OUR PRAYER INTENTIONS
One hallmark of a caring community is a praying community. In prayer, we can rejoice together with our members' prayers of thanksgiving. We can share our concern or sorrow with our members' prayers of petition in times of need or mourning. Recent requests for the community are shown below. There are two ways you can join in asking for prayers:
OUR ONLINE PRAYER REQUEST FORM: CLICK HERE Simply complete this form and we will add your prayer below. Only specifics you choose to share will appear. Rest assured we are one with you in prayer!
BOOK OF INTENTIONS AT WEEKEND MASS: If you would like the name of a loved one who is ill to be written in our Book of Intentions for the weekend let us know or write it in yourself when you join us for Mass. Each weekend, our General Intercessions are read from this book. We pray specifically at each weekend Mass for all the intentions and everyone named in our Book of Intentions.
August 15, 2018
August 10, 2018
August 8, 2018
August 7, 2018
Please add to your prayers:
July 29, 2018
Please continue to pray for Deacon Larry
Also we ask prayers for the driver of the car in which the 79 year retired Milwaukee Fireman, Art Fenning was killed in an accident this past week.. The driver is a 31 year old off duty Milwaukee Police officer who is a personal friend of Art and his family. The police officer is having a hard time forgiving himself and is in need of healing. The Fenning family has forgiven him and understands that it was a tragic accident-may the driver come to peace in his heart and soul.
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for my daughter Erin whose cancer is stage 1. This is the best we could hope for and are thankful for all the prayers and support offered on her behalf. She appears to not need any further treatment at this time. God has blessed us and our hearts are overflowing in gratitude.
Darrell Doran's funeral is Wednesday, August 8 at St. Joan of Arc. Visitation is at 2:30 followed by the Christian Mass of Burial at 4:00 PM. Please continue to keep Jo and the entire family in prayer.
July 19, 2018
We pray for:
Jeff and Wendy (friends of a SJOA parishioners)who were involved in a 2 motorcycle crash. He has been airlifted to Froedtert where he is in a medically induced coma with internal injuries. Wendy has a fractured arm, scrapes and bruises and is currently in the hospital recovering. The other couple had minor injuries. Please pray for their healing.
Deacon Larry who had his third surgery today.
May they feel God's presence through our prayers. Amen
July 17, 2018
We announce the death of two people we have been praying for…
Nancy Lee Nielsen died Saturday July 14, 2018 at the age of 48. She is the dear friend of our parishioner Carrie Korsmo.
St. Joan of Arc parishioner Darrell Doran died Monday July 16th at the age of 65 after a long battle with heart and lung issues . Darrell and his wife Jo are very active members of SJOA and served the people of God in many different ministries both at church and in the wider community. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.
May they enjoy the promise of eternal life given to them at baptism and may their family and friends be comforted by all who know and love Nancy and Darrell. Amen
July 13, 2018
Nancy, who is near death, she is a friend of one of our parishioners Carrie Korsmo
Tydus H. who was in a car accident
May love the love of God surround them and provide all that they need at this time. Amen
July 12, 2018
For Deacon Larry as he awaits his surgery next week
For Darrell Doran who remains in critical condition in intensive care
For Christel Heidel who is undergoing a lung biopsy today
For Erin Heitman(my daughter) who was diagnosed with a cancerous melanoma
May their faith sustain them in this time of crisis, the healing presence of Christ surround them and may they experience the Spirit of God through our prayers and loving support. Amen
We remember Jack Weise who died July 6 at the age of 86. He is the father of SJOA parishioner Debbie Ciochon, who died June 7th. Please keep his wife Vivian, his daughter Wendy and his son-in-law Mike and all of his family and friends in prayer as they grieve the loss of another loved one. His funeral service is August 24, 2018 at Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. May he enjoy the glories of heaven and a loving reunion with his daughter and all those who have gone before him. Amen
July 4, 2018
Prayers of thanksgiving for the successful knee replacement for Susan Tiefenthaler
Prayers continue for Darrell-he remains in critical condition
We add Katie Czarnecki our parishioner from St. Catherine's who fell and broke both her arms and her foot and will undergo surgery tomorrow July 5th. Katie is the mom of young children. Please keep her and her family in prayer.
for these intentions and for all those in need of prayer...Amen
July 3, 2018
URGENT REQUEST: St. Joan of Arc parishioner Darrell Doran is critical and his condition is deteriorating. Please keep and his family in prayer.
