Rooted in Faith



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.

October 5, 2018

Prayers of thanksgiving for Charlotte F. who is doing very well after her stroke- 

For Judy S., Suzy, Dick R. Kathy Z. and all those in need of prayer due to health issues..

For those who will die from drug overdoses and  by acts of violence. 

We remember those who have died Kim Johnson (brother of Lee) Ron Butkus (former SJOA parishioner).  May their souls and souls of al the departed rest in peace. Amen


September 25, 2018

You O Lord are our hope and our refuge, may your presence give all those in need the strength for the journey they are taking. 

Please add…

Charlotte who suffered a stroke

Sarah in need of understanding and support

Stephan who attempted suicide for the second time

Pat who is requesting prayer for her intentions

September 21,2018

Deacon Larry as he now enters into the rehab phase of his recovery

Charlotte F. who fell and sustained several serious injuries

Joyce C. who fell and sustained several injuries but no broken bones

Mary G and Arlene M. Bob A. and all those who are suffering from cancer

Matt M. suffering with questionable symptoms as to origin

Dorothy who has a lingering infection causing mobility issues

Janet N. and her special intentions

Maria, Jowett, Alice and Darlan who are experiencing serious family issues

For all those affected by the hurricane and subsequent flooding in the Carolina’s and surrounding areas including CH’s grandson and his family


August 15, 2018

Prayers of Thanksgiving for Lynne Bauer.  She has been discharged from the hospital and is doing well at home.
Please pray for... 
Grace McLees who had to have her foot amputated recently 
Arlene Radtke who had her leg amputated due to sarcoma
Joan Hargarten who is at the Catholic Home for rehabilitation
May they feel God's presence through our intercessory prayers.  Amen

August 10, 2018

we continue to pray for Lynne Bauer, who has now developed pneumonia and remains hospitalized.
James Miller is doing well after a lengthy cardiac procedure both Jim and Mary are grateful for our prayerful support
Please add...
Lisa (non-parishioner) who needs to find her voice
For a special intention of Shane Dawson (non-parishioner)
For George B. who is suffering from severe depression
May they find strength and healing in Christ Jesus. Amen
Please remember in your prayers Alan Baldwin,who died expectantly yesterday fro a massive heart attack.  He is the brother -in-law of Steve Johnson, the Director of Liturgy and Music at St. Catherine's..  Please keep Steve and his entire family in thought and prayer at this time.

August 8, 2018

We continue to pray for Lynne Bauer who remains hospitalized after suffering a heart attack.  She had an angioplasty today and is doing well but remains in ICU.
Prayers for James Miller husband of Mary who is having a heart procedure this Friday.
May they find strength in God and support from our prayers.  Amen

August 7, 2018

Please add to your prayers:

Lynne Bauer, who suffered a heart attack today. She is waiting  an angioplasty this afternoon.
Cynthia Porter, who requests healing and divine protection and guidance
Sherri Madsen, who is awaiting the results of a breast biopsy
Deacon Larry, who is improving ever so slightly may his recovery continue
all those struggling with addictions of any kind including PM, SJ, and the 144 that will die today from a drug overdose
a young boy who is being bullied at his daycare for his mother and grandmother-for all those who are bullied and for those doing the bullying.
Nancy Schmidt recovering from a stroke
We ask for God's grace to upon these people and all those in need of of healing in body, mind or soul.  Amen

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

Prayers for...

                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….

Keeping positive....” 

*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


Dear Lord,

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

 June 8

We pray… 

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

June 6

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



May 25

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.



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 

Please add..

                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






April 24

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


 April 20

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


April 11

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 

We add..

 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 

Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate



 February 2, 2018

We give our God thanks for all the blessings, of this day! 

We add… 

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.

 Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate

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.


Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate


                                            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

Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate




January 17, 2018

We add…

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


Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate


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. 


Ellen Heitman

Pastoral Associate