Prayer Chain


October 2018

Peace is not just the absence of war, but the presence of love.

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

“Thanks all for prayers for parishioner’s good results from possible cancer nodules. Prayers answered. Re-evaluation in 6 mos.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Tim M. who has passed away.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of John P Miller, who has passed away.”

“Don B, is recovering from quadruple bypass surgery with physical therapy and is able to drive. Thank you for your prayers.”

“Phyllis Goyer,is home and progressing well in her recovery from surgery. Continued prayers will be appreciated.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of David who was in senior housing and has passed away.”

“Leonard who had serious health issues and is living in senior housing is now doing well.”
Thank you for all the prayers for Patrick.  He is home now but they still didn't find a cause for his health problem.  The last procedure went well but they didn't find anything out of the normal.  So far he is doing well and they found no cancer

Petitions in Bold are new

For a parishioner's daughter's co-worker who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and will begin treatment.  Prayers for her health and strength, and her family, as she begins her journey toward recovery
Prayers much needed for a young mother, friend of a parishioner, who has to have immediate surgery. They found two large cysts on her right ovary.
Prayers needed for my Brother and his wife who have been in senior housing and are being moved this weekend at the family's request to the lower lever where they will have access to assistance if needed. Ruth has serious health issues and my brother Jim has early stages of dementia. They need prayers that they have a pleasant and smooth transition
The lady having heart surgery is doing well! Thank you for the prayers and please pray for her to heal well and feel better!!
Prayers for a young farm family struggling to pay bills and find a way to increase the farm income
Healing prayers much needed for S.J. who after a week thinking it was the flu, now finding out she has pneumonia
Prayers for heart surgery in progress on a special lady that she survive and be ok
Prayers for Michael for his chronic pain and health issues that he may find comfort, peace, love and understanding
Prayers needed for Linda who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is now undergoing chemotherapy
Prayers for Jurgen, successful recovery and rehab from double knee surgery

Prayers needed for K.O.'s cousin who is facing a second surgery for an aortic aneurysm. Prayers for her spirit and strength, that of her family and prayers for the caregivers’ skill and compassion

Special prayers much needed for a parishioner's newborn Grandchild having therapy for an arm which was slightly bent, and has other very serious problems

Prayers for Joann, successful recovery from surgery

Prayers much needed for Ray Robinson's brother-in-law who has been fighting cancer for the past several years and his last number count has doubled over the last six weeks

Prayers needed for Patrick who has been hospitalized with a serious health problem and prayers for positive test results

Prayers needed for a young woman who is in stage four lung cancer

Prayers needed for a parishioner facing upcoming surgery, has cardiac complications, that he will be able to have surgery and that it will be successful

Prayers needed for a parishioner's brother who has been ill for the past two years - has  battled leukemia,  chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant, has several blood clots and is facing serious cardiac & health issues

Prayers for Danielle, recovery from health problems

Prayers for those who have health problems or emotional problems causing distress

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 that will be added during this month


Pray for Jeff and his family who just found out that he has bladder cancer and needs prayers for his treatment and recovery

Prayers needed for Carrell who started dialysis and is having a very rough time

Prayers needed for Bob Birrenkott who has been diagnosed with bone cancer  

Prayers for Ellie Hahnl who has several health problems

Prayers for Bev, who is having a difficult time recovering from knee surgery
For Doug, with pancreatic cancer, had chemo, surgery and now needs prayers for successful recovery

Prayers for Becky with several health issues, leukemia, and now has lumbar spinal stenosis.

For Christie Marx's niece, Alyca Marx, who was in a car accident and has two broken ribs

Prayers needed for Pat Sullivan; recovery from reoccurring cancer and good test results that it's lymphoma rather than the others

Prayers needed for Sr. Jean who is failing with dementia


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 Roger who fell and broke his hip and is having trouble stabilizing after surgery

Prayers for Elaine and Marcia with serious health issues and living in senior housing

Prayers needed for Pat Lenz who is on hospice care with pulmonary fibrosis

Catherine Gehred Griffin's cancer came back in other areas and will attack anywhere, at any time. She is now on a new-targeted therapy; the med itself is a pill taken on a schedule like the chemo. Prayers are needed that this new method will be successful and for God's Strength and Healing in this new protocol

Prayers for a parishioner's mother, Mary Ann, who recently fell and broke several bones. She needs prayers to get through her rehabilitation

Prayers needed for successful results from a biopsy for Erika Kempf

Please Pray for Rhonda who has started a Clinical Trial to address her cancer.

Prayers for Sandy Delisi, who is the sister-in-law of a parishioner, and has suffered a stroke.  Prayers also needed for the family for the strength to care for her and keep her comfortable at home


Prayers for Karen with  multiple health problems and recent knee surgery to increase her strength

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

Prayers for Peter Andrew's emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological healing

Prayers needed for improved health for J. Paul Milleson

Prayers for Dale Mueller who has been hospitalized due to brain damage


Prayers needed for a parishioner who has been hospitalized for her heart condition

Please pray for Angie who is on home kidney dialysis and her husband Randy, her caretaker

Prayers for our parish and all involved with the circumstances of Fr. Bill.


Prayers for DJ for successful future neck surgery and for a good and speedy recovery

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 successful stem cell transplantation and for her family


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 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, diagnosed with leukemia

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 him & his wife who has MS.  Jim is her caregiver


Prayers for Linda Maaz Shaller, successful recovery from surgery

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


Please pray for great test results for Rhonda’s PET scan checking 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 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

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


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


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, that she continue to improve her ability to walk

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 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 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


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.