Prayer Chain

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.

May 2020
”God never abandons anyone on whom he has set his love; nor does Christ the Good Shepherd ever lose track of his sheep.

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

"Prayers of comfort and healing for the family of Dick Bell who has passed away.
He was part of the amazing team that brought the Light of the World Retreat to our parish. May God rest his soul in peace.”
“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of Dorothy Schroeder, Joan Fischer and Mary Graehler who have passed away
and for the repose of their souls.”

Petitions in Bold are new

Prayers needed For a mother of 3 whose cancer has returned to her bone and liver.
Prayers needed for a parishioner's friend Rose who is in a Madison Hospital with Covid 19.

Prayers for Betty Teed who is in rehab recovering from injuries received in a fall.

A parishioner’s brother, Jim, has cancer for the 3rd time, this time the doctors told him that it will be lifelong.

Prayers needed for Katie and her children.  Prayers for strength and Gods love at this difficult time and in the future.

Prayers for the grieving family of Angie Gjertson-Kratz, who left to go to heaven on April 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  Coninued prayers appreciated for Angie's step-father Carman who is suffering from dementia.
Prayers for Sharon, recovery from a recent fall on cement stairs causing quite a lot of various pain.
Prayers are desperately needed for the strength and improved health of Sean Stark. After his bile duct blockage last year, he continues to have serious problems. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. 

Prayers for Mary, relief from hip pain caused by a pinched nerve

Prayers for Tom's Dad, after tests no cancer was found but several other serious health issues are causing various problems and pain. Prayers needed that the meds and treatment will be successful

Prayers needed for Nancy, recovery from surgery for a broken hip and Dick who has alzheimers

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

For all who are facing unemployment or who are already unemployed due to COVID-19, that they will be able to access resources available to help them in this health crisis

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 including all petitions, which will be added during this month


Prayers needed for Jeff Adsit who has recently been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and will go through chemo treatment

Prayers for a parishioner's friend having surgery to place a shunt to ease migraine headaches; successful surgery & recovery

Prayers for a final successful outcome from surgery for a member of our parish who has been fighting stage 4 colon and liver cancer since last July

Prayers for James Schultz who has Leukemia and is receiving Chemo, that the treatment is successful and he becomes cancer free

Prayers needed for Sister Jean Herman, a nun from Manitowoc who is dying from cancer. That God will take her home soon and she will not have to suffer anymore

A parishioner’s brother who has been hospitalized for a second time with a blood infection is now at home & improving every day with therapy; continued prayers for his recovery would be welcome


A parishioner’s sister-in-law lost her brother-in-law in the mass shooting at Miller Brewery. Please pray for his wife Dori & their children.

Prayers for John, recovery from a fall & successful surgery & recovery from another condition

Prayers for Kurt, a seventh grader facing chemo treatments for cancer, that the treatments will be successful and without too many side effects

Prayers needed for Angie Gjertson-Kratz, who has stage 4 Pancreatic cancer and Angie's step-father who has dementia. Both are now on Hospice

Dick Lundt, who had treatment for throat cancer, is now cancer free. Please continue to keep him in your prayers to stay free in the future

Prayers needed for a parishioner's family member from Oshkosh, Denny Hielke, who was in a bad snowmobile accident and had two surgeries on his leg and may need more so he does not lose his 

leg. Prayers also appreciated for the extended family

Prayers  for a positive outcome for a family as they deal with financial and health related issues

Prayers needed for a Parishioner's cousin that her radiation/chemo therapy help and can stop the progression of her cancer.


Debbie's 5 year old grandson has a problem with his arm which is better, swollen and still bothering him enough that prayers for a complete recovery would be appreciated

Prayers needed for Al who is under hospice care with health problems


Ann, who is suffering with a lot of pain which could possible be coming from the Shingles she had a few months ago needs prayers that they find out the source of the pain and start treatment

Prayers needed for a parishioner's daughter; successful treatment & recovery from stomach cancer

Prayers needed for Terry who is in liver failure that he may find peace in his final days.

Prayers for a parishioner's special friend diagnosed with breast cancer and for successful treatment

Prayers are much needed for a parishioner's brother David having serious health problems suddenly, and several valve replacements are scheduled. Prayers also needed for his family and friends 

Prayer for a parishioner's cousin Ruth who fell and broke her elbow, arm and three ribs; that they all heal completely and cause her no trouble in the future
Prayers for a parishioner's friend diagnosed with a tumor on his thyroid; successful treatment
and recovery

Please pray for Mary who is hospitalized with unknown brain swelling and complications

Prayers needed for Sean Gregory Stark who has been hospitalized with a blood infection and complications from bile duct surgery

Prayers are needed for a woman experiencing severe, prolonged back issues, that she gets better soon

Prayers needed for David Guld, who has throat cancer

Prayers for a parishioner's friend Lisa's sister, Julie, dealing with a possible return of her thyroid cancer
Prayers for a parishioner's friend, Pat who is going through breast cancer treatment.

Prayers needed for a parishioner's sister, Mary Theodoreau, for recovery from recurring ovarian cancer

Prayers for a grieving family who lost a loved one to suicide


Prayers for a young mother of 3 who has been diagnosed with bone cancer and for her family, as they struggle with this diagnosis

Prayers for Jill who has multiple sclerosis and her husband, Mark who is caring for her  

Prayers for successful treatment and recovery for a parishioner battling recurring endometrial cancer 

Prayers needed for Cathy diagnosed with cancer of the spleen and for her family

Prayers are much needed for a friend of a parishioner's friend who is dealing with throat cancer and has a very serious surgery coming up without hopeful options.

Prayers are needed for a parishioner's friend that chemo and radiation treatments for cervical cancer are successful and that as she gains her health she keeps Our Lord first in her life


Prayers for Matt, who has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia  . His sister, who was a perfect match, harvested her stem cells and things are all in place for his transplant. Prayers needed that everything is successful

Please pray for successful treatment & recovery from lymphoma mass on lung for Brian Osterhaus (son-in-law of Jim & Audrey Kammer) and prayers for his family

Prayers for Mike & his family, that he will have successful heart surgery & recovery

Prayers for D.R., successful recovery from injuries suffered in a fall

Prayers needed for a parishioner to make right decisions and for good health

Prayers for a parishioner’s daughter suffering from problems dealing with family troubles


Please pray for a parishioner's daughter having a sever severe emotional crisis not wanting to be alive

Prayers needed that treatment for Debbie battling throat cancer will be successful & find her in remission 

Prayers for Ray Robinson's friend who is losing strength quickly while doctors cannot figure out why




Prayers needed for a parishioner who had open-heart surgery in September and prayers for his family

Prayers that parishioners will volunteer to serve St. Joseph Church in sacristy, eucharistic adoration sign up and other services as requested

For a family dealing with an opioid crisis involving death and arrest; strength to face the consequences

For a family man facing chemo treatments for cancer; that he can tolerate them with minimal stress & that they be successful in destroying the cancer cells, and for his family

For successful surgery and recovery for a parishioner's brother

Prayers for Jerry T who is receiving therapy to recover use of right arm and hand after severe burns

Continued prayers needed for Angie on home kidney dialysis, had one leg amputated, and prayers also for her husband Randy, her caretaker

Continued prayers for Sr. Jean who is failing with dementia  


Prayers for Sue S. who needs relief from many health problems

Prayers needed for a parishioner's son, Sean, who is in need of several surgeries and procedures and also needed for his physical and spiritual strength

Prayers are needed for successful recovery from extensive surgery for Ken and also for his family

Prayers for successful recovery from surgery for a parishioner's friend who has a lung disease


Prayers needed for a parishioner battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Prayers for healing and grace for a parishioner’s daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters, They just had a stillborn baby girl and sister

Prayers much needed for the sister of one of our teachers who has been in and out of the hospital with very serious kidney problems, other health problems and no solution

Prayers for a parishioner's niece, that her breast cancer surgery be successful, her recovery complete.

Prayers needed for person with recurring breast cancer

Prayers for a parishioner’s sister's emotional health.

For a parishioner receiving chemo, that treatments will be effective
For a young woman awaiting results of tests for cervical cancer hoping tests are benign

Prayers for a parishioner's sister's emotional health


Continued prayers for Fr. Dave Timmerman who had open-heart surgery and is slowly recovering  

Prayers needed for MaryPat Cook's daughter Megan; recovery from surgery because of a severe Kidney infection. She has a large stone that would not pass and had surgery to put in a stent

For a family dealing with their 1 1/2 yr. old daughter/granddaughter who has spina bifida & other serious health concerns, & has been in critical care. Prayers for strength to understand God's will
For a homeless person, contemplating suicide, that she will realize there is help & god is there for her

For a parishioner’s friend who needs a kidney transplant, that his name will come up soon on a list, before he has to start dialysis.


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.                                                 

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

nd for the repose of her soul.”

“Prayers for the grieving family and friends of James Norman Godfrey and for the repose of his soul.”

Petitions in Bold are new

Prayers for Angie nd their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.