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.
February 13, 2019
Larry S. who suffered a broken ankle and shoulder from a fall on the ice
Sr. Toby who had her shoulder replaced due to a fall on the ice
For all those who have been injured during this ice and snowy time of winter
Arlene M. who will have surgery tomorrow and who continues to suffer greatly from bone cancer
For all those dealing with cancer issues-Dar K. Tammy G. Bob A. Bob C.
Tory K. who is suffering with lupus and is hospitalized
Loving God, we pray that you will comfort all those suffering and lend skill to the hands of the physicians and other health providers who provide the medical care. Give our brothers and sisters confidence in the power of your grace, that even when they are afraid, they may trust in you. May they feel the love and support of those who pray for them each day. Amen.
February 7, 2019
Please prayer for...
Gary O. who suffered a cardiac arrest this morning
JMM and all who struggle with alcohol and or drug addiction and abuse
Jamie Mills who was involved in a tragic car accident in Thailand
Tammy Gassner diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer
Sandy F. a mother of a parishioner who is suffering after a serious stroke
We place these needs and the needs of all our brothers and sisters in the hands of God. In faith we trust God hears and answers our prayers. May they have the strength and courage to endure what is asked of them and may the healing light of Christ Jesus be upon them. Amen
With profound sadness we pray for Jim and his three children as the grieve the loss of their wife and mother, who died by suicide. May they know the love of God as they move through a difficult grieving process. Amen
February 3, 2019
Please pray for …
Rose P. taken to the emergency room with chest pains,
Arlene R., Bob A., Arlene M., and all those suffering with cancer
Prayers of Thanksgiving for the successful surgery of Robin Johnson's mother-she is doing well and in now in rehabilitation
Please remember the families of ...
Doreen (Dee) Heintskill, who died Friday at the age of 99. Funeral arrangement are for Thursday, February 7, 2019 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. Visitation begins at 10:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1100 am.
Dorothy Prindiville, who died January 30, 2019 at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are for Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. Visitation begins at 10:30 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1100 am..
Complete obituaries are not yet available. Links for the obituaries will be placed on website under “Life Notices” when they are published.
February 1, 2019
I just received a message from a dear colleague and friend asking for prayers for the family of Jake Verschoor who died by suicide at the age of 21 on Monday, January 28, 2019. Please keep his parents, brother and all who know and love Jake in your prayers. May the angels of God bring him to his Creator where he is embraced with eternal life. Amen
January 31, 2019
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION SHARED LAST WEEK REGARDING, PATRICK KELLY, PROVED TO BE INACCURATE. IN FACT HE HAS SHOWN SOME SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT. STEPS HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. PLEASE KEEP PAT IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR A COMPLETE AND TOTAL RECOVERY.
Please prayer for …
Tory and Claudia K sisters in their twenties facing life threatening illnesses
Mary H. preparing for knee replacement surgery
Arlene M., and all those dealing with cancer
Dee H. and all those in hospice care
Those who are homeless or without adequate shelter in this extreme cold we are experiencing
May they experience God’s healing presence through our efforts and intercessory prayers.
For the family of Rita Belisle, who died January 27, 2019. Visitation begins at 3 at St. Catherine’s followed by a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 1st. Please keep her family and friends in prayer. May she now be admitted to the Company of Saints for all of eternity. Amen
January 27, 2019
Please pray for…
Patrick Kelly who has suffered another stroke
Carol S. mother of Robin Johnson who is having surgery on Thursday
ECH who is in the hospital with health issues
All those who generously donate organs so others can live including Kathy R.’s friend who donating a kidney -prayers for all involved to have a successful transplant
All those who continue to serve the Lord as missionaries in Thailand (Fr. Chuck’s community) Bill Lincoln serving in Guatemala, and the son of Richard and Kris Heinrich who is serving in Columbia along with his wife and children.
The family of Evan Daniel Larew; he is the infant son of Janelle and Robbie, baby brother of Ian and Miles and grandson of Diane and Don Silkey of St. Catherine’s. Evan returned to the arms of his loving God after 8 days of life on earth. His Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 26 at St. Catherine of Alexandria. Please keep the family in prayer as they grieve the loss of their precious child.
