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.
You may make a prayer request by contacting the parish office at 805-646-4338.
I've just been told that the funeral for Fr. Bill Ryan has been moved up to 10am, Friday, June 22, 2018.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr. Bill Ryan. He passed away yesterday morning after a struggle with cancer. His services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:30am. Keep Fr. Bill's family in your prayers at this difficult time.
Please pray for Judy Lary who will be having hip surgery on Thursday. Pray for a successful surgery and quick recovery.
My mom will have her first round of post-operation chemo tomorrow. Although this is the right time, we are uneasy about how this will hit her since she has not fully recovered from the surgery, and is very low energy. Please pray for the chemo to be both effective and gentle, and for her overall recovery. She is so grateful for your prayers, which have sustained her (and us) at this tough time!
I also must ask you for prayer for my beloved mother-in-law Betty Zepeda. As some of you know, in recent weeks she also was diagnosed with cancer, and had a large tumor removed last week. She is now recovering from the surgery and waiting to hear if she will need to have chemo. It would be a great mercy if she didn't. She is a very tough lady, but she is in her late 80s! Of your charity, please remember her healing in your prayers as well.
Thank you so much for your kindness and support. You are a true blessing to our family.
Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, you were humble, pure and patient. Your pleadings with your divine Spouse are irresistible, so please obtain for me from our risen Jesus the request I make of you: for all Our Lady's intentions for Rose and Betty, especially, if it be God's will, speedy and complete healing. Be kind to me for the greater glory of God, and I shall honor you and sing your praises forever. Glorious St. Rita, you miraculously participated in the sorrowful passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Obtain for me now the grace to suffer with resignation the troubles of this life, and protect me in all my needs. Amen.
Blessed Solanus Casey, pray for us.
Blessed John Henry Newman, pray for us.
Asking for prayers for my BFF from High School, Chris Strader-Kresge. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, has had one semi successful surgery. Unfortunately she is going for surgery number two tomorrow morning. This time she will hopefully have clean margins and avoid a mastectomy. Thank you in advance for your prayers for her healing and guiding of her doctors and whole cancer care team.
Please continue to pray for Celia Montgomery. For courage, strength and healing grace as she proceeds with new treatment.
Please pray for Mike who has been off drugs for 5 years but has recently had a relapse.
Please pray for Becky who is dealing with some serious unresolved health issues.
My mom is home from the hospital! She is still mostly very low energy, but seems to be on a good improvement curve. She's not up to visitors yet, but wants me to let you know how grateful she is for your prayers. God reward you!
Love in Christ,
Please keep Vincent Peterson and all of his family in your thoughts and prayers.