Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Prayer Liaison

I am working from home for now because of the pandemic. If you have prayer needs, please fill out the request below, and I will keep the intentions in prayer as I pray daily. Also let me know if things have gotten better!

Peace and blessings,

Sr. Stephanie

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September 18, 2020

After reflecting on Sunday’s gospel reading (Matt. 20. 1-16), one could be struck by several ideas. For example, human beings want more for a day’s work than was agreed upon, or there are some owners who are too generous for their own good. If we view the landowner who seeks workers for his vineyard as God, then we realize that no matter how much we worked or how little time we spent in the vineyard, we  never earn God’s love, mercy, and salvation. God’s grace is a gift that needs to be thoughtfully received and appreciated and then lived as best we can. It may also mean that we are rejoicing with someone who receives a little larger piece of the pie (a share in salvation) than we may have thought they deserved. God loves all people and desires salvation for all whether they have worked a long time (cradle Catholic) or a short time (recent convert) in His vineyard. May we pray for each other to realize God’s generosity and be grateful for any and all who are committed to God or recently returned to God. Rejoice in your giftedness and share in God’s joy when someone has realized the gift offered and received it gratefully!

++ For those who have died recently:  Jud Leach (Piper McPherson’s grandfather), Elizabeth Neff (Madeline & Harrison’s mother), Arthur Hoenig, Kate & Collin Lipps’ grandmother, Ellen Kimbrough (Taja Egert’s grandmother), Bette (Lauren Thompson’s grandmother near death), Lou Brock, victims of the Corona Virus, and victims of natural disasters, violence and/or terrorism

++ For those dealing with cancer: Ivanna Martinez (Gina Calderone’s 6 yr. old granddaughter /brain tumor), Barby Steelman (Mrs. Allen’s friend), Danny Gleason, Suzanne  Miller, Carla Richter (Case Richter’s mom), Mindy Geist, Noel Garza (Mrs. Scott’s brother), Jim Rountree (brain cancer), Cheryl Hill, Paula Allen, Mrs. Stephanie Holt, Corrine Dinges ’10, Nancy McKee, Jimmy Green, Greg Grover, Antonia Placenet, Sharon S., Phil Lewis, Nick Patterson ’10, Deacon Max Schwartz, Robin Maestes, Kimberly Powers, Justin McClain, Mia Feist, Jim Chandler, Joy Kryster, Cooper Alcott, Roger Metz, Laurie Payne, Vince Brady, Mrs. Hodges, Laura Sparks, Cheryl Hill, Jim Pallerino, Cynthia Williams, Sandy Robert, Cindy Thompson, Natalie Rice, Dean Hawkins, Xiao Ying, Larry Moore, children with cancer, and those who have begun chemo or radiation therapy

++ Lord we ask the healing needed by all the sick, especially: Jeff Struckel (Kailey & Jenna Carnine’s uncle/on ventilator), Brent Gibson (father of several alumni/back injury and paralysis), Ben Stefanek, Ashley Sair, Trey Blackburn, Marcia White (Alum who suffered major stroke with paralysis), Ann Bleything, Sue Carberry, Jake Stone, Lori McCormack (Kelli William’s relative), Pruitt Meier (A.J. & Diedre’s son), Cameron Cooly (Coach Pierce’s relative), Paige Kennedy Anderson’s husband (in drug induced coma), alumnus with ALS, Mr. Gibson, Melissa Brown’s daughter, Teresa Thurman, Sue Machugh, Betty Brooks, Dee Orrell, Mr. Cheatwood, Martin Horn ’80 or ’81 (surfing accident/paralyzed from chest down), Holly, Lois & Raymond Barnhill, Rhett Hightower, Tyler Fahringer, Maverick Nikelfresh (suffers from Pulmonary hypertension), Shirley Willis (heart problems), Suzi Johnson, Todd Williams, Evan Klingenberg (Sam Klingenberg’s son / Menkes disease), Tim Joyce, stabilized vision for Eula Martin, Susan (Krohn’s disease), Katie Hamilton, Laura Davidoff, Beverly Sanchez, friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging, and all in hospitals especially children

