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


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