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Knights of Columbus Prayers for the Good of the Order

January 06, 2021



1.For Pope Francis, all bishops, priests, deacons, and consecrated religious.

2.For Blessed Michael McGivney, Knights of Columbus founder, as we pray for his Canonization. (11/12/20)

3.For Fr. Robert Pflumm, founding Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish. Died on October 12th. May he Rest in Peace. (10/13/20)

4.For Msgr. Gary Applegate, dealing with medical issues. (10/02/19)

5.For Msgr. Charles McGlinn (80), who died on November 20th. May his soul Rest in Peace. (12/03/20)

6.For Fr. John Reynolds, in Atchison KS suffering from Parkinson Disease, not doing well. (10/02/19)

7.For all world leaders to vigorously pursue an end to abortion and infanticide in their countries.

8.For Fr. Scott Kallal, whose new trial date has been moved to July-August 2021. (10/08/20)

9.For more vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

II. Brother Knights * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

10.For the repose of the soul of Tony O’Brian’s father Vincent, who died on November 28th. (01/04/21)

11.For Tony O’Brian’s daughter-in-law, who is facing a high-risk pregnancy. Prayers are requested. (01/04/21)

12.For Knights of Columbus District Deputy Steve Glary, who has kidney failure and on numerous medications. Please pray for he and his wife. (06/07/20)

13.For Greg Miller’s friend Tom Cure, whose Prostate Cancer has returned. Requests prayers. (12/14/20)

14.For Dick Korek, who fell at home and broke his ankle. Is in the hospital and will be going to rehab. Requests our prayers. (10/10/20)

15.For Jerry Thies’s uncle John Hannigan, who died on December 11th. May his soul Rest in Peace (12/16/20)

16.For John Waters son’s mother-in-law, Molly Ryan, who has cancer and is now taking chemical treatments. Requests prayers. (02/15/20)

17.For Tom McChesney’s mother-in-law Martie Presecan, whose cancer has returned. Requests prayers. (04/14/20)

18.For Mark Holcomb, whose CT scan revealed multiple nodules or masses that could have destructive capabilities. Now on the chemo and immune therapy treatments. Requests our prayers. (07/01/20)

19.For Eric Schroeder’s friend Brandon Ambroske (34), recently diagnosed with Leukemia. Undergoing a year-long treatment process. Asking for prayers for remission and a cure. (10/07/20)

20.For Don Watson’s uncle Bill, who is in the hospital and not doing well. He is enduring significant pain. Prayers requested. (12/08/20)

21.For Val Ruzick’s mother Theresa (92), who died on October 19th. For the repose of her soul. May she Rest in Peace. (10/19//20)

22.For Steve Schneck’s brother-in-law Chris B., who is very sick. Prayers are requested. (07/17/20)

23.For Linda Maskill’s uncle Roy Campbell, who is under hospice care. Requests prayers. (03/31/20)

24.For Randy Duncan’s wife Lori, who had back surgery on March 11th for compression fractures in her back. Was not successful. Still in pain and in need of prayers. (12/25/20)

25.For JD Miller, who is recovering from recent knee surgery. Prayers are requested. (09/27/20)

26.For Seth Hoffman’s grandmother and Rod Hoffman’s mother Dorothy (92), who died on December 8th. May her soul Rest in Peace. (12/09/20)

27.For Peter Leibham (80), husband of former Holy Spirit school principal Karla, who died on October 18th. May his soul Rest in Peace. (10/19/20)

28.For Dave Wellman’s grandson, entering a new phase in life and appreciates all prayers. (06/12/19)

29.For Dave Wellman’s friend and parishioner Fred Fox, who died on November 9th. Rest in Peace pardner. (11/15/20)

30.For Dave Wellman’s friend Gary Robinson, who has bone cancer and numerous other ailments. Needs our prayers. (11/15/20)

31.For Everett Fritz’s wife Sandy’s sister Teresa Kirtley (54), on permanent oxygen suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis, COPD, and extensive diabetes complications. (11/20/19)

32.For Everett Fritz’s cousin Wes, who died on December 3rd. May his soul Rest in Peace. (12/05/20)

33.For Joe Reyes, his wife and extended family. Have all contracted COVID-19. Are asking for our prayers. (11/10/20)

34.For Janet Goodwin, who fell and broke her arm in 3 places and dislocated her shoulder on December 11th. Had surgery on December 17th and is doing much better. Needs our prayers. (12/19/20))

35.For Jerry Gerstberger’s wife Shelley, struggling with medical issues, (02/27/19)

36.For Jerry Gerstberger’s sister Bernice (91), who died November 19th. May her soul Rest in Peace. (11/24/20)

