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Knights of Columbus Prayers for the Good of the Order

May 27, 2020


I. Clergy & Religious * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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

2.For Venerable Michael J. McGivney, K of C founder, as cause for sainthood moves forward at the Vatican.

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

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

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

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, that he trusts in the Lord as he waits for another trial date. (05/26/20)

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

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

10.For Rich Triola’s younger brother Dennis, is recovering nicely from a heart transplant. Continuing prayers requested. Also, for his brother Michael, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (11/19/19)

11.In thanksgiving for answered prayers for Val Ruzick’s daughter and son-in-law; and friend Mike Daniels, who was diagnosed with brain cancer. (11/16/19)

12.For Val Ruzick’s friend John Jochetz (Joshay) as he tries to manage his blindness caused by brain cancer. (12/09/19)

13.For Fritz Olberding’s wife Lucy, received a defibrillator July 2nd, to help prevent falling. (07/03/19)

14.For Rick Trudell’s cousin Rosemary Scott, who is going for more testing to see if her cancer has returned. Needs prayers. (05/19/20)

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

16.For John and Margie Waters’ son Steven, in the hospital with blood clots in both legs. Doing better. Appreciates our prayers. (03/22/20)

17.For Greg Davis friend Mami (mom-EE) Humann, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, that her treatments are successful in restoring her health. (01/22/20)

18.In thanksgiving that Greg Davis’ college friend Jimmy Mullen, has been accepted into a trial to test a promising medication for his rare form of leukemia. Appreciates our prayers. (02/25/20)

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

20.For Dick Korek’s daughter Patrice Rollins, who passed away April 27th at age 60. May her soul Rest in Peace. (04/28/20)

21.For Dan Scherrer, still struggling with rotator cuff issues. Requests prayers. (05/26/20)

22.For Bud Maskill’s brother-in-law Bill Rietveld, who passed away April 20th. May his soul Rest in Peace. (04/22/20)

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. Prayers requested. (03/11/20)

25.For George Lents’ brother Steven, who passed away on May 8th. May his soul Rest in Peace. (05/11/20)

26.For John Braklow, whose health is steadily improving and is now in the “observation” state. (06/12/19)

27.For Bernie and Mary Anne Noonan’s daughter Maureen, who has been battling pneumonia for more than a month and continues to feel poorly. Requests prayers. (04/13/20)

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

29.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)

30.For Everett Fritz’s brother Terry, who has brain cancer and has had a stroke. Now receiving PT, OT, and Speech Therapy for his condition. Prayers requested. (05/20/20)

31.For Don Goodwin, recovering very well from prostate cancer and recent hip replacement surgery on July 29th (08/07/19); and daughter Sarah, stable, recovering from breast cancer surgery. (05/15/19)

32.For Jerry Gerstberger’s wife Shelley, struggling with medical issues, (02/27/19); cousin Bonnie Ruder, losing all body functions due to ALS, (10/30/19),

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

34.For Greg Brown’s brother Jeff, whose leukemia is in remission. Praise the Lord. (04/16/20)

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

36.For Tom Spencer’s 3yr old friend Addie Cook, whose chemo for kidney cancer has eliminated the tumor and there is no trace of cancer. She still has some follow up treatment, but all looks to a complete recovery. (11/26/19)

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

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

39.For Trinidad Molina, enjoying a 75% improvement in his left knee, but prayers are still appreciated. (06/05/19)

40.For Trinidad Molina’s wife Razia, who fell on April 4th and broke her ankle. Needed surgery to insert a pin. 8 to 12 weeks recover time. Prayers for her recovery are appreciated. (04/14/20)

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

42.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)

43.For Joe Kolich’s friends: Ann Smith; recuperating from recent hip injury and for Jerry Cronan; currently under doctor’s evaluation of several health issues, (08/21/19).

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

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

46.For Rich Grabbe, diagnosed with brain cancer in May 2018. Good news: tumor has been shrinking. Bad news: Optical nerve damaged and eyesight is affected. Continuing prayers requested. (10/17/18)

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

48.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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

49.For Joan Carney’s request for prayers for son Brent (58), whose lymphoma has returned. (10/02/19)

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

51.For Al Hoff’s wife Betty Jo, who passed away on April 29th. May her soul Rest in Peace. (04/30/20)

52.For Judy Manning, who fell on December 28th and broke several bones in her pelvis. Requests prayers. (12/31/19)

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

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

55.For Gemma Campbell’s friend Laura Higginbotham, who is recovering well from recent surgery to remove a brain tumor and is thankful for our prayers. (09/11/19)

56.For Kathy Koenig, at home, doing better. Still needs our prayers. (03/22/20)

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

58.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),

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

69.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.

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

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

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

73.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