June 30, 2018
Today we add…
Russ S. a friend of one of our parishioners who is being treated for cancer
Christel Heidel a member of St. Joan of Arc who has multiple tumors in her lungs and an enlarged lymph-the doctors are almost certain that it is metastatic cancer.
Rose Larkin and her family at the death of her brother Leonard DePaz on June 28, 2018. Please keep the family in prayer.
May his soul and the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen
June 29, 2018
Update on Darrell Doran from Jo…
Small miracles do happen.....good news!!!
Darrell has no heart damage and is responding neurologically.
He was officially re-listed late Wednesday night and is 1st on the list at this facility.
He still is in a sedated state and on the ECMO machine.
God is good all the time and Jesus is working overtime with this transplant team.
He is now able to hold onto and grip his cross.
All our family are sending huge thank you’s to our St Joan of Arc and St Catherine parishioners.
June 26, 2018
Many of you know our dear parishioners Darrell and Jo Doran. This past year Darrell was diagnosed with a serious lung condition. His health has declined to the point that he was placed on the lung transplant list. He has been hospitalized for over a week as he awaited new lungs. Jo notified me that Darrell’s condition has moved to a critical status. The following is in part is her email…
“So miss my church community.......but feel their love.
Just wanted to give you an update regarding Darrell and his health….
Over a week ago he was admitted to the hospital until transplant.
His lung disease was deteriorating and he was transferred to ICU.
There his heart stopped and he went to surgery and was put on *ECMO.
They are keeping him in a paralytic state until he stabilizes.
He is still on the transplant list but on a hold until heart adjusts.
Our family is hanging in there and are awaiting Gods plan to be revealed.
I know he has been on the prayer chain and parishioners have responded with so much love and concern.
He continues to have his cross by his side….
*ECMO is a machine removes the blood oxygenates it, removes the carbon dioxide, warms the blood and then return the blood to the artery and “pumps” the blood through the body. This method allows the blood to “bypass” the heart and lungs, allowing them to rest and get better.
I promised Jo I would storm the heavens on Darrell's behalf-please join me in that promise-for anything is possible with God. Also, please keep Jo, her children and grandchildren in prayer as that make this journey with Darrell.
June 21, 2018
We pray for…
Mary Grimm and Arlene Moyle anointed to today as the begin treatment for cancer and for Salute also anointed for medical reasons
Brenda Schaff diagnosed with breast cancer
Cathy Vance daughter of Carl (funeral was on Tuesday) and Mary Jo Niemiec who was hospitalized yesterday
Bob Hultquist who had a repair of a heart valve today
Barb Sproule who fell and is having a hip replacement today
For all children who are suffering from trauma, abuse or neglect
May they be fortified with God’s grace-may we be instruments of compassion, tenderness and the presence of Christ to them. Amen
June 14, 2018
This came in from our website.
Pray for my family will have a safe and good night and good night sleep. Pray for my marriage and family. Gina ,Wendi, Stacey, Kris, Nancy, Juliejan, Sandy T, Sandy B, Dawn, Donna, Kathy and some women ,family and friends will stay away from G.F and vice versa. Pray for protection for A.F and family. Pray for A.F and family can lose weight, exercise and eat healthy. Pray for Liz and Scott marriage and Aiden and Ella. Pray for Tom and Alysha marriage and family. Pray for Mary and Nate marriage and family. Pray for Ryan and Kylie. Pray for Ryan conversion, health, grades, jobs, finds good spouse and does well in college. Pray for special intention for tomorrow.
