Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

Sr. Stephanie Sanchez

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28 April 2017

Dear Prayer Partners,

Sunday’s gospel reading narrates another familiar resurrection story: the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It is obvious they haven’t figured out who Jesus is, nor have they believed the women who said that Jesus is risen. What gives them a clue: the breaking of the bread. Does the celebration of the Eucharist provide greater insight about Jesus? Perhaps reading through and reflecting on the Mass prayers would help.

May you grow in your awareness of and commitment to the resurrected Jesus. Alleluia!

++ Lord of Life, grant eternal life to those who have died: Diego Romero (Lizbeth Romero’s grandfather), Florine Zaccanti Allen (Sherry Beasley’s mother; grandmother of several alumni), Craig McAuliff  ’04, Sylvia Bennet (Caden Bennet’s grandmother), Lois Geiger (Sam Geiger’s grandmother), Dr. Stewart Beasley, victims of violence and/or terrorist activities especially Christians killed in Church bombings

++ Lord, we ask healing for all the sick, especially those dealing with cancer: Bill Tkach (our trainer C.J. Fedor’s grandfather; throat surgery for cancer); Jim Chandler (Christine Pankratz’s uncle); Abi Kerber (freshman with leukemia); Joanne Kopp (put on hospice care), Joy Kryster (Mrs. Abrams’ sister; leukemia); Cooper Alcott (2-yr.-old diagnosed with leukemia; Jennifer Frakes Burke’s nephew); Roger Metz; Alaina Jensen; Laurie Payne; Mary Minden-Zins; Vince Brady; Mrs. Hodges; Hayden Ishmael; Peggy McGuire Surritte; Mrs. Mindy Brown; Betty McClure (Rebecca Damron’s grandmother-in-law; kidney cancer); Laura Sparks; Sr. Teresa Chau Tran, O.C.D; Sr. Ann Marie, O.C.D.; Mary; Sara Dwerlkotte’s grandfather; Cheryl Hill; Paula Allen (pancreatic cancer); 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: Debbie Morton (Mr. Morton’s wife); Lois and Raymond Barnhill (health challenges from aging); Daniela Lopez; Rhett Hightower (2-mo.-old with heart problems; will need surgery); James Van Sickle (Joy Warlick’s father; pneumonia and heart attack); Tyler Fahringer; Grace Grimes; Teresa McGinnis; Fr. Joe Ross (Parkinson’s; problems with meds); Margaret Phipps; Mrs. Porch; Shelbi Noakes; Missy Musgrave; Suzanne Simon (Sandy Nedbalek’s sister); Mr. John Baldwin; Maverick Nikelfresh (2-yr.-old suffering from pulmonary hypertension); Kevin Smith; Vena San Antonio; June Chambers; Ryan Free ’92; Joanne Kamp; Emmie Wright (Kristin Kusbel Wright’s daughter; varying health issues); Maxine Stancampiano; Shirley Willis (heart problems); Suzi Johnson; Megan Wells (problems with pregnancy; Mrs. Schwarz’s daughter); Todd Williams; Evan Klingenberg (Sam Klingenberg’s son with incurable Menkes disease); Helen Milam’s great-grandmother; Chan Baker; Mr. Chris Zehrung; Mary Males; Arthur McAnulty (stroke); Pam Whitehead (Rebecca Damron’s mother-in-law; multiple health issues); Tim Joyce; Stan Evans ( Lindsey Self Evans’ 2-yr.-old son); Liam Kelley; Peter McConnell; Tommy Otto; Barbara Kendall; Clark Ellison; Genna Reed; Martin Gocke (needs heart transplant); stabilized vision for Sr. Joseph Marie and Eula Martin; Susan (Crohn’s disease); Marilyn Cheatwood; Jose Rosillo; Mr. and Mrs. La Saxon; Katie Hamilton; Laura Davidoff; Kent Lee; many friends and relatives, especially grandparents, experiencing health issues associated with aging; and all those in hospitals, especially children

++ Blessings on Coach Jones and his wife upon the birth of their daughter, Saylor

++ Special intentions: Mrs. Mary Frances Duran; Sr. Immaculate Comet; Sr. Joseph Marie Gibbons; Julianne Annesley’s mom and aunt, Laura O’Hara; Kennedy Grace; Sr. Marian Scena; Caroline Drummond; Mr. and Mrs. Newman; Jane Edmonds; Ashley Voss; 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’s intentions; residents in nursing homes, especially those at St. Ann Nursing Home, Assisted and Independent Living centers; and relatives and friends of BMCHS community

++ That people impacted by depression will be healed by God’s Spirit of light and hope
++ That those welcomed into the Church on Holy Saturday will continue to grow in faith and love of God
++ For the people of Peru and Columbia, who are rebuilding following the intense rains in the last month
++ 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 and improve their relationship with God and the Church
++ For conversion of heart of youth radicalized by extreme groups such as ISIS
++ For the needs and intentions of Birthchoice: more volunteers and increased financial support
++ That all the members of the BMCHS family strive to live humbly before God and others and work for lasting peace in our world
++ That Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI emeritus, Archbishop Coakley, Archbishop emeritus Beltran, all priests, seminarians, retired priests and permanent deacons be graced daily as they make Christ available to the People of God
++ That our benefactors and all associated with our BMCHS family celebrate God’s gift of salvation by sharing with all people they meet 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, 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 be 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 any 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
++ For the success of the causes for sainthood of Pier Giorgio, Fr. Stanley Rother, Dorothy Day, and Archbishop Romero
++ For an end to violence, in particular gang violence and terrorism, and for the healing of divisions between nations and all peoples
++ That those who have lost jobs, especially Bev Sanchez, 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, Angel’s cousin, Victor Chavez, Hannah Kohlness, Abram McNeil, Russ Johnson, Brian Jackson, Brad Nutty, Capt. Justin Mancinelli, Joey Miles, Kelly Patterson, Molly Hatch, Hunter Hill, and all others in our acquaintance
++ May our BMCHS families and homes be places of faith, mercy, humility, peace, love, reconciliation, and acceptance and not places of physical or emotional violence
++ 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, especially Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan) and Saher Gul (Afghanistan) and those who work at Jesus House, OKC, Sr. BJ’s Pantry, and City Rescue Mission
++ That people suffering from any addictions will experience freedom through the grace of God’s life-giving Spirit
++ That those suffering from darkness in their life may experience the Light offered by God’s Spirit and choose life rather than ending their life

The following intentions need ongoing prayer:

Those who have died recently: Paul Brou, Barbara Chesher, Edwin Nalagan, Grace (Fr. Martin’s sister killed Morgan Lindsay, Zhen Xiaoxu, 13 killed in bus accident in Texas, those who have died in the Peruvian flooding, and those who died in the London attack     

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, Jackie Francois and her ministry, Don Cruse, Olga and Cesar and family, the Taylor family, Mattie, Mr. Cheatwood, Joey, Alexa Browning, and Maddie Lyon. 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.