Prayer Intentions Saint Kilian Parish


April 30, 2019

  • Mary, a parishioner, who is to have a procedure today to repair a hole in her heart. May the surgery be successful and her recovery without complication.
  • Please pray for healing for Jane who has a leak in her intestines and a malignancy on her pelvis. May our Lord guide her doctors to find the way to treat each of these life threatening problems. And may the Lord grant her strength to face each day.
  • Please pray for all those with bodily ills.

April 29, 2019

  • Please pray for JoAnn that the cysts will be benign and all goes well with a serious operation.
  • Please pray for Dorothy in the hospital for the second time in three weeks.  She is all alone and no one to care for her. Very sad because she cared for everyone.
  • Please pray for Ann who is again in A-fib.   May the Lord touch her with his healing hands.
  • Please pray for a trip home.  Prayers for safety.

April 28, 2019

  • Clara Jean Rapp, mother of parishioner Patti (Robert) Ditmore, who passed away April 21st. May Clara and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. May her family be consoled in their loss.

April 27, 2019

  • Please pray for Karen and her family especially her husband during this challenging journey with ovarian cancer.
  • Please continue to pray for Joe.  His elevated white blood cells are not coming down as hoped.  Doctors introduced a pill today that may work better than the previous procedure. 
  • Please pray for a young man who is engaging in self destructive behavior.  He suffers from anxiety and depression.  He is showing signs of being bipolar.  It’s affecting him and he’s fearful.
  • Please pray for a very special intention.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Melody’s test results came back benign and she had no complications during or after the procedure. Thank you for all the prayers.
  • Please pray for Jeanne who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.        
  • Please pray for a special medical intention.
  • Please pray for David O. and Family in their great loss.
  • Please pray for healing for Carole from past years of deep pain of her daughter’s adoption and her next infant son’s death.
  • Please pray for safe travel for a family tomorrow. 
  • Please pray that a home that went on the market sells quickly.
  • Please pray for Carol, Sara, and Family.

April 25, 2019

  • Carol Huerbin, a parishioner, who died Tuesday evening. Carol’s obituary can be found HERE on the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home website. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 am at Saint Kilian Church. May Carol rest in peace and may her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
  • Please pray for Jan that they find the reason for her health issues.
  • Please pray for Carol and her family.
  • Please pray for Della.
  • Please pray for Maggie.
  • Please pray Nancy.
  • Please pray for all of the children at Saint Kilian and Holy Sepulcher Parishes who will be receiving their First Holy Communion in the coming weeks.

April 24, 2019

  • Virginia Craska, mother of parishioner Frank (Margie) Craska, who died on Saturday. Ginny’s obituary can be found HERE. May she share in the joy of the Risen Lord and be welcomed into the peace and joy of Eternal Life. May her family be comforted in their loss.
  • Brenna, the daughter of parishioners,  who is having very high heart rates, that doctors may be able to find out the cause so she can be treated and have peace of mind. And also that  her mother may travel safely to bring her home from school.
  • Gerry, a parishioner, who is having surgery this morning on a large kidney stone.   Please pray that the procedure will be successful and without complications.
  • Please continue to pray for Andy who has Stage III Pancreatic Cancer.  He has completed radiation and is contemplating chemo.  Please pray that his life will be extended with these procedures.
  • Barbara who suffers from osteoarthritis and has just had a hip replacement. That she may be able to walk pain-free after her rehabilitation period. 
  • Please pray for EG who is having a serious heart procedure.
  • Please pray for Mimi to be safe on her international journey.
  • Please pray for a safe drive to Chicago Thursday.
  • Please pray for a special intention for a college scholarship.
  • Please pray for M to have a holy and productive business meeting.
  • Please pray for Judy that a critical decision will be the one God gives her.
  • Please pray for nurses in America working in facilities that are under staffed.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Praise the Lord, Mary Lou was able to finish all of her job duties by April 15.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Praise to a God for prayers answered for a healthy deliver for Shelly and her baby.

April 23, 2019

  • Sue, a parishioner, who has been in the hospital due to complications from colitis. May she receive the treatment needed to return home. 
  • Please pray for Linda, Carl, Sara, and family for a total healing.
  • Please pray for Bonnie.
  • Please pray for Dale J.
  • Please pray for Robert J.
  • Please continue praying for Marcie who will have her surgery on May 1st.  Pray for a total, complete healing.