January 22, 2019
Please add …
Betty, the sister Karen Cerny, who is being evaluated for hospice care.
Dee Heintskill, mother of Kris Heinrich and grandmother of Meg Emrath, who is in the dying process.
Debbie Singer, who underwent surgery for cancer, last week
For all those who are in need and requesting help for basic items such as food, shelter, gas etc.
For safe travels as the snow storm approaches especially for those who will be sleeping tonight under bridges and overpasses as they have nowhere else to go
For Sue Binion and her family at the recent loss of her brother Robert.
For Lynn Morrison at the loss of her brother Peter VanVleet.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace. Amen
January 17, 2019
On Jan 17, 2019, at 4:19 PM, ELLEN HEITMAN <email@example.com> wrote:
We pray for …
All those who are having surgical procedures including Craig K., Chuck N.,
All those suffering with cancer and/or the effects radiation or chemotherapy including Arlene M., Dar K.,
All those who are in health crises Lee P., Carl P., Michael R., Jeanne L .,
All those who are expecting children, for those adopting children and for those wanting to have children including all the families in our Elizabeth Ministry
All our college age students preparing for their next semester
All those who are in the dying process including Lynn M.’s brother
All those who have died including Arnie B. a dear friend of Fr. Mike
All those who are in need of prayer
For our Pastor, Fr. Michael Strachota who celebrates his birthday tomorrow. Wishing him health, joy and peace in his new year of life! Thank him for all he does to make our parishes what the are-we are truly blessed!!
December 11, 2018
Please pray for...
Hal, father of Holly Cerveny, who is having major surgery this morning
Phil Sherman, who will have a biopsy on Wednesday for a lung condition
Charlie S. grandson of Joanne P. who is having medical testing in Madison
For all those suffering with cancer, Arlene, Dick, Darlene,
For all those grieving the lost of a loved one
May their faith sustain them and our prayers bring support and may the healing light of Christ shine upon them. Amen
For all those listed in our Mass book of intentions.
December 6, 2018
Please continue praying for…
Arlene M. suffering with bone cancer
Doreen S. undergoing a valve repair on Monday
Michael C. still in intensive care after suffering a stroke
Pat K. still hospitalized after a stroke
Don who is suffering with congestive heart failure
Pam M. various medical issues
For the families and friends of all those who have died including…
Ray Novak (arrangements still pending)
Fr. Robert McIntosh S. J.
May they rejoice in the heavenly kingdom! Amen
December 5, 2018
Phil Sherman who has been hospitalized with pneumonia and requires additional medical testing.
Healing Light of Christ shine upon your servant Phil. Amen
December 4, 2018
Please keep in your prayers those recently deceased…
The family of our 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush-reunited with his beloved Barbara and daughter Robin- a life lived in to service to humankind- a grateful nation bids him peace until we meet again.
Gerard LaPaz brother of Rosemary (Bruce) Larkin
Ray Novak, a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc, who died in his sleep last night . May his wife Judy and his entire family know of our loving support at this time. Funeral arrangements are pending.
A Litany of Remembering
In the rising of the sun and its going down
WE REMEMBER THEM
In the blowing of the wind and the chill of winter
WE REMEMBER THEM
In the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer
WE REMEMBER THEM
In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn
WE REMEMBER THEM
In the beginning of the year and when it ends
WE REMEMBER THEM
When we are weary and in need of strength
WE REMEMBER THEM
When we are lost and sick at heart
WE REMEMBER THEM
When we have joys we yearn to share
WE REMEMBER THEM
For all long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us
WE REMEMBER THEM
They shall live forever in the communion of the saints, in the arms of God
WE REMEMBER THEM!
November 30, 2018
Please pray for ...
Millie S who is entering into hospice
Mary S who has pneumonia
Arlene M. who continues to struggle with cancer
PJ who is having medical tests done today
Kaethe D. who is suffering with chronic hip pain
Molly P. age 15 having serious surgery today
All those whose names are in our parish Book of Intentions
In the stressful times; Seek God.
