Prayer Intentions

May 25, 2021

We have begun Ordinary Time in the liturgical year, and now face summer break with the changes that will bring. The pandemic has hovered over all in the world like a black cloud that is starting to lift and let in the sun. Christ met his disciples after his resurrection with the greeting of “Peace! Do not be afraid; I am with you.” (My interpretation.) We need to pray with this in mind so we do not give into despair or be overwhelmed by sadness. Jesus conquered death and sin, and so LIFE will have the last word! Trust in God’s love and mercy and thank God for all in life, even the hard times. “All will be well; and all will be well,” Hildegarde of Bingen. Have a blessed summer and make sure you take some time daily for God. Peace!!!   

++ For those who have died recently: Fr. Joe Ross, Michael Fong, Jack Gordy (grad and father of several alumni), Jesse McKeever’s relative (Veleecia Hearne-McKeever’s husband), John Eberle (father of several alumni), Mark Ruffin (alum and father of several alumni), Charles Ozan (Amelia Ozan’s father), Noel Garza (Mrs. Scott’s brother and Carson Garza’s father), Jim Pierce, those impacted by COVID-19, and victims of violence and terrorist activity

++ 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), Pippa, Danny Gleason, Cecelia Craine, Suzanne  Miller, Mindy Geist, 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, those with COVID-19, BMCHS staff and students, Will G., Terry Glover ’73; David Schwartz, Nancy Valind (Sheila Kruse’s grandmother), Raquel Kovacks, Joan Pierce, Mark Phillips (ALS), Jeff Struckel, Brent Gibson, Patty Sanchez, Ben Stefanek, Ashley Sair, Trey Blackburn, Ann Bleything, 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, 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 God’s love and mercy 

++ That all Christians work together for unity and understanding amongst all people                                           

++ 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 enjoy summer break

++ That we seek ways to reach out in support of others, especially through prayer and acts of kindness toward those impacted by the pandemic

++ That first responders and all who face danger for us be blessed and protected in their work

++ That mothers and their children be healthy and grow in God’s grace, especially for Veleecia Hearne-McKeever and her new baby

++ For the needs and intentions of the BMCHS administrators, staff and all in the Irish family as they take time to grow in holiness during the summer

++ That respect for life and all persons would color all our relationships and activities and that God would touch the hearts of those 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 develop the attitude of gratitude and practice this virtue daily 

++ That we would be aware of the graces possible for us during the Coronavirus pandemic; for all the those infected, especially for all in the forefront fighting this illness

++ That President and his staff work for justice and equality for those suffering in many ways

++ 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 Coronavirus, 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 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: Joe Haddad, Jana Marchant, Angel Jackson, Fr. Marvin Leven, Fr. Philip Louis (Pastor of Elk City), Deacon Bill Baldwin, Jason Begin’s grandmother, mother and father, Eula Martin, Christine Pankratz-West’ father-in-law, Mike McAuliff, ’75, Deacon Armando Cruz Rodriguez, Fr. John Michalicka, Fr. Tom Dowdell, Deacon Clyde Grover

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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