Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Please pray for the following people who we've been asked to petition our Lord on their behalf.
Please pray for Janice McGoff who is the 69 year old sister of Stephen Barrack. Janice suffered a stroke last week and is unable to talk. Keep Janice and her family and friends in your prayers.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Enrique Beltran who passed away on June 6th. Remember his family and friends at this trying time.
Debbie thanks everyone for the wonderful cards, words, inquiries and most especially prayers! She will have same-day surgery this Wednesday to place a port for her chemo and blood draws. She will be starting radiation and chemo treatment very soon. Radiation will be M-F for seven weeks and chemo will be once a month for four months. She will also see another doctor at UCLA about an immunotherapy trial. Please continue to pray for Debbie and her family.
Please pray for George Ducas and his family. George is a cancer survivor who is now having kidney problems. His health problems have been put a strain on his family and his marriage. He is also facing some financial problems and asks for your prayers.
Please pray for Johny that God would give him the wisdom, grace and strength to change his life to serve Him with love and compassion.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of long-time Ojai resident, Dick Johnson who recently passed away. Also, pray for his wife Katy and sister-in-law Lin Kaser at this difficult time.
Tony Sabatino, Headmaster of Villanova Preparatory School from 2001-2009, passed away suddenly yesterday. Please pray for the peaceful repose of his soul and for his family and loved ones.
My faithful prayer line,
Please continue your prayers for my healing, my doctors who are directing my care plan. The surgery I had last week was rougher than expected for recovery, but I am doing very well. One lymph node tested positive for cancer, so the BIG anticipated surgery, which was to have been today is off the table. We are moving with a program of radiation and chemotherapy - preliminary set up is already in the works. I have been blessed with great support from family, friends, my parish family. In addition I am going to the Cancer Center that is in St. John's Hospital, amazing place!
For anyone that is going through this battle of cancer, if you have not tried or met with the Cancer Center at St. John's in Oxnard, I highly recommend it, I was referred by Father Peter, what a blessing this visit was to both Bob and I. Ventura has one also, but Oxnard offers much more. Just a thought, I know what just the initial visit brought to us. So check it out~AWESOME!
Please pray for Steven Buck (son of Clare, brother of Matthew, Clare, Michael, and Robert) who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Prayers for healing and the graces that will sustain him on this painful journey are urgently needed. Please also remember his mom Clare and his family who are also frightened and suffering.
Please pray for 83 year old Richard Johnson whose wife, Katy, is the sister of Lin Kaser. Richard has seveal health concerns including ALS. He has just entered hospice. Pray for Richard's comfort and peace. Pray also for his family and friends for strength and courage at this difficult time.