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 Stephen


Good Morning All,

It is with a heavy heart that I ask for your prayers For Delaware State Trooper, Cpl. 1, Stephen Ballard. Cpl Ballard was shot and killed in broad daylight this past Wednesday at a WAWA food Mart in Bear, Delaware when,while on duty, he approached two men in the WAWA parking lot. Cpl. Ballard approached them in the vehicle they were in because of suspicious behavior. 

I did not know Trooper Ballard but my Neighbor and Fellow State Trooper knew Cpl. Ballard and his Family well. He speaks with great respect, admiration and feeling for his friend, married, a Father with one child, a truly good man who was known by his beautiful smile, his respect toward everyone, his love of his job and pride in serving. The entire Police Force share the pain with Trooper Ballard’s Family, their loss and the senseless murder of their loved one.

Please raise the volume for Cpl. Ballard, his Family and friends during this horrible time. The world is a darker place becauseof this man’s death. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a special intention


Good Morning All,

A special intention needs our prayers. Please raise your voices as we pray.  Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Ann


Good Morning All,

From George Skau, a request for our prayers for the Wife of a classmate and friend of George, John M. Cronin ’59 BA. John’s Wife Ann is recovering from serious surgery and needs our prayers. We pray for her complete recovery free of complication so that she may soon return home to her Husband and Family. Thank you. God Bless.
Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for a special family


Good Morning All,

I rarely send out this kind of request but I ask for your prayers for a special Family in my life that will be having an important hearing that if it goes as prayed for will make a difference in their lives. Please keep this deserving Family in your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Cashman, Jerry [MC1953]


Good Evening All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for Fellow Jasper, Jerry Cashman ’53, long time Dean of Students at Manhattan. Jerry is not doing well. His Daughter-In-Law Claire has said that Hospice is due to minister to Jerry as of Friday. We pray for Jerry and his Family during this difficult time. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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Cashman, Jerry [MC1953]
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Cashman served at Manhattan College until 1995.
Jerome P. Cashman ’53, Ph.D., who began teaching at Manhattan College in 1957 and held numerous administrative positions at the College, including serving 20 years as vice president for student services, died on Sunday, April 9. He was 89.
Cashman, who was appointed an assistant professor of psychology in 1962, also served as a member of the Counseling department before becoming the director of vocational and psychological counseling. He also served as Dean of Men.
He was named vice president for student services in 1970 by Brother Gregory Nugent, FSC. During his tenure as vice president from 1970 to 1990, the College experienced many changes, including becoming coeducational and transitioning to a more residential campus. After leaving this position, Cashman went back to his roots and served as a counselor in the College’s counseling center until 1995.
An alumnus of La Salle Academy and Manhattan College, Cashman earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Fordham University.
He was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Sigma Xi, the American Personnel and Guidance Association, and the Eastern Association of College Deans and Advisors of Students. He also served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant from 1945-1946.
Cashman began his academic career as a head counselor for the New York Archdiocesan Vocational Service and served as director of guidance at Seton Hall University.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Congers, N.Y. Interment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Congers, N.Y.


Cashman, Jerry [MC1953]

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


Good Afternoon All,
From Mike McEneney, we share a prayer request for the Sister-In-Law of one of our Retreat Speakers, John Cameron. We pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Laura Cameron. Laura was called home on April 3, 2017 after a very long illness. We pray for Laura, her Husband Billy, their Son, Jordon and their Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. May she Rest In Peace. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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


Good Afternoon All,

I ask for your prayers for a High School class mate and very good friend of a friend of mine. Woodrow Dooley is in intensive care where the MDs are dealing with several medical issues as they try to ascertain why Woody’s heart just stopped when he was apparently so healthy. The EMT professionals while responding to the Medical Emergency, on the phone, walked Woody’s wife through CPR which she administered and brought her husband back from death. We pray for Woody, his Wife and friends. We pray that the MDs are able to discover and resolve what caused the initial trauma and get Woody’s several medical concerns under control. Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 
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