David Widzinski Memorial Reflection

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We, the Men of Catholic Central, our families and friends, are with our brother David Widzinki and his family during this very difficult time.  The power of our brotherhood, our love, and our commitment to our brothers and their family is so strong and consistent.  Let’s use this blog to show our support and our commitment to David and to each other.  Our patroness Mary, Alma Mater, places us into the hands of Jesus our Savior, and it is the right place to be.



29 Responses to “David Widzinski Memorial Reflection”

  1. 1 Sharon A Cracchiolo December 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    IN my thoughts & prayers…CC Mom & Grandma

  2. 2 Anonymous December 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I am still praying for the Cipriano family and now this! Having two boys of our own, my heart breaks for the Wdizinski family! I can’t even imagine all that you all are going through. There is nothing like a CC family, I know you are feeling the love that you deserve.

  3. 3 The Way Family December 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the Widzinski family. May you all find strength through God, your CC family and the surrounding communities that have expressed their deepest sympathies.

  4. 4 A CC Father December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    The CC Brotherhood is real, your son is our son. We pray for strength and peace for the Widzinski family. Our hearts are with you.

  5. 5 Chuck Johnson December 6, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    With deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.

    The Detroit Public Schools’ Office of Athletics, on behalf of the member schools, coaches and student-athletes of the Detroit Public School League, extends our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of David Widzinski, Detroit Catholic Central High School and the Catholic League.

    DPS Office of Athletics
    Alvin L. Ward, Sr., Executive Director
    Chuck Johnson, Media Information Director
    Phyllis Vaughan, Administrative Assistant

  6. 6 Joseph Samona December 6, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    As a former Brother Rice student and an almost lifelong student of Catholic Schools, nothing cry’s Prayer more then us brothers standing together in a time of a mourning and sadness. This is such a tragic loss of life. My prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of the Widzinski family. God Bless

    Together In Christ

    Joseph Samona

  7. 7 Sherry December 6, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Whether you are sitting in my classroom now or years ago, you’ll always be “one of my boys.” God bless you, ” my fourth wise man.”
    Ms. S.A.Lefforge

  8. 8 Kevin and Mary Poet (Nick '14, Matt '17, Drew '20) December 7, 2012 at 12:08 am

    The Poet Family is simply heartbroken for our fellow CC family. We send our thoughts, prayers, and heartfelt sorrow to the Widzinski Family. We cannot imagine your pain and will continue to pray for David, his family, and the entire CC family. Your son will be desperately missed but will be held in our hearts and prayers forever. Please know we are here and embrace you all in our hearts and home.

  9. 9 The Nielson family (Andrew '94) December 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    God Bless the Widzinski family in their time of need and may Mary Alma Mater comfort you. know that you are not alone as the entire C.C. brotherhood and family stands with you. David and your family will stay in our prayers.

  10. 10 McDaniel Family - Hunter '12 December 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Widzinski family and the entire CC family.

    Our deepest sympathies.

  11. 11 Anthony Hesano December 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to David and his family. I am so proud to call myself a Shamrock and to know the brotherhood of CC is still so strong. God bless and Mary, Alma Mater, pray for us.
    Anthony “94

  12. 12 Andrew Christe December 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    My family at Bay City All Saints share in your grief and offer our prayers for David and his family.

  13. 13 Tom MacLean- Head Coach December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Dear David and Family, We recall your spirit when you played for the St. Edith and the skill and talent you possessed even then…we were not surprised that you succeeded at such a high level so quickly for the Shamrocks…Best of all was the kind person you always were off the field. We will remember your competitiveness and your kindness forever…. God Bless your soul and may God Bless and console your family…
    The St. Regis Football Family

  14. 14 ND December 7, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    O God of spirits and of all flesh, You have trampled upon death and have abolished the power of the devil, giving life to Your world. Give rest to the soul of Your departed servant David in a place of light, in a place of repose, in a place of refreshment, where there is no pain, sorrow, and suffering.

    For You are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Your servant David, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up glory, with Your Eternal Father, and Your All;Holy, Good and Life-creating Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

    Everlasting be your memory, O our brother, who are worthy of blessedness and eternal memory.

