The Prayer Corner

Daily Prayer & Reflection

Our Franciscan charism for the year is: STEWARDSHIP

​This is a word we may not hear often or fully understand. As a Franciscan school we work daily to instill and foster characteristics that will lead us all to more intentional and productive lives. Responsible Stewardship asks us to assume accountability for our choices, our use of the gifts of all creation, and our dealings with others throughout each day...a tall order! Our best success comes when we work together as a community, supporting and encouraging one another, realizing that sometimes we provide all of that while other times, we are the ones in need. We move forward together with mutual respect for one another in making stewardship a part of our daily lives here at TCHS as well as beyond. May God bless all of us as we share this journey together.
 
"There is a great longing in us.  We long to discover the secrets and mysteries of our individual lives, to find our unique way of belonging in this world."  Relationship is nurturing one another so that we might all, eventually, discover ourselves.   -Bill Plotkin

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Intentions

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Please keep Baby John Joseph "JJ" Walz in your prayers that he experience the joy and eternal peace of reunion with his God. We also include the family and friends of JJ as they deal with this loss.

We received a thank you from Mrs. Theresa Kordek '69 , expressing gratitude for any and all prayers and positive thoughts through this past fall.  She is doing very well and appreciates everyone's considerations and asks for continued remembrances in prayer.

The TCHS Community asks for your prayers for the repose of the soul of Mr. Scott Dennis Derosier, father of our faculty member, Mr. Scott Derosier. Mr. Derosier, who lived in Virginia Beach, had suffered through a long illness. We remember him and all of the family during this difficult time and pray for their consolation and peace.

At this Christmas season, we offer deep and heartfelt thanks to our God on behalf of all of those for whom we have been praying through this Prayer Corner. We ask that all may continue to heal as well as bless those who have died. We also extend our prayers to the many in our world today who are suffering in many ways and places. Please help all in need and guide us toward positive changes. May we always extend the peace of Christ to all with whom we come in contact.

Please pray for a young student in one of our Catholic high schools who is very ill with cancer, and for his family.

Please keep Sister Margaret Lewis, OSF, in your prayers. Sister is a resident of Assisi House in Aston, PA, and is very ill. She would very much appreciate your remembrances.

Prayers have been requested for a young woman having surgery today and for her full and complete recovery.

Prayers have been requested for newborn twins, Camryn and James, who were born prematurely. Both started out well but have run into difficulties. Parents and family have requested prayers for their recovery and continued progress.
We ask prayers for recovery for those suffering from cancer and all their families. We ask God for His strength and support during this season of waiting and anticipation and the courage needed to take each day with hope and trust.

We have received word that Mary Lewandowski is home and recovering. Her sister, Anne, Class of '78, extends her thanks for all your prayers and asks that we continue to remember Mary. Her recovery will be a long one, so all thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated.

Prayers have been requested for Mary Lewandowski Stylc '81 who has been dealing with serious heart issues since July. We ask your concern through prayers for Mary and all her family as they continue to work through this time.

Prayers have been requested for the repose of the soul of Vernon Mohr, father of Michelle Mohr Medeiros '94 and grandfather of Kaitlyn Medeiros '24.  Our Catholic High community extends our deepest sympathies and heartfelt prayers to Michelle, Kaitlyn, and all the family on their loss.

Prayers have been requested by Mrs. Ray for her two nephews, Marcus and Andrew, and for her son, Nick, who all have health concerns. Please include the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Prayers have been requested for Justin, a second grader, who suffered an eye injury during soccer recently. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he heals.

Please remember Dave, a relative of one of our graduates, who is fighting cancer at this time. His family and friends ask that many send prayers and good thoughts for him during his treatment.

Some faculty and staff also have a few family members with serious illnesses and would appreciate your thoughts and prayers for their loved ones at this time. Many thanks to all for your remembrances.

An alumna of the Class of '69 has requested prayers for a serious and difficult-to-treat eye ailment with which she is dealing. We extend our care and concern to her and include her and her husband in our daily thoughts and prayers.

The family of Maureen Reuschling Stevens '67 has requested prayers for her upcoming surgery on October 14th. We ask God's blessing on Maureen and her surgeon and caregivers and will keep them in our prayers.


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Resources

Center for Action and Contemplation - author Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest, several options, of the most popular is daily reflections with weekly themes, several books available and other subtopics

Gratefulness.org -  thoughts for the day, various sources

On Being Project - several options including poetry, essay, photos, Krista Tippett shares weekly

Laudate - broad, general resource/reference for all kinds of religious needs, information bank

The God Minute - daily ten-minute prayer/reflection each day

National Catholic Reporter - daily Catholic press articles, including Earthbeat, other topical sources

Take 5 For Faith - brief, prayerful reflection each day

Daily Readings - liturgical references to daily masses

Missio.org - Pope Francis' COVID-19 Emergency Solidarity Fund

The Word Among Us - daily meditations, reflections, and print materials

Insight Timer - free, daily meditation app

CatholicMom.com - daily prayer reflections

Heart of the Nation - Catholic Mass online, prayers


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