Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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11 October 2018

Dear Prayer Partners,

Sunday’s gospel is so familiar that it might not challenge us. That rich young man thought he was on the road to salvation, only to discover he had not been radical enough. He possessed too much “stuff” to be truly open to God’s call and God’s help. He could do it on his own because, after all, he had done good things in his life. What good things do you have to let go of to be able to latch on to God’s grace? May this be our prayer for each other this week!

++ For those who have died: Marvin Conway (father of six alumni), Mickey Hoy (Kelyn Hancock’s grandfather), Janniece Harbin (Kennedi Harbin’s mother), Shawn Le (Vincent’s father), those who died in the car accident in New York, victims of Hurricane Michael, victims of the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami, and all victims of random violence and natural disasters

++ Lord, we ask healing for all the sick, especially those dealing with cancer: Phil Lewis (Fr. John Paul Lewis’s older brother), Nancy McKee (Ms. McKee’s mother), Brandon Nalagan (needs a miracle!), Adam Valle, Deacon Max Schwarz (liver cancer), Mr. Waldrup (music director at Epiphany), Robin Maestes, 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, Vince Brady, Mrs. Hodges, Hayden Ishmael, Peggy McGuire Surritte, 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, Hazel Meziere, 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: Zion Hinds (hearing problems), Chadd Murray (will have surgery soon), Joe Gilley (several health problems and diagnostic testing this week), Bryan Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer, Mr. Gibson, Melissa Brown’s daughter, Teresa Thurman, Sue Machugh, Vivian Phan, Betty Brooks, Dee Orrell, Mr. Cheatwood, Meg Tebow, Rebecca Bird, Mrs. Florence O’Hara,  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, Katie Hamilton, Laura Davidoff, Kent Lee, friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging, and all those in hospitals, especially children

++ The Pope Francis, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop emeritus Beltran, all priests, seminarians, retired priests, and permanent deacons be examples of repentance and mercy needed in the face of sexual scandal affecting the Church
++ That all in the BMCHS family seek to grow in the virtue of fortitude to become strong witnesses of the faith and faithful ambassadors for Christ in all they do and say
++ Grant strength and fortitude to all who are rebuilding following natural disasters
++ That God would show mercy 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
++ For the graces needed for those who have participated in Kairos retreats as they live their 4th Day
++ 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: Chris and his children, John Romero and his child, Brigitte Webb; Cortez family; Bernadine Hughes; Marie Logiodice; Velrick O. Wilson; Dillard Drew; all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and their families; Ashley Minnich and her family; 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 BMCHS student athletes, especially the volleyball team as they play at state tournament; may they remain free of injury as they compete
++ That people experiencing depression will be healed by God’s Spirit of light, especially Rachel
++ 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 all those who volunteer at BMCHS and Birthchoice seek God’s guidance and strive to live prudently, humbly, and with gratitude, living as God’s children promised everlasting life
++ That Pope Francis, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop emeritus Beltran, all priests, seminarians, retired priests, and permanent deacons shepherd God’s people with the fervor and devotion of God’s love
++ That God would gift with fortitude, 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, 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 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,” 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, 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: Mr. Van Winkle, Shep Orr ’87, Mary Minden Zins, June Ann Becker Child, Ken Roberts, Jesse Mae Wheeler (Ms. Iva Owens’s mother), Mrs. Colleen Linke, Pat Smith, those who died in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut, those who died in wake of Hurricane Florence, Charles Matteson

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.