Friday May 20, 2022

UPDATE on Gene — please continue to pray for him after his successful triple bypass surgery as the next few days are critical to his recovery. Thank you all for your prayers.

Team member’s brother-in-law (had a hip replacement surgery yesterday) — surgery went very well and was accomplished in about 50 minutes.

He is resting and feels pretty good.

Thank you all for your prayers. Certainly they made a big difference in how he is doing now.

Please continue to pray as you recall those who need all the help they can get at this time for all sorts of reasons.

Thursday May 19, 2022

Matt & Andrea—please pray for safe travels and good health as they travel on a bus leaving tomorrow and returning May 29.  St. Michael the Archangel, please intercede.

Ron–please pray for him as he has a herniated vessel in his aorta going to his heart.  Also please pray that it doesn’t get any larger before he has surgery.  St. Joseph, please intercede

Thanksgiving for prayers answered!

Wednesday May 16, 2022

Randy — needs a heart transplant and went to Cleveland Clinic to have an LVad (heart pump) implanted. During the surgery his wlungs began to fail and is now on ecmo (machine that acts as his heart and lungs). Please pray for healing for Randy and strength for his wife Roberta.

Please pray for Abi. She is a 17 year old girl from Ft. Wayne who is now in Riley Hospital. She is having serious heart surgery, but the doctors discovered many blood clots and she is now on a list for a heart transplant. Please pray for this good Christian family, that their daughter will survive and for their peace & comfort.

Please pray for Lyne Having surgery today has stage four cancer which is spreading

Please pray for a parishioner, Rose, who is going through chemo for lung cancer and is in the hospital. May the Blessed Mother hold her close.

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice,
here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word;
always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”

  • St. Therese of Lisieux

Prayer to St. Peregrine
Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.

You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.

Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men. Deliver me from the infirmities that afflict my body ( especially…). Obtain for me also a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send me, so that, imitating our crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid…most especially those people who have been mentioned on our prayer line!

Karreen – Strength to overcome her addiction and get her life back on track.

Joseph — prayers for his spiritual life to be revived. Lord, may he turn his life to You in all ways!
UPDATE on Gene — had a successful triple bypass surgery this morning, but still keep him in your prayers because
the next days will be critical to his recovery. Thank you all for your prayers.

Levi – continued prayers for his healing. Prayers for his family as well.

Mother/daughter – prayers for healing of this relationship.

Pray for Peace in the whole world, especially between Ukraine and Russia.

Lord, we pray for PEACE for our country! HEAL our wounds, UNITE us in love, INCREASE our TRUST in You!

We pray for Your Truth to prevail, O Lord, in all hearts!

Pope Francis’ May Prayer Intention

Faith-Filled Young People
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.

Tuesday May 17, 2022

UPDATE on Gene, with heart problems, blood clots, and a stroke — is having triple bypass surgery at 8:00am this morning (Wednesday). Please, please pray for a successful surgery, complete recovery for him, and strength, comfort and peace for him and his wife. Lord Jesus, we place these intentions in Your Loving arms and thank You for answering them perfectly!

Monday May 16, 2022

Jim — is having surgery today to repair scarred lungs, some of which is from an infection 18 months ago.

“Put your heart at His feet.
It is the gift He loves most.”
-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

PRAYER FOR OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

Each day, many young men and women risk their very lives to keep us safe. They sacrifice their time, their family life and sometimes their very lives to keep us free! Remember also, their loved ones who worry about them and have their lives put on hold while these dedicated people are away from them. Please remember these young men and women, and their loved ones, in your prayers. Lord, protect them and bring them safely home to the arms of those who love them!

Robert Ross, Patrick Gerhardstein, Tim Hinman, Lance Crawford, Michael Chandler, Kyle Wagner, John Snowball, Joe Rickman, Brodie Rice, Lee Melvin, Darcy and Curtis Carroll, Kori Melvin, Seth, Melissa Witmer, Kyle Fletcher, Noah Brown, Sacha, Mike, Cory Meeks, Joe D, Josh Hall, Jacob Tester (Navy) and Jeremy Tester (Army), Douglas Simpson, Joshua Adams, Chase Gray, Jay Kohn, Jeremy Handshoe, Justin Scheumann , Braeden, Joseph, Derek Jennings, Tom G., Natalie Riecke, Emily Schaffer, Sam Hetler, and Braden Velasquez.

St. Gerard’s List

Lindsay, Amy, Cindy, Bridget, Michelle, Sarah,

Julie, Elise, Hannah, Nicole, Marina, Anan, August,

Adrienne and M (trying to conceive)

St. Gerard, intercede for these families!

