Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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14 May 2020

Dear Prayer Partners,

One fear that resides deep in our hearts is the idea that we must faces challenges and trials of life alone. Like an orphan, we can not look to family for help. Sunday’s gospel dispels that fear with the promise of an Advocate, the Spirit, who will help us know the mutual love between the Father and Jesus, the Son, into which we are drawn. We are not alone ever. Trust in Jesus’ promise and the Father’s love. We don’t deserve it for sure, but God mercifully shares his loving life with us. May we live in thanksgiving and share our gift of love with others as best we can! Don’t despair with all that has happened because of the coronavirus pandemic—inch by inch, life will get better!

++ For those who have died recently: Tori Gregory ’88; Eyecile Young (Brett Young’s grandmother); Lenora Hollas (mother of former BMCHS teacher Janie Hollas); Paula Hart (Sr. Sanchez’s friend); all victims of the coronavirus; those who died in the shooting in Nova Scotia; and all other victims of terrorism and violence

++ For those dealing with cancer: Gery Allen (Ms. Kelly Allen’s father-in-law; melanoma); Danny Gleason; Suzanne Miller; Carla Richter (Case Richter’s mother); Laura Rigazzi; Mindy Geist (mother of Avery ’17 and Elizabeth ’20); Noel Garza (Mrs. Scott’s brother); Beverly Sanchez (will undergo a thermal ablation in 2–3 weeks); Jim Rountree (brain cancer); Cheryl Hill; Paula Allen; Mrs. Stephanie Holt; Corrinne Dinges ’10; Nancy McKee; Jimmy Green; Greg Grover; Antonio 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; Betty McClure; Laura Sparks; Sr. Teresa Chau Tran, O.C.D; Jim Pallerino; Cynthia Williams; 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 Neff (Madaline Neff’s mother; serious health issues, doing somewhat better now); Ashley Sair (undergoing procedure next week); Trey Blackburn; Marcia White (alumna who suffered major stroke with paralysis); Ann Bleything (former BMCHS counselor suffering from glaucoma); Sue Carberry; Jake Stone; Lori McCormack (Ms. Kelli Williams’s relative); Pruitt Meier (A.J. and Diedre’s son); Cameron Cooly (Coach Pierce’s relative); 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 (suffers 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 reflect the love and compassion of Jesus, who shares his Spirit that we may not feel alone
++ That we seek ways to reach out in support of others who have been impacted by the pandemic and that we are patient in returning to “normal” times and activities
++ For all in the BMCHS family who have made distance learning both possible and successful for our students
++ 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 and living patiently through the coronavirus pandemic
++ That all who received the Easter sacraments will continue to grow in faith despite cancelations of public worship during the pandemic
++ That we would be aware of the graces possible for us during the pandemic, through patient endurance and prayer; for all those infected and for all in the forefront of fighting this illness, especially Adele Edmonds (nurse who volunteered to work in a Chicago hospital covid-19 wing) and Anissa Reynolds (Ms. Kelly Allen’s cousin, a nurse who has gone to New York City to work)
++ For the graces and blessings needed by all Kairos alumni as they live their 4th Day and strive to exhibit compassion in their dealings with others
++ 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: Elizabeth Cloe; Ray Copeland; Jamie Meyer; Mrs. McDonald; Marie Logiodice; Velrick O. Wilson; Dillard Drew; all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and their families who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus pandemic; Aaron’s needs; residents in nursing homes, especially those at St. Ann’s Home and Assisted and Independent Living Centers; and relatives and friends of the BMCHS community
++ That the graduating Class of 2020 knows God’s graces in all they undertake in their lives
++ 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 and hungry during the pandemic, and for those who are victims of 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, especially for John Hamilton and his fiancée Emily and for Colin Murray and Maddie, who were recently married
++ 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, Captain 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: Joah Enevoldson; Martin Migdalski; Jacob Carwile; Dee Abildgaard; Jeremiah Fleming; Mark Byrum; Dr. Lekas; Deacon Ed Duclos; Vince Hoehner

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 all be blessed for their donated work for Katie Hamilton’s aqua therapy room and pool.