37.For Dave Chaffee’s brother Norman (76), ongoing, monthly treatment for Multiple Myeloma. (03/27/19)

38.For John Manning’s dad Donald, who died on November 15th. May his soul Rest in Peace. (11/15/20)

39.For Greg Davis’ friend Aaron Baker, who has been released from the hospital and is being treated at home for mental health challenges and emotional well-being. Still needing our prayers. (01/05/21)

40.For Greg Brown’s sister Cheryl, who had double knee replacement on December 9th. Prayers for a successful surgery and complete recovery. (12/09/20)

41.For John Sanem’s granddaughter Faith Einess, recovering from neurological challenges, (08/14/19)

42.For Ron Micek’s grandson, special intention. (03/12/20)

43.For Ron Micek’s friends Evan and Grace S, requesting prayers for their health issues. (10/19/20)

44.For Ron Micek’s friends Dennis Keefer, Ron Glen, and Gene Hahn, all facing health issues. (12/12/19)

45.For Mike Scherschligt, still battling serious back issues, and appreciates our prayers. (09/12/18)

46.Joe Kolich family: granddaughter Mary Kate, daughter-in-law Dana, Dana’s nephew Davis (10), great nephew Todd Kolich, niece Joan Mayfield, and niece Sister Rosie Kolich, all with health issues. Prayers requested. (12/13/19)

47.For Joe Kolich’s friend Rosie, lung cancer, and his sister-in-law, serious kidney issues. Prayers requested. (02/04/20)

48.For Larry Levret, graft vs. host disease now under control and is recovering from recent lung resection surgery. Appreciates our prayers (11/19/19)

49.For Jonathon White’s aunt Linda Droste, has breast cancer. Appreciates our prayers. (12/23/19)

50.For Tom Swortwood’s sister-in-law Eleanor Johnson, diabetic with a heart condition, 07/19/19); and son John Thomas, missing since December 2011.

III. Parishioners & Other Special Requests * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

51.For Joan Carney’s son Brent (58), whose cancer has returned. Starting chemo soon. Requests prayers. (09/30/20)

52.For Joan Carney, has vocal cord cancer. Would appreciate our prayers (03/13/20)

53.For all those being affected by the Coronavirus, especially the elderly, may our prayers be with them. (03/17/20)

54.For all medical personnel treating COVID-19. May they be appreciated and in our prayers. (03/31/20)

55.In thanksgiving for the development of a vaccine for the Coronavirus. Let us pray. (11/24/20)

56.For Pat Klausner’s grandson’s mother Kristi, battling the return of cancer. Requests our prayers. (09/29/20)

57.For Holy Spirit’s Religious Ed Director Maureen Leach’s father-in-law Dan Leach – Pancreatic cancer. (06/26/19)

58.For Joan Bittner, dealing with a serious health issue and would appreciate our prayers. (06/26/19)

59.For Kathy Koenig, doing better. Still struggling with autoimmune issues. Continues to need our prayers. (12/13/20)

60.For Denise Slaven’s daughter Magdalene (18), ongoing medical issues, (11/06/19),

61.For Maria Blanco’s requested prayers to help deal with a very serious, long lasting issue, (04/10/19), mother, Maria Navarro; stomach issues, (07/24/19), friend Share Narde; has cancer in different parts of the body: Eric Davidson, has bone cancer. (09/04/19),

62.For all ongoing prayer requests submitted to the AVI Collaborator Prayer Warriors.

IV. Permanent General Petitions * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

63.For all persons formerly on the K of C Prayer List with lasting issues, now listed on the Prayer List Extension.

64.For all Knights who may have prayer needs or intentions that are not on this list, nor the Extension List.

65.For all Knights and other parishioners and family members who are seeking employment.

66.For all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, especially those who have no one to pray for them.

67.For all people dealing with hunger, disease, natural disasters, unrest, and terrorism.

68.For all people dealing with depression, mental illness, and those contemplating suicide.

69.For the dignity of the unborn and all human life, including Christians being persecuted because of their faith.

70.For family and friends who have fallen away from their faith.

71.For our parish's Stephen Ministers and their Care Receivers.

72.For the United States of America, our President, the Congress, and especially for God’s intercession to suppress the assault on our constitution, religious freedoms, and other traditional American values.

73.For our deployed military men and women, may they be well and safe.

74.For our military men and women suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

75.For First Responders worldwide (Police, Firemen, EMTs), in gratitude for their service, & prayers for their safety.

76.For the intentions in our Church’s prayer book, and in deep gratitude for prayers answered.

* * * * Note: Bold, italicized entry indicates addition or significant change. * * * *

Please text, call (913-449-5591) or email changes to Jerry Gerstberger (jgerstberger1@gmail.com) by Tuesday noon. Thank You