Also, please pray for…
Terry Leaman diagnosed with chronic leukemia
Arlene M diagnosed with bone cancer
Bev Freiberg who sustained a severe breakage of her femur
Mary Grimm who is awaiting the results of a biopsy
Jim who is hospitalized and having emergency surgery-he is Mary Sue Reutebuch’s father
Lee Pauli for complete recovery from cycling accident
Our needs are many and your grace abounds for all who call upon your name.
Your presence is constant and your love unconditional.
Be with all these in need of your healing grace. Amen
For Carl Niemiec who has now entered into hospice care for his wife and children as they walk this journey together
For all those who this day feels the despair and hopelessness in life-may they feel the presence of God through our intervention and care for them
For those in search of employment or needing to improve their careers especially Dana
With sadness St. Joan of Arc announces the death of Debbie Cichon. She passed away on Wednesday, June 6th. Funeral services are pending.
Grant unto her O Lord peace. Amen
Today we add…
Terry L. who is having surgery today
Debbie C. who is hospitalized with cancer
Carl N. who had a heart attack this afternoon
Mary C. who suffers from multiple sclerosis and is struggling to walk
Carl P. who is experiencing declining health
A note from Deacon Larry regarding his health....
Thanks for your prayers and concern. Please keep them coming. Here’s an update on where everything stands.
6/15 Carpal Tunnel Surgery on the L wrist – R wrist is in the healing process; will take about 2 mo. to know the results
6/29 Neck Surgery pre-op (will learn how it will be done, how long the neck brace will be needed etc.)
7/10 Colon Cancer Exploratory
7/18 Neck Surgery (1st available date )
May the healing light of Christ surround them and give them what they need at this time. Amen
We pray for those who have died…
Konnie Klind age 54 who died suddenly on June 1, 2018. Please pray for her sons Joshua and Justin, her grandchildren and Konnie’s siblings.
May perpetual light shine upon her and all the souls of the faithfully departed. Amen
We pray for…
Barb Wolf who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer
Betty Leif receiving radiation for cancer
For those who have died…
Dennis Klotz who died May 21, 2018 at the age of 68. He is the brother of John and Kim Klotz of St. Catherine’s. Please keep his father Harvey and all of Dennis’ family and friends in your prayer. Funeral Services are pending.
Dan Brosnan, Sr. who died May 24, 2018 from complications due to brain cancer please pray for his entire family. Dan is a relative of Mary Sue Reutebuch, our Director of Christian Formation for St. Joan of Arc and St. Catherine’s. The funeral is this weekend in Boston, MA
May they rest in the arms of their Creator. Amen
May 24, 2018
Prayers of thanksgiving for the successful surgery and medical procedures of Erin H. and Mary M.
Please pray for..
Fr. Loehr who is having some complications after his recent surgery
Terry L. who is undergoing medical testing for a rare form of leukemia
BH and PM who is struggling with alcoholism and for their loved ones
Darryl D. who is hospitalized and awaiting a lung transplant
For Ed Brennan a parishioner at St. Catherine’s who died May 17, 2018 at the age of 86. His funeral is Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Catherine’s. Visitation begins at 9:30 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Please keep his wife Joan and his entire family in prayer.
May 22, 2018
Please include in your prayers…
DJ one of our youngest parishioners who is having a heart procedure today
Dr. George Stanis who suffered a stroke
Kerry Wagner return to good health
Wyatt Anderson who is anticipating surgery this week and for his family who is walking the journey with him
For all who have died…
Ed Brennan of St. Catherine’s who passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018
the brother- in- law of John and Kim Klotz of St. Catherine’s
and for their families and friends.
May they rejoice in the heavenly kingdom of God.. Amen
May 16, 2018
We pray for Carl Niemiec a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc who is hospitalized and struggling with a number of health issues
For Erin H. who is facing surgery this week
For all couples who are struggling with relationships
For all those struggling with any kind of addiction
For those with chronic conditions including, Mary Ann S., DLK, TLM, Norb K.
We offer prayers of thanks giving for the completion of Fr. Loehr’s surgery today, that Deacon Larry is doing well post his surgery.
