Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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17 May 2018

Dear Prayer Partners,

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the day on which we celebrate the Spirit’s coming upon the apostles and the Church. The gift of Jesus’ Spirit allows us to discern what is true in life so that we will be ready to receive eternal life. Through the gift of the Spirit, Jesus chooses us and sends us to make the Spirit’s presence evident in our lives with all the possibilities the Spirit offers. May we be open to these possibilities and pray for each other to be “alter Christus” in our world. Have a great summer and remember to give God some of the time you have. Peace!

++ Lord of Life, grant eternal rest to all who have died: Keaton Barron, Mrs. Patti Reynolds (Mrs. Green’s aunt), Rodney Vickery, Louise Yates, Max O’Hara, 44 who died in Kenya after dam burst, and victims of terrorist activity

++ Lord, we ask healing for all the sick, especially those dealing with cancer: Brandon Nalagan, Deacon Max Schwarz (liver cancer), Robin Maestes, Mark Duran, Allyson Helm, Mrs. Camacho, Kimberly Powers (Grace Powers’s mother; several health issues including cancer), Justin McClain (lymphoma), Mia Feist, Jim Chandler, Joy Kryster, Cooper Alcott (2 yr. old diagnosed with leukemia; Jennifer Frakes Burke’s nephew), Roger Metz, Laurie Payne, Mary Minden-Zins, Vince Brady, Mrs. Hodges, Hayden Ishmael, Peggy McGuire Surritte, Betty McClure, Laura Sparks, Sr. Teresa Chau Tran, O.C.D, Sr. Ann Marie O.C.D., Mary, Sara Dwerlkotte’s grandfather, Cheryl Hill, Paula Allen, Jim Pallerino, Cynthia William, Sandy Robert, Cindy Thompson, Natalie Rice, Tom Baglio, Hazel Meziere, Dean Hawkins, Xiao Ying, Larry Moore, Perry Villanueva, Janene Sanchez, 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: Mrs. Karen Meyer, Adam Valle, Bryan Smith, Sr. Veronica Higgins, Mr. Gibson (in nursing home following surgery), Teresa Thurman, Fisher Marchant, Sue Machugh, Vivian Phan, Betty Brooks, Dee Orrell, Mary Drain, Mr. Cheatwood, Meg Tebow, Rebecca Bird, Mrs. Florence O’Hara, Sterling (Mrs. Abrams’s brother-in-law; health concerns), Martin Horn ’81 (surfing accident; paralyzed from chest down), Holly, Chad Sanders (Sherry Gunter Sanders’s husband; boating accident), Todd Farris’s dad, Lois and Raymond Barnhill, Rhett Hightower, Tyler Fahringer, Grace Grimes, Teresa McGinnis, Margaret Phipps, Shelbi Noakes, Missy Musgrave, Suzanne Simon, Mr. John Baldwin, Maverick Nikelfresh (2 yr. old suffering from pulmonary hypertension), Kevin Smith, June Chambers, Joanne Kamp, Emmie Wright (Kristin Kusbel Wright’s daughter; varying health issues), Shirley Willis (heart problems), Suzi Johnson, Todd Williams, Evan Klingenberg (Sam Klingenberg’s son with incurable Menkes disease), Chan Baker, Mary Males, Pam Whitehead (Rebecca Damron’s mother-in-law; multiple health issues), Tim Joyce, Liam Kelley, Barbara Kendall, Clark Ellison, Genna Reed, stabilized vision for Sr. Joseph Marie and Eula Martin, Susan (Crohn’s disease), Marilyn Cheatwood, Jose Rosillo, Katie Hamilton, Laura Davidoff, Kent Lee, friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging, and all those in hospitals, especially children

++ That all Christians will seek the guidance of God’s Spirit as they grow in faith and be ambassadors for Christ in all they do and say
++ That God would be merciful on those who perpetrate violence and evil on others; for a change of heart for those with racial biases and prejudice that hurt peace and harmony among people
++ That we would make room for those who are escaping violence in their country and seeking asylum in the USA
++ That those who have lost jobs may find gainful employment
++ That our elected leaders will find a way to limit the sale of assault weapons for the safety of all in our country
++ For the graces needed by all who have participated in Kairos retreat as they live their 4th Day
++ That our 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
++ For all those in crisis pregnancies and their families
++ For couples who are planning to marry, especially Victoria Panza and Alan; that their relationship will grow and bring them closer to God
++ Special intentions: Sr. Veronica Higgins, Brigitte Webb, Cortez family, Bernadine Hughes, Marie Logiodice, Velrick O. Wilson, Dillard Drew, all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and their families, Aaron’s needs, Fr. Chet, residents in nursing homes, especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, Assisted and Independent Living centers, and relatives and friends of the BMCHS community
++ In thanksgiving for all our student athletes who represented BMCHS throughout the year
++ For those rebuilding after the recent natural disasters (volcanic eruptions, fires, floods, earthquakes, mudslides) in the USA and in other countries
++ That people experiencing depression will be healed by God’s Spirit of light
++ 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 the graces needed by those desiring to strengthen or improve their relationship with God and the Church
++ For conversion of heart of youth radicalized by extreme groups such as ISIS
++ For graces and blessings on all volunteers, especially those who give time and effort to Birthchoice and BMCHS
++ That all those who volunteer at BMCHS and Birthchoice seek God’s guidance and strive to live prudently, humbly, and with gratitude before God as we live as God’s children promised everlasting life
++ That Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI emeritus, Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop emeritus Beltran, all priests, seminarians, retired priests, and permanent deacons shepherd God’s people with the fervor of God’s love
++ That God would gift with courage, hope, and faith to those suffering for their faith in Syria and the Middle East, families dealing with death or long-term illnesses, financial problems, or addictions, bullying and/or any other life-altering challenges
++ That respect for all life, from womb to tomb, would become a lifestyle and attitude of all Christians and all people
++ 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 anyone 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 their children and the community
++ 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,” and Sr. Janice Thome’s work in southwest Kansas
++ For all who serve in the military, especially for 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
++ For the needs and intentions of foster children, their foster families, and 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
++ That people suffering from any addictions will experience freedom through the grace of God’s life-giving Spirit

The following intentions need ongoing prayer:

Those who have died recently: Richard Cavanaugh, Barbara Bush, Tay Dang, Sharon Ann Dolf ’68, Fr. Frank Schenk, 15 members of Canadian youth hockey team, two killed when truck drove into crowd in Muenster, Germany, Dale McConnell

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.