Sunday April 21, 2024

For complete healing of team member’s eyesight after cataract surgery. Also prayers for patience would be appreciated.

Steve–has stage 4 colon cancer and refused to have treatments..  Needing more pain meds now and is sleeping more. Pray for an easy transition from this life to his heavenly life when the time comes. If able, please pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Steve.

C&S–married couple, both with dementia of early stages and progressing.. They can’t live by themselves anymore, or drive.. Please pray that the adult children of their respective families (second marriage) let them stay together in the same facility, instead of separating them in facilities in separate states. Please pray for them.  They are becoming distraught. They want to stay together.

H and N’s granddaughter, Kaylee is going to get her license tomorrow. Please pray that all goes well and for her safety as a new, young driver.

Team member’s Great Granddaughter, Rylann – has state testing tomorrow until the school year ends so please pray that all go well.

Safe travels for family driving to Evansville tomorrow, returning Thursday.

Saturday April 20, 2024

Please pray for a team member’s very special intention. Thank you!

Friday April 19, 2024

Cindy–please pray for her for a healing of cancer.  She is a teacher with 4 kids and her husband died several months ago.  St. Peregrine, please intercede.

Jennifer and Trent–please pray for safe travels and good health as they leave Sunday and will be coming back on April 25.  St. Michael, please intercede.

Matt & Kim–please pray for safe travels and good health as they leave April 22 and return April 25.  St. Michael, please intercede.

Judy–please pray for safe travels.

Team member’s sister-in-law passed away suddenly in her sleep. She leaves behind two married daughters, three grandchildren, and family. Please pray for the repose of her soul. May she rest in peace. Amen. Prayers also for all who mourn.

Thursday April 18, 2024

Friend’s grandson Sam has surgery today at 11. Please pray for skilled surgeon and medical staff and for fast, uneventful healing.
Thank you!

Brittany – She threw her back out this morning and she is scheduled for her 2nd chemo in the morning. Please pray for speedy relief and that she will not be so sick after this treatment. Peace for her and her family.

Mass of Christian Burial  for Shirley Guevara will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 24, with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home with the Rosary recited at 3:30pm.

Wednesday April 17, 2024

“I urge you to remain steadfast in faith, so that at last we will all reach heaven and there rejoice together.”
-St. Andrew Kim Taegon

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!

Charley – prayers for complete, speedy healing of swollen lymph nodes.

Bill – been short of breath lately. Also has two procedures scheduled for his heart. Please pray for successful surgeries and healing of breathing issues.

Albert – next week he is getting flown to South Carolina for 2-week work training. Prayers for safe travels and good experience.

Bob, who was in hospice on Monday has passed away. Please pray for the repose of his soul. May he rest in peace. Amen. Prayers also for all who mourn.

UPDATE on Rose — had a procedure to check a growth in her lung and had fluid removed from around the lung. Please pray for complete healing.

A Prayer for Our Neighbors

We pray for the homeless, alone on the streets, exposed to the wind and the rain and the heat.

We pray for the hungry outside of our door, or standing in the food lines, their eyes pleading, “more”.

We pray for the jobless, who seek work in vain, who ask for a hand, their heads hung in shame.

We pray for those working, but just getting by, unseen in the crowds, right in front of their eyes.

We pray for those stricken, disabled, unwell, once strong, now dependent on others for help.

We pray for those needy through acts of their own, bad choices, addictions, or lies that they’ve told.

We seek now, Lord Jesus, Your words to obey, to serve You in all whom we pray for today.

Amen.

Author Unknown

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for April — For the role of women
We pray that the dignity and immense value of women be recognized in every culture, and for the end of discrimination that they experience in different parts of the world.

Chance–pray for healing of stomach cancer. He is not doing well.

Steve–has stage 4 colon cancer. Not going to take chemo. Pray for him and his family.

NB–has to have a 2nd surgery for a melanoma.  Margins were not clear after the first surgery. Pray for healing.

