March Birthdays-Friars mom-+Alice Cafiero, Jessica Raday-Acevedo, Jim Lyons, Mario Cuevas, Jeff Joiner, Paul Engert, Barry Patraw,Jim Keller, Chuck Czuba, Marian Malinowski, Nelson Moreno, Tom Kieffer, Magda &Lukas Malinowski, Peter Clancy, Javier & Ellie Mendoza, Fr Angel Sierra, David Anzuelo, Bro Marc Schekells, Tish Petricca, Yair Mazur
Pray for our country and our new president and vice president. Lord help us.
Pray for the three Illinis State Troopers hit by cars in February,
Especially Trooper Brian Frank.
Prayers for Trooper Matthew Rice and his wife at the loss of is 14month old daughter Parker.
Pray for Friar Ed Tverdek at the loss of is mother Barbara. RIP
Pray for Friar Jps friend Kathy Powers and her healing from Cancer and Covid.
Pray for Franciscan Sister Anna Clare, 105yrs, May she rest in peace.
Pray for John Hauter, may he rest in peace and for his wife Janet and family.
Pray for Anthony M. Falduto, and his family. May he rest in peace.
Pray for Joe Moffa OFS at the loss of his sister Angela.
Pray for Cyndy Szymaszek OFS at the loss of her mother Lillian.
Pray for all those who grieve loved ones during the holidays.
For all those affected by Covid 19: health care workers, first responders, medical scientists and Infectious disease experts
For a young man having brain surgery : Greigh-Grandson of Mary Lee Nowak
In thanksgiving for family and friends gathered for Denise Cafiero-Vitale
For Our president elect, and VP elect, May they bring unity and peace.. God help us!
For Alex Trebek 1940-2020 Rest in Peace.
For Megan and Alex Marling on the wedding. Many years of love and happiness.
For Alan and Tanya who tested positive for Covid and their families.
For my sister Denise who lost her battle with brain cancer. May she rest in peace.
For the mother of Dave Webster, may she rest in peace.
For Friar Johnpaul's friend Steve Cosmos, May he rest in peace.
For the Detroit deacons and all those who attended the retreat.
For Steve Cosmos and Rich Willer, that the Lord bless them on their journey.
For my mexican friends Celina and her daughter Yami who have Dengue fever and their continued recovery.
For Rep.John Lewis, May he rest in peace.
For Gail and all those effected by Covid 19.
For Lee at the loss of Echo. Rest in St Francis' arms.
the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters who made retreat and their entire community as they prepare for next years chapter.
For safe travel for Friar Jp on his retreat and visit out East with family and friends.
For our LGBTQ brothers and sisters in this pride month, that they may know God's love.
For everyone effected by this corona virus. Lord help us!
For peace in our city streets!
For justice for all those effected by racism, prejudice, phobias directed against anyone who is perceived as "other". Lord heal us!
For Stan S, Tim McCord, Rosemarie Attard, Baby Anthony, Ethan and Ayden and all those who carry their crosses.
for Friar Jps dear friend, Sister of Charity, Sr Julie Scanlan SC. Rest in Peace.
For the Franciscan sisters and people who attended the Retreat in Clinton IA
For the people of Our Lady Mother of the Church, Chicago and their Lenten parish mission.
For the people of St Benedict parish, Waterford MI who attended the Lenten mission.
For safe mission travel for Friar Johnpaul, friends and family.
For Friars sister Denise and her cancer clinical trial.
For Isabel Grisi, May she rest in peace. Blessings on her family.
For those suffering from the Corona virus, medical personnel and researchers.
For Steve Cosmos and his surgery and healing.
For Jerry Barrio and his healing from surgery.
For Sue Gresko and her back injections.
For Friar Jps friend Vince Turnbull may he rest in peace and for his wife Tina , mom Marsha and family.
For Friar Jps friend Margaret Carruthers may she rest in peace and for her family.
For Friars friend Judy Klen and thanks for her successful surgery.
For peace for friars nieces husband Sean Spencer at the death of his dad, Ray Spencer-RIP.
In Thanksgiving For Safe travels for Friar Jp to Louisiana retreat and all those participants.