April 22, 2019

  • Please pray for Dolores who is in hospice.  Please also pray for her family.
  • Please pray for Tara, a young mother with colon cancer.
  • Please pray for Joe whose bone marrow biopsy tested positive for leukemia.  He will start chemotherapy next week.
  • Please pray for Lynn’s health.  He is in the hospital for a bone marrow test to see if his cancer has returned.
  • Prayers of thanksgiving for Jack, a parishioner, who recently had successful cancer surgery. Please pray for the support to recover and rebuild his strength. Also, thanks to the Lord for his caregivers for helping him through this difficult time!
  • Karl, a parishioner, who will have open heart surgery on May 8th. May the surgery be without complication and for his recovery to good health.
  • For all who were killed and injured in the eight Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka. May the Lord touch the hearts of those who act in violence and may we all work to bring about peace in our communities, in our nation and in our world.

April 20, 2019

  • Alice Hayes, a parishioner, who died on Wednesday. Alice’s obituary can be found here on the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home website. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Friday at Saint Kilian Church. May the Lord welcome Alice into Eternal Life and may her family find comfort and consolation at this time of their loss.
  • Please pray for Gloria, 93, who is failing post broken hip surgery.
  • Please pray for a young man that is struggling with mental illness.

April 19, 2019

  • Jean, mother of a parishioner who is elderly and in the hospital after a fall at home. She will need surgery and has already been through a lot.
  • Please pray for Denise who passed away on April 17.  Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.   Please also pray for he husband, Mark.
  • Please pray for Chris S who will undergo open heart surgery on Friday for five blockages.
  • Please pray for 16 year old Evan who just had thyroid cancer surgery.  Also pray for his family. 
  • A prayer of Thanksgiving for Morgan, the daughter of a parishioner, who has secured entrance into the upper-level Dental Hygiene program at UOL.  Thank you Jesus!

April 18, 2019

  • Linda who is terminally ill with ovarian cancer.
  • Bill who is suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
  • Please pray for Karen who has been diagnosed with cancer.  She just became a grandmother and had hysterectomy last month.  Please pray for her she is really scared.  Her treatment starts on Monday.
  • Please pray for George as he begins immunotherapy for lung cancer on Friday.  Pray also for his family during this stressful time.
  • Please pray for Penny-a humane officer who has worked so hard without pay.  Now has a health issue, low platelets and high sugar.
  • Please pray for healing hearts and honesty to rebuild a troubled marriage and grow together in love once again.  For God’s guidance,  patience, and the intended couple’s willingness, we pray.          

April 17, 2019

  • Please pray for a successful heart surgery for Marcy and total recovery.
  • Please pray for Greg, as he is having surgery for cancer today, April 17.
  • Please pray for Maryann who has gone through a double mastectomy and now chemotherapy.
  • Please pray for Steven, as he is battling a form of cancer.
  • Please pray for Joe as he awaits the results of his bone marrow biopsy.
  • Please pray for Shelly and her baby for a safe and healthy delivery.
  • Please pray for Jodi and Jason that they might be able to have another child.
  • Please pray for all of those mourning the horrible fire in Notre Dame.

April 16, 2019

  • Please pray for Mary Lou.  She has multiple skin cancers and is asking for prayers.
  • Please pray for Melody who has a biopsy on Tuesday.
  • Please pray for Joan H. for healing and strength.
  • Please pray for a family: Irene, Abby, Jereme, Britnee, Chad, Lisa, and Heath.
  • Please pray for Rachel as she goes on a European field trip with her son and 23 students.  May Jesus protect them and inspire their hearts.
  • Please pray for a very special intention.
  • Please continue to pray for Patty who we have been praying for after her heart attack.  She is in much pain and depressed.
  • Please pray that Holy Week will bring those away from the church back home.
  •  Please pray for all those affected by the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
  • Parishioner Jennifer’s mother was rushed to the hospital today with many medical issues. She is in Intensive Care.

April 15, 2019

  • Nicholas Finikiotis, father of parishioner Dr. Michael (Lori) Finikiotis. who passed away on Thursday, April 11th. Nick’s obituary can be found HERE. May he be one with all the angels and saints in the presence of our Loving God and may his family be consoled in their loss. 
  • Please pray for Tony whose cancer has returned.  Give him strength to endure this healing journey again.
  • Please pray for Joe who is being transported from Sharon to Pittsburgh for a bone marrow biopsy.  Please also pray for his family.
  • Please pray for Kelly who is in the hospital.  
  • Please pray for Kevin H who has three young children and is experiencing A-Fib and shortness of breath.
  • Please pray for L to make the correct decision on her surgery.
  • Please pray for Kelly to find the perfect caregivers for her numerous cases.
  • Please pray for the men of Holy Sepulcher who were on retreat this weekend that the graces they received may continue well beyond the retreat.

