Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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28 February 2020

Dear Prayer Partners,

Imagine you’re in the desert with Jesus facing the temptations he faced. Which would be hardest to say “No” to: immediate gratification, test God’s power to work on your behalf, or having others bow down to you because of your power and position? Whatever the temptation, Lent gives us six weeks to establish new spiritual habits and practices for life after Lent. Pray for light from God’s Spirit to help you use God’s grace to improve your spiritual life and care and service for others. A humble heart the Lord will hear!

++ For those who have died recently: Jane Fagen (Fr. Danny Grover’s and Mr. Matt Grover’s great aunt), Drake Cook (Kelly Allen’s grandfather), Betty Winship (Stacy Pearson’s grandmother), Kolby Crum, Rachel Freeman and Yuridia Martinez (Moore High School students killed in accident two weeks ago), six killed in Milwaukee shooting (five victims and the shooter), several residents of St. Ann Retirement Center, victims of shooting in Taiwan, and victims of violence and terrorism

++ For those dealing with cancer: Laura Rigazzi (alumna); Mindy Geist (Avery ’17 and current student Elizabeth Geist’s mother); Noel Garza (Mrs. Scott’s brother; cancer has returned); Beverly Sanchez (possible kidney cancer); Jim Rountree (brain cancer; grandfather of Elise Rountree), Sue Carberry; Mrs. Stephanie Holt; Corrinne Dinges ’10; Nancy McKee; Jimmy Green; Megan McDonald’s mother; Molly Kurt (Maxwell brothers’ aunt); Nick Patterson ’04 (leukemia); Greg Grover (Deacon Grover’s brother); Antonio Placenet; Sharon S. (Stage IV cancer); Phil Lewis; Deacon Max Schwarz (liver cancer); Robin Maestes; Kimberly Powers (Grace Powers’s mother; several health issues including cancer); Justin McClain (lymphoma); Mia Feist; Jim Chandler; Joy Kryster; Cooper Alcott (Jennifer Frakes Burke’s nephew); Roger Metz; Laurie Payne; Vince Brady; Mrs. Hodges; Betty McClure; Laura Sparks; Sr. Teresa Chau Tran, O.C.D; Cheryl Hill; Paula Allen; Jim Pallerino; Cynthia William; Sandy Robert; Cindy Thompson; Natalie Rice; Dean Hawkins; Xiao Ying; Larry Moore; children with cancer; and those newly diagnosed and/or those who have begun chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments

++ Lord, we ask the healing most needed by all the sick, especially: Elizabeth Cloe (shingles); Susan Chavez; Amy Frame; Trey Blackburn; Marcia White (alumna who suffered major stroke with paralysis); Kal Okot; Jake Stone; Lori McCormack (Ms. Kelli Williams’s relative); Pruitt Meier (A.J. and Diedre’s son); Ray Copeland; Cameron Cooly (Coach Pierce’s relatives); Drake Cook; Paige Kennedy Anderson’s husband (in drug-induced coma); alumnus with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease); Mr. Gibson; Melissa Brown’s daughter; Teresa Thurman; Sue Machugh; Vivian Phan; Betty Brooks; Dee Orrell; Mr. Cheatwood; Martin Horn ’81 (surfing accident; paralyzed from chest down); Holly, Lois, and Raymond Barnhill; Tyler Fahringer; Maverick Nikelfresh (3-yr.-old suffering from pulmonary hypertension); Shirley Willis (heart problems); Suzi Johnson; Todd Williams; Evan Klingenberg (Sam Klingenberg’s son with incurable Menkes disease); Tim Joyce, stabilized vision for Eula Martin; Susan (Crohn’s disease); Katie Hamilton; Laura Davidoff; friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging; and all those in hospitals, especially children

++ That Pope Francis, our bishops, and all priests, religious leaders, and seminarians be examples of conversion and call God’s people to change of heart and repentance
++ That respect for life would color all our relationships and activities in life
++ That all in the BMCHS family seek to grow in the virtue of compassion through prayer, almsgiving, and forms of fasting to become “light”
++ In thanksgiving for the healthy delivery of Ms. Katie Troutt’s son, Holden
++ That our student athletes compete well and be free of injury in their respective sports; healing for those who have been injured
++ For the graces and blessings needed by all Kairos alumni as they live their 4th Day and be examples of conversion and change of heart
++ That God would show mercy to those who perpetrate violence and evil on others; for a change of heart for those with racial biases, hatred for others, and prejudice that hurt peace and harmony among people
++ That young people be open to the Spirit’s prompting to serve the Church as priests and leaders in ministry; may our seminarians persevere in their vocations and desire to grow in holiness
++ Special intentions: Jamie Meyer; Jennifer Sokolosky; Kelly Allen; Marie Logiodice; Velrick O. Wilson; Dillard Drew; all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and their families who might be suffering from colds or influenza; all suffering from the coronavirus; Aaron’s needs; residents in nursing homes, especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, Assisted and Independent Living centers; and relatives and friends of the BMCHS community
++ That people experiencing depression and considering suicide, and 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, hungry, and displaced people in our world while effectively addressing the threats posed by militant terrorist groups and those who participate in human trafficking
++ For conversion of heart of youth radicalized by extreme groups such as ISIS
++ That God would gift with fortitude, hope, and faith those suffering in Syria and the Middle East, families dealing with death or long-term illnesses, financial problems, addictions, bullying and/or any other life-altering challenges, including divorce
++ 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
++ That the love between married couples will help them experience God’s love and enable them to be living examples of love for each other and for their children
++ For those who work with the poor and 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 Labarthe, 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 and Laura Smalley, impacted by bullying and its results

Those who have recently died: Vestina Ruffin; Jeanne Chancellor Kelley; June Cromwell; Kim Tullis; David Thompson; Tyron Jones and Aunt Rose Dunford; Lynda Moore; David Gilpin, Sr. (Mr. Gilpin’s father); Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and others in helicopter crash; Hope Hernandez; victims of Australian wildfires; and victims of Puerto Rico earthquake

The needs and Intentions of: Chris Padgett and his family, the Wrights family, John Hogan, Amy Jacobs and son Tyler, children of those deployed in the military, Mrs. Smallwood, Mr. and Mrs. Smalley, Jessie Boone, and Jackie Francois and her ministry. May Ray Dell McCleskey and his son Trey who suffers from hydrocephalus, Eric Sparkman, Brett Stacey, John Lane, T. J. Rogers, and their children and that all be blessed for their donated work for Katie Hamilton’s aqua therapy room and pool.