children is always with them (Moira, Delia and Kate live in Michigan, while Peter is staying in Michigan for now but lives in Clemson, SC). Mary is currently in Hospice care and has received Anointing of the Sick from both Fr. Mathias and Fr. Miguel from St. Patrick Church, and a few days ago – Fr. Miguel returned to administer last rites and an Apostolic blessing. Mary is still hanging on and she and the family could use our prayers during this difficult time. The Bryan family have been long-time parishioners of the parish, for almost 40 years – since Mary and Bill got married on September 25th, 1982.  

One of the outreach ministries of St. Pat’s thought it would be wonderful to organize a Spiritual Bouquet for Mary and her family.  Mary is currently suffering with pain and other symptoms associated with her cancer.  The family is also suffering as they watch their beloved wife/mom go through such a difficult trial as well as thinking ahead to life without their Mary.  A Spiritual Bouquet can be such a blessing to people suffering, as it brings the breath of Heaven right down to earth.  As a loved one, friend or acquaintance of Mary, we would like to invite you to participate in this Spiritual Bouquet.  Typical offerings for a Spiritual Bouquet might include prayers, chaplets, novenas, masses, or any other spiritual blessing you might want to bestow on Mary and the family.  If you would like to participate, please feel free to share your offering by either sending an email to: servingirish@gmail.com or if you would prefer to send a personally written note/card, you can drop it off at the St. Patrick Parish office at 711 Rickett Rd. Brighton, MI 48116.  If you know anyone else who would like to participate, please feel free to forward this note to them.

We hope this small token of love and support can provide some sort of healing balm to Mary and the Bryan family.  God bless you and God bless Mary, Bill, Peter, Kate, Moira and Delia.

In Christ,

Kim Lamb

St. Patrick Parish Serving Irish Coordinator

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