Category Archives: Prayers Requested

A section for those of us who believe that prayer works for what ever reason regardless of to whom it is addressed.

PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Mary Ellen


Joe and Maureen Gunn ask us to pray real hard for Mary Ellen L., a very close and dear Friend of theirs. Joe and Maureen ask that we please raise the volume for this Good Woman, a wonderful Mom, Grandmother and overall, a terrific Person. Mrs. L. has been in Hospital now for two weeks and is very ill. We pray that Mary Ellen’s health improves and we pray for complete recovery free of complication so that she may soon return home to her Family. Please keep her Family in your prayers as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for FJohn


Good Evening All,

Your prayers are requested for a friend to many of us and Creator of Jasper Jottings. Thursday, October 10,2019, John went into Hospital for Heart Valve Repair. The Doctors have told John it is some routine work but when it is your heart that is being worked upon, you do not feel it is routine. We pray that all went well and that John is back home soon keeping an eye on Jasper Jottings. We pray that all was free of any complication. I will update you as soon as I hear from John. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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[JR: Thanks, Phi.  It took more out of me than I anticipated.  I was “minor”. “Pig ’n’ chicken!” “In the matter of making of ham and eggs, the chicken is merely involved while the pig is completely committed.” Used to use this a lot with Ev’s doctors in a funny but deadly serious way.  Some very talented and dedicated folks made it possible for me to keep on going. Dona Nobis Pacem.]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Diane


Phil Colon
11:25 AM (2 hours ago)

Good Evening All,

Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney have shared the very sad news of the Passing of Diane Parr, Wife of Fellow Jasper, Ken Parr ’61. Diane has been in our prayers as she fought the good fight. We pray for the repose of her soul. We pray for her Husband Ken, their two Sons, Brian and Michael and their Family as the Family mourn their loss. We pray that they find peace in the certain knowledge that Diane is at rest in God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. The Family have shared the following Obituary. Diane was born in N.Y., N.Y., lived in Long Beach, L.I., N.Y. Diane was an active member of the Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church in Long Beach. She also served as a Trustee on the Board of St. Ignatius Martyr Church and the Long Beach Library. Diane will be missed by so many who were touched by her Kindness and Caring.

Visitation: Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Christopher T. Jordan Funeral Home, 302 Long Beach Rd., Long Beach, N.Y.

Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, October 11, 2019, 10:00AM
St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church, Long Beach, N. Y.

Thank you Peter Sweeney and Mike McEneney. Thank you All. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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Dear John,

Below is the Obitutary for Diane Parr, the Wife of Ken Parr, Class of 1961. Ken is a very loyal Jasper and was very devoted to Diane.

May She Rest In Peace.



Diane Parr
January 31, 1941 – October 7, 2019
Born in New York , NY
Resided in Long Beach, New York


Visitation Thursday October 10, 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass Friday October 11, 10:00 A.M. St. Ignatius Martyr R.C. Church

Interment Friday October 11, St. Charles Cemetery

Diane was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church Long Beach, NY, she also served as a trustee on the board at St. Ignatius Martyr RC Church, and the Long Beach Library,

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
The City of Long Beach Public Library
111 W Park Ave, Long Beach, NY 11561

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Diane


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney has shared an update with us. At Mass on Sunday, Mike spoke with Ken Parr ’61. Diane has been in our prayers and we need to raise the volume once again for this good woman and Faithful Servant. Diane is home now and under Hospice care. It was not too long ago that she and Ken were at Mass together and Diane was so pleased to be able to attend Mass although she was weak, her spirit was high. Please keep up your prayers for Diane, Ken and their Family as they share this part of their journey. With love and kindness, we pray that Diane rests peacefully. Thank you Mike. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for two


Our prayers are requested for the following and Please raise the volume as we pray for their healing.

We pray for Mrs. Diane Parr, Wife of Ken Parr ’61. Ken asks that we continue to pray for Diane. Diane has been in our prayers over the past several months and is back in hospital with Pneumonia. Please pray that her Pneumonia is quickly brought under control before it becomes more agressive. Her other ailments have weakened her health but not her spirit. We pray for Diane’s fast recovery free of complication. We pray for Ken and their Family.

John Reinke asks for our prayers for Sharon, the Wife of John’s Friend, Russ. Russ has shared the following. Sharon had her 9th three day Chemo session on Tuesday. 6 hours in the treatment chair and then follow up with the Pump at home for the next 48 hours. Three more sessions after that, one every three weeks then new PT and CT Scans. The Mds may do Laproscopic Surgery to see if Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC Procedute would be possible. Russ and Sharon are working on getting to UC San Diego for a second opinion. Russ and Sharon continue their journey day to day. Please keep Sharon and Russ in your Prayers.

Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Tom


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for He and Ed’s Cousin, Tom Manning. Tom will be undergoing surgery in early October to remove a malignant growth from his Small Intestine and lower Stomach. We pray that as Tom and the Doctors prepare for Tom’s surgery, that they are confident upon their focus in having localized the malignancy and that they are able to totally remove it free of complication and have Tom back on his feet quickly. Tom attended Manhattan for One Semester in 1955 before entering the United States Naval Academy. Tom is the Son of Mike & Ed’s Uncle, the Late Dr. Thomas P. Manning ’31. Please raise the volume for Tom and Keep his Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Rick


Good Afternoon All,

Jack Nelan, a good friend to several of us and a regular Retreatant at the Manhattan College Reality Retreat, asks for our prayers for Rich Yurcisin as Rich begins Therapy for his 3rd bout with Abdominal Cancer. Rich is Father of Fellow Jasper, Tommy Yurcisin ’97 BS and Father-in-Law of Jack’s Daughter, Fellow Jasper, Maureen Yurcisin (Nelan) ’96 BA. As Rich fights the good fight, he will know that he is fervently in our prayers. Please keep the volume up for Rich and his Family. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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