For Anna Iwanowski, mother of Father Tom Iwanowski, may she rest in peace.
For Friar Jp sister and her trip and balloon ride in NM..
In Thanksgiving For safe travel to OZtober Feast in Wamego Kansas and all those who participated and attended the festival.
For The Secular Franciscans who participated in retreat in Springfield IL
For those killed in yet another mass shooting in Texas. And an end to gun violence.
In thanksgiving For safe travels for Friars Johnpaul and Brian Walker.
For ISP Trooper Nick Hopkins, killed in the line of duty. RIP. EOW-8.23/19
For the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception in Peoria IL on retreat and those celebrating jubilees.
For those killed in the 250 mass shootings in America, and an end to gun violence with sensible gun control.
For those killed in Cal. Texas and Ohio's shootings this week.
For The Franciscan Sisters of Charity- Especially those on retreat.
In thanksgiving for safe travel and great pilgrimage for Footsteps of St Paul pilgrims.
For a solution to the horrific conditions for migrants, especially the children at our souther border.
For Healing for Friars sister Denise, Lee Harrison, Louise Schultz, Bonnie Michels,
For all the Franciscan sisters of Chicago on retreat this week and their community.
For all the sisters of St Casmir who made retreat last week and their community.
In thanksgiving For Thiago, Alan and Tania and their citizenship interview.
For those who gave their lives for freedom.
For our mothers and those who taught and nurtured us in life.
For Friar Johnpauls sister Denise Cafiero-Vitale as she recovers from cancer surgery and finished her chemo and radiation.
For good MRI results May 15.
For safe travel for Friars Johnpaul, Brian, Deacon Dennis on vacation.
For all who asked for special prayers during our Lenten Missions.
For the Illinois State Police family at the loss of three troopers in 3 months. RIP
For the parishioners of St. Patrick Church, Kent, OH ,Grace from their parish mission.
For the parishioners of Sts. Cornelius, Tecla and Tarsissus, Chicago, IL ,Grace from their parish mission.
For the parishioners of St. Andrew , Rochester, MI ,Grace from their parish mission.
For the parishioners of Our Lady of Peace, Darien IL ,Grace from their parish mission.
For the parishioners of St Alphonsus in Greendale, Wis. Grace from their parish mission.
For the parishioners of St Patricks Church, Onalaska, Wis. grace from their parish mission.
For safe travel during parish missions. And all attending.
Blessings For parishioners and staff of St. Patrick Church, Onalaska, Wisconsin , during their parish mission.
For OL Mercy parish during their mission. Safe Travels for Friar Jp to NJ.
For the victims of violence in Aurora, IL RIP.
For former Friar Sammy Danna, May he rest in peace.
For Fallen ISP Trooper Chris Lambert, RIP, and for his family.
For the Friars who were on retreat in Arizona.
In Thanksgiving For safe travel for Friars Jp and Brian
For The Chicago Police family at the deaths of Officer Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo. Bless their wives, children and families.
For safe travels for Friars Jp and Brian to Chile for Richard Raday's memorial. May he rest in peace and his family and friends know comfort.
For all those to whom I sent Christmas cards and all who sent them to me. Blessings this holy season.
In Thanksgiving For Tania Gallego and her trip to Arizona and getting her passport.
For Stephan, Yami and Celina.
For an end to this senseless violence and passing sensible gun control and mental health care.
For those killed at Mercy Hospital in Chicago.
For those killed in the bar shooting in California.
For those killed in the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh.
For those killed outside grocery store in Kentucky.
For an end to the violent and incendiary rhetoric in our political discourse.
For our up coming elections- that we may elect true, compassionate leaders that seek the needs of all their people.
In Thanksgiving For safe travels for Friar Jp and companions to Wamego Kansas and for a successfull OZ festival.
For the dedication of the Illinois State Police Memorial Park and all the gold star families.
For the Franciscan Missionary of Mary sisters and staff on retreat, Baton Rouge LA.
In Thanksgiving For safe travel for Friars Jp, Brian and Deacon Dennis to Memorial for Hector Robles.
For a deep peace for Xavier Harrison and his wife Lee as He enters hospice at home.
For Yamileth and her mom and dad, Stephan and Celina. Many blessings on the new school year.
