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votivecandle.jpg (8597 bytes)The act of lighting a candle as a remembrance for a loved one, a special intention, or as a reminder of our prayers for the repose of a loved one's soul, is a devotion that is as old as Christianity itself. This page is provided primarily for those parishioners who for reason of infirmity, or some other reason, are not able to make a church visit in order to light a votive candle for their special intention; however all who believe in the power of prayer are welcome. Visitors to this page are asked to pray for these intentions. While a Virtual Candle is not quite the same as going to Church and making the same devotion, we thought it would be comforting to spend a few minutes here thinking about your family, both living and departed, and praying for them. Prayer is always time well spent, especially for a soul in Purgatory. Your one prayer may be all that is needed to bring him or her finally into the waiting arms of Jesus, Our Lady and all the saints.

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Sacred Heart of Jesus
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vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Jane Harrison.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Vicky Green, a victim of Cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Margaret and Maurice
Palizza.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray from Bob Morris' recovery from an aneurysm.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of infant Sean Crowley, and pray for his parents during this period of great sadness.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for Amelia Sharp, a premature baby who needs to have heart surgery. (The hole in Amelia's heart is closing naturally and surgery is not now necessary)
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Al Podolinsky.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth Meier.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Jill who died 7/98, having suffered 10 years with cancer. May her soul finally find peace and no suffering.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Msgr. Ted Wisnieski.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the soul of Scott Mcnutt.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray that the truth be known and revealed. Shirley.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the repose of the soul of Bill Fox.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for my son who is very lonely and depressed at losing his wife and family through his incarceration. Please pray his cases will be solved quickly and that the judge and court will have mercy and release him; that his lawyer will have the wisdom and knowledge to assist in his release, and that his wife and children will be reunited and move to a better city. I have a good job and home waiting for him when he is released, but the courts are very slow and his cases are being delayed. Please pray that he will join me soon and that we will all be united again. Thank you for your prayers. God Bless you.
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Please pray for my son, who is sentenced to a year in prison.  That our Lord and Savior will bless him with peace and strength and safety.  That this will be a time of healing for our family.  That during this time that my son will continue to heal from his drug addiction and that upon release, he will be able to start his life anew in the Lord's name.

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Saint Anne: Patron Saint of housewives, mothers, women desiring pregnancy/children
stanne.jpg (13381 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a successful conclusion to the troubled pregnancy of Verne and Kelly. Due date July99. (Elizabeth Mary was born trouble free in July)
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for assistance to Albert in finding a wife with virtues pleasing to the holy family.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a wanted pregnancy. (After two years a healthy pregnancy began, resulting in a beautiful baby girl.)
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Anne, please, pray for my dear mother,(Esther Lee Isabel Stratton-Lloyd), who left us July 04, 1993. May she find eternal peace in the arms of our Savior.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Anne, please pray for us who long for a healthy and normal pregnancy. Thank you.

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Saint Gerad: Miracle Worker and Patron Saint of mothers, pregnant women and women desiring pregnancy
gerad_majella.jpg (7450 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a wanted pregnancy. (Prayer was immediately answered under medically difficult circumstances. A healthy pregnancy and birth resulted.)
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a wanted pregnancy. Jen
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Gerad, please pray for us who long for a healthy and normal pregnancy. Thank you.
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Saint Joseph: Patron saint of families, carpenters, workers, married couples and engineers.
StJoseph.jpg (10333 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the souls of Edward and Ruth Walter.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the recovery of Jack Larson.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a troubled marriage.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for Jim who has lost his 4th job in 15 months, that he be guided to the right place of employment.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Dear St Joseph: Please make mum and Gereld well amd give our families all that is lacking.  Please, when it is time for them to go to heaven, be with them when they breath their last, and with your Son and His Mother, take them to heaven. Dear St Joseph pray for me. Amen  Kathy, Australia

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Saint Anthony: Saint of Miracles
anthony.gif (75812 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the recovery of Phyllis Vigilotti from lung cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the recovery of Bob McChesney from a stroke.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the recovery of Deacon John Abel from a stroke and implant.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the recovery of Pat Abbey from diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and chest pains.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the remission and recovery of Hilmer Borgeson from multiple myeloma.

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Saint Peregrine: Patron saint of victims of cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening diseases.
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vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for Father Ben Forsythe's recovery from throat cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the recovery of Phyllis Vigilotti from lung cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the recovery of Karen Holcomb from breast cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the recovery of Tim M. from brain cancer; pray for his relief from pain, and the well-being of his wife and family.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Peregrine, please, pray for Joan McCallin who has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Dear St. Peregrine, please pray for Maureen Day who is suffering terribly with cancer. Please heal her since she is only 28 years old and recently married.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sandy, the mother of two young children, who recently died of cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for Doris Wright who has cancer, has lost one of her kidneys, and must now undergo a hysterectomy.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for Eleanor who has recently been operated on for cancer.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the remission and recovery of Hilmer Borgeson from multiple myeloma.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray to St. Peregrine, for my daughter Madison Poncin who was diagnosed at 19 months of age, w/ neuroblastoma ( born w/ Cancer). May he heal her of this awful disease and give a her a 100 % recovery. Thank You. Madison's mom, Laura.

