"Prayer is the raising of one's mind and heart to God 
or the requesting of good things from God."

Lord Hear Our Prayers

Below are the Prayer Request received through the parish office 
and the website. Please join your prayers to those of our community as we pray 
for these special intentions. For your convenience some prayers are printed below.
You may not see your request below but know that everyone who contacts us is
prayed for at Mass and by individuals each day.

Prayer line request are posted free of charge. To request someone be
put on the prayer line please call Donna at 673-8307 or send request
by email to dperque@stjohnchurch.org


 10/1 Please pray for Betty C. whose stress test showed signs of something being wrong with her heart. Also for her granddaughter who is in ICU with seizures and high blood sugar.

10/7 Please pray for Diane Gaynor (surgery). May God be with her and her family.  May God send them strength for what lies ahead. 

10/7 Pray for Blane Gautreaux who is in critical condition due to a motorcycle accident. May God be with him and his family. May our Lord send them strength for what lies ahead.

10/8  Please pray for Barbara M. who has suffered a stroke. May God be with her and her family as they go through this difficult time. 

10/26 Please pray for Louise McFadden who will have a heart cath on Wednesday October 28th. May she be free of significant blockages and recover quickly.

11/4 Please pray for Kathy Turpin who has COVID 19 and is in ICU.

11/4 Please continue your prayers for Donna Perque as she continues to recover from a broken hip.

11/4 Please pray for Terry Millien, Jr. a young adult who has had a recurrence of  colon cancer. May God grant him peace and may he be fully healed.

11/4 Please pray for June W. who has been diagnosed with stage three bladder cancer.

11/5 Please pray for Joanie Mistretta who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. May God grant her healing and strength for the journey.

11/6 Please pray for Jimmy Parker and Alex Ivanyiski. May God grant them healing of mind, body and spirit.

11/6 Prayer Request for  Ronald O’Rorke who is recovering from back surgery. 

11/10 Please pray for M. McGowan

11/23 Please pray for A. Miller that God grant him strength and perseverance so that he may stand strong in his faith and reject all who tempt him to turn away from it.










A stipend of $5.00 is charged for each Mass Intention.

To schedule a Mass Intention contact Donna Perque at 673-8307 or email at dperque@stjohnchurch.org


Prayers in Time of Illness

For the Sick
Father, your only Son took upon himself the sufferings and weakness of the whole human race: through his passion and cross he taught us how good can be brought out of suffering. Look upon our brothers and sisters who are ill. In the midst of illness and pain, may they be united with Christ, who heals both body and soul; may they know the consolation promised to those who suffer and be fully restored to health. Through Christ our Lord. 
The Pope's Family Prayer Book
Raise Me Up, Lord
Raise me up, Lord do not abandon your servant. I want health that I may sing to you and help your people lead holy lives. I plead with you are my strength, do not desert me. I have grown weak amid the storm but I long to return to you.  St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)
Lord Jesus, Healer
Lord, Jesus, healer of our souls and bodies, during your life on earth, 
you went about doing good, healing every manner of sickness and disease, strengthening, curing, comforting and consoling. You want nothing more than to see us healthy and happy. You are the enemy of death and disease, and in and through you they are overcome and conquered. Lay your healing hands upon us now, so that we may live in your praise untiringly. 

Prayers Near Journey's End

For the Aged
Eternal Father, unchanged down the changing years, be near to those who are aged. Even though their bodies weaken, grant that their spirit may be strong. May they bear witness and affliction with patience, and at the end, meet death with serenity. Through Christ our Lord.
The Pope’s Family Prayer Book


For the Dying
Lord, this night some will be gathered to the Father. Grant that they may go forth surrounded by their loved ones, without pain of body, with clarity of mind, and joyful expectancy of soul.
 J. M. Ford From Lord Hear Our Prayer Ave Maria Press