For Thiago and his mom and dad, Alan and Tania. Many blessings on the new school year.
For all students, teachers and staff as the new school year begins.
For the church and her leadership, that thre may be healing and justice.
For the Sisters of St Casmir, Esp Sr. Delphine 102 yrs young. Retreat blessings.
For the Franciscan Sister of Chicago.
Senator John McCain RIP and for his family.
For Kathy and her healing.
For Maria as she celebrates 90 years of life.
For safe travel for Tania and success on her journey.
For Ron Schultz on his death anniversary. Rest in peace. Look lovingly over Louise.
For Friar Jps friend, the famous El Salvadorian artist Fernando Llort, RIP- for his wife and family.
For students, teachers and staff. as they begin the new school year, esp. Holy Family Academy, St John De La Salle school, St Benedicts school and Nazareth academy.
For Friar Jps cat Beso, healing prayers to st Francis
In thanksgiving For Friar Johnpauls safe travel to visit his family and friends out east.
Birthday blessings and healing for Friar Jps friend Louise Schultz.
For John Hauter and his quick recovery and his wife Janet for her peace.
For Sisters Julie Scanlan and Maeve McDermott SCs and their health and peace.
For State Police Chaplain Jay Kurtz, May he rest in peace and for his wife Gloria and daughters: Robyn and Holly.
For the boys and their coach who were trapped in Thailand and the rescue workers.
For Fr Chris Reuter, ofm, a former mentor to Friar Jp, rest in peace brother.
For Joanne and George and his surgery, Blessings of quick healing.
For Javier Edward Mendoza on his baptism, blessings on his family and friends.
For Esparza family traveling to visit family- first plane flight- Prayers for safe-smooth-flights.
For Friars Johnpaul and Brian Walker,OP and our pilgrims to the Holy Land and Turkey. Safe travels.
For Ed Hoffman and his quick recovery from small plane crash.
For Louise Schultz and healing for her back issues.
For the Franciscans of the United States who decided to join as one US province. God bless this process.
For Mr Valentini , may he rest in oeace and for his family's healing.
For the sisters of St Martha in Nova Scotia Canada on retreat.
For Sal Martino, quick recover from his stroke.
For Steve Cosmos son, and the Cosmos family at the loss of their wife, mother and daughter in law. RIP
For healing for Louise Schultz and her leg, Friar Jps, leg and rib muscle pull.
For Friars Larry Nickels, Walter Dolan, Rest in Peace!
For the Franciscan Sisters in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Blessing on the sisters retreats and the move of Chiara convent.
Pray for Isadora Ruiz, who died of cancer. May she rest in peace. and for her family and friends.
In Thanksgiving For safe travel for Friars Johnpaul and Brian and Deacon Dennis.
IN THANKSGIVING For Lenten missions and safe travel.
In thanksgiving For Friar Johnpaul's sister Denise Vitale and the good results of her medical tests on March 8.
For Friar Johnpaul's s friend Vince Turnbull and his battle with brain cancer, especially for his wife Tina and family.
For the staff and parishoners of St.Alexander, St,John and St Josephs parishes, Villa Pk, and Addison IL
For the staff and parishoners of St.Kieran, Shelby Township, MI
For the staff and parishoners of St. Mary-St Joseph, Paxton, Loda, IL
For the staff and parishoners of St. William Parish, Champion Ohio
For the staff and parishoners of St. Benedict Parish, Waterford, MI.
For the staff and parishoners of St. Joseph Parish, Lk Orion, MI
For the staff and parishoners of St.Francis, Bollingbrook,IL
For those killed in the Florida school shooting.
For Cmd Paul Bauer CPD, RIP and for his family.
For Trooper Rich Kozik RIP and his family
For those suffering from the flu epidemic.
For Friar Johnpaul and the priests who made retreat in New Orleans.
For all those who donate to YouCaring for Andres and all who give to help the victims of all these natural disasters.
For Lee and Xavier on their renewal of vows and their journey ahead.
For the victims and their families in the shooting in Texas. May we come together and reflect how this can stop.
For Jacob Thompson, a 9 yr old boy dying of brain cancer. God hold him close.
