Tag Archives: MC1962

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Cathie


Good Morning All, Mike McEneney asks for our Prayers for their Daughter, Cathie, RN, ’81 MtStV. Cathie will be having Hip Replacement Surgery, tomorrow, Tuesday, 12/5/17. We pray that all goes well and for a speedy recovery free of complication so that Cathie can be back to her smiling self doing all the things that she does so well with never a complaint. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Big Tom


Good Evening All,

I had spoken with Tom McCarthy after Ben Benson’s Mass of Christian Burial and at the time, Tom’s Father, Tom Senior/ Big Tom, was undergoing tests and evaluation to address his diagnosed Cancer. tomorrow, Thursday, November 30th, Mr. McCarthy will begin treatment of his Stage 3a lung Cancer. Big Tom’s loving Family have shared this journey with great Love and support and are optomistic.  Tom has asked for our prayers for his Dad and the Family and I ask you to raise the Volume for this good man. We pray for Mr. McCarthy and we pray that God’s healing hand guide the Doctors and care givers in their care of Big Tom. We pray for complete recovery free of complication over the coming months. Please keep the volume up. We pray that God’s Loving Grace and Healing Embrace Big Tom. 
Below is part of Tom’s message and his heartfelt thank you for your prayers.Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon

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Tom McCarthy Sr. was diagnosed with Stage 3a lung cancer after a pretty sizable tumor had been discovered back in early October during a routine exam, eventually labeled as a non-small cell squamous carcinoma. After weeks of testing and evaluation, he is due to begin treatment tomorrow. He’s taking part in a clinical trial at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center which will include a mixture of chemotherapy and immunotherapy over the next 12 weeks and with the ultimate goal of operating to remove the mass. 
It’s been a tough few months and we have a long road ahead but he’s in great hands and it’s amazing how far treatment has come… there’s a lot of love and support for Big Tom! So we’re keeping a positive outlook for a successful course of treatment and we appreciate the prayers and well-wishes for him and all his doctors and caregivers. 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Maria


Good Evening All,

Our prayers are requested for Maria, a young Jasper, who has been diagnosed with Cancer. We pray for Maria and her Family. We pray that Maria’s Doctors are able to get her treatment organized quickly to treat Maria. We pray for Maria to feel God’s love and Healing Hand for a complete recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for everyone to have a Happy Thanksgiving


Hello All,

As I give thanks and am grateful for my many Blessing including each of you, I wish you all a very Blesed and Happy Thanksgiving and thank you from so many who have been touched by your prayers.

We are all Blessed and have much to be Thankful for.

To paraphrase, Charles Schulz, ” All you need is love. But a little Turkey now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Enjoy. God Bless. Happy Thanksgiving.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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JNEWS: Murphy, James [MC1962] Director Emeritus Irish Studies Villanova



NUI GalwayHonorary Doctorate awarded to son of Leitrim native Philip Rooney
17 Nov 20170

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Every year NUI Galway awards honorary degrees to a small number of individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

This year the governing Authority of NUI Galway invited Professor James Murphy to accept the Degree of Doctor of Literature, in recognition of his commitment to promoting Irish Studies globally and developing cultural and academic relations between Ireland and the United States.

Professor Jim Murphy is Director Emeritus of the Irish Studies Program at Villanova University. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1940 of Irish parents. His mother was Kathleen Sloyan from Ballyhaunis and his father was Patrick Joseph Murphy from Aughakiltubrid, Cloone, Co. Leitrim. That background shaped his connection to Ireland, especially the West, and subtly led him to his academic career.

“I didn’t realise it at the time, but Ireland was always in the air of my growing up. I breathed in a world of brogues and ballads, and out of that raw material of Irish voices, I gravitated to Irish writers and felt at home there. I was always a reader, but in college I first read Joyce and Yeats. I found there voices and a world that I knew at once. It was all over for me.”

The first in his family to go to upper-level study, he did his academic work at Manhattan College (B.A.), Niagara University (M.A.), and Temple University (Ph.D.). His doctoral work was ‘The Book of Kells, James Joyce, and the Irish Literary Tradition’.

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Murphy, James [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I belive that James is a member of the class of 1962.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Murphy, James [MC1962]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Wilmore family


Good Evening All,

From Jasper Jottings, our prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Fellow Jasper, Margaret A. Wilmore ’60 BA. Her Nephew shared a personal tribute to his Aunt Mag wherein he also shared that his Father was in Hospice. We pray for Margaret, Her Brother Donald, and their Family as the Family is in such sorrow with two loved ones being mourned as they are called home. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Wilmore, Margaret A. [MC1960 RIP]

[JR: Class year supplied by Colon, Philip J. (MC1962). Thanks much.]  

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Luke


Good Morning All,

Please join me in wishing our Littlest Jasper, Luke, a very Happy Birthday. On November 12, 2017, Luke, his parents and Grandparents will be celebrating Luke’s 10th Birthday. I can tell you this, that I recently saw a wonderful picture of Luke actually taken last year when Luke was in Hospital. It was a scare his parents could have done without but he is OK. While In Hospital, Luke had a special visitor, Landon Collins, New York Giants Free Safety. Luke’s Mom had Luke turned out in his Giant’s outfit including the dark patches below his eyes. And yes, Luke was sporting his special smile, more like a Beam of Light and he was not even wearing his favorite Shades. He looked very sharp. That picture made my day. Happy Birthday Luke. God Bless you. Our prayers of joy are with you as you celebrate your day.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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