PRAYER REQUESTS


Prayer seeking the intercession of St. Joseph, Patron Saint of Loras College:

To you, O blessed Joseph, we have recourse, and with hearts filled with confidence, earnestly ask you to take us under your protection. We humbly pray that you will look with gracious eye upon that inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His blood and support our need by your power and strength. Defend, most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen offspring of Jesus Christ. Shield us under your patronage that, imitating your example, and strengthened by your help, we may live a holy life, die a happy death and attain to everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

In addition to the book of prayers in Christ the King Loras College has created an email prayer chain. Share yours with us, by answering the questions below and hit submit. Thanks for your interest and prayers. 


 

May 25, 2020

Dan Hoffman '63 who is in the late stages of Alzheimers in a care center in Sun City West, AZ. 

For family and health for Sharon, Class of 1983.

All Loras students and their professors as they prepare for finals week.

The Class of 2020 as they adapt and adjust to celebrating graduation in a new way.

The Batkoff family as they care for their parents who face declining health.

Tom Fox, Class of 1956, who recently passed away. May the Lord welcome him into his loving arms.

A woman with lymphodema in legs which greatly limits her flexibility and makes it difficult for her to walk or get in bed or get into or out of vehicle.

May 11, 2020

For the familly of Stephen Waters, Class of 1965 who passed away on May 7. Stephen is the father of Kelly (Waters) Cain '88, father in law to Paul '88 and grandfather of Molly '14 and Erin '20 Cain. 

All affected by the coronavirus. 

May 3, 2020

For the familly of Thomas Steskal, Class of 1958 who passed away on May 2.

A recent graduate interviewing for a position in a school system on May 8.

Healing for the brother-in-law of Ted Haas, Class of 1972.

Prayers of thanks for beautiful weather and the opportunity to be outside.

For all those feeling the economic impact of COVID-19.

Theresa Moore and her children who lost their husband/father, Bob Moore in February. Bob is the brother-in-law of Patricia Whitney.

May 1, 2020

For a friend of Melinda Burds '88, who is going through treatment.

Sharon Callahan, wife of Mike Callahan '61. 

Beth Berns as she battles cancer and her husband John '94 and their children. 

Strength and recovery for Stephen Waters '65 to regain his health. 

All the elderly and families who have to be separated at this time for health concerns. 

Tom '59 and Deanne George. 

Gary Liebl and Anne Geary. 

Diocesan jail and prison ministry, all people with addictions and a special friend in need of circle support, Nate. 

Those students struggling to keep focus during these trying times while trying to maintain themselves attempting to navigate through online classes in a home environment. 

Friend with stage 4 cancer and all cancer patients. 

April 30, 2020

Megan Crawford '03 and her search for a new job. That this position will bring glory to God and be a blessing to her family. 

Jeff Smith. 

Two young men who are applying for the seminary. 

Jim Schiltz Sr., father in law of Staci Gann Schiltz '92, who is fighting Covid-19. Jim is a graduate of Loras Academy. Prayers for all the caring staff in his long term care facility and all other facilities battling outbreaks. 

Parish priests that are preparing for new parish assignments. May they feel the love of their current parish and well wishes and get to know the welcome of the new parish in these socially distant times. 

The health of all; that we provide assistance to those who are economically challenged so they don't feel alone and for wisdom for our political leaders. 

A timely and safe labor for Patience McCarty '11 and the birth of safe, happy, healthy and holy twins. 

Richelle Owens. The students of Resurrection parish and all graduating seniors. 

Health of mind and body for those struggling with Covid-19 and those who care for them. 

Vocation for Darby Callahan '21. 

Family and friends of Greg Purnell '69. 

April 29, 2020

To overcome an addiction to heroin. 

Safety for all and thanks for the angels above who are helping us get through this. 

In memory of Steven P. Rea '86. 

Good health and strength for Nash Stineman, son of Bobby '05 and Brittany Stineman, who suffers from a rare and life limiting respiratory disease, SMARD1. To all his caregivers and health care providers who he relies on daily for care.

All affected by the coronavirus. 

The father of Lonny Huffar '97, who is recovering after losing his left hand.

Better health for Michael Podlecki '72 and his significant other, Shaquetta who has covid-19. 

Misty and Dave '96 Auer family who lost their 17 year old daughter, Isabella, from a brain tumor.

Our children that they may gain grit and understanding about this time and take thoughtful actions in making decisions. Those whom are quarantined in homes that are not safe haven may they find the strength and support to get to a safe place. 

The Loras College Class of 2020. 

