"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


 7/29 Please pray for C. Grisaffi who is going to start treatment for throat cancer.

7/30 Please pray for Allen Cenower who is in his 50’s and had quadruple bypass surgery.

8/3 Please pray for Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Smith Sr.

8/3 Please pray for Diane Belanger.  She will be starting chemo for cancer treatment.

8/4 Please pray for Carla Epstein who is having a medical procedure tomorrow. May all go well for her.

8/13 Please pray for Shingo Kamiya. May his cancer treatment be successful.

8/21 Please pray for Mr. Adrian Wintz for failing health.

8/21 Please pray for B. J. Zaunbrecher for healing.

8/26 Please pray for Bill Nolan for healing

8/30  Please pray for John Carrigan, Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church who is in ICU with heart problems. 

9/9 Please pray for baby Zoe who is having open heart surgery on Monday.

9/9 Please pray for the Vicknair family. Their daughter was just diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and they are devastated. May God help them through this pain.

9/9 Please pray for Bill Nolan for healing.

9/14 Please pray for Pam with stage 4 brain cancer.






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