We pray for those who have died including:
From St. Catherine’s
Winn Kysely, age 84 a lifelong resident of Okauchee funeral is Friday May 18th at St. Catherine’s visitation 9:30 AM Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 AM. Please keep his wife Colette and their 12 children and 21 grandchildren in your prayers.
James Anderson age 66 on May 14th. His funeral is Saturday May 18, 2018 at the Schmidt and Bartelt Funeral Home in Oconomowoc. Visitation 9:30 AM- Funeral Service 11:00 AM. Please keep his wife Barbara and his sons Jason and David in your prayers.
From St. Joan of Arc
William Siok age 75 on May 8th in Fort Myers Florida where he was living in recent years. Funeral is Friday, June 1st at St. Joan of Arc-Visitation 10:30-Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Please keep his wife Patricia and his children John, Karen, Barb, Kevin, and Jenn in your prayers.
PLEASE SEE LIFE NOTICES FOR COMPLETE OBITUARIES.
May 11, 2018
Requests that have come forward now due to the computer glitch. Our apologies for the delay.
Please add to your prayers…
Jake, the brother of Brienna Wagner, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor
Prayers of thanksgiving for Dave Famularo for a successful eye surgery resulting his ability to return to work and for all the love and support he received.
May 10, 2018
Today we add Bob Schaumann, father of Katie Czarnecki both parishioners of St. Catherine's of Alexandria to our prayers. He is facing a heart catheterization and for her mother and the entire family who is walking this journey with him.
Christ be our light and shine in the darkness of lives. Amen.
May 9, 2018
Dear Prayer Team…due to a glitch with the website and my computer there were some prayer requests that did not get transmitted to my computer. My apologies to all those affected by this temporary situation. Please be sure to add these requests to your prayers.
We pray for…
Carol C. and her recovery from a recent hip replacement
Bob C. for healing and health as he faces multiple weeks of concurrent chemo and radiation for head/neck cancer
Robert F. for improved health
Mike B. for comfort and peace for him and his family as he enters hospice care
For James A. brother of Christine A. who is in critical condition at St. Luke’s hospital
For Deacon Larry as he faces the first of three surgeries this Friday
May the healing light of Christ surround these people and in your infinite wisdom provide them with all that they need in their time of crisis and illness.
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for the good test results
For Lynne B.
We remember all who have died
For the 144 people who will die today due to the opioid epidemic may we find a way to end this horrible affliction
For those who will die by suicide this day and for the families and loved ones who are left with the pain and the guilt
For Crystal and Dan who lost their 4 month old baby girl suddenly
We remember Frances Steeger a member of St. Joan of Arc Parish who died on April 27, 2018. Her funeral is this Friday, May 11, 2018. Visitation is at 10:00 am and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Frances has been a member of St. Joan of Arc for over 15 years and blessed us with her gift of sewing especially in the area of liturgical vestments. Please keep her family in prayer.
May 2, 2018
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for the good news that Jeff B. diagnosed with two forms of cancer was told that the aggressive form is in remission and the slower growing cancer has shown no change.
May God continue to grant you continued improved health. Amen
Judy F. who is recovering from back surgery
Ed D. diagnosed with cancer
Erin H. facing her 9th surgery
May the healing light of Christ shine upon them. Amen
We remember those who have died..
Pat McHugh-funeral this Friday, May 4 at St. Joan of Arc Visitation 2 PM Mass of Christian Burial at 4 PM.
Frances Steeger-funeral Friday, May 11 at St. Joan of Arc Visitation at 10:00 Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM
Andrew Griffin, brother of John
Cyril Kempman, Dorothy Rogglie, and Rosalie Timmers members of Millie Kennedy’s family
Janice, who died by suicide she is a relative of Pattie Porter
May perpetual light shine upon them and may they rest in peace. Amen
Please pray for…
For all those who are in the dying process including Pat, Rita,
For all those who are in search of employment JO, KR, BD
For all those undergoing medical testing and procedure’s including Bob H.,
For all those struggling with relationships or contemplating divorce
O Lord hear our prayers. Amen
Please add Barb Wolf, mother of Brenda Nunnally, who is having surgery today
Please pray for …
Kerry Wagner for good health and employment
Pat McHugh and Eunice who are in the dying process
Fr. Chuck and Erin H. who are traveling back to the States today
Fr. John Yockey who fell this past week on the ice and snow
For all those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation including Hewie and for their sponsors
For those preparing to receive Jesus for the first time
For the 22 infants and children baptized during this Easter Season and for their parents and sponsors
In faith we trust that our prayers are heard and answered. Amen
For Kate Hoffman and her family at the sudden loss of her brother Ken on Easter Sunday. May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace . Amen
Please pray for My brother Jake who has a tumor in his brain discovered today. Surgery and diagnosis to follow- please storm Heaven with prayers for my little brother that this is all benign.