April 14, 2019

  • Elaine Hickly, a parishioner, who passed away yesterday. Elaine’s obituary can be found here in the Post-Gazette. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated  on Tuesday at 11:30 am in Saint Kilian Church. May Elaine and all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

April 13, 2019

  • John Schultz, a parishioner of Holy Sepulcher parish, who died on Thursday.  John is the father of Bethany (F.L.) Geary who is a member of Saint Kilian Parish. John’s obituary can be found here on the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home website. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, April 16th at Holy Sepulcher Church. May John be welcomed into the glory of Eternal Life and may his family be comforted in their loss.
  • Jack, the brother-in-law of a parishioner, who passed away suddenly yesterday morning.
  • Annie, the niece of a parishioner, who is expecting her first child any day now, for a safe delivery and healthy mom and baby.  And also for her mom, brother and sisters who will travel from Pittsburgh to Iowa for this blessed event.  

April 12, 2019

  • Jim, the brother of a parishioner, who has completely lost his hearing in one ear.  He is undergoing a series of 6 shots in his ear in hopes of restoring his hearing. Please pray for the success of these treatments.
  • Please pray for Walter who has been diagnosed with brain cancer.
  • Please pray for Elaine who will have bunion surgery on Friday.
  • Please pray for Mel who is having a test tomorrow. 
  • Please pray for Ray.  He has a non-cancerous tumor that is affecting his speech and his ability to walk. Pray that the doctors find the correct medication to cure this terrible  infection.
  • Please pray for Joe and his caregiver wife who has been caring for him for 7 years during illness.
  • Please pray for Lori, her husband, and her mother as she moves her mother from Butler to Tennessee to live with her and her husband.  Her mother has dementia and can no longer live alone.
  • Please pray for Dean during his 4 hour journey home from work in the blizzard.  Please pray for safe weather for all.
  • Please pray for Dorothy B.

April 11 , 2019

  • Harold, the father of a parishioner,  who is having heart trouble. He will have bypass surgery on Tuesday, April 16th.
  • Sara, daughter of a parishioner, who is having an upper scope done on Thursday, April 18th at Children’s Hospital.
  • Please pray for Lisa to have a complete healing from her cancer.  She has small children.
  • Please pray for a 14 year old girl who is very depressed.
  • Please pray for Mary Lou to have strength, harmony, and support to get through tax season.  
  • Please pray for Donna to attract honest, capable employees.
  • Please pray for P and V to have new staff members that are, bright, honest, and capable immediately be hired.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Tim’s surgery went well.  He will be hurting for a bit but should he well.  Praised be Jesus Christ!  Thanks for the prayers!

April 10, 2019

  • For a young parishioner who is graduating from college who has several important job interviews this week.  
  • Please pray for Ann as she has cataract surgery on Wednesday, April 10.
  • Please pray for Judith’s surgery on Friday, April 12.  May she have complete healing.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  The newborn triplet boys we have been praying for are gaining weight and doing well. They will still require more time in the NICU, but their prognosis is very good.  Praised be Jesus Christ!  Thank you prayer warriors!
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Rosemary is home and doing well.  Praised be Jesus Christ!  Thank you prayer warriors!

April 9, 2019

  • Jane who has a massive abdominal infection requiring surgery. The doctors have also found a large mass that is likely malignant.
  • Sandra. She is having a heart procedure today.
  • Beth, that she might experience God’s healing power and compassion.
  • Tim who will undergo surgery today, April 8, to correct an anal fissure.

April 8, 2019

  • Sue, a parishioner, who will have a procedure on Tuesday.  Prayers that all goes well and for her return to good health.
  • Please pray for Rosemary.  She is in the hospital with severe pain.

April 7, 2019

  • Please pray for Nichole. She is having back issues and will undergo a procedure on Monday. Prayers that this helps her to avoid surgery and finally relives her pain.
  • Please pray for John, as he has a heart cath on Tuesday, please pray all goes well and they find a treatment for him.
  • Please pray for Christa to overcome health problems and be able to continue with her education.     
  • Please pray for Megan who had extensive ear surgery.
  • Please pray for a young man with mental illness who is attempting on his own to live a normal life.  He has a job with very little money, but is still trying.  Pray that it goes well for him.
  • Please pray for Holly.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God!  Lorraine’s cataract surgery went well.  Praised be Jesus Christ!
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Colin, who we have prayed for, has been cancer free.  He gets scans to check for cancer but has been free from it.  They believe in their hearts that the prayers of God’s faithful healed him as there is no other explanation.  Praised be Jesus Christ!  God bless and thank you for praying for Colin during that time.   

