Prayer Chain


April 2018

”Kind words are the music of the world…as if they were some angel’s song which had lost its way and come on earth.

Thank you for your daily prayers for all those in need.  We know the power of prayer!

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Chuck Gierzak and for the repose of his soul.”

"Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Jim Rader and for the repose of his soul."

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Teresa and for the repose of her soul.”

Thank you for the prayers for Janice, who has 3rd stage breast cancer. She is home and doing well. Cancer did not spread.

“Continued prayers for a parishioner's friend John, who is home, back to work, and doing well, that cancer will not return.”

“Andrew Thomas Cook had no complications at birth. Heart, kidneys & birth weight all normal. Thank you for all of your prayers.”

Petitions in Bold are new

Please Pray for good results for Rhonda’s PET scan this Thursday (4/12). Thank you for all the Prayers
Prayers for Cindy who injured her arm in a fall and if surgery is needed, prayers for successful surgery and recovery
Prayers needed for Makena Eighmy diagnosed with leukemia, for a successful stem cell transplantation and for her family
Thank you for all of your prayers for Duane.  He passed away on Holy Saturday with his family surrounding him.  Prayers for his soul and for the family that they can be comforted during this time
Baby and momma that have been in hospital for over 7 weeks was born a week ago and just went home!! She needs continued prayers , but so grateful for our prayers and to be home
That God will give a 16 yr. old boy the strength to be assertive to express which parent is best for him to live with at this point of his life

Prayers for a parishioner's Aunt scheduled for surgery that it is successful and the rehab goes well

Prayers needed for Bob who has MS

Prayers needed for J.D. that treatment for his serious health condition will be successful

Prayers needed for Tony who has leukemia and is in the hospital in Madison

Prayers for Ann Frey, successful recovery from recent surgery

For Elayne, just diagnosed with liver & pancreatic cancer, & for her family, that their faith will give them the strength to accept whatever God has in store for them & for recovery, if that is his will.

For Dwayne, recovering from a broken hip & now facing surgery for a tumor, successful surgery & recovery, and for his family.

For Don, dealing with severe arthritis & other health concerns, that he will realize his limitations and allow help for his situation

Recovery from a heart attack for Jim & strength for whatever life changes might be in the future for he & his wife who has MS.  Jim is her caregiver

That a young woman will have a positive interview regarding a new job

Pray for children in Child Protective Services as they heal from emotional, physical abuse and neglect

Prayers for St. Joseph parishioners in assisted living and nursing homes

Prayers for those who have lost or are losing their jobs because of plant closings or downsizing

Prayers for all those grieving the loss of a loved one

Prayers for all petitions added during this month


Prayers for Linda Maaz Shaller, successful recovery from surgery

Prayers for Elizabeth Olson Figmomb who will deliver her baby at 30 weeks and needs prayers

Prayers for recovery for a high school senior suffering mega seizures and that cause & cure is found

Prayers needed for a parishioner's friend diagnosed with liver, bone and lung cancer & outlook not good

Prayers for Jack who has had multiple surgeries and medical problems that he has better health

Prayers needed for a parishioner just diagnosed with breast cancer as she starts treatment

Prayers are needed for workers at a Madison company who are worried they will be let go since another company has recently purchased the company

Prayers much needed for a sweet unborn baby girl and her mother, hospitalized for at least 5 weeks bedridden to hopefully let baby mature enough to increase survival chances.


Please pray for great test results for Rhonda who is having a PET scan next week to check if the chemo is shrinking her tumors

Please pray for Tina, a young friend of a parishioner just diagnosed with cancer

For Joy Witkins sister, Dixie, who is suffering from ALS and has difficulty with her daily routines

Prayers needed for 5 yr. old Bryant being treated for a serious skin disease. That they can find a cause and start proper treatment as he is suffering from a terrible itching

Prayers for all retirement homes and those affected by the flu

Prayers needed for Harvey Pohlie who has cancer, for successful treatment

Prayers for strength needed for Jim R. who is in the last stages of cancer and for his family

Prayers needed for Jennifer Wiegand who has broken her left ankle

For Catherine Gehred Griffin, recovering well from her cancer surgery, continued prayers for her and family caring for her and her children

For Bobbie, who is having genetic testing to find out her chances of pancreatic cancer.  Her dad and 2 uncles passed away from this terrible disease, and her oldest sister, passed away Jan. 2, 2018 from this same disease.  Prayers for a successful outcome


Prayers for Mae Stellmacher, a grandmother, who is very sick and needs prayers

For Laura, a nurse, suffering from severe knee problems, had to give up her job, has a positive attitude but needs prayers for recovery

For a parishioner’s mother, Ruth, who has multiple health problems

Prayers needed for Margaret, help for her fears and successful surgery in January,

Prayers needed for a family of five children who lost their mother due to cancer, their father has mental problems and their grandma, Julia, is helping the best she can

Prayers needed for my niece Teri, successful recovery from brain surgery

Prayers needed for Marlene who was in a serious car accident and is in critical condition

Successful surgery & recovery for a parishioner's friend involved in a serious accident & strength for his family during this difficult time


Prayers needed for Mary Carlin who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

Prayers for Bob who is having brain surgery for a serious tremor, that it is successful

Please pray for a young man who is going through surgery for an aneurysm and heart problems

Prayers needed for Justine; successful surgery and recovery from serious health problems.

