Prayer Requests




    Blessed Father Basil Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

   "We have to taste the fruits of the cross if we want to taste eternally

    the fruits of the tree of life from which God nourishes the chosen ones in glory."

Prayers Are Requested

Our hearts are saddened by loss in several of our Cathedral Families. May God watch over their families and grant them comfort and peace.


  • Please keep Jacque McNulty and the McNulty Family in your hearts and prayers as they mourn the loss of Brad McNulty.
  • Please keep Ms. Nellie Clark,  grandmother of Jean Smith ‘97 in your prayers, as she has been diagnosed with pneumonia and sepsis. She is in St. Francis Hospital.
  • Please continue to keep Ms. Kathy Saum and her family in your prayers.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Quincy Montgomery, stepfather to Aniya Exum
  • Please pray for healing for Dennis Stephenson '71 and keep him in your prayers as he is in the hospital.
  • Please pray for healing for Erik Rafael Guzman Ramirez.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Lynn Edward Tender. He is the uncle of Essynce Smith ‘21 & Evan Morrison ‘19, please keep them in your prayers.
  • Please keep Patricia Spellacy in your prayers for restoration to health.
  • Please pray for Jonathon Knoll '21, his family and friends.
  • Please keep the Andriole family in your hearts and prayers as they mourn the loss of Rich Andriole '88, Cathedral Educator, Coach, Husband of wife; Janet O'Malia '88 and Father of Nick Andriole  '16, Jake Andriole '18 and Allie Andriole '21.
  • Please keep the Witka family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Mike Witka's stepfather, Richard Thomas.
  • Please keep Michael Witka (Mrs. Charlene Witka's Husband) in your prayers as he recovers from a heart attack.
  • Please pray for Eric Saunders '01 who is mourning the loss of his father, Victor Glover.
  • Please pray for Andrew Cope '83 as he mourns the loss of his father.
  • Please keep Father Keith Hosey in your prayers as he recovers and heals from his leg injury and surgery.
  • Keep Richard Fehlinger, husband of Anne Feltman SAA '64 Leighton Fehlinger, in your prayers as he battles cancer.
  • Please pray for Jean Kesterson’s family as they mourn the loss of her niece, Michele Bueno.
  • Please offers prayers for Cheryl Bodine Bosler SAA '64 who is undergoing treatment for cancer.

Please keep us updated on the status of prayer requests. Requests will be rotated off the list monthly. If you'd like to keep the request on the list longer, send an email to 

For those who serve our country:

  • For Second Lt. Alec Bannister '10 who is being deployed, brother of John '02 and Stuart '04.
  • For  Second Lt. Caroline Bechtel '13 who is deployed in the Middle East. She is the sister of Christina '10.
  • For Second Lt. Spencer Tigges '10 who was deployed to Afghanistan. He is the brother of Tyler '08Ali '11Max '14 and Keegan '16.  
  • For Captain David Lauck '03 who is currently serving in Al Udeid, Qatar as a doctor in the Air Force. He is the brother of Michael Lauck '01, Colleen Lauck Matthews '01 and Brad Lauk '99. 

If you have someone in your family or a friend serving our country, please send this information to

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Father Augustus Tolton

O God, we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton, who labored among us in times of contradiction, times that were both beautiful and paradoxical. His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time. We stand in the shadow of his ministry. May his life continue to inspire us and imbue us with that confidence and hope that will forge a new evangelization for the Church we love. Father in Heaven, Father Tolton’s suffering service sheds light upon our sorrows, we see them through the prism of your Son’s passion and death. If it be your Will, O God, glorify your servant, Father Tolton, by granting the favor I now request through his intercession (insert prayer request here) so that all may know the goodness of this priest whose memory looms large in the Church he loved. Complete what you have begun in us that we might work for the fulfillment of your kingdom. Not to us the glory, but glory to you O God, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, you are our God, living and reigning forever and ever. Amen.

2010 Bishop Joseph N. Perry Imprimatur Francis Cardinal George, OMI Archdiocese of Chicago

Moms, we need your prayers! Please join us on Tuesday mornings from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the chapel to pray for our children and the entire Cathedral family.  Moms in Prayer is part of an international organization that gathers women together to pray scripturally and specifically for our children and our schools. Join us Tuesdays for as long as your schedule allows. 

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