April 26, 2020

Concetta, who is suffering through treatment for a recurrence of cancer. 

More compassion and less criticism between people in our country and world. That leaders may rise above and lead with integrity. 

Grandparents of Logan Jones '24 who are both in the hospital fighting the coronavirus.

Mike Hosch, uncle of Kris Sargent '92 who passed away this week. 

That county sheriffs will uphold the constitution as they have sworn to do and stop prosecuting unconstitutional laws. 

Pray and guide our president, elected officials and private sector bio-tech companies to quickly develop a vaccine for Covid-19. 

Mary "Kitty" Rolfes '84 and her family.

April 23, 2020

A high school senior that is in a deep depression after finding out they are not returning to school. 

The Starshak family. 

The healing of Margaret Curing, wife of Denis Curtin '67.

During this pandemic we pray for an ardent fire to be kindled in the hearts of all people with a spirit of prayer, strengthening and growth in holiness of all families and for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life.

The delivery of Lynn Gallagher's grandson Liam who isn't due until May 14th but is to be delivered this week due to maternal complications.

The family of Edward Bellendier who passed away on April 21.

April 21, 2020

A speedy recovery for Mildred Galateo, mother of Thomas Galateo '70.

Kathy Lazzara, wife of Charles Lazzara '65, may regain her health.

Dave Sweeney who was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. 

Spring athlets, including Patrick Mikel '20, who cannot compete. Help guide them in their decisions for the future.

Isabella, niece of Grace Auer '89 who is battling incurable brain cancer. 

Mike, the uncle of Kris Sargent '92 who is under hospice care and cannot have visitors. 

Roger Teeling '94, who sadly passed away today, may god grant eternal rest upon his soul. Roger is the husband of Soraya Teeling '94 and son of Les Teeling '54

April 20, 2020

Those facing job loss, those going to bed hungry, those who don't have a safe place to shelter, those who have lost family and not been able to mourn them.

Students that have lost out on normal opportunities.

Alumni and their families for continued good health and safety.

Jon Wuebker, who is battling coronavirus and has been on a ventilator since April 2. Jon is the son of William Wuebker '59 and brother of Tim Wuebker '90.

Mike Franz '73, who has been admitted to the hospital.

Grandparents and grandchildren, new and old parents and their children, every soul, everywhere!

The healing of Jacob Timmer, son of Jim Timmer '81.

Mona Conway, who has brain cancer. May she be cancer free and cured. Mona is the wife of Patrick Conway '89.

April 17, 2020

Prayers for the family for Fr. Tom Coenen '73 who passed away on April 7.

For Mary Beth, sister of Pat Noonan '76.

Prayers for the family of Fr. Edward Pfeffer '52, who passed away on March 18,

Les Teeling '54, recently diagnosed with brain cancer.

April 6, 2020

All those who have lost loved ones during this pandemic, bring them comfort in this time of grieving.

During Holy Week, may we all be reminded of God's love and sacrifice.

Health care workers and their families.

March 30, 2020

May researchers find a treatment and potential vaccine for the coronavirus.
For those feeling isolated in this time of social distancing.
All those needing God's love and support.

March 23, 2020

Prayers for the first full week of online classes.
All who are dealing with the financial burden of this pandemic.
For our neighbors in Europe as they work to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 16, 2020

Thank you prayers and prayer of support for health care workers helping all those diagnosed with the Coronavirus.
Prayers for all students preparing to begin online classes to continue their education.
For those suffering from anxiety and depression, may God lighten this burden.
The safe return of all students studying abroad.
All alumni near and far, may they stay healthy and hopeful.

March 9, 2020

Those struggling with any addiction, that Christ will make His love for them known and give them the strength to run to Him to find their worth in times of emptiness, loneliness and hardship.

All those preparing for the Antioch retreat and all those who will be attending.

Anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one.

Physical, emotional and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened.

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage.

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses.

Anyone who goes without the basic needs of life.

Those that feel ostracized, excluded or disconnected from the Catholic Church. that they would feel God's loving embrace through this season of Lent and those in the Church community.

February 16, 2020

Susan Ahern, whife of the late Red Ahern '60 as she transitions to a care center.
Alumni, family and friends as we approach the Lenten season.
Nephew of an alumna who is struggling with a brain injury.

 

February 3, 2020

Loras students studying abroad for the semester
Carl Adducci, Class of 1963, as he awaits to receive test results.
Alumni, friends and family who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.

 

January 20, 2020

Students as they prepare to return home from study abroad experiences.
Faculty members who will be wrapping up their J-term classes.
Alumni across the country.

