Summer 2019

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen

  Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.                                                                             

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mediatrix of Gods Graces, take the merits of everything we do this day–our joys, works, prayers, sorrows, sufferings, delights, our masses, rosaries, divine mercy prayers and time adoring our Lord…and apply them to the soul or souls in most need. We trust in your generosity which cannot be outdone!

Mary, Mother of healing, St Padre Pio,  Servant of God Rhoda Wise and Blessed Solanus Casey,  hear our petitions for the complete healing of body and soul of:  a past IHM student in treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma; for IHM Mom, Mrs. Tiana Madison, wrestling with congestive heart failure and in URGENT need of a donor for a kidney transplant; Randy Grenshaw, (Miss Savillo’s Uncle) wrestling with many debilitating health issues; Fr. Dennis Morrow, receiving palliative care for the effects of  lung and prostate cancer;  Chris Tepper’s brother Patrick Tepper undergoing pancreatic cancer treatment;   Grandpa Vu as he offers up the daily the effects of Parkinson’s disease and its many limitations;   Mrs. Natalie Lott’s brother Todd  as he endures his cancer treatment ;  Mr. Ken Cottrell , still navigating cancer treatments;  Mrs. Cindy Cottrell  seeking relief from severe back pain;   for special intention for young Matthew B; for a single mom in recovery;  for a parish member praying for relief of debilitating depression; for fertility to come to many couples in our parish family and extended family  and all those for whom we promise to pray.

Mary, Mother of the Unborn, bless and protect the pregnancies of   IHM Mom , Danielle Walsh, pregnant with their fourth child,  and of a few of our IHM mothers,  pregnant but too early to announce and all expectant mothers!  

Mary, Mother of  Cana,   Guide the preparation for and the upcoming sacramental marriages of IHM alum Joey Bowen getting married May of 2020;  Elizabeth Keyes getting married  August 17;   Mitch Lowe getting married October 11  and Michael Dean Nachtegal getting married October 12.   Protect their relationships from all which would try to divide their Holy Union. Create in these young marriages faithfulness and fruitfulness!

Dear St Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, hear the prayers of our dads who are unemployed or underemployed. Lead them to the job where God would have them support their family and glorify Him in their daily rounds.O, Patron of a Happy Death, pray for those who will die this day and those preparing to die. Be their strength and cause for a happy death. Ask God to judge them mercifully and once in heaven, please ask them to pray for us!

 O loving  Mary, Queen of the clergy, thank you for the gifts of priests, especially our Pastor, Fr Troy. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life.   Protect all priests from the traps and snares set by the father of lies.   St John Vianney, bring new harvesters to  field, as we pray in thanksgiving for our IHM Alumni/members pursuing religious life:  Brother of our athletic director, Peter Wasinski,  in his discernment of the priesthood at St Thomas Seminary;  Sister Peter Grace Weber,  Dominican Sister Mary Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor; St Thomas Seminarian and IHM alum Makcim Farrell;  Holy Cross Seminarian and IHM alum Stephen Jakubowski;  IHM parish member and Seminarian Dominic  Couturier in  Mundelein Illinois soon to be ordained a transitional deacon!; and  IHM member Mary Rose Thomas (Natalie Weighner) Novice  with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George.

Most Holy Mary Immaculate,   Make us worthy recipients of your tender care.  Bless our IHM staff who are charged with assisting the formation of the 322 souls who arrive here everyday, and bless their parents for entrusting them to your Immaculate Heart. 

Amen