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 share the passing of Austin Sup '18. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Mildred Gonder SMA '42 Weimer. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of William Spalding '94.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of beloved Cathedral educator, Mr. Ken Kaufman. 
    Ken was a former teacher, coach, official, and transportation director. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Pete Swartz, the husband of Ronda Asher-Swartz, from Immaculate Heart of Mary school,  Please keep their family in your prayers.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of David O'Malia '69. Please keep David and his family lifted in prayer. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Kent E. Bauman '58.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of  Logan Moore '16.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of James Dezelan '50.
  • Please keep Rob Clark, father-in-law of Vince Eagan '03 in your prayers.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of 
    Mike Alerding '67.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of
    Professor H. Marshall Dixon, III.

  • It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Thomas Garrard Davis Sr. '62.

  • It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Barney Rosner '63. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Bill Sylvester '46. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of former Cathedral Educator Elaine Holloway. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Tayler Helgason '13. 
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of David Moore '81
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Ann Mahaffey Cline McGrath.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Richard Carlen Sr. '50
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Josephine “Jo” Spicuzza SMA '45 Hartman Healy.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of David Moore '81 - father of Anna Moore '25 and Valerie Moore '16. Please pray for the Moore Family.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of H. Michael Trausch '76.
  • Please pray for Ann McGrath, the mother and grandmother of the Cline and Waltman families, as she has been placed in hospice care
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Patrick MacDonell '08. Patrick is survived by his parents, Liz and Eldred; his brothers, Alec MacDonell '09, Keith MacDonell '12, and Keegan MacDonell '17; and his sisters-in-law, Nicole and Emily. 
  • It is with great sadness that we must share that we have just learned of the passing of Kyle Steven '05.
  • It is with great sadness that we must share that we have just learned of the passing of Judith A. Yaggi SAA '58. 
  • The grandfather of Michael A Jones passed away. Please keep the Jones Family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their Grandfather Charles Edward Jones.
  • It is with great sadness that we must share that we have just learned of the passing of Albert Happel '76.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of former Cathedral educator, Nick Morgan.
  • It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Steven Ahlrichs '84.
  • Please keep Jacque McNulty and the McNulty Family in your hearts and prayers as they mourn the loss of Brad McNulty.

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 Lauck '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

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