I would like to join you in praying for Domenic and the many needs in your community ,those in need of a healing miracle in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that our Lord hears our prayers and devotions..
M's dad is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and we are taking care of him or keeping him company.
On this holiest Saturday of the Easter Vigil we add to our prayers…
The following priests of the Milwaukee Archdiocese who are need of prayer
Fr. Ed Cook,
Fr. Tony Klink,
Fr. Dan Murphy
Fr. Mel Michalski
Fr. Carl Last
Fr. Melvin Macoskie
Fr. Tom Venne
Fr. Jim Vojtik
We continue to pray for Fr. Jim Loehr as well,
For Judy S. having spine surgery next week
For Claudia and Tori both dealing with auto immune disease
For those we have been praying for may each of them feel the presence of God. Amen
Fr. Karl Schneider from the Milwaukee Archdiocese passed away this week. We keep, his family and friends in our prayers at this difficult time.
God of mercy and love, grant to Fr. Karl your servant and priest, a glorious place at your heavenly table, for you made him here on earth a faithful minister of your word and sacrament. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN
March 8, 2018
We welcome a new St. Joan of Arc parishioner, Dana Hooper, to the Prayer Network Team !
We continue to pray for Steve Sobieski who remains hospitalized with double pneumonia
We add Craig K. who had a knee replacement today
A young parishioner who is struggling with life and faith
For all those who are experiencing a loss of loved one including Kathy
For the RCIA Elect and candidates
For the high school candidates for Confirmation
For the children of our parishes who celebrate Frist Reconciliation this month
For all those who are affected by the storms and natural disasters throughout our world
For Fr. Chuck as he again prepares to travel to Thailand to be with the children of Sarnelli house and
For the three young men and the adults who are traveling with them from our parishes that are joining Father at the orphanage
Hear our prayers O loving God. Amen
March 7, 2018
We continue to pray for the healing of Kiki, Olivia, Sandy
And for Pat McHugh, Jane, Carl P., Dar K. and Joan Hargarten
We add to our prayers…
Betty L diagnosed with breast cancer
Bert Lewis with serious health issues
Bob and Brian as they search for gainful employment
Matt and his wife as they struggle with marriage issues and contemplating a separation
TLKM and PM who are deciding on getting a divorce
For those who have no one to pray for them
In faith O Lord we trust that you hear our prayers. Grant us the strength and the wisdom to accept the answer. Amen
February 27, 2018
Please pray for
Steve Sobieski a member of St. Catherine’s hospitalized with double pneumonia
Genevieve Vanderhoeft hospitalized at Children’s with Influenza A, strep and pneumonia
Darlene Klenz diagnosed with an untreatable heart condition
Pat McHugh who has now entered hospice care
JJK and spouse as they struggle with serious marital issues
Please remember the following families:
Tom Putz who died on February 12, 2018 at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer. His funeral is Thursday March 1, 2018. Visitation is at 10 am followed by the Mass of Christian burial at 12 Noon.
Kenneth Munro, brother of Sue Munro, who died February 23, 2018 at the age of 67. Funeral services are Friday March 2, 2018 in Helenville, WI
For Tom, Ken and all the faithfully departed, may they rest in peace. Amen
February 15, 2018
Please add …
For Leonard LaPaz, brother of Rosemary Larkin who has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer
For Rich for healing of his health.
For the survivors of yesterday’s mass shooting.