Prayer for Walking With Moms in Need Ministry
Lord Jesus, as a community we join together in praying over any mom and her family who come to our parish through the Walking With Moms In Need Ministry (WWMIN). We pray that along with any financial support we may offer, we may also surround them with Your love. Help us to minister to them in such a way that they experience the warmth of acceptance, the welcoming of community, the love of a family, and that, through us, they meet none other than You, Lord. We also ask that You help each person we encounter to recognize and embrace his or her inherent beauty and dignity as a child of God. We ask all this in Your Most Holy Name. Amen.

UPDATE on Doris — Doris and Paul wish to thank God and all who have been praying for Doris. She is out of surgery this morning and in ICU. Doctors feel the surgery went very well and they are monitoring her. She will be in the hospital for a week. Please continue prayers for good pain management and good recovery.

Jared – has doctor’s appointment today to determine treatment for severe kidney pain. He has an abnormal kidney and now there may be kidney stones. Prayers for proper diagnosis and complete healing. Also for safe travels as doctor is 4 hours from home.

B & S, married couple – prayers for their health as they both have been dealing with chronic illnesses.

Veronica – having issues with prolapse and is uncomfortable going to the doctor. Prayers for best route to be followed.

Michael & Rachel – prayers for safe travels as they meet half way between Indiana and Maryland to come back to Indiana.

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your tempted priests;
for your lonely and desolate priests;
for your young priests;
for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way (especially …).
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

Dear Lord, may we long for our hearts to be flooded with Your grace so that we may fully accomplish Your will in our lives.

Bless our world with your grace and mercy, Lord!

God bless America with Your Peace, Unity, Understanding, and Charity!

Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

Sharon

Baby Jack, twin brother of Baby Ella — having surgery at 6:00 am for testicular hernia. Supposedly “routine”, but just another stress on the family. Baby Ella is progressing. Three of the grandparents, two siblings, and dad recovering from covid. They are so thankful for all the prayers.

Sunday May 15, 2022

Young expectant mom – down with covid. Please pray for her health and that of her baby, as well as all of her family that are either also suffering with covid or exposed to it. Holy Mother, hold them close in your protective care.

Saturday May 14, 2022

Terry — in SB in hospital having trouble with kidneys and potassium level. Pray for doctors to figure out what to do. Pray for his wife Barb too.

Twins – Due the end of June but one baby has impaired blood flow and has stopped growing so delivery will be soon.
Please pray for two healthy babies!

Sandy – In last stages of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Please pray for her and her family. If able, please pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Sandy.

Prayer team member has covid. Please pray for complete recovery and also for her family who was exposed. Sweet Jesus, hear our prayers.

Team member’s brother-in-law is having a hip replacement surgery on Monday, May16th. Please pray that all goes well and that his recovery is fast. Pray that others will help him recover quickly by helping him out as needed.

UPDATE on Baby Ella — She is home from the hospital!! Truly a miracle how she has progressed. Please keep the prayers coming as she, and her exhausted parents, adjust to having her home. They will be back to juggling all five kids. The family thanks you all for all the prayers.

Friday May 13, 2022

Jim – having surgery to amputate one of his legs below the knee due to a leg infection. Has multiple health issues. Please pray for healing and for comfort Jim and for his family.

June, 5 years old — was in a kids’ 4-wheeler accident which injured her spleen. The bleeding has stopped, and she is home from the hospital now but must go through 6 to 8 weeks of rest. Pray that the spleen is not re-injured and also pray for her family helping her recovery.

UPDATE on team member’s sister-in-law’s brother (who was found unresponsive) — has extensive brain damage that is irreversible, and the ventilator will be removed this afternoon. Please pray for a peaceful passing and peace and comfort for his two children and family. If able, please pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for him.

UPDATE on Team member, Doris — she is scheduled for heart surgery on Monday morning. She is in good spirits and has a very good heart surgeon. We pray for successful surgery, minimal pain and quick recovery. Lord, please surround Doris and her husband Paul with your love and healing powers and be with their children and grandchildren. Jesus, Take Care of Everything.

Alex, 17 year old — developed blurry vision and has seizures. He’s been to Riley but when they test his eyes he goes into seizure

Riley does not know the cause or what to do for him. Please pray for speedy diagnosis and complete healing.

Thursday May 12, 2022

Mr. D, elderly man — has flu like symptoms and lives alone. Pray that he heals quickly.

Ralph – 96 year old who fell and broke 3 ribs. Pray for pain relief.

Harold – 91 year old who fell and broke 3 ribs. Pray for pain relief and that is does not affect his aneurysm.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

Tracy, has had two surgeries — is home for now, will look forward to healing before the next surgery . Brain bleed seems to have resolved. Pray for continued and complete healing.