 

January 6, 2020

The family of Larry Albani, husband of Linda (Noonan) Albani '77, who recently passed away.
John Birkett '58, who made his way to heaven on Christmas day.  
All the students involved with a J-term class, may their travels and experience be safe and engaging.

 

December 16

Abby (Duggan) Kabat, daughter of Dick '64 and Kay Duggan who recently passed away. 
A blessed Advent Season.

Safe travels for students returning home for Christmas break.


December 9

Norbert Hemesath '59, who recently passed away. Eternal rest, grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Brian Schermerhorn '97, undergoing surgery this week. May God guide the hands of the medical team.

All Loras College students as they enter Finals Week.

 

November 24 

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

Those who are having surgery

Safe travels home and that all have a wonderful Thanksgiving

 

November 18                                                                     
A fellow 1967 classmate, Ted Blanchard, has been battling cancer for several years.  His doctors have advised Ted to do what he has already done by getting his affairs in order. Prayers are requested for a peaceful death and for his caregiver wife, Marilyn.
The soul of Maria Pitt, wife of Dr. Dave Pitt. Please keep him and his daughters in your prayers
Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened
All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage
All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses
All those battling cancer and any other medical issues

 

October 28  Prayer Requests

A professor at another college who has surgery for her cancer treatment coming up

A women who has lost both her husband and son

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

 

October 18 Prayer Requests

Francis I. "Fran" Butler, Class of 1959 who passed away on October 15. 

http://www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com/obituaries/2019/10/15/francis-i-fran-butler/

Barbara Johanna Streit, who passed away on October 12. 

https://www.schroederandsites.com/barbstreit/

 

September 23 Prayer Requests

Victims of domestic violence

Physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for all who feel broken and burdened

That an individual may be eligible for a clinical trial

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

A special intention of a student

 

September 9 Prayer Requests

James Waldron

Jim Loes

All students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses

All those battling cancer and unkown illnesses

All those dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

All those who go without basic needs of life

 

September 2 Prayer Requests

The aunt of a Loras student who passed away. May God grant comfort and healing.

All students starting this school year, may they do their best and be able to focus.

Students who struggle with anxiety and depression and all other mental illnesses.

Special intention for Tom Ende, Michael Kaminski and Bill P.

All those battling cancer and unknown illnesses

Everyone dealing with the grief of a miscarriage

 

August 12 Prayer Requsts  

Robert Emmett Nolan, Class of 1970 who passed away on August 12
Veterans and those service men and women currently serving

Those affected by acts of violence

 

August 5 Prayer Requests

Sr. Bernadine Curoe '69, undergoing eye surgery in Iowa City.
Anyone affected by acts of violence. 
All those dealing with loss.
All who go without the basic needs of life.
Those struggling with addiction.

Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.

 

July 22 Prayer Requests

Barb Streit, mother of Pete Streit ’77 as she battles cancer.

May God welcome Bill Staebell, father of Debbie Gross’s (MA ’08) into his loving arms.
Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.

Everyone has a safe and fun summer.

Those suffering from all types of illness.

 

July 8 Prayer Requests

Dr. Paul Allen, Professor Emeritus and former Professor of Religious Studies, who passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019.  

Charley Riney, Class of 1967, who passed away on July 1st.

Don Dupont, Class of 1951, who passed away on June 29th.
Prayers of gratitude for successful heart surgery for Tom Donnelly, Class of 1969.
Children on campus taking part in All Sports Camp.

Anyone who is suffering, may they feel the love of God surround them.

 

July 1 Prayer Requests

A student whose father passed away. Please pray for the repose of his soul and for the family as they go through this difficult time.

All those affected by harsh weather.

A student discerning their vocation. May they find the courage to follow God’s call All those grieving the loss of children or miscarriages. 

Loras students who are Totus Tuus missionaries this summer that they be great witnesses to all those they will be serving. As well as all of the families and children they are interacting with.

Those struggling with addiction.

Veterans and those service men and women currently serving.

 

June 3 Prayer Requests

A couple who lost their baby at 12 weeks.

All the Loras students who will be Totus Tuus missionaries this summer, may they be great witnesses to all those they will be serving.

Those struggling with addiction.

Isabella Auer.

Those battling cancer.

 

May 27 Prayer Requests

John whose cancer has returned.

Isabella Auer, who has an inoperable form of cancer in her brain.

All veterans and those men and women currently serving.

Those recently ordained.

All those dealing with loss.