April 6, 2019

  • Please pray for a complete healing for Katherine.
  • Please pray for Julian to heal from childhood traumas.
  • Please pray that Marshal and Marcie have a safe, happy, healthy trip.
  • Please pray for a special interview on April 24.
  • Please pray for a special intention.
  • Please continue to pray for complete healing for Allen.
  • Please continue to pray for complete healing for Martin.
  • Please continue to pray for Karen.
  • Please pray for Jesus to heal the wounds of all victims of school shootings.

April 5, 2019

  • Sue, who has transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for evaluation of 2 tumors in her brain.
  • Tina who is having hip replacement surgery today.
  • Frank, who has been on our prayer list since June. With months of chemo (and our prayers) his pancreatic cancer has shrunken and his health has remained strong enough to undergo Whipple Surgery on Monday to remove the cancer.
  • Melissa who is starting chemo today.
  • Prayers of thanksgiving….after 8 miscarriages, Matt and Laura had a healthy baby boy last evening..James Matthew.  Praise God!
  • Please pray for a struggling business.

April 4, 2019

  • A parishioner who is having a stent put in today.
  • Kevin & Beth who are traveling home today.
  • Please pray for the Mars Area Middle School student government traveling to DC today.
  • Please pray for Eric.  He is a younger man suffering from multiple cancers. 
  • Please pray for Lorraine as she has surgery Thursday the 4th for removal of a cataract on her left eye.
  • Please pray for Joe as he has many health issues.

April 3, 2019

  • The daughter-in-law of parishioners, who is going to be induced today….please pray for a her to have a healthy baby with no complications for mother or child.
  • A parishioner who recently lost her job.
  • Lisa who is in the hospital with multiple health issues.  Please pray for healing of mind, body and spirit.Please pray for Lissa a young women battling breast cancer for the second time. Please pray for strength and trust in Jesus.
  • Please pray for Autumn that the doctors will find the cause of pain in her one ear. May Jesus be the guide for patience. 
  • Please pray for a very special intention.
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for prayers answered!  Dear prayer warriors, thank you for all of the prayers for the niece of parishioners.  Our niece gave birth to triplet boys on Saturday.  Praise God!  Please continue to pray for them on this journey.  They are all doing well, but they are expected to be in NICU for about a month. 

April 2, 2019

  • Francis Desales Condrick Sr., father of parishioner Francis (Amy) Condrick, who passed away yesterday. Francis’ obituary can be found HERE. May Francis join all the saints in the glory and joy of eternal life and may his family be comforted in their loss.
  • Walt whose Dementia has gotten increasingly worse, and for his wife, Marie, who cares for him.  Please include his family in your prayers as he needs someone with him all the time.
  • Debbie who was diagnosed with clots in her lungs and will have a heart catheterization on Thursday.
  • Sherry who is doing chemo for Breast Cancer that has spread to lymph nodes and liver.
  • Please pray for the soul of Doug Vranish who was killed on a motorcycle.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  He had a collision with a truck Saturday.  Please also pray for his son Ben who was riding behind his father and witnessed the accident.
  • Please pray for Margaret’s knee surgery to be successful.
  • Please pray for Rick who has numbness in his arm.
  • Please pray for Christa that she can be healed so that she can continue with her education.
  • Please pray for Brett who has been in the hospital for a week. 
  • Please pray a 21 year old young man to make the right decision.
  • Please pray for three families that have been torn apart by sexual abuse.  Young children are involved, they and their parents need healing.

April 1, 2019

  • A parishioner who needs prayers after her two brothers died. She has been suffering from anxiety and depression. Pray that she might be restored to good health of mind and spirit.
  • Please pray for Donnie who passed away.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  Please also pray for his family and friends.
  • Please pray for Sue who was in the hospital.
  • Please pray for Amber, a mother of young children, who was recently released from rehab.  Continued prayers for her continued recovery
  • Please pray in thanksgiving to God for the miraculous recovery of Natalie that we have prayed for recently.  She had recurring seizures and was in and out of comas.  She had an operation at the Mayo Clinic that instantly helped her.  Thank you all for the prayers!