Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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15 March 2018

Dear Prayer Partners,

While we can’t see Jesus directly as the Greeks in Sunday’s gospel wanted, we can come to “see” Him through prayer, reading scripture, and acts of charity learn as Jesus presents himself to us sacramentally. The challenge here is that he challenges our preconceived notions about him. It means we are not in control of how Jesus comes and what he wants from us. Jesus wants “all” which is easy to say, but harder to do! May these last two weeks of Lent move us closer to giving “all” to Jesus as he presents himself in our lives.

++ Lord of Life, grant eternal rest to all who have died: Dana King (Ms. Marchant’s sister), Ronald Bain (Veronica Raley’s grandfather), Willie Sandwell (resident of St. Ann’s Independent Living), L. C. Stevenson, Audrey Young, and victims of violence and recent terrorist attacks around this world

++ Lord we ask healing for all the sick, especially those dealing with cancer: Robin Maestes (cancer surgery on Thursday), Dale McConnell (Steve McConnell’s brother; pancreatic cancer), Mark Duran (malignant throat tumor), Chloe Sides (stage IV cancer), Brandon Nalagan, Mary Ann Tomlinson, Mr. David Thompson, Mrs. Allyson Helm, Kimberly Powers (Grace Powers’s mother; several health issues, including cancer), Keaton Barron (7 yr. old with leukemia), Justin McClain (lymphoma), Mia Feist, Mrs. Camacho, 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 for all the sick, especially: Tay Dang (Brandon Dang’s grandfather; serious stroke), Fisher Marchant (problems with her ears), Sue Machugh (Izzy Strecker’s grandmother; health issues), Vivian Phan, Betty Brooks, Dee Orrell, Mary Drain (Grace Powers’s relative; stroke), 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 (health challenges from aging), Rhett Hightower (heart problems; will need surgery), Tyler Fahringer, Grace Grimes, Teresa McGinnis, Margaret Phipps, Shelbi Noakes, Missy Musgrave, Suzanne Simon (Sandy Nedbalek’s sister), 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

++ For ongoing conversion of heart through prayer, almsgiving, and fasting
++ 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 religious and for the perseverance of our seminarians
++ For all those in crisis pregnancies and their families
++ For couples who are planning to marry; that their relationship will grow and bring them closer to God
++ Special intentions: Mary Frances Duran, Brigitte Webb, Cortez family, Bernadine Hughes, Citlalli Ramirez, Marie Logiodice, Velrick O. Wilson, Dillard Drew, all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and their families, Aaron’s needs, Fr. Frank Schenk, Fr. Chet, residents in nursing homes, especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, Assisted and Independent Living centers, and relatives and friends of BMCHS community
++ For blessings on our basketball teams, baseball teams, soccer teams, golf team, tennis teams, tracksters, and slow-pitch softball team
++ For those rebuilding after the recent natural disasters (fires, floods, earthquakes, mudslides) in the USA, especially Puerto Rico, 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 the members of the BMCHS family strive to live prudently and humbly before God
++ That Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI emeritus, Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop emeritus Beltran, all priests, seminarians, retired priests, and permanent deacons be living examples of holiness and change of heart
++ That our benefactors and all associated with our BMCHS family celebrate God’s gift of salvation by sharing with the people met each day
++ That God would gift with courage, hope, and faith 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 human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated
++ That respect for all life, from womb to tomb, would become a lifestyle and attitude of all Christians
++ 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
++ That those who have lost jobs may find purposeful work
++ That all our servicemen and women be kept safe, free from harm, and return to their families soon, especially for 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
++ In thanksgiving for those who work with and for the poor
++ 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: Frieda Boevers, Kathy Davis Hauk ’69, Dr. Marvin Margo, Mary Jane Downing Johnson, Norma Boyer, the 17 Florida high school students/faculty shot and killed and their families and friends, 65 who died in Iranian plane crash, Vera Hefner, Mr. Goodnight, and Jim Blanchard

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.