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May 2017

”To know one’s self is the true; to strive with one’s self is the good; to conquer one’s self is the beautiful.

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

“Prayers needed for strength for the grieving family of Norbert who had a brain tumor removed, not regained consciousness and has now been allowed to pass on………….”

“Millie has had a miracle recovery and she is being released from Children's Hospital this Wednesday .The prayers have worked miracles; thank God, and thank each and everyone of you.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Sheldon Mielke who passed away Thursday.”

"Thank you for your prayers!  Our son-in -law starts his new job Wednesday.  God Bless you all!"

Petitions in Bold are new

For continued blessings on twins, Anya and Naomi, as we celebrate their 1st birthday with both of them being healthy
For Mona, the grandmother of a friend of mine who is having health issues and determining what is or isn't feasible to prolong her life
For Kelly, who was just diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer and starting her treatment next week, that she feel supported and strengthened by her 'posse of prayer warriors' and that her young son feel loved and supported through all of this (he is worried that she won't be OK)
For a parishioner's friend diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and now shingles;  for her & her family to deal with these newest health issues
Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Linda Caccitolo who has passed away
Prayers for Louise Keating who is in assisted living and has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease
Prayers for a parishioner's daughter in her in her employment search, as well as their son-in-law in finding employment
Prayers needed for a successful outcome for Trish who is having hip surgery on Tuesday
Prayers for Janet Bouvier’s daughter, Marie Berg, just diagnosed with end stage lung cancer

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

Prayers for Nancy for good results from treatments for medical problems

Prayers for Charlie Dardanwerper transferred to Aster, recovering from a stroke and for his family

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

Prayers for Craig, that his application process to begin studies to become a deacon in the Madison Diocese will be successful

For a young teenager facing yet another serious health issue; may she accept the treatment suggested and be restored to good health

For a parishioner’s friend on hospice; that he & his family will have the strength & courage to accept God’s will

Prayers needed for a quick and peaceful resolution to a parishioner's problem

Prayers for successful recovery from hip surgery for Stephanie Godfrey

Prayers needed for Norma, continued recovery from serious cancer surgery

Prayers needed for Deanna Shimpach who does the accounting here at St. Joseph's and has gone through a couple of surgeries on her leg

Prayers for Terry who is in the hospital with life threatening health problems to get better and for help to ease her pain and fear
Continued prayers for Walt Herrmann who is in a rehab nursing home

For a young woman seeking a new job. God wiling, it will be successful     

For grandchildren’s teacher; recovery from surgery & serious illness    

Prayers needed for Don; good test results and improved health

Prayers needed for Dave, a young man at Froedert with an ankle wound and serious medical problems.  Prayers also needed for his family seeking appropriate housing as he will need ongoing care and also for his wife as caregiver

Prayers for children in Child Protective Services that the system will protect them from further 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 Steve Stephenson recovering from a stroke

Prayers needed for Karen Seifert who has cancer and is on hospice in Richland Center​

Prayer for Jeanne, sweet daughter of a parishioner's friend, just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Prayers for the family of a parishioner's friend, Joe Peterson. He was on a family vacation at Yosemite with his wife, high school & college children, fell, hit his head and passed away

Prayers  for strength for Jody who has had some abrupt life changes and success in a new job   

Prayers needed for continued healing for Judy Maas


Prayers are needed for 3 yr. Lucas who has been running high fevers; that the Doctors find out what is causing them and can make him well

Prayers needed for Robert Murley; recovery from surgery and several falls and for his wife Joan who is his caregiver

Prayers for a successful recovery for Terry who had open-heart surgery and an aneurism removed

Prayers for Elizabeth Fixmer, successful recovery from surgery & for health and spiritual well being

Prayers are needed for a parishioner's grandson, Caleb (13months) who is in the pediatric intensive care unit in Salt Lake City and prayers for his family 

Continued prayers for Mary Schlesner’s recovery from surgery appreciated

Continued prayers for Linda Caccitolo, being treated for bone cancer


Please pray for the parents of Tim Voss. His Mom has a heart surgery emergency & his Dad's Parkinson is getting worse.

Prayers for healing for Linda Behling with various medical problems with infection, breathing problems, so she can become strong, and walk without hindrances

Prayers needed for Brian Vale who had a cardiac arrest, is not doing well and prayers for his family

Prayers are needed for a young, hardworking man whose work hours are being reduced and he's afraid of how the financial stress will affect him and his family

The baby who had major heart surgery is progressing well. Please keep prayers that the baby can come home soon

and strength for his parents

Prayers for a young man who ran away from home because of difficulty with his family, that he is in a safe place until he is able to resolve those issues and find peace in his life

Prayers for a gentleman who needs to find lasting happiness in his life

Prayers for Linda Maasz-Schaller; successful recovery from surgery

Prayers requested for Hans for a speedy and healthy recovery from open-heart surgery

Prayers needed for a high school student in critical condition

Prayers needed for a parishioner's friend's daughter Carmen who fell and suffered a traumatic brain injury and had to have a portion of her skull removed to relieve pressure


The man diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia and had an intense treatment regimen at Froedert is now 100 days post transplant and his new bone marrow is starting to flourish

Prayers requested for a parishioner's Sister-in-Law, Joan, who is steadily declining due to increased congestive heart failure and addition problems resulting from this.  The family could use extra prayers during this time of struggle to accept Joan's condition

Prayers needed for the successful recovery of 3 yr. old Luke who had brain surgery

Prayers are needed for a young man who was attacked by a gang of Asian boys in Appleton. He is in critical condition with severe head and brain injuries.


Prayers for Larry Starkweather whose cancer has returned

Prayers for a girl who lost her mother to cancer and her father who committed suicide 

​For a boy who lost hi​s mother in a hit and run accident

Prayers needed for Joy Witkins' sister who has been diagnosed with ALS.

Prayers needed for a 14 year old boy with suicidal thoughts​

For a parishioner's family friend, Ron K. who is having open heart surgery

For a parishioner's personal Intention and in thanksgiving for prayers answered

Greg Gehred needs prayers for recovery from serious back problems and other health problems

Prayers needed for Ellie Hahnl - her feet are not working correctly, and her eyes sight is failing

Prayers for a parishioner's friend Richard, from Nevada, just diagnosed with leukemia

Continued prayers for Jill suffering with severe multiple scleroses and for her husband who is caring for her and also has health problems


Prayers for Bob Emrich who is having cardiac trouble

Prayers needed for Emma, successful recovery from shunt surgery

For Jim, a complete recovery from hip surgery

For Tom & family, strength to endure the diagnosis of cancer and accept God’s will

Prayers needed for Linda who has some health issues

Prayers for Ron Lima; recovery from cancer

Prayers for Fr. Bill; recovery from recent heart surgery and successful cardiac rehab

Prayers for Jane Folk; continued recovery from cancer and successful treatment

For a full recovery for Cheryl, a young wife and mother who just had a brain tumor removed

Prayers needed for Nicholas Brayton who is going through some difficult times

Please pray for Bob who is suffering from kidney failure. 

Prayers needed for a young man fighting terminal cancer

Prayers for the recovery of Samantha Lannan who was a passenger in the car with Hannah Church

Prayers needed for Estelle Weissman who is at Fairhaven and is not doing well

Please pray for all who were in the path of Hurricane Mathew

Please pray for our Lord’s Love and help for a struggling single mom and her children


Prayers needed for Mary who has breast cancer, which is now spreading

Continued for prayers for Cheri, battling a serious illness, that she may have a complete recovery.

Continued prayers for successful recovery for Jon Patzer who had a liver transplant last fall


Prayers for Kathy Langhoff diagnosed with cancer

8/16  Prayers needed for a man who had intense treatment for acute myeloid leukemia and when strong enough needs a stem cell transplant also prayers needed for the donor sibling

Prayers are needed for successful surgery for a parishioner’s friend, for a tumor in the skull lining

Prayers needed for 13 yr. old Michael who has had spinal surgery for severe scoliosis

7/16  Prayers for Kayla Letheby, who suffered a severe brain injury in a car accident and for her family

Continued prayers for Karen suffering with trigeminal neuralgia and also needing knee surgery

Prayers for Chris with mental illness

Prayers for a young mother of three recently diagnosed with breast cancer as she begins her treatment.  Prayers also for strength for her husband and family

Prayers are much needed for a parishioner’s friend who had hip surgery, become septic, was taken to UW, had another surgery for a perforated intestine and now is very ill and weak

Theresa Kempfer is done with immunotherapy treatments and needs prayers for successful results

Prayers for the Romens family on the death of brother Alan, and for sister Donna, battling lung cancer

6/16  Prayers for Diane who has been battling Ovarian Cancer for about a year

Prayers needed for Wayne Wester recently diagnosed with cancer


For updates on any of these petitions, or for new requests:  phone:  Judy Mueller  563-6867  


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.


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