January 11 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 

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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.

Mary Mother of Consolation, welcome the soul of little Maggie and Isaac’s dad, Paul, who was laid to rest this afternoon. Grant peace and consolation to his parents, his wife Tina and  all his extended family and friends who mourn his abrupt passing at such a young age.

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: Chris Tepper’s brother Patrick Tepper undergoing cancer treatment;   Mrs. Dee Dee Cuncanan’s brother in law Scott Thieme as he works through difficult cancer treatments; Grandpa Vu as he offers up the daily the effects of Parkinson’s disease and its many limitations;   Mrs. Natalie Lott’s brother Todd in cancer treatment and fear of losing his pension;   Mr. Ken Cottrell  recovering from Thyroid cancer surgery;  Mr. Jay Lowe;   Mrs. Tiana Madison in need of a donor  and a Kidney transplant;   Mr. Jim Wilson now in hospice care;  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 a special intention for a dear couple anticipating a possible adoption; and all those for whom we promise to pray.

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Mary Mother of Joy, thank you for the safe pregnancy and healthy delivery of  two new ch-IHM-ers:

Luke Kolbe M born on December 17 to John and Rose









Little Clara Katherine, born Monday Jan 7 to Monique and Eugene .  Thanks be to God!


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Mary, Mother of the Unborn, bless and protect the pregnancies of IHM mom Lauren Snyder; new IHM Mom Nicole McCarthy due in January;  ,for another IHM mom pregnant but too early to announce and all expectant mothers!  

Mary, Mother of  Cana, bless the preparation for and the upcoming sacramental marriages of IHM alum: Christine McKiever, Elizabeth Keyes, John Haley, Johnathon Marosi,  Mitch Lowe and Michael Dean Nachtegal,   Protect their relationships from all which would try to divide their Holy Union and make their marriages fruitful!

Mary Mother of the Holy Family, thank you for sending us 5 new students who started this week and for their parents who chose our Catholic School. Prompt us to welcome the Lopez-Linares family, the Crawford family and the Nizinski family as members of our own and to embrace their gifts and talents they bring with them.

Dear St Joseph, Spouse of the Virgin Mary, kindly 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.  Be his model of faith and joy and a constant guide until he reaches heaven;  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; 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.  We pray God’s grace saturates each soul, as we are forever moving towards the Sacred Heart of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.