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 Katie

2017-Jan-17

Good Afternoon All,

Bill O’Connell has Shared some tragic news of his friend and Classmate, Mike Keogh ’74, Track and Field, Cross Country Hall of Famer. Mike’s Daughter, Katie, on January 6, 2017, was struck by a train in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Katie, a Sophomore at LSU was tragically taken. We pray for Katie, Mike and his Family. We pray that Mike and his Family find some peace in the knowledge that Katie rests in God’s Loving and Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of Heaven. Losing a Child is a loss unfathomable to most of us and we can only imagine the pain. Please raise the volume for the Family in this so terrible time. In respect to Mike’s privacy, please refrain from calling or texting Mike for the time being. Your prayers are appreciated and Mike thanks each of you and his Friends and Teammates. Thank you Bill for reaching out. Thank you Tom Delaney for your sharing as well. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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O’Connell, Bill (MC1976)

Keogh, Mike [MC1974]

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for an 11 year old girl

2017-Jan-14

Good Evening All,

 
Our prayers are needed for a very special request. Alicia Scala has asked for our prayers for her friend’s Daughter. She is 11 years old and has just had Surgery for a Brain Tumor. They are waiting on Pathology and as Alicia says, they need all the prayers and good thoughts they can get. Please raise the volume for this precious child and her Family.We pray for a totally positive outcome free of any complications. Please keep the volume up. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Noreen

2017-Jan-11

Good Morning All, 

Bob Mattis asks for our prayers for Noreen. She has been in our prayers since her fall and they have found through her MRI that the break is worse than first thought. She has two fractures to her Tibia and that could be serious. Noreen and Bob at at the Orthopedic Doctor this morning. We pray for some good news and a positive prognosis. Please keep Noreen in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for the Murphys and Mantes

2017-Jan-08

Good Evening All,

Some sad news from Tim Mante. Mrs. Murphy, Tim’s Mother-In-Law, who has been in our prayers as she battled Cancer, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 as she succombed to Lung and Kidney Cancer. It has been a difficult year for the Murphys and Mantes but as Tim says, Noreen, Tim and Noreen’s Family are managing by the Grace of Jesus to carry out Noreen’s Parents’ love every day. Tim’s Father-In-Law, Fellow Jasper, Ed Murphy ’57 passed away October 22, 2016. We pray for Mrs. Murphy, Ed, Noreen and Tim and their Family during this so sad time.
 
Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for “Big John”

2017-Jan-08

John Reinke has shared news from Pete Sweeney about his Dad.

Thursday night he was increasingly disoriented and did not bounce back early on Friday.  We had him taken to the hospital for a another workup.  Result is again hypothermia but this time there is no medication to point to since we stopped the Losartan a week ago.  Warming blanket restored body temperature but his systems no longer are able to self regulate body temperature.  Cat scan, blood work etc are normal but prognosis is not good.  We will be heading to the hospital once care giver gets here for Mom around 10 15:am.
Will advise further during the day.
Please keep Mr. Sweeney and they Sweeney Family in your prayers as we pray that the MDs get Mr. Sweeney stabilized with no further complication. Please keep the volume up for this good man. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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Sweeney, Peter K. (MC1964)
 
Reinke, F. John (MC1968)
 
[JR: Pete and I are cousins and his Dad — he was “Big John” and I was always “Little John” — was huge role model in my effectively fatherless life. He taught me a lot about life, being a husband, and being humble. Some of his lessons I even learned — a little. Dona Nobis Pacem.]
 
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Good Morning All,

 
John Reinke has shared Pete Sweeney’s update regarding his Dad. Please keep the volume up for this good man whose main concern has been that his wonderful Wife be watched over which is what he has been doing. We pray for Pop, Mrs. Sweeney, Pete and Dianne, Anne Marie, Greg, Emily and the Family. This intrepid Irishman has bounced back before, we pray for him to be at peace no matter what. Thank you. God Bless. Thank you Pete and John.
 
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[JR: I was just told that Big John has passed.]  
 
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Good Afternoon All,

 
I have just received from John Reinke,the Obituary link for Peter’s Dad, John V. Sweeney and am sharing it with you. It also contains visitation and Mass Of Christian Burial information. 
 
We pray for John, his Wife of 74 years, Dorothy and their Family. This good man, a United States Army WW11 Veteran, will be missed by so many whose lives he touched right up to the end of his journey. A truly steadfast member of the Greatest Generation, a loving husband, a loving Father and a friend to so many. It speaks of his devotion when his almost final concern was for his wonderful Wife, Dorothy. He is at peace in God’s Eternal and Loving Embrace. Please keep John, Dorothy, Peter, Dianne and their Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2017-Jan-07

Good morning All,
 
From Ed McEneney, we pray for Big Brother Mike as he has been down for the count, 9 not 10, due to the stomach virus that has plagued so many. Mike went to the E.R. where they placed him on Meds and sent him home . He is feeling better. This virus really knocks you for a loop. We pray for a quick recovery and for Cathie not catching it as well. Feel all better soon Mike. God Bless.
 
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
 
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McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Phil and Ed. Much appreciated. We’ll just have to use a lot of ???? for class years until Mike returns to his Research Desk at the Virtual Jasper Newsroom. ] 

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

2017-Jan-07

Good Afternoon All,

From Bob Mattis, some tough news to receive. Bob’s dear friend Sue, who has been in our prayers as she was evaluated and tested for Cancer. On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Sue was told that her Cancer is more wide spread than originally thought. She will be needing Radiation and Chemo treatments. Please raise the volume for this good woman as she begins treatment and the difficult road ahead. As we make the effort to be there with Sue in prayer and hope we pray for God’s Hand to ease her fear and we let her know that we are one with her in prayer. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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