In the painful times: Praise God
In the terrible times: Trust God
At all times...at all times...at all times
November 28, 2018
Please pray for
Hal, who suffered a stroke, he is the father of our school Principal Holly Cerveny,
Michael C. who suffered a stroke
Carl P. who remains in hospice care
The brother of our parishioner Barb who had brain surgery
Peter diagnosed with lung cancer
Blaine S. undergoing medical testing
Sister Bea and Sister Ellen as they move to new ministry locations this coming week
All students who are preparing for their final papers/exams
Allie who has a rare progression of Parkinson’s
Laura who had hip replacement
For all those accused unjustly –may the truth set them free
For solutions to the issues we face in a manor worthy of our discipleship
When we feel certain that the human soul is no longer at work in the world, it’s time to make sure that ours is visible to someone, somewhere. Parker J. Palmer
Thanks for making your souls visible to those in need. Blessings, Ellen
November 21, 2018
Please add Dan S. who recently was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
I received the following from one of our Prayer Network Team members with the words “read this before Thanksgiving” . I did and so I thought I would share this with all of you. Blessings, Ellen
A professor of philosophy walked into her lecture hall with a glass of water in hand. The hall was filled with antsy students who were eager to finish up class before heading home for Thanksgiving break. As she wound her way through the aisles, the professor raised the glass of water where everyone could see it; most of the students anticipated the predictable "half empty or half full" question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this water?"
The students all went completely silent for a moment as they started thinking it through, then began calling out answers ranging from eight to 20 ounces. One astute student asked, "Does the glass matter?"
The professor replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter; it depends on how long I hold the glass filled with water. If I hold it all up for a minute or two, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, my arm will probably start to ache. If I continue to hold it for a day, my arm will go numb and feel paralyzed. The weight of the glass doesn't change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes."
She continued, "The stress and worries that you carry around in life are like that glass of water. Think on them for a minute or so and nothing happens... keep thinking about them for a bit longer, and they begin to hurt. And, if you think about them and hold them up all day long, you will feel paralyzed—incapable of doing anything."
Remember to put the glass down.
Thanksgiving is a time of both letting go and picking up. Each year we have the opportunity to let go of past misunderstandings and mistakes. We also have the opportunity to find clarity and practice gratefulness. The longer we focus on what is truly important, the more we feel relief at putting down our glass of worries and finding joy in today.
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
November 20, 2018
With Thanksgiving Day nearly upon us, let us pause and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives.
My deepest thanks for being a part of the Prayer Network –your prayers truly are a blessing to all who need them
Please pray for…
Pam M. undergoing tests and medical procedures,
P.K. age 60 who suffered a stroke November 12th –he is out of ICU but has a long road to recovery ahead
Dick R. who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma
Doreen S. who is undergoing treatment for cardiac issues
Carl P. suffering with complications of old age and is in hospice care
For all those who attended the Grieving through the Holidays session and for all who are grieving the loss of a loved one
May God grant them the strength needed to walk their journey and may the healing light of Christ shine upon them and all those in need. Amen
November 1, 2018
Happy All Saints Day-you are living saints for the way you care for those in need through your prayers on their behalf. May God continue to bless each of you!
Please pray for…
Peter suffering with lung cancer
Dar recently diagnosed with breast cancer the second time
Dick who has been undergoing medical tests for a serious health condition
Fran who suffers with COPD
We remember the family and friends of those who have died…
The 11 members of the Tree of Life Synagogue
Jack Kujawa-a senior at MUHS who died by suicide this past weekend
Audrey Kuhlenbeck- mother of Craig and Susan who died Oct. 26
The 144 that will die today from the opioid epidemic
The cluster faith community announces the death of…
Walter Kleinschmidt member of SJOA died suddenly on Oct.22 at the age of 81. His funeral is Wednesday, November 7 at SJOA. Visitation starting at 3pm followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 4pm. Please keep his wife Agnes and their children in prayer
Molly Conway of SCA died suddenly on October 28 at the age of 73. Her funeral is Thursday, November 15 at SCA. Visitation at 9:00 am followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Please keep her husband John and their children in prayer.
May all those who have died be welcomed into the Communion of Saints! Amen
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.
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
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
In faith O Lord we trust in your hearing our prayers and in your providence answering them. Amen