For the 17 people murdered in Florida yesterday for their families and friends.
For our country who needs to address this serious issues.
Grant them eternal rest O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.
February 13, 2018
We add to our list…
Matt, a young man with serious health issues awaiting a diagnosis
Pat McHugh, recently diagnosed with cancer
JH a young man struggling with suicidal thoughts and life issues
Sandy Petersdorf, who we anointed on Sunday and who is undergoing surgery this week
Jim Miller, who was in a serious car accident-no serious injury-but in need of healing and a new car
Rita B. diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
For these needs and for the many needs unknown to us. May those in need feel the healing presence of God and feel the love and support of this prayer group. Amen
Please remember in your prayers Shelly Hucke and her family in the loss of her sister Kitty.
May eternal light shine upon her. Amen
February 6, 2018
We continue praying for…
Barb Novak (former sacristan) who is in the dying process
Carl P. who is still recovering from a fall
Luke a high school senior, who sustained a serious injury to his hand and is having surgery today. May the Great Healer Jesus Christ restore his health.
Our Sympathies to...
The Holzmiller family at the death of Connie’s father Henry Petesch.
To the families of all who have died including, Fred Schapsmeier, Jerome Springhetti and William O’ Shaughnessy…please see life notices on app for further information.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. AMEN
February 2, 2018
We give our God thanks for all the blessings, of this day!
Dick Strack, who died after a valiant struggle with cancer. He is the brother in law of St. Joan of Arc parishioner. Please remember his entire family in prayer.
May the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen.
February 1, 2018
We offer prayers of thanksgiving for Al Frederick’s successful surgery.
We raise in prayer…
For all the catechumens and candidates in the RCIA process
Barb Novak who has entered into hospice care (Barb was the sacristan at St. Joan of Arc for a number of years)
Jeff T. who has serious health conditions
Fr. Loehr as he continues to move towards healing
For the 79 people who die per hour in the United States due to drug overdose
For all those who have died including William O’Shaughnessy (please see life notices) and Jerome Springhetti, father of Joe and Jen Springhetti from St. Catherine’s.
January 26, 2018
We offer prayers of thanksgiving to God for answering our prayers!
We add to our prayers…
Todd’s family as they continue to struggle with a variety of issues since his untimely death a number of years ago
Nancy V. for continued healing after an emergency colon surgery and for her family who are walking this journey with her
Nick, Krissy( Nancy V.’s mother) and family struggling with the sudden loss of Nick’s stepmother
Rich S. and family –his grandson was rushed to Children’s last night due to the flu-home now but needs prayers for a full recovery
Carl P. who continues to experience difficulty since his flu several weeks ago
Sr. Margaret (Felician Sister who was stationed with Sr. Ellen at Villa St. Joseph in Delafield) she is hospitalized in Chicago with internal bleeding
For William O’Shaughnessy who died this morning at 97 years old. For his wife of 73 years, Arlys and for his children and grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending.
Eternal rest grant to him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his family know of our love and support at this time. Amen
January 17, 2018
Debbie C. and those who suffer from cancer
Mickey D. who continues to suffer from the effects of a drug overdose
The 144 that will die today from an overdose
For the families and friends who have or continue to deal with the drug addiction of a loved one.
All those suffering from the flu epidemic and other respiratory illnesses including Dorothy B.
In thanksgiving for the successful implantation of a pacemaker for MB
And for the positive health report for Bob H.
In faith O Lord we trust in your hearing our prayers and in your providence answering them. Amen
January 16, 2018
Fr. Jim Loehr whose surgery has been moved to sometime in February
Sam P., 4 years old who is suffering with serve asthma and undergoing breathing treatments-he is also scheduled for surgery on January 30th
Bob A. who continues to suffer from cancer
Mike and Shelly Paulson, who have suffered several miscarriages
MAS who continues to suffer with a debilitating condition that is extremely painful and has limited her movement within her home and restricted any outside activity
EKC and all those suffering from the flu epidemic
For a young parishioner who is struggling with a severe addiction
For all those listed and for all who need prayer…may they be comforted by our Lord and granted healing.