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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.

  • 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.
  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Bonnie Vollmer.
  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Fred Conrad '39.
  • Pray for Stephanie Krespach '01 who is in the hospital battling lupus.
  • Please pray for Father David Scheilder '83 who is in the hospital and gravely ill.
  • Please pray for Marianne Lawson ''83 Vogt who is battling COVID-19.
  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of  William H. Leppert '58

  • Please pray for Mel Blaylock '61 who is in the hospital.

  • It is with great sadness we share the passing of Learmon Blaylock '60

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of James Peter Moncrief "Jack" Borneman '04

  • Please pray for Annabella McGinley-King  '21 and family as they mourn the passing of their grandmother Katie (LaFata) McGinley.

  • Please pray for Tedra Bledsoe '95 and Nikki Henson '91 as they mourn the passing of the grandmother, Mattie Sue Wells.

  • Please keep Melinda Bundy in your prayers. Melinda has lost two of her dogs since the quarantine has begun. Melinda's pets mean the world to her, so this is likely a very difficult time for her.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Paul P. Farrell, Jr. '51, Uncle to Shannon (Michael) Farrell '80 Fox.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Edgar Christopher O'Connor '49

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Kevin Dunson '78.

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Joseph L. Swiezy '51

  • It is with great sadness that we must share the passing of Janet Clarke SMA '61 Jochum.

  • Please pray for Michele Bueno, niece of Jean Kesterson, who is battling stage 4 cancer.

  • We are incredibly saddened by Fr. Munshower's passing and will keep his family and Cathedral family in our prayers.

  • Please keep the North Central Community in your prayers, as they mourn the passing of their Athletic Director, Paul Loggan to covid 19. 

  • Please keep Gene Murray '90 in your prayers as he is currently hospitalized and in respiratory distress.

  • Please keep Cyndi Keough, mother of Rayna Scruggs '11, in your prayers. Cyndi has tested positive for COVID-19 and also has viral pneumonia.

  • Please keep Kennedy Maye '20 and her family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their grandmother  Viola Denkins who  passed away from Covid-19 .

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. 

For information  on Moms in Prayer,  contact Lynda Thies at