Prayer Intentions

February 5, 2021
The gospel for the fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time reminds us of why Jesus came. I came to preach the Good News that God has sent help for us in the person of Jesus. Jesus confronts the evil that seeks to prevent us from receiving and responding to God’s love and mercy. We must be humble enough to recognize our need and seek the help that Jesus can provide. Evil will not have the final word in our lives. May we pray for perseverance knowing that help has already come to the rescue.   
++ For those who have died recently: Angel Jackson (Mrs. Frame’s cousin), Fr. Marvin Leven, Fr. Philip Louis (Pastor of Elk City), Deacon Bill Baldwin, those with Covid -19, Jason Begin’s grandmother, mother and father who have died in last three weeks, and victims of violence and/or terrorism
++ For those dealing with cancer: Anne Skoch Kelly (brain tumor/follow-up treatment), Liz (Mrs. Ciupak’s relative), Ivanna Martinez (Gina Calderone’s 6  yr. old granddaughter /brain tumor), Danny  Gleason, Suzanne  Miller, Mindy Geist, Noel Garza (Mrs. Scott’s brother/ Carson Garza’s father), Jim Rountree (brain cancer), Cheryl Hill, Paula Allen, Mrs. Stephanie Holt, Corrine Dinges ’10, Nancy McKee, Jimmy Green, Greg Grover, Antonia Placenet, Sharon S., Phil Lewis, Nick Patterson ’10, Deacon Max Schwartz, Robin Maestes, Kimberly Powers, Justin McClain, Mia Feist, Jim Chandler, Joy Kryster, Cooper Alcott, Roger Metz, Laurie Payne, Vince Brady, Mrs. Hodges, Laura Sparks, Cheryl Hill, Jim Pallerino, Cynthia Williams, Sandy Robert, Cindy Thompson, Natalie Rice, Dean Hawkins, Xiao Ying, Larry Moore, children with cancer, and those who have begun chemo or radiation therapy
++ Lord we ask the healing needed by all the sick, especially: Rheagan Cox, Julie McAuliffe Snowder (in serious pedestrian car accident), those with COVID-19: BMCHS staff and students, Mark Ruffin (Aubrey Ruffin’s father), Terry Glover ’73; David Schwartz, Nancy Valind (Sheila Kruse’s grandmother), Raquel Kovacks (Mrs. Scott’s sister), Joan Pierce (Mrs. Sokolosky’s mom -healing), Mark Phillips (ALS), Jeff Struckel, Brent Gibson, Patty Sanchez, Ben Stefanek, Ashley Sair, Trey Blackburn, Ann Bleything, Sue Carberry, Jake Stone, Lori McCormack (Kelli William’s relative), Pruitt Meier (A.J. & Diedre’s son), Cameron Cooly (Coach Pierce’s relative), Paige Kennedy Anderson’s husband (in drug induced coma), alumnus with ALS, Melissa Brown’s daughter, Teresa Thurman, Sue Machugh, Betty Brooks, Dee Orrell, Mr. Cheatwood, Martin Horn ’80 or ’81 (surfing accident), Holly, Lois & Raymond Barnhill, Rhett Hightower, Tyler Fahringer, Maverick Nikelfresh (suffers from Pulmonary hypertension), Shirley Willis (heart problems), Suzi Johnson, Todd Williams, Evan Klingenberg (Sam Klingenberg’s son - Menkes disease), Tim Joyce, Susan (Krohn’s disease), Katie Hamilton, Laura Davidoff, friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging, and all in hospitals especially children
++ That Pope Francis, our Archbishops, priests, religious leaders, and seminarians strive to be exemplary examples of following Jesus and ministering God’s love and mercy
++ That all Christians work together for unity and understanding amongst all who believe in Jesus.                                          
++ That our students seriously consider lives of service as priests, religious, or laypersons dedicated to serving the Church and spreading God’s kingdom
++ That our students would be injury free as they participate in their sport of choice, and any other extracurricular activities this weekend
++ That we seek ways to reach out in support of others, especially through prayer and acts of kindness  for those who have been impacted by the pandemic
++ That expectant mothers and their children be healthy and grow in God’s grace, especially for Veleecia Hearne-McKeever
++ That all of Laura Scott’s family be touched by God’s healing hand
++ In thanksgiving for Mrs. Pankratz’s mother’s improved health as well as others who have recovered from the Coronavirus
++ For the needs and intentions of the BMCHS’ administrators, staff and all in the “Irish family”, especially Chris England (Taja Egert’s brother) and his health
++ That respect for life  and all persons would color all our relationships and activities and that God would touch the hearts of those whose hearts are hardened toward others due to hatred, envy, and racial bigotry; for improved relationships between police and those they serve
++ That all in the BMCHS’ family grow in the virtue of perseverance and work to do well during the spring semester
++ That we would be aware of the graces possible for us during the COVID-19 pandemic; for all the those infected, especially the staff and residents of St. Ann Nursing Home, and for all in the forefront fighting this illness
++ That President Biden and his staff work to address and overcome some of the problems faced by those impacted by the events of life
++ Special Intentions: Jamie Meyer, Mrs. McDonald, Marie Logiodice, Velrick O. Wilson, Dillard Drew, all members of the BMCHS community, staff, and families who have lost ones or are suffering as a result of the COVID-19, residents in nursing homes especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, and for the residents of St. Ann’s Assisted and Independent Living centers as well as all senior citizen residents facilities, and relatives and friends of BMCHS community
++ That all, especially the BMCHS community, do whatever it takes to stem the tide of COVID-19 and remain virus free
++ That people experiencing depression and/or considering suicide, or those afflicted with addictions will be healed by God’s Spirit of light, so that they may experience the freedom of the children of God
++ That world leaders work diligently to provide justice and basic needs for the poor, the hungry, and those who have been victims of human trafficking
++ For conversion of heart of youth radicalized by extremist groups such as ISIS or white supremacists
++ That God would gift with fortitude, hope, and faith those  persecuted for their faith; for families dealing with death or long-term illnesses, financial problems, or addictions, bullying, and/or any other life altering (divorce) challenges
++ 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 persons suffering from long-term illnesses or illnesses that have not yet been diagnosed
++ For those who work with the poor and 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”; Sr. Marian Scena’s work in Tanzania, and Sr. Janice Thome’s work in southwest Kansas
++ For all veterans and those who serve in the military now, especially those recently deployed: Grant Murphy’s father, Grant Hamilton, Carter La Barthe, 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 & Laura Smalley, impacted by bullying and its results 
Those who have recently died: Eula Martin, Christine Pankratz-West’s father-in-law, Mike McAuliff, ’75 alumnus, Deacon Armando Cruz Rodriguez, Fr. John Michalicka, Fr. Tom Dowdell, Deacon Clyde Grover, Richard Nichols, Carla Nash Richter, Roy Vasquez, Beth Taylor, Marcia White, Patricia Wiles, Carter Stone’s grandfather, Sullivan Rowlan’s grandfather, Bill Bishop, Leon Fourcade, Barby Steelman, Adam Maness, David Goodman, Jud Leach, Elizabeth Neff, Arthur Hoenig, Kate & Colin Lipps’ grandmother, Ellen Kimbrough, those killed explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, those killed in 9/11, those killed in pipeline explosion in Bangladesh
For the needs and Intentions of all in our BMCHS family and those who have lost hope due to life’s challenges and have asked our prayers for their intentions

I am working from home for now because of the pandemic. If you have prayer needs, please fill out the request below, and I will keep the intentions in prayer as I pray daily. Also let me know if things have gotten better!

Peace and blessings,
Sr. Stephanie
Prayer Coordinator

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