"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 Linda at 673-8307 or send request
by email to dperque@stjohnchurch.org





12/9  Please pray for Tommy Leggett who is in hospice and his wife Pearl Leggett.

12/5  Please pray for Charlie Dooley and Lisa Smith. May the Lord grant them their prayers. 

12/6 Please pray for the maintenance man here at St. John, Mr. Tinh Le.  He will be having double knee surgery on Tuesday Dec. 10th.  Let us pray for his surgical team also.

12/9  Please pray for Joshua Hardy.

12/9  Please pray for Henry Blanchard who is having heart surgery

12/11 Please pray for Beckham Carpenter has a mass on his brain. 

12/12  Please pray for Melissa. She has developed A-Fib and had to have her heart shocked back into rhythm on Monday

12/17  Please pray for Lisa Thornhill, returning cancer.  May our Lord bless her.

12/23  Please pray for Brian Savoy. He had a ruptured carotid artery and has a permanent shunt from brain to belly.   May the Lord grant them their prayers.

12/24   Please pray for Michael Reames.  He has recurring lung cancer and congestive heart failure.  May the Lord grant his family their prayers.

1/7 Please pray for Logan Nevels, who has RSV.

1/7 Prayers requested for all married couples who are going thru martial issues, let them see God’s love and light and to turn to him to help resolve these issues.

1/7Please pray for Brannon Hardy who is having surgery on Monday. 

1/8 Please pray for Elvira Stropolo who is declining after having a stroke. 

1/16 Please pray for Johnny Gautreau was diagnosed with liver cancer. 
















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

To schedule a Mass Intention contact Linda Riche at 673-8307 or lriche@eatel.net


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