Dear Fellow Prayer Line Members. Back in January I asked if you would all pray for my 17-year old granddaughter, Claire Fontanella, who had been diagnosed with an 'invasive malignant melanoma' on her back. This was not a sun-caused melanoma but rather a fast growing kind frequently associated with adolescents and young adults. My daughter's family lives in the Charleston SC area, and they were able to take Claire to Sloan Kettering Hospital in NY where they specialize in this. After surgery they prescribed a new form of chemotherapy - two drugs together in pill form twice a day. There were all kinds of worrisome side effects with these drugs but so far Claire has not experienced any of them. Her quarterly blood tests show no bad effects. She is eating real healthy and has put on some weight. She will have a CT scan in October. I just wanted all of you who have kept Claire in your prayers to know she turned 18 in June and this week she began her first year of college at North Carolina State University in Boone, NC. So many of you have asked about Claire, and Bill and I want you to know we are so grateful for all your prayers on her behalf. You're a wonderful parish community. God bless you all.
Please keep Therese Montag in your prayers. She has an ongoing medical condition that has left her very weak. Pray that the doctors will be able to determine the cause and give Therese the strength for a full recovery. Please also keep Chuck in your prayers as he cares for Therese.Read more
I just received a call from Mary Baker, asking that we pray for the happy repose of the soul of Addie Drew (who passed away in November). Addie was a long-time parishioner and very dedicated Eucharistic Minister.
Please pray that Addie rest in the loving embrace of our Lord.Read more