At Our Lady, we are trying to make sure that we have an up-to-date list of our parishioners who are homebound or who reside in nursing homes/assisted living.

If you know someone who is a parishioner of Our Lady and who is in one of these categories, please email Fr. Daniel at frdaniel@olghfw.com and give the name and if in a nursing home, where that is and any other pertinent information.

Wednesday May 11, 2022

Ted — please pray for safe travels and good health as he leaves today and returns May 14. St. Michael the Archangel please intercede.

Theodore — please pray for him as he is depressed. Holy Spirit, please give him direction for his life.

Please pray for team member Doris who is in ER right now awaiting a heart catherization. Please pray that there is not a serious heart condition and the doctors will get the answers they need for proper treatment of her symptoms. Holy Spirit, surround Doris and all her physicians with Your Guidance, Power, and Healing Love.

“Prayer brings our mind into the brightness of divine light,
and exposes our will to the warmth of divine love.
Nothing else can so purge our mind from its ignorance,
and our will from its depraved affections.”
— St. Francis de Sales

Prayer to St. Peregrine
Glorious wonder-worker, St. Peregrine, you answered the divine call with a ready spirit, and forsook all the comforts of a life of ease and all the empty honors of the world to dedicate yourself to God in the Order of His holy Mother.

You labored manfully for the salvation of souls. In union with Jesus crucified, you endured painful sufferings with such patience as to deserve to be healed miraculously of an incurable cancer in your leg by a touch of His divine hand.

Obtain for me the grace to answer every call of God and to fulfill His will in all the events of life. Enkindle in my heart a consuming zeal for the salvation of all men. Deliver me from the infirmities that afflict my body ( especially…). Obtain for me also a perfect resignation to the sufferings it may please God to send me, so that, imitating our crucified Savior and His sorrowful Mother, I may merit eternal glory in heaven.

St. Peregrine, pray for me and for all who invoke your aid…most especially those people who have been mentioned on our prayer line!

Team member’s sister-in-law’s brother (early 50s) — was found unresponsive at home yesterday, is still unresponsive and on a ventilator. May God guide the doctors to find the cause and help him heal. Pray for peace and comfort for him and his family. His two children are waiting for their grandpa to arrive before deciding what to do. Pray for God’s will to be done.

Ty — colon cancer. Is at Mayo clinic today in Minnesota for labs and a scan. Will meet with his medical team tomorrow and then go home. Please pray for good test results and a positive meeting tomorrow.

Amy L — pray for her to continue to learn new skills on her current job that could lead to more work and move up in her department.

Ukraine — pray for peace, pray for God’s mercy and grace for the people of Ukraine, and for strength courage and peace in their lives.

Jon — pray for exhausting side effects from his chemo infusion to be lessened.

Team member’s nephew — having back surgery tomorrow. Pray for peace, good pain control and speedy healing.

Amanda, Tyler, Hanna and baby Tyler Jr leaving for vacation in Ireland on Thursday. Pray for a safe trip and that all goes well with the little one.

Paul – has completed his radiation and is having much less pain! Glory be to God! Chemo starts on the 24th. Your prayers are making the difference. Please continue to pray for this strong man.

Special prayers for several people.

Denny — 2 months ago he had a heart bypass. Now doctors have found a tumor on his intestines.

Team member’s cousin — is poor health. He’s been in the hospital for 3 weeks. He is in a lot of pain. Please pray for a speedy, correct diagnosis and complete healing.

Tracey — has pneumonia. Please pray for complete, speedy healing.

For several people dealing with mental health issues.

Please heal all these people, Lord!

Pray for Peace in the whole world, especially between Ukraine and Russia.

Lord, we pray for PEACE for our country! HEAL our wounds, UNITE us in love, INCREASE our TRUST in You!

We pray for Your Truth to prevail, O Lord, in all hearts!

Monday May 9, 2022

“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness.
We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible
and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.”
-St. Charles Borromeo

PRAYER FOR OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN

Each day, many young men and women risk their very lives to keep us safe. They sacrifice their time, their family life and sometimes their very lives to keep us free! Remember also, their loved ones who worry about them and have their lives put on hold while these dedicated people are away from them. Please remember these young men and women, and their loved ones, in your prayers. Lord, protect them and bring them safely home to the arms of those who love them!

Robert Ross, Patrick Gerhardstein, Tim Hinman, Lance Crawford, Michael Chandler, Kyle Wagner, John Snowball, Joe Rickman, Brodie Rice, Lee Melvin, Darcy and Curtis Carroll, Kori Melvin, Seth, Melissa Witmer, Kyle Fletcher, Noah Brown, Sacha, Mike, Cory Meeks, Joe D, Josh Hall, Jacob Tester (Navy) and Jeremy Tester (Army), Douglas Simpson, Joshua Adams, Chase Gray, Jay Kohn, Jeremy Handshoe, Justin Scheumann , Braeden, Joseph, Derek Jennings, Tom G., Natalie Riecke, Emily Schaffer, Sam Hetler, and Braden Velasquez.

