Prayer Requests

Please pray for Dawn Eden.  I’ve just learned that she is at the hospital, facing surgery for basal-cell carcinoma.  She’s optimistic that she’ll get a good result, but our thoughts and prayers would be appropriate.

Father, hear our prayer for Dawn’s complete healing in body, soul, and spirit.  Grant her caregivers grace, compassion, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, skill and the proper technology to help in her complete healing.  Give her and all who love her grace, peace, consolation, strength, faith, hope and love.  Mother Mary, St. Luke, and St. Peregrine, pray for her.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen!

Update: Dawn writes:

Thank you so much for asking prayers for me. Please tell your readers that I am very grateful. The incision was smaller than I expected, the doctor was able to remove all the cancerous tissue, and I am now doing very well–or maybe I should say “swell”.

Father, praise to you and thanks for this successful surgery through our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!

A reader writes:

Please pray for Fr. Anthony Cossavella, my parish’s parochial vicar. His mother, Bruna, died last Wednesday, mass and burial were yesterday. Within an hour of the burial, the medical examiner announced that the death was a homicide (she was found at the foot of the stairs in a pool of blood, but the blood turned out to be from stab wounds, not a fall). She lived in the next parish over, her husband was deceased and Fr. C was her only child. He had requested the assignment here to be close to her. Please pray for Father, for Bruna’s soul, our whole parish, and a successful police investigation. There was no forced entry and nothing apparently missing from the home, so it sure seems someone specifically targeted an 89 year old woman (who happened to be a priest’s mother). I’ve got rocks in the pit of my stomach thinking on it.

Father, hear our prayer for the repose of Bruna’s soul and for Fr. Cossavella in this dark hour.  Give peace and consolation to all who mourn her and help the police bring to justice the person who did this.  Grant repentance and mercy to that person.  Mother Mary, pray for them all.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Another reader writes:

Please consider passing along this prayer request for an outstanding IHM nun, Sr. Carol Juhasz.

She was diagnosed with stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer last spring and entered hospice in November 2013. We were notified last night that she is nearing the end of her earthly life.

Sr. Carol oversaw the Religious Ed department at St. Joan of Arc School in St. Clair shores for the last 15 years, and she has touched countless lives.

Here are a few articles and videos about her that the press has run in the last year.

Operation Nun-1-1 a Success

Going Out with Style

Father, hear our prayer that Sr. Carol have the grace of a happy death and that all who love her find grace, peace, consolation, faith, hope and love. Mother Mary, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

I would also like to ask prayers for Celestine Syverstad, the mother of our priest, Fr. Daniel Syverstad, at Blessed Sacrament. She died suddenly on Friday and the funeral will be this Friday. Your prayers for both of them and for their family would be appreciated deeply.

Also, please pray for the repose of the soul of Erwin Nelson and for a special intention of our family. Much obliged, Team!

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