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)"Please take little Madison Poncin under your care, watch over her and grant her the same full recovery that you granted to me. Give her Mom and Dad the strength to endure her treatment, and your blessings on all those who support them, in particular the doctors and nurses who tend to her needs." Jim Adams
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Dear St Perigrine:  Please cure mum and Gereld. For this favour if there is some suffering I may undertake, then let it be the will of God.  Please pray for us.  Yours in Christ    Kathy, Australia
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Dear St Perigrine: Please help this holy Kathy to be better or something, so I will do something that I have to do. Harry, Australia
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the recovery of Barbara Glattke from metastatic cancer; pray for the relief of her pain; and for the well-being of her husband and three young daughters.   Mary Ann D'Ambrosia
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for spiritual healing and physical healing for my ex-husband James, who has recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, that through God's mercy and love, he will be drawn back to the Church.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Peregrine, please pray for my mother Corazon Torres who has a "recurrence" of breast cancer.. May you hear our prayers and heal her and cleanse her from this cancer forever.  Thank you.

Prayers to Saint Peregrine

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Saint Jude: Patron saint of hopeless cases, desperation and impossible situations
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vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the intention of Ken Davis
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the health of Ed Walsh who is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the recovery of Mary Smith from Paralysis suffered in a car accident.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for Jim who has lost his 4th job in 15 months, that he be guided to the right place of employment.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for the financial difficulties of Pat Abbey to meet family obligations.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Saint Jude, please, pray for all my family members that they too may turn to the Holy Trinity, and believe.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for my son Yegzeru that he might be able to go to college despite all the financial difficulties.  Also pray for Anteneh, Amanuel and Nunyat to overcome the difficulties they are faced with.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for Joe who is unjustly accused and facing prison, that the hearts and minds of the authorities in Kern Co. be guided by honesty and mercy.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)"Pray that Endora contininues to work towards helping others and that she won't suffer lonelines, homelessness and poverty no longer"

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Our Lady of Sorrows
mary_sorrow.jpg (21704 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for the repose of the soul of Tillie Marquez
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the everlasting soul of Kathryn Cavnar.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)"Pray for my beloved sister Christine. May she rest in the peace of Christ."
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Dear lady, I asked you that all of my children give their minds and hearts completely to your Son.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for mm who is fighting depression and experiencing marital problems. Pray that the Mother of God, under the mantel of her protection, will lead mm to the happiness and well-being that only Jesus can give.

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Saint Michael the Archangel, "Who is like God!" Rescuer of souls from the enemy.
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vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Pray for Endora. Requested by Mitzi.
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Saint Dymphna: Patron saint of mental and nervous disorders (Feast Day 15 May)
dymphna.jpg (12265 bytes) vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes) Pray for healing of a mental and nervous disease. Requested by Shirley.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please help my sister, who is suffering from depression and loneliness, that she may find relief and loving companionship. Requested by Mitzi.
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for the healing and peace of mind of Diana Trimble. Thank you, Margaret
vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Please pray for a troubled marriage caused by mental disorder and depression. Requested by mm.
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Saint Dymphna
Lord, our God, you graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and nervous disorders. She is thus an inspiration and a symbol of charity to the thousands who ask her intercession.
Please grant, Lord, through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr, relief and consolation to all suffering such trials, and especially those for whom we pray.

(Mention those for whom you wish to pray).

We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant all those for whom we pray patience in their sufferings and resignation to your divine will. Please fill them with hope, and grant them the relief and cure they so much desire. We ask this through Christ our Lord Who suffered agony in the garden. Amen.

 


 

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Prayers for the Poor Souls in Purgatory

 

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Grant Mercy to Your People My Son

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Eternal Father, I offer You the Holy Wounds of Your Son, and His Precious Blood, for the conversion of sinners and for the relief of the souls in Purgatory.  Amen

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.  Amen

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)Eternal Father, by the virtue of Your generosity and love, I ask that You accept all my actions, and that You multiply their value in favor of every soul in Purgatory. Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)O Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrement, ever consumed with burning love for the poor souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Your departed Servant.

Be not severe in Your judgement, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon him (or her), and send, O merciful Savior, Your angels to conduct him (or her) to a place of refreshment, light and peace.  Amen.

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)May the Angels lead him into Paradise.

May the Martyrs receive him at his coming and take him to Jerusalem, the Holy City.

May the Choirs of Angels receive him, and may he, with the once poor Lazarus, have rest everlasting.  Amen.

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.

 

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)O God, Who has commanded us to honor our father and our mother, in Your mercy have pity on the souls of my father and mother, and forgive them their trespasses; and make me to see them again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

 

Thoughts on Purgatory

vela-c2.gif (2466 bytes)"Next to the Mass, the Way of the Cross is the most beneficial of all devotions for the Holy Souls in Purgatory."