A Catholic family could really use our help–and a prayer request

Mom writes: We have until Wednesday to pay the enormous water bill left over from our old crazy apartment, where the landlord used our water for the whole building’s laundry room, or the city will shut us off here at the new address, and we can barely afford to eat the last week of the [Read More…]

Chance to do a work of mercy

A reader writes: Issac is a friend of mine, a great young man, an active Catholic, and a friend to many in the southern Maine Catholic community.  He works as a self-employed carpenter and fell head-first from a roof he was working on two days ago, and broke 3 vertebrae and suffered a fractured skull. [Read More…]

Prayer Requests and a Work of Mercy

Please pray for a co-worker of a family member, who committed suicide. In addition, a reader writes: Last week I sent a prayer request for my classmate, Paul Coakley.  Here is an update from today from his Facebook support page: Team Paul and Ann Coakley.  Please keep up the prayers for a miracle and that [Read More…]

Father, hear our prayer…

…for Ashley Bridges, through Christ our Lord and the intercession of Mother Mary, St. Luke, St. Gianna Molla, St. Gerard Majella, St. Peregrine, and Chiana Corbella. [Read more…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: A cousin of mine has a tumor in her stomach. She has received conflicting reports on whether or not it is cancerous. Father, hear our prayer for her complete healing through your Son Jesus Christ. Mother Mary, St. Luke, and St. Peregrine, pray for her. [Read more…]

Prayer Requests

A reader writes: A dear uncle of ours is having major open heart surgery today to repair his aorta. This is a very high risk surgery that has been in the planning stages for a long while now, and they have waited for almost a year for him to be stable to go ahead with [Read More…]

A chance to do a work of mercy

A reader writes: I’m writing on behalf of an acquaintance Christiana Achebe, who has been part of my alma mater Franciscan University of Steubenville community for over 20 years. She is now urgently trying to raise funds to help her sister and family in Nigeria. The Boko Haram is closing in on their area and [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Two people close to me have suddenly died in the span of a few weeks. One of them was in my high school and passed in his sleep shortly before New Years of unknown cause. The other is a family friend who committed suicide due to depression that was undetected. Please pray [Read More…]

Prayer request

A reader writes: I lost my job on Monday and I’m going to try and make a go of cobbling together an income to support my wife and myself freelancing. Prayers deeply appreciated.) Father, grant this man a good job at a living wage and help him support his family. We ask this through your [Read More…]

Prayer Request

A reader writes: Can I ask for prayers for a college classmate of mine? Here is his story: and an update from his parents: Please join us in prayer for Paul Coakley, his wife (who’s 7 months pregnant with their 4th child), the doctors and family.  Here’s an update… Dear Friends, Our son Paul’s condition [Read More…]