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 the twins


Good Afternoon All,

Joe Quinn asks for our prayers for Matt and Allison. Please raise the volume for this couple. Matt and Allison are expecting Twins and the Doctors have detected complications in the pregnancy. We pray for guidance for Matt and Allison and their Doctors because so much is unknown at this point. We pray for the well being of the twins and that God’s love is manifested in the coming weeks. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


JOBIT: Parsons, Harry [MC1954 RIP]

Dear Phil & John –

We just received a call from Thomas Skrobala, informing us that Harry Parsons class of 1954 has passed away.

I will pass along the information as soon as we hear

May He Rest In Peace.

Indivisa Manent,


Louis J. P. Calvelli
Director of Alumni Relations

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Parsons, Harry [MC1954 RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

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Phil Colon
4:07 PM (5 hours ago)

Good Afternoon All,

Lou Calvelli shared the sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper, Harry A. Parsons ’54 BA of Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.Thomas Skrobala ’54 BS, Classmate and friend of Harry’s shared the news with Lou. Harry, an Educator and Tutor will be missed by so many he helped over so many years. We pray for the repose of his soul. We pray for his Wife, Ingrid (predeceased), their Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one. The Family have said there will be no wake. A Burial Service will be held tomorrow, Tuesday at 11:00 AM at his final Resting place, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Evening All,

I have just heard from Ed McEneney letting me know that Mike McEneney was taken to hospital on Monday with Chest pains and shortness of breath He was also experiencing some Kidney challenges. He is making solid progress with the treatment they have him on and may be discharged today, Thursday. Please raise the volume for this dear friend for a speedy and complete recovery. We need him back in our Starting Line Up. The McEneneys are grateful for your prayers. As Ed says, ” Intercessery Prayer Works.” Please keep those prayers coming. I will keep you posted as I hear from Ed. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Robert P. ‘Bob’ Otten ’55 BS


Good Afternoon All,

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Mike McEneney, received a call from Bob Otten whom many of us know. Bob was calling to say goodbye because he was informed by his Doctors that he has a hole in his heart that is inoperable and that his days are numbered.

True to Bob’s way, he confronted the problem and began to deal with it. He has shared that his days are short but his outlook is positive. Bob is in hospital at this time but will shortly be transferred to another institution.

Many of us know that Bob and Junius Kellogg were Classmates, roommates and good Friends at Manhattan and after Graduation. Yes, Basketball, was a bond but the real bond was their friendship. After Junnie’s accident, Bob was his Advocate, Financial Advisor and supporter in so many ways.

Bob, is a man with a big and giving heart who has helped so many. The several times I have met Bob, I have always felt I was in the presence of a truly good man. Please raise the volume for this good Man, his Wife Rebecca, their Children, Barbara, Christine, Robert, Derek and Justin during this difficult time. We pray that Bob’s days are comfortable, full of love and wonderful memories.

Thank you Bob for being you. God Bless.

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


Good Afternoon All,

Mike McEneney has shared the following update for Dave Rice, Tom Kelleher’s ’53 (RIP) Son-in-Law. Dave has been in our prayers for sometime as he battles Cancer. Dave’s Wife, Jane Rice (Tom’s Daughter) has kept us aware of Dave’s progress. Her update is one of love, courage, determination and Hope as she, Dave and their Family share this journey. Their journey is inspiring and we are thankful for Jane’s sharing it with us. Please keep the volume up and continue to raise your voices in prayer for Dave, Jane and their Family. The Family is very thankful for your prayers. Thank you. God Bless.

Phil Colon

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From Jane :

Life has been an emotional rollercoaster these last couple of weeks. We have recently found out that the cancer has now made it to his calf muscle. As you know, Dave has been on his new chemo regimen. He’s successfully handled four rounds so far so a pet scan was in order. He has his infusion on day one and is sent home with a pump for two more.

Anyone who has been involved with cancer knows the terrible waiting period from scan to results. I think this is absolutely the