 

May 20 Prayer Requests

For John Walsh '67 and his medical team as he undergoes surgery for a brain tumor.
Prayer of thanksgiving for Caitlin, her kidney function has been restored.

For all those who graduated this past weekend and those leaving Loras. May God guide their paths and keep them safe.

Everyone who is suffering.

Those affected by acts of violence. 

Anyone who goes without the basic needs of life.

 

May 13 Prayer Requests

All priests celebrating Holy Hour at Loras
All the graduating seniors.

Everyone has a safe and fun summer.

Those suffering from all types of illness.

Anyone affected by acts of violence. 

Those who go without the basic needs of life.

 

May 6 Prayer Requests

Mary Anne, who formerly worked at Loras. She is now in Hospice and would appreciate prayers.

All students during this stressful time of the end of this semester.

Those suffering from all types of illness.

Anyone affected by acts of violence. 

Those who go without the basic needs of life.

 

April 29 Prayer Requests

Michael Kaminski, who is fighting brain cancer.
Caitlin, for her kidney function to return to normal

A successful Legacy Symposium day on May 1.   

 

April 22 Prayer Requests

Gary Meyer, who recently passed away; brother of Amy (Meyer) Merry '87. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.
Stephen Waters, class of 1965, who is journeying through a serious illness.

All students, faculty and staff as they move toward the end of the semester.

The people of Sri Lanka.

Everyone traveling over the Easter holiday.

 

April 15 Prayer Requests 

Professor Emeritis, Joe Kapler '48 who passed away. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him.

Bob Kaliban and his medical team as he undergoes surgery.

Students traveling over spring break.

Terry Hunt who died suddenly; he is the husband of Kelly Walsh Hunt '90. Please keep the Hunt and Walsh families in your prayers.

A Blessed Holy Week. 

Catholics all over the world, especially in Paris at Notre Dame Cathedral. 

All the students, faculty and staff on service and social justice trips and all those traveling to see family and friends this Holy Week. 

Those without the surrounding love of family this Easter.

All priests, sisters, brothers, deacons, and lay ministers of the Church that they may be renewed this Easter season.

 

April 8 Prayer Requests

A Loras employee’s sister and her family as her brother-in-law passed away suddenly.
A professor and his wife and she has surgery on Monday the 8th. Please pray for the surgeons and that the surgery is successful and the professor to have the strength and courage to get through this tough time.
A student who had a pacemaker replacement surgery on Friday the 5th. Please pray that the wound heals without infection and that the latest blood cultures come back negative.
Tom Green '63, who passed away this week. May his family and friends find comfort and peace in the coming days.

 

April 1 Prayer Requests

Carla who is being treated for breast cancer. 
Adam Gassman who is battling late stage 3 esophageal cancer. (The number 75 is his favorite and brings him happiness) 
Sister Marie Paul who passed away. She was a student’s music teacher and touched many lives. 
All those who were recently on the Antioch retreat this past weekend. 
Thank you for your continued prayers

 

March 25 Prayer Requests

Jim, struggling with a blood clot in his leg.

Those affected by cancer or illness.

Those struggling with mental illness.

We ask in this season of Lent we may live a life of gratitude and kindness. As well as live out our Lenten mission of rebuild; living an authentic life.

Those affected by acts of violence. 

The brother of an Administrator and his family who died Saturday.

 

March 18 Prayer Requests

The hopeful recovery of a student’s uncle. The uncle is an alcoholic, has been into rehab, potentially relapsed, and is now at the hospital for potential hepatitis and potential liver failure.
Coworkers and their families
The sale of a home
A student’s friend who is pregnant
A student’s sister and her newborn son
An alumnae who was diagnosed with kidney cancer, be with her family and doctors as she goes through surgery
The brother of Pete Molloy '84 who passed away this week
Thank you for the support!

 

March 11 Prayer Requests

Krystyna Kaminski’s (’20) father, Michael Kaminski
Debbie Gross’s (MA ’08) dad (Bill Staebell) who has stage 4 lung cancer
A student’s brother who has a brain tumor
Dennis and Carol Reffner. Denny had a heart attack in December, followed by a mild stroke. Carol has undergone great stress as a caregiver
Jonah Ray Anderson who will be having surgery on March 11.  

A student who has been struggling with mental health and suicidal thoughts
A student and their family as the father suffered a massive heart attack 
A family with three children as the marriage is in crisis
A student’s peace of mind and peace of identity
Three special intentions of a student
The soul of Marian Furst and her family. As she has passed away after battling pancreatic cancer