  15. 15 The Edillo Family December 8, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Our love, thoughts and prayers to the Widzinski family and that may God continue to give them and the CC family strength and comfort during these difficult time. We ask you Lord to grant David eternal rest and may Your light shine upon him forever.

  16. 16 Vargovick Family December 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    It’s with a heavy heart that I wake my boys each morning for school… it’s just so hard to imagine losing one so dear. My heart goes out to David’s family, and I pray that God’s love and the support from this amazing school will help them heal. God Bless!

  17. 17 Lynn December 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    My mother’s heart is breaking. Many prayers.

  18. 18 Shamrock Mom December 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    My prayers are with the family and friends of David Widzinski during this time of grief.

    Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.

  19. 19 Julie , Don , James , and Jacob Britt CC Mom December 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    It was the most beautiful service I have ever attended! CC is a school that stands for Brotherhood, Faith, Community and Love. Your son seemed liked a remarkable man and our family is so sorry for your loss. Your message was so clear to my family and the community “Keep the Faith and God will get you through.” Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  20. 20 Jeff Korte - Grand Rapids, MI December 9, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    My nephew attends Catholic Central and as a result, I have been following (and mourning) the loss of David Widzinski. On behalf of Grand Rapids Catholic Central, please accept our condolences. Having never met David, I wanted to know more about him. After reading Fr. Huber’s homily and his thoughtful words, I now know who David is and what he stood for.

    To all of you at Catholic Central, the example you have set in dealing with David’s passing is not only moving, it is essential to the Widzinski’s as they mourn their loss. I am grateful to have witnessed it.

  21. 21 Mary December 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    David’s absence is a physical pain, still fresh, and yet the profound and beautiful changes he is creating in the lives of his CC brothers are already becoming evident. In this new way, he is present with us now. Let us hold on tightly to the love and unity of these last days, so that it may carry us through the whole healing process.

  22. 22 Anonymous December 10, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Widzinski family.

  23. 23 jeff Toepler December 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I was not able to attend the funeral and that really bothered me greatly. But I just download the homily. I have never read such a profound explanation of David’s journey from this life to the next. I gave me a real sense of peace that I was dearly searching for.

    My faith is strong and I just know that in his short life, he touched so many people with his legacy and example. He has me thinking about the meaning of life, how precious it is, and the excitment about one day going to heaven myself. I do not fear death as much as before. And I have never had the honor of meeting David, and yet God touch me with his death too.

    my prayers are for his dear family and the sorrow and grief they must be feeling. To have such a wonderful son, with so much promise not be here on earth anymore. I pray that they have their faith, the Catholic Central Family, and those of us in the community praying for them.


  24. 24 Bridget Lang CC Alumni Mom December 11, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    When i heard about this wonderful young man and what had tragically happended to him i had a hard time with it so i can only imagine the family’s great sadness and disbelief. Having been a part of the CC family i know there is much support for the family. I can only say i’m so sorry for the loss of your son and that i know he had a hugh impact on all the people he touched in his short time here.

  25. 25 Schneider Family-Chas '11 December 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Our prayers are with the Widzenski family and all of CC during this difficult time. May you too gain strength from the support and love that only CC brotherhood and community can offer.
    Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”

  26. 26 Varlamos family December 13, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    We are praying daily for the Widzinski Family to find strength during their devastating loss. David, and his acts of kindness, will continually be an inspiration to his CC brothers as well as the whole community. His letter to Tim was beautifully and thoughtfully written If everyone took the extra time to be so kind, the world would be a better place. David made the world a better place.

  27. 27 CC Alum December 13, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    our thoughts are with the widzinski at this difficult time. david will always be our brother.

  28. 28 The Sova Family (Spencer '15, Shaun '09) December 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Everyday we think of you David and pray for your family. You are so missed by your friends that love you so much. There are no words that can possibly make this better to everyone who is struggling with the loss of your amazing smile and kind and gracious ways. Like Mary said previously, the impact of your friendship on our sons is so evident in them everyday. You will live on forever in them. Your time on earth was too short, but the love and friendship you left behind will last forever. We miss you so much David and we will never forget you.

  29. 29 Class of '14 mom December 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I did not know David, but my son did. I have heard nothing but wonderful words about David, his spirit and personality. My thoughts and prayers are with the Widzinski family. As has been said many times, he touched so many iives and will live in the Shamrock hearts forever.

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