All teachers and students–pray for a successful end to the school year between now and the end of the school year.

Tuesday April 16, 2024

Josie — is having her cleft palate repaired today. Please pray for successful procedure and speedy, complete healing.

Monday April 15, 2024

“Christ the Lord is risen.

Our joy that hath no end.”

St. John of Damascus

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, Tom G., Emily Schaffer, Sam Hetler, Braden Velasquez, and Cody Brown.

St. Gerard’s List
Lindsay, Natalie, Christa, August, Elizabeth,
Lea, Morgan, AB, Brooke, Emily, Haley,
and M&B trying to conceive.

St. Gerard, intercede for these families!

Prayer for Walking With Moms in Need Ministry

Lord Jesus, as a community, we pray 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.

Margorie – had surgery for breast cancer and is now dealing with several issues. Please pray for resolution and complete healing.

Megan’s mom – in surgery today to remove cancer…a 4-8 hour surgery depending on what they find. Prayers for successful procedure and complete speedy healing.  Also prayers for Megan as she travels to be with her mom as she recovers at home.

The family pet that was on the prayerline earlier for possible cancer — is going to Indianapolis on Tuesday for an MRI. Please pray for good results and for there to be treatment for whatever is wrong.

Irene – having surgery on the skin on her legs this morning. Pray that all goes well and for good pain control.

Rylann – 13 year old who has severe back pain is seeing a specialist today. Please pray that there is nothing seriously wrong wit her back and that she will not worry.

Delores- parishioner having carpal tunnel surgery on her hand tomorrow. May the Lord guide the surgeon and may the surgery be successful with a speedy recovery, in Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

UPDATE on Cindy – spinal surgery went well. She will be in the hospital for a few days.

UPDATE on Irene – Surgery lasted from 9:30 until 2 pm. She is in recovery and will be going home.

UPDATE on Rylann – 13-year-old with back problems. Ortho doctor is referring her to physical therapy.

UPDATE on Baby Ayla – possibly going home today. Much better. Waiting for the results of a blood test.

Prayers for complete and speedy healing for all.

Kimberly, previously on prayerline for cancer treatments — She is cancer free now, but tripped and fell and broke her hip today. She will have hip replacement surgery tomorrow morning.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of team member’s sister who was buried today in Richmond, IN after a struggle with Alzheimer’s.  May she rest in peace, and may her family be comforted by your prayers.

Please pray for Bob who is in hospice and not expected to make it through the night. He has been failing for some time. If able, please pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Bob. Prayers also for all who love him.

Team member’s  niece is being transferred from Decatur hospital to Parkview with severe congestive heart failure. Please pray for complete and speedy healing. Peace, strength and comfort for family.

Rose -She went back to the hospital because those pains in her side kept getting worse. She had fluid on her lungs so they are doing a procedure tomorrow at 3pm. They use a camera and go in and wash away the fluid on the lungs. They do not think that mass on her lung is cancerous now. They think it was atypical infection. Praise the Lord!

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Baby Ayla is home and feeling much better. Thank you for your prayers. They worked!

April 18th Spring Concert Cancelled

Due to multiple illnesses in choir members, we regret that we must CANCEL the Spring Concert for our Children’s Choir, Adult Choir and Hand chime Choir this Thursday, April 18 as stated in the bulletin.  Please pray for a return to health for all who are ill!

Sunday April 14, 2024

Fr. Goyo — just discovered he has a cancerous tumor. Please storm heaven for this priest for a miracle. Mother Mary, wrap Father in your mantle of comfort, love and trust.

Kelly – having spinal surgery on Monday. Pray that all goes well and for good pain control. She will be having plate and screws put in her spine.


Ayla has spiked a fever again and will be staying in the hospital another night. Please pray for her healing.

Rich – has Alzheimer’s and he got out of the house during the night and was found walking on the interstate. Please pray that his wife can find a way to keep him safe.