In Thanksgiving for a wonderful Oztober Fest and safe travel for all the Oz guests.
For Ret Sgt Robert Amenitsch #2044 (Father of Tpr James Amenitsch #6198, May he rest in peace and for his grieving family.
For Fr Terry Keehan at the death of his mom Pat, May she rest in Peace.
For the people of Florida-Esp Friar Jps sister Denise and family homes in Vero Beach, Fl
For the people of Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Carribean from the hurricanes.
For the people of Texas and Gulf area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey
For the victims in the attacks in Spain.
For all the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth
For victims of hate and violence in our country and our world.
For all those who made the Novena to Our Lady of Mt Carmel so successful. Blessings!
For Lucia Ramirez, May she have a diagnosis and healing. God bless her journey.
For David DeLeon May he rest in Peace.
For Friar Bob Pawell, OFM, may he rest in peace.
For Illinois State Trooper Ryan Albin#5718 May he rest in peace.
For Mrs Ester Acevedo, the mother of Friar Jps friend Richard from Chile, Healing and peace.
In thanksgiving For the Sacred Heart Province Provincial Chapter.
For the intentions of Paul Bachners family: Dan, John and Karen.
For eternal rest for Alex Gentner.
For Cat and Ellie, may they be blessed in the life together, blessings and safe travels on their families.
For the Holy Name Province during their Provincial Chapter.
For Patrick Mendes OFS, May he rest in peace.
For the members of the Cafiero family in need of healing, Irene, Denise, Chris, John.
For the Graduating class of 2017- Many Blessings
For the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and their associates
For the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Frankfort on their retreat.
For Friars friend Louise Schultz at the death of her beloved cat TK, St Francis hold her in peace.
For the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity in Manitowoc Wisconsin. Especially the sisters of St Ritas.
Blessings on a fruitful retreat.
For the Vielma Family on the loss of their Juan their Dad, and Grandfather in Chile. Rest in Peace.
For the brother in law Ted, of Friar David Rodriguez. May he rest in peace.
In Thanksgiving for safe travels and a restfull vacation for Friars Johnpaul and Brian and Deacon Dennis.
Blessings on the Walker-Frias and Esparza-Garcia families
For The people and staff of St.Francis Church, Bolingbrook, IL, blessings through their parish mission.
For The people and staff of St.Benedict Church, Waterford, MI, blessings through their parish mission.
For The people and staff of St.William Church, Champion, Ohio, blessings through their parish mission.
For the people affected by the storms on the East coast.
For The people and staff of St.Rose Church, Girard, Ohio, blessings through their parish mission.
For the people and staff of Sts Martha & Isaace Jogues Churches ,blessings through their parish mission.
For the people and staff of St Patricks Church Onalaska Wisconsin ,blessings through their parish mission.
For our country .
For Friar Johnpaul and the Pilgrims who completed the Holy Land pilgrimage.
For all those affected by war and violence- in Chicago and throughout the world.
For those who asked my prayers at Holy Family, especially Leo Aquilar
For those effected by the cold, the poor, homeless and elderly
For Friar's niece Christie and friend Cyndy S. for their back issues.
For Friar Jp sister Denise and healing for her ankle.
For Sue Gresko and her continued healing.
For Fr Bob Pawell that he may have peace and healing.
In Thanksgiving For Friar Jps trips to NY for the baptism of his grand niece Audrey Spencer and safe travels to the Mexico wedding of his friends Alan and Tania.
For our nation, angry and divided, for healing and peace.
In thanksgiving for Friar Johnpaul and Friends safe trip to New Orleans.
For Keenon Pressley healing from oral surgery.
In thanksgiving for Friar Johnpaul and pilgrims safe travel and return on his pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain and France and trip to Kansas.
For Kris Arnold ISP code , may she rest in peace.
For Brett Lauten, who was diagnosed with colon cancer. May the Lord bless him and his family.
For retired ISP captain Don Norton, and his healing from surgery.
For Judith Leitsa, mother of Bonnie Michels, ofs, May she rest in peace.
For Sue Gresko healing and health.
For Friar Mike Jennrich and his family at the loss of his dad.
For health and healing for friar Ed Arambasich.