Prayers needed for Pat F. - successful treatment for Parkinson’s Disease


Continued prayers for Jill suffering with severe multiple scleroses and for her husband, Mark who is caring for her and also has health problems and for a more helpful living arrangement

Prayers for Mary Schlesner; successful physical therapy since surgery, that she is able to walk

Prayers for Karen to participate in needed therapy since her recent knee surgery

Pray for healing & peace of mind for Bill & family as he is treated for 3 (90%) blockages of arteries.

Prayers for Tony who has Parkinson's disease, successful surgery & recovery.

Prayers for three separate special intentions from parishioners

Prayers for improved health for Linda, who is in the hospital with congestive heart failure

For Judy Ostler; recovery for injuries in an auto accident & recovery of the sight in her injured eye

Prayers for Ron, successful recovery from serious surgery, and strength for his wife Sandy

Prayers for Mrs. K, correct diagnosis & speedy recovery

Prayers for Laverne Ketcherside for help to maintain her strength and faith as she helps and supports her husband Mike since his surgery and as a cancer survivor herself


Prayers needed for Jerry who deserted his faith, work, children and grand children after the death of his wife that he returns to faith and family

Prayers for a parishioner's son with a serious drug addiction & for the family & loved ones involved

Prayers are much needed for a parishioner's nephew, Terry from Texas, who has a cancerous brain tumor and will have surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy.  Prayers also for his family

Prayers for strength for the parents and grandparents of Baby Charlotte who will be born with Spina Bifida and for God's will

Prayers for 12 yr. old Makena Eighmy whose cancer has returned and is again having chemo treatments

Prayers needed for Matthew C who was recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma.  His treatment will include both chemo and surgery

Prayers for the successful treatment of a parishioner recently diagnosed with cancer

Prayers for Debbie Pierce, diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and for successful treatment

Continued prayers for MaryLou's daughter, healing from emergency surgery, for a successful recovery

Prayers needed for Emma, 14, successful recovery from surgery to remove and replace a shunt


Prayers needed for MaryAnn for continued courage for dealing with a terminal illness along with other challenges in life to continue with heartfelt service for others

Prayers for Betty Schmaling for a successful and speedy recovery from a broken knee without surgery


Prayers needed for a parishioner whose metastatic cancer has returned

Prayers for a parishioner’s daughter, Teri, who has several health issues and is in severe pain, that her doctors find some answers for her

Prayers needed for a parishioner's family member with a serious liver problem

Prayers for strength for an elderly person who lost a lot of money in a scam and is now struggling to pay rent, her bills and for her family to be more understanding and forgiving

Prayers for successful surgery and recovery for Duane who will be having surgery to repair damage done June 19th to his inner ear

Prayers are needed for successful surgery and recovery for Bob having unknown bleeding in the colon. 


Prayers for better health for Sean and strength to make positive choices

Prayers for Gerry suffering from a debilitating condition and needs help in her home

Prayers for Chris suffering with mental illness

Prayers needed for John, who had a stroke

Prayers for Gary R. - successful results from treatment for a serious infection

Prayers for Bev successful recovery from back surgery

Prayers needed for Amy Fahey for successful recovery from open-heart surgery


Prayers for Karen- recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Prayers for a parishioner’s two family friends with a drinking problem

For Mona, the grandmother of a friend of a parishioner who is having health issues and to determine what is or isn't feasible to prolong her life

For strength for Kelly, with stage 2 breast cancer, having treatment and for her worried young son  

Prayers needed for a parishioner's friend diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, shingles; & for her family Prayers for Louise Keating in assisted living, has Lou Gehrig's disease and for recovery from hip surgery

Prayers for a parishioner's daughter in her search in finding employment

Prayers needed for Trish; successful recovery from hip surgery

5/17   Prayers for Maria who has Parkinsons & her family is negligent in properly taking care of her meds

Prayers for the premature baby of a parishioner’s Granddaughter who had an emergency cesarean 

Prayers needed for Deanna Shimpach who has gone through a couple of surgeries on her leg

Prayers for Terry who is in the hospital with life threatening health problems

Continued prayers for Walt Herrmann who is in a rehab nursing home

Prayers needed for Don; good test results and improved health

Prayers needed for Dave, a young man, with an ankle wound and serious medical problems.  


For updates on petitions, or new requests:  phone:  Judy Mueller  563-6867  email:                                                                                                         

Please let me know if any petitions that were removed need to be put back on. Petitions not terminal or cancer are removed

after six months and all petitions are removed after one year. If you would like them on longer, give me a call, or email and I will give them a current date.  


Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us.   Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.