++ That Pope Francis, our Archbishops, priests, religious leaders, and seminarians grow daily in holiness and call Jesus’ followers to generosity exhibited by God toward all His Children

++ That God’s Spirit of wisdom guide those planning the Senior retreat and the Girls’ Kairos Weekend

++ That our students seriously consider lives of service as priests, religious, or laymen dedicated to spreading God’s kingdom

++ That our students would be injury free as they participate in their sport of choice, and any extracurricular activities this weekend

++ That we seek ways to reach out in support of others who have been impacted by the pandemic, especially through prayer and acts of kindness

++ That respect for life would color all our relationships and activities and that God would touch the hearts of those whose hearts are hardened toward others due to hatred, envy, and racial bigotry; for improved relationships between police and those they serve

++ That all in the BMCHS family grow in the virtue of perseverance as they begin the second grading period

++ That we would be aware of the graces possible for us during the COVID-19 pandemic; for all those infected, especially the staff and residents of St. Ann Nursing Home, and for all in the forefront fighting this illness, especially Adele Edmonds, and Anissa Reynolds and all others dealing with those affected by COVID-19

++ For those planning to marry, especially Emma Bannister’s sister and Roz Hamilton

++ Special Intentions: Jamie Meyer, Mrs. McDonald, Marie Logiodice, Velrick O. Wilson, Dillard Drew, all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and families who have lost ones or are suffering as a result of the Coronavirus, residents in nursing homes especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, and for the residents of St. Ann’s Assisted and Independent Living centers as well as all senior citizen residents facilities, and relatives and friends of BMCHS’ Community

++ That all, especially the BMCHS community, do whatever it takes to stem the tide of the COVID-19 and remain COVID-19 free

++ That people experiencing depression and/or considering suicide, or those afflicted with addictions will be healed by God’s Spirit of light, so that they may experience the freedom of the children of God

++ That world leaders work diligently to provide justice and basic needs for the poor, the hungry, and those who have been victims of human trafficking

++ For conversion of heart of youth radicalized by extremist groups such as ISIS or white Supremists

++ That God would gift with fortitude, hope, and faith those  persecuted for their faith; for families dealing with death or long-term illnesses, financial problems, or addictions, bullying, and/or any other life altering (divorce) challenges

++ In thanksgiving for being blessed by God in so many ways and that all in the BMCHS community use these blessings for God’s honor and glory; for the intentions of our alumni and their families, especially persons suffering from long-term illnesses or illnesses that have not yet been diagnosed

++ For those who work with the poor and for all missionaries and the people served, especially: Fr. Joe Uhen and the people of Piura, Peru; Sr. Rosemary Nyurimbe of Uganda; Sr. Barbara Joseph and her “Pantry ministry”; Sr. Marian Scena’s work in Tanzania, and Sr. Janice Thome’s work in southwest Kansas

++ For all who serve in the military, especially for those recently deployed: Grant Murphy’s father, Grant Hamilton, Carter La Barthe, Brad Nutty, Capt. Justin Mancinelli, Joey Miles, Kelly Patterson, Molly Hatch, Hunter Hill, Alison Van Horn, and all others in our acquaintance as well as their families and the challenges they face.

++ For the needs and intentions of foster children, their foster families, their ‘birth’ families and those seeking to adopt children

++ For an end to bullying, and for families, especially Kurt & Laura Smalley, impacted by bullying and its results   

++ Those who have recently died: Deacon Bill Gordon, Sr. Teresa Chao Tran, OCD, Sr. Veronica Sokolosky, OSB, Betty McClure, those killed in explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, those killed in 9/11, those killed in pipeline explosion in Bangladesh, Tori Gregory ’88, all victims of COVID-19, and victims of violence and terrorist activity

++ For the needs and Intentions of all in our BMCHS family and those who have lost hope due to life’s challenges and have asked our prayers for their intentions