It is Georgetown Preparatory School's sad duty to report the passing of Former United States Representative John Dingell Jr. '44. Congressman Dingell, 92, passed away on February 7 in Dearborn, Michigan.
Congressman Dingell, a Democrat who served as the representative for the state's 12th, 15th, 16th, congressional districts, was the longest serving member of the United States Congress. He served in the House of Representatives from December 13, 1955 through his retirement on January 3, 2015. Congressman Dingell served 30 terms in Congress.
In 2014, Congressman Dingell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama. His wife, Debbie Dingell, succeeded the Congressman in 2015 serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 12th congressional district.
Please keep Congressman Dingell, his wife, Debbie, and his family in your prayers.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Jesus, may all that is you flow into me. May your body and blood be my food and drink. May your passion and death be my strength and life. Jesus, with you by my side enough has been given. May the shelter I seek be the shadow of your cross. Let me not run from the love that you offer, but hold me safe from the forces of evil. On each of my dyings shed your light and your love. Keep calling to me until that day comes when, with your saints, I may praise you forever. Amen
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