Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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6 December 2018

Dear Prayer Partners,

In the reading for the second Sunday of Advent, the message is “prepare for his coming.” Our hearts and our lives contain areas that need some attention. Maybe it is some resentment we cling to or use of time unprofitably in the face of eternal life. Whatever it is, we must make the attempt to change it so that we can meet God with a loving heart and life open to his call. Let us pray for each other that we can ready ourselves well. Come, Lord Jesus, come!

++ For those who have died recently: Fr. George Pupius; Adam Valle; Richard Chambers (Andrew Chambers’s grandfather); Willis Folson (relative of Steve and Peter McConnell and Louis and Slater Ward); and Terry Vallely (Deacon Grover’s cousin)

++ For those dealing with cancer: Corrinne Dinges ’10 (cancer); Megan McDonald’s mother (recently started cancer treatments); Phil Lewis (Fr. John Paul Lewis’s older brother); Jamie Meyer; Nancy McKee; 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; 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: Sara Box (car accident), Joe Gilley, Bryan Smith (doing well), 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), 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 in heeding the Baptist’s call to prepare for Christ’s coming
++ That the season of Advent would be the occasion to deepen our relationship with Christ, Savior of the world
++ 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
++ That our students would remain focused until the end of this first semester
++ Grant strength and fortitude to all who are starting over 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 seek escape from violence and poverty in their country
++ 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
++ That our student athletes on the basketball, wrestling, and swim teams compete well and remain injury-free
++ That people experiencing depression will be healed by God’s Spirit of light, especially Rachel and Summer
++ 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
++ That God would gift with fortitude, hope, and faith to 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
++ That respect for all life, from womb to tomb, would become a lifestyle and attitude of 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,” 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 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 addictions will experience freedom through the grace of God’s life-giving Spirit

The following intentions need ongoing prayer:

Those who have died recently: three residents of St. Ann Retirement Center (Jerry Moraski, John Thistleton, and Ken Nash), Julie Bryan (Cameron Bryan’s mother), the victims of California wildfires, including the Paradise fire, Dan Housh, Juan Santos, shooting victims in southern California, Mark Joseph Medley ’71, Dorothy Giasson, Margetta Bundy, Mickey Hoy, Ed Mielenz, victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and victims of Hurricane Michael and the Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

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.