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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.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Larry J. Stork '54.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Robert D. Cales '70.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Stephen P. Martinez '62

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Edward Zanussi '65.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Robert J. Theis, Sr. '42.

  • Please keep Molly Davis '92 Hahn in your prayers.

  • Please pray for healing for Roger Bowen,  brother of Belinda Speck, Cathedral.

  • Please continue to pray for Mr. Gary Spurgin, Cathedral,  as he proceeds with his treatment.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of John F. Sullivan Jr. '54. 

  • Please continue to pray for continued healing for Ming Lowe.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Martin "Tom" Feeney, '54.

  • Please keep Larry Kaelin in your prayers as he battles throat cancer.

  • Please keep Linda Lines in your prayers, she is Anna Lynn Houk's sister.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Bradford R. Hale Jr. '85.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of of James "Jim" Joseph McCaughna '62.

  • Please pray for Kathy Keyes as she recovers from knee surgery.

  • Please keep Steve Takacs '52 in your prayers as he has many medical challenges.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Jia Hamiter '87 Satterfield

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of James "Moe" Haralson.

  • Please keep the Plummer Family in your prayers, especially Gabe and Abby with the passing of their Great Grandmother.

  • Please keep Paul Lee'90 in your prayers.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Paul B. Schoettle '61.

  • Please keep the  Broderick family in your prayers, Aidan Broderick '22 and Colin Broderick  '23. 

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of John C. McGinley '54.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share that we were just informed of the April 2019 passing of Eric J. Miller '05.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Richard F. Mayer '51.

  • Please keep T.P. O'Hara, Grandfather of John O'Hara in your prayers.

  • Special prayer request for Megan Helmen's step-Dad John Schmidt, who will be having double bypass surgery .

  • Please pray for healing and recovery for Sister Lynne Matteson OSF,  former employee of Cathedral.

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  sbozzellilevine@gocathedral.com

 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 tmcclure@gocathedral.com

 
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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. 

For information  on Moms in Prayer,  contact Lynda Thies at lyndathies@comcast.net.