The Prayer Corner

Daily Prayer & Reflection

Our Franciscan Charism focus for this school year is: INTEGRITY AND GRATITUDE

TRINITY  SUNDAY ⏤ A special day to take time to honor the Triune God we adore, is most appropriately placed in the liturgical calendar after the most significant events of our faith: the life, death, and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus, and the gift to us after Jesus' Ascension back to heaven, the Holy Spirit.  We have been called forth on Pentecost to be disciples, evangelizers in our world, in living the ways of Jesus and His message through the wisdom, courage, and grace of His Holy Spirit...The Trinity of God to be proclaimed to one and all without exception.
All of this at once can be just a little overwhelming!  But it is important to take note that our celebration of Easter joy grows and grows through this Trinity Sunday to the magnificent reality that Jesus, our Lord and Savior, is alive and well and still working among us...death cannot separate us.  And we are also gifted with God's Holy Spirit to travel with us on this journey to fulfillment and eternal peace and happiness. We could well be exploding with excitement and joy! And yet, we'll likely get up on Monday morning and return to our regular routine without much thought on all of this.

These weekly celebrations will fall back into 'Ordinary Time' and we will pick up and move on...but perhaps we don't have to fall into a rut of boredom and sameness all over. Perhaps this year we can plan ahead and take a few minutes each day or week to recall those high moments of promise and anticipation. There's a well-known poem out there about Mary the day after she was asked to be the Mother of God...and she was back at washing and cooking and cleaning. The secret for any Christian seeking to do better each day in their relationship with God is simply this:  take it one day at a time, talk to Jesus and remember His Holy Spirit alive within you, look to each act or thought and make it your very best ever. You have that potential within you...always. That's it...that's all God asks of us ⏤ and we can walk humbly with our God in gratitude. AMEN!

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As we start our new year, we have had many requests from faculty, staff, and TCHS families for prayers for the sick of body and mind.  We include all of our families and friends each and every day in our prayers and trust that God who sees and knows all of our good intentions will hear our prayers and assist us in times of need.  Please don't hesitate to be in touch with us for specific intentions and know that we do include them in prayer.

Prayers have been requested for a return to health for Marty Frye by his daughter and all the family.  Marty is dealing with heart and lung problems and will be undergoing care in the next few weeks. Please keep his wife, daughter, and all the family in your prayers through this difficult time.
The family of Michelle Denham Rossi '87 has requested prayers for her recovery as she battles cancer at this time. All of the TCHS Community is praying with family and friends for a full recovery for Michelle.

Linda Matarazzo DeRemigis '74 has requested prayers for an upcoming hip replacement surgery and healing for a broken foot, both sustained in a recent fall. Linda is a former Registrar and Administrative Assistant at TCHS and recently joined her classmates celebrating their 50th anniversary at our graduation last week. Linda also lost her mother-in-law recently and asks for prayers for all of the family at this time. We know the entire TCHS community will hold only good thoughts in prayer for the family and for Linda's full recovery.

The entire Catholic High Community extends our deepest sypmpathies and prayers to the family of Lynn Brose, wife of Dennis Brose, a longtime friend and very generous supporter of our school.  May the entire Brose family feel the support and prayers we offer and be strengthened and comforted by them.

Prayers have been requested for a young man who has recently entered hospice.  His name is Charlie Borsh and he is suffering with leukemia.  The TCHS community includes Charlie, his family and friends, in our prayers and ask God's comfort and support.

Prayers have been requested for an alumna of our TCHS Community. Please remember in your thoughts Katie Hopkins Repetti '97 who is suffering from a serious illness and would appreciate our support. Thanks to all.

The Cole family, including Elizabeth and Rebecca, have requested prayers for a young man, Charlie, who is just 19 years old, but has been battling leukemia for over a year and is very sick. He and his family need our support through our prayerful thoughts each day. Please keep him close and ask the help of our compassionate Lord.

Ro Curran '68 has requested prayers from the TCHS Community for her husband, Steve, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that is advanced.  We offer Ro and all the family our prayerful support during this very difficult time.

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Kaylin Waclawski, a young woman of 19, who died tragically from an overdose a few days ago...we mourn with and for her family and friends and ask God's gentle compassion and support.
We pray for all of those undergoing radiation and other treatments for cancer and ask for God's guidance and wisdom for all caregivers who are tending the sick.  May we be compassionate and caring to those who have lost loved ones in these recent months and show them the support they need at this time.

A member of our faculty has asked for prayers for a good friend named Linda who is having a very rough time right now.  This is what good friends whenever they can and pray for God's support and graces as we see someone we care about struggling with duties and responsibilities in life.  This request came to us because Linda is an alumna of TCHS and her friend thought we would all pray for her and her family as they deal with many, many issues at this time.  Many of us know how that feels and can sympathize...thank you for including Linda in your thoughts and prayers.

Prayers for a successful surgery and recovery for Diane Prochnow have been requested. She is a friend of one of our seniors. The TCHS community will keep her in prayer and ask God's comfort and a speedy recovery.

The entire TCHS community mourns the loss of Nikoletta (Nikki) Roros '08, who was killed in a car accident this past weekend.  We offer our sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of Nikki and ask God's comfort and support.

Prayers have been requested by the Pell family for the recovery of Mrs. Sharon Pell, grandmother of Olivia Pell '27, from serious surgery.  We ask God's grace and blessing for Mrs. Pell and all the family.

Prayers have been requested for Maryanne Czyz '77  who died suddenly after a recent diagnosis of lung/liver cancer.  Her family has asked for prayers for her and we also include all of her family and friends who mourn her loss.

Prayers have been requested for Liam O'Reilly who is suffering with leukemia and has contracted several infections that are resisting treatment. Please keep Liam and family in your prayers.

Prayers are being requested for Mrs. Shirley Thoman, who has had a bad fall and broken three ribs. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

We have been asked by Mrs. Barbara Hoey '57,  to please include in our prayers her husband, Vernon, who is suffering from side-effects in treatment for his illness.  We would include Vernon and all the family in our prayers and ask God's graces for recovery.

Prayers have been requested by Peg Miller '77, Kathy Miller Krause '79, and Erin Miller Brown '83  for their dad, Greg Miller, who is having heart surgery on November 13. We include Mr. Miller and all the family in our prayers and offer our  support for a successful surgery and full recovery.

Please remember in your prayers the repose of the soul of Stephanie Buckley, Class of '65, IND, who died this past weekend and all of her family and friends who mourn her loss.

Let us remember two relatives of our Sisters in Aston, PA.
Mr. Jack Gunder, brother-in-law to one of our sisters and Mrs. Janice Clow, a cousin to another sister at the Motherhouse.  We also remember in our thoughts the families of these two individuals and ask God's comfort and grace.
Please keep in your prayers Duffy Baker, the son of Linda Baker, '66. Duffy suffered a stroke last week and is currently in the hospital recuperating.  We keep him and his wife and children in our thoughts and prayers and ask for his full  recovery.

'Prayers are requested for Addy Eppig, a premature baby, born very early and weighing only 2lbs. 7 oz. Please keep Addy and her family in your prayers.

Our TCHS community has been asked to pray for Ms. Theresa Taulbee who is ill and awaiting test asks for our prayers for a good outcome.

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