UPDATE as of 6/22/16: From Father Peter Carota’s blog:
At this point, father is completely bedridden and unable to walk. His condition continues to further deteriorate. Please continue to pray for him that he will have peace throughout this time.
O my Lord and Savior, support me in my last hour by the strong arms of Thy sacraments and the fragrance of thy consolations. Let Thy absolving words be said over me, and the holy oil sign and seal me; and let Thine own body be my food and Thy blood my sprinkling; and let Thy Mother Mary come to me, and my angel whisper peace to me, and Thy glorious saints and my own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all I may die as I desire to live, in Thy Church, in Thy faith, and in Thy love. Amen. (Cardinal Newman)
We would like to repeat our request for prayers and masses for Fr. Peter Carota, whose health has been declining for several months now. As posted on his blog (http://www.traditionalcatholicpriest.com/2016/05/14/father-carota-update/), last May 14, Father has sought treatment for his unidentified health issues but has not found any solution. Father’s own brother is a doctor and they have not been successful in figuring out exactly what is going on. Yesterday, we were able to visit him again and we are saddened to find him in a very weak state. At the same time, we were comforted by the fact that Father is very well taken cared of by the family hosting him, and by his former parishioners in the area.
We are planning to visit him again for the next few days, so if you would like to send any messages / get well cards to Father, please email us (tlmofsf @ gmail.com) and we will make sure to get this to him.
Thank you very much for your kindness in keeping Father Carota in your prayers! Please forward this update to your prayer warrior friends and let’s all give our spiritual support to Father!
(Photo: 2013 Thanksgiving Day at Mission San Juan Bautista with Fr. Peter Carota, back when he was still in full health)