St. Gerard’s List

Lindsay, Aubrey, Melissa, Maria,

Amy, Cindy, Bridget, Michelle, Sarah,

Julie, Elise, Hannah, Nicole, Marina,

Anan, August, Adrienne and M (trying to conceive)

St. Gerard, intercede for these families!

Prayer for Walking With Moms in Need Ministry
Lord Jesus, as a community we join together in praying over any mom and her family who come to our parish through the Walking With Moms In Need Ministry (WWMIN). We pray that along with any financial support we may offer, we may also surround them with Your love. Help us to minister to them in such a way that they experience the warmth of acceptance, the welcoming of community, the love of a family, and that, through us, they meet none other than You, Lord. We also ask that You help each person we encounter to recognize and embrace his or her inherent beauty and dignity as a child of God. We ask all this in Your Most Holy Name. Amen.

Dear Lord, may we long for our hearts to be flooded with Your grace so that we may fully accomplish Your will in our lives.

O Jesus, I pray for your faithful and fervent priests;
for your unfaithful and tepid priests;
for your priests laboring at home or abroad in distant mission fields;
for your tempted priests;
for your lonely and desolate priests;
for your young priests;
for your dying priests;
for the souls of your priests in purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you the priests dearest to me:
the priest who baptized me;
the priests who absolved me from my sins;
the priests at whose Masses I assisted and who gave me your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
the priests who taught and instructed me;
all the priests to whom I am indebted in any other way (especially …).
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity. Amen.

Bless our world with your grace and mercy, Lord!

God bless America with Your Peace, Unity, Understanding, and Charity!

Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything!

Sharon

Gene, team member’s friend — has blood clots in his legs and other parts of his body. The lower chambers of the heart not functioning and needs stents. Today he had carotid artery surgery to remove blockage from one of the carotids first before the other blockages can be taken care of. He had a slight stroke during this surgery. Please pray that with the help of Jesus, Mary and Joseph he will recover and all his problems solved. Pray to for his wife, too, who is caring for him.

Sunday May 8, 2022

Please pray for safe travel and meaningful and joyful time with family this week for prayer team member and daughter visiting son/brother and family.

Prayers needed for despondent woman, (sister of team member) and her immediate family – many of whom are not speaking to each other – one has a terminal disease, Sweet Jesus, help them to forgive and to love each other.

A prayer for all mothers on this Mother’s Day:
Dear Lord, I approach You to give thanks to all mothers who so generously and freely give love, comfort, and guidance to their children every day. I ask You, Lord, to give them the strength to carry on doing their work. Give them patience and let them see that they are loved, appreciated, and respected. I thank You for the sacrifice each mother makes every day. And I pray You to bless them and touch them with Your Grace. I pray this in Your mighty name. Mother Mary, intercede with your Immaculate Heart for all mothers. Amen.

Update on Baby Ella….huge gains in the last two days. Has been taken off the vent and chest tubes removed! Her recovery is progressing quickly! God is good!!

Prayers for Leanne as she and family members travel back to Chicago this week for new scans and tests. Oh, Sweet Loving Mother, hear our humble prayers for complete healing of this cancer and we humbly ask you bring them to the Sacred Heart of Your Son Jesus Our Healer.

Please pray for Ellen as she undergoes shoulder replacement surgery tomorrow. Oh, Father, we ask You to guide the hands of the surgeons, and to bless Ellen with strength throughout the recovery as well as complete healing and use of the shoulder. In the name of Jesus, The Healer we pray.

Barb, team member’s sister-in-law — having surgery for a broken wrist in the morning. Prayers for successful surgery and recovery.

Saturday May 7, 2022

Ralph, uncle of team member – 96 years old fell and broke 3 ribs. Prayer for pain to subside and quick healing with no complications.

Jon–Prayer of Thanksgiving–cancer patient with rare form of lymphoma–blood counts on lab tests this week are the best they have been in 5 months, and the first time 4 months he didn’t need a blood transfusion or platelets. Praise the Lord and he and his family say thank you for your prayers.

Karen–gallbladder scan yesterday. Pray for resolution of pain issues.

ALA–pray for Divine Guidance in mental, physical and spiritual issues she is struggling with.

Pray for the people of Ukraine and a resolution for that war to end soon.

Team member’s cousin, Joe, in his twenties had a parachuting accident this morning and is having neck surgery right now. Will be on a vent. Please pray for him and his family.