Saturday April 13, 2024

Lady with stage 4 colon cancer undergoing treatment – Please pray the treatment completely wipes out the cancer.

Beth – elderly lady in hospital with pneumonia and also undergoing surgery to remove her gall bladder. Doctors also discovered lesions throughout her body and cannot biopsy until Monday. Please pray for recovery and also for her husband who is home with many health issues.

Son of team member has walking pneumonia. He is having a difficult time. Pray for healing asap.

Team member’s granddaughter, Monica, is 3 months pregnant with twins and they are thrilled, as they have been trying for years to have a child.  Right now she is having bad morning sickness.  Please pray that Monica & Adam’s babies are healthy and mom feels better soon.

Please pray for 18-month-old preemie, Brittany’s daughter, Ayla. She was admitted to the hospital with a 104.5 temp. Pray for speedy healing and for Brittany to be ok throughout the time their baby is sick,

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jim Till who passed away today.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Prayers also for all who mourn.

Thursday April 11, 2024

Prayer cover please for team member’s neighbor’s parents.  Barbara fell and sprained her foot the same day that her husband Jerry had a stroke.  Speedy recovery for both.

Wednesday April 10, 2024

“Every pious desire, every good thought, every charitable work inspired by the love of Jesus,
contributes to the perfection of the whole body of the faithful.
A person who does nothing more than lovingly pray to God for his brethren,
participates in the great work of saving souls.”
-Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich

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!

Judy’s daughter — is having surgery tomorrow. Please pray for successful procedure and complete healing.


Sally – fell into thorn bush today and has many cuts. Please pray that she sleeps ok tonight and for speedy healing.

Bill – having heart issues. Pray for doctors to diagnose and treat correctly.

Sandy – in hospital with breathing issues. Prayers for healing.

Rose — has gone home from the hospital but is still in a lot of pain. She will need to go back next week for a biopsy on a mass in her lung. Please pray for healing and for peace for Rose and Peace for her and her family.

A young soon-to-be-bride just received word that her wedding venue has been canceled. The wedding is 6 months away which leaves little time to plan another destination wedding. Most places are already booked. Pray that the owner reconsiders.

Young lady having surgery tomorrow. Please pray that all goes well and for speedy healing.

Team member having surgery on lower leg on Friday morning. Will be admitted on Monday morning for reconstructive surgery on either shin or flap. Ask God for good blood flow and good pain control for healing and for God to guide the hands of the surgeon.

Teenager — has turned to vaping to cope with depression. Pray that this young person will take her depression to God to find relief and stop vaping.
A family with 2 young children came home this evening to find their dog dead. The vet said that he had a massive stroke. Pray for his family to cope with the heartbreak of losing an animal that they loved.

Tom & Connie — please pray for safe travels and good health as they travel home from Florida Friday and Saturday.  St. Michael the Archangel, please intercede.

A Prayer for Our Neighbors

We pray for the homeless, alone on the streets, exposed to the wind and the rain and the heat.

We pray for the hungry outside of our door, or standing in the food lines, their eyes pleading, “more”.
We pray for the jobless, who seek work in vain, who ask for a hand, their heads hung in shame.

We pray for those working, but just getting by, unseen in the crowds, right in front of their eyes.

We pray for those stricken, disabled, unwell, once strong, now dependent on others for help.
We pray for those needy through acts of their own, bad choices, addictions, or lies that they’ve told.

We seek now, Lord Jesus, Your words to obey, to serve You in all whom we pray for today.

Amen.

Author Unknown

Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for April — For the role of women
We pray that the dignity and immense value of women be recognized in every culture, and for the end of discrimination that they experience in different parts of the world.

Tuesday April 9, 2024

Mark P., cousin on team member who lives in Denver — is in hospital with liver damage and in need of a transplant. Please pray for complete healing.

Bob — having surgery in abdomen for aneurism today. Please pray for successful procedure and complete speedy healing.

UPDATE on Rose from previous prayer request — culture tests that have come back so far have been negative. She has been up an walked a little. Still in ICU. Please continue to pray for her healing.

UPDATE on Rose — She is still in ICU. Very weak. The doctor is trying to decide if he should do a lung biopsy while she is there or have her come back in a week. He thinks that it is cancer too. Please pray that she will get stronger and that the spot in her lung is not cancer.

Our Lady of Good Hope’s 40 Hours Devotion will begin Sunday, April 21stafter the 10:30 Mass and conclude with a 7pm Mass on Tuesday, April 22nd.

There are several hours that only have one person signed up and there must be at least two people per hour, preferably three.
Throughout each night between 10:30pm and 6:30am there needs to be least one male in the church at all times.
Please consider taking one of these hours and signing up in the back of church.
Thank you and God bless!

These are the hours that need covered by at least one additional person:

Sunday
6:30pm
9:30pm
11:30pm

Monday:
2:30am
3:30am
6:30am
12:30pm
11:30pm

Tuesday:
12:30am Need a Male
7:30am
4:40pm

Monday April 8, 2024

BLESSED SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION!

“Let the soul of Mary be in each of us to magnify the Lord,

And the spirit of Mary be in each of us to rejoice in God.”

–St. Anselm

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, Tom G., Emily Schaffer, Sam Hetler, Braden Velasquez, and Cody Brown.

St. Gerard’s List
Lindsay, Natalie, Christa, August, Elizabeth,
Lea, Morgan, AB, Brooke, Emily, Haley,
and M&B trying to conceive.

St. Gerard, intercede for these families!

Prayer for Walking With Moms in Need Ministry

Lord Jesus, as a community, we pray 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.

Reece–young girl that may have kidney problems.  Pray for the doctor to find the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Debbie–grandmother who has taken in her 3 young grandchildren to raise, because her daughter (the children’s mother) is in jail for using and selling drugs.
Pray for her and all grandparents who are raising their grandchildren because of their own adult children’s drug use, or deaths from drug overdoses.
Pray for all of them for financial stability and physical stamina.

David–pray that the sale of his brother’s house in California goes well. His brother died last summer.

Nancy–pray for melanoma she has that requires a second surgery because the margins were not clear,. Pray for healing.

John–pray for retirement plans at the end of this month.

Matt–pray for a special intention, and he needs to lose weight. Pray for him to be successful. His obesity is causing health problems and is affecting his job.

Steve–discovered after an emergency surgery that he has stage 4 colon cancer. He is depressed and wants to go home but can’t, due to needing assisted living. Pray for him through this transition.

A,B,A–pray for these three people for God’s  Divine Guidance in their lives for their futures.

Jim-prayers for him as feeding tube and all medication were removed yesterday. Is transitioning to hospice. Please pray Divine Mercy Chaplet for him if you are able. Prayers for family as well.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 *   Troy, in Texas — had colon cancer last year, went through chemo and radiation, now is cancer free. Prayer of Thanksgiving from him and his family.

Pray for the healing of a mother of 5 children (ages 6-14) who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. Mother Mary, wrap your mantle of healing and comfort around this mother and her family.

Sunday April 7, 2024

Members of Air Guard from Fort Wayne unit are now deployed to bases in Near East ( UAE ) for six months. Team members’ grandson is one of them. Please keep these troops in your prayers. Mother Mary, wrap them all in your protective mantle of love.

Divine Mercy Devotions, 2-3:30 today (4/7)

Please join our parish in Divine Mercy Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession and prayers today, Sunday, April 7th from 2-3:30.

“Tell the whole world about My inconceivable mercy. … On [the Feast of Mercy] the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. … Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet. My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity. Everything that exists has come forth from the very depths of My most tender mercy. … The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy.”  (Jesus speaking, Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, 699).