For Friar Marc Sheckells brother Danny in hospice. Healing and strength for the family.
For Friars George Camacho and Joe Ruiz on their solemn professions.
In thanksgiving for Friar Johnpauls safe travel and return on his east coast visit with family and friends.
For our country during this election. God help us.
For Friar Joe Middleton OFM, who died in New Mexico. May he rest in peace.
For Mrs. Marion Small, a dear friend and teacher at Hales Franciscan, Rest in peace.
For those killed and shot in the tragedy in Orlando Florida, Baton Rouge,LA, Dallas, Minn.Min.,Turkey and Bangladesh. May they rest in peace. And for an end to this senseless gun violence, bombings and hatred.
For Mrs Jean Nelson, founder of the Wizard of Oz store and Festival in Chesterton IN,
May she rest in peace somewhere over the rainbow.
For the Harrisons and healing and peace.
For Friar Jps torn meniscus, and quick healing.
For the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, May the Lord bless them and the ministries
For The Franciscan sisters of Manitowoc, Wis. May the Lord bless them and their ministries.
For the family of Madison on her second anniversary.
In thanksgiving that the tornadoes in Wamego Kansas did not affect our friends nor the Oz museum and theater.
For 4yr old Bruno from Oxaxca and his mom, Tanya, , may he know a speedy recovery.
For Friar Brian Walker OP and his parish. God be with him.
For Fr Bob Pawell ofm and his recovery from surgery , Gods healing peace be with him.
For Fr David Rodriquez OFm and his continued healing and peace.
For Corine Lundell, May she rest in peace.
For the people of St Francis parish in New Orleans on their Easter parish mission. God's blessings!
In Thanksgiving For a relaxing vacation and safe travels for Friars Jp, Brian and Deacon Dennis
For the Walker-Frias family and the Garza Family. Blessings and peace.
For the victims of the terrorists attacks in Belgium!
In Thanksgiving for safe travels of Friar Jp on mission.
For the people of St Joseph Parish in Oradell, NJ during our parish mission.
For Friar Jp's last uncle Joe Nalbach, May he rest in peace.
For John Larkin, may he rest in peace. For his wife Marge and family.
For the people of St Joseph Parish in Lake Orion, MI during our parish mission.
For the people of St Rose Parish in Girard, OH. and all who asked for prayers during our parish mission
For the people of St.Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove. and those who asked for prayers during our parish mission.
For the people of St.Martha Parish and those who asked for prayers.
For the people of Divine Savior Parish.and those who asked for prayers during our parish mission.
For Rosemary Caragher at Nazareth Academy , May Gods healing love be with her.
For Friar Jps niece Cyndy and her husband Sean on their new pregnancy, God bless them with another healthy, happy baby.
For the Michalski family at the loss of their dad Larry, especially Brian.
For Friar Marc's brother Danny and his family's healing.
For the people of the east coast with the storm.
For Jim and Natalie, Jim quick recovery.
For the people of St Margaret Mary in Naperville.
For Friar Jp's friend Stephan and his situation with his family.
For Friars David Rodriquez and Marc Sheckells who had surgery early January and their speedy recovery.
For all who have asked my prayers, May God hear the sound of our voices.
In thanksgiving for the release of Friar Dhiya Azziz. Who had fallen into the hands of a group of fanatic jihadists.
For peace in Chicago
For those killed in senseless acts of violence and war!
For Peace in Jerusalem and Israel and Palestine.
For Pope Francis' safe travels and protection.
For the refugees who die fleeing war and violence.
For police officers and all first responders, that they may be safe.
For Mrs Louise Schultz and her health.
Please pray for the Pascarello family and their losses.
For those with troubled marriages : Josh, Sean
For Holy Family Parish, for healing and peace.
For Colin Collette, may he know peace in his heart.
For the Franciscans of the USA as they meet to reflect on their lives together in the future.
For all those who lost loved ones this year.
For Friar Johnpaul’s travel and safety
For our elected officials, that they may heal the divisions of our Nation.
For all the deceased members of the Cafiero-Nalbach family.
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families.
All those effected by the economy and who are jobless: that they may find meaningful employment.
For all victims of the sex abuse scandal: children, teens, falsely accused clergy and the Church.
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