Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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21 February 2019

Dear Prayer Partners,

Sunday’s gospel from Luke (Lk. 6: 27–38, is both comforting and challenging—comforting in that we are promised gifts in great number but challenging in that we are called to pray for those who hurt us and forgive to be forgiven. This latter is easier to say than do. In the gospel’s first line, we are challenged to “hear” Jesus’ words. “Hear” means not simply noting the words spoken, but more importantly making the effort to put those words into practice daily. This I find more than daunting, but I will look to God’s grace to help me, and I pray the same for you!

++ For those who have died recently: Trevor Ralston ’05, Marty Ladd (bus driver and transportation director for Ponca City), Kathleen Shanahan ’86, and all victims of violence and terrorist activity

++ For those dealing with cancer: Mrs. Stephanie Holt (Amanda Holt Lenaire’s mother); Corrinne Dinges ’10; Jimmy Green; Megan McDonald’s mother (recently started cancer treatments); Greg Grover (Deacon Grover’s brother); Jeff Young (Brett Young’s brother); Antonio Placenet; Sharon S. (Stage IV cancer); Phil Lewis; 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; 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: Mr. Epps (foot surgery), Geraldine Raupe (Evan’s grandmother; in hospital), Austin Hill’s father (heart attack), Paige Kennedy Anderson’s husband (in drug-induced coma) and for her baby due in July, Sara Box, Tim Maguire, Joe Gilley, 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, Lois and Raymond Barnhill, 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 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, priests, seminarians, retired priests, and permanent deacons call the People of God to holiness through lives of holiness and devotion
++ 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
++ For the graces and blessings needed by all Kairos alumni as they live their 4th Day
++ That God would show mercy to 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 asylum from violence and poverty in their country
++ 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: Beverly Sanchez, 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, baseball, track, tennis, and soccer 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 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 hallmark for all followers of Christ
++ 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, 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
++ 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: Mrs. Jill Resetar, Hayden Ishmael, Madeline Carwile, children and aunt who died in recent fire in Oklahoma City, those killed in the church bombing in the Philippines, police killed in Houston, Sr. Joseph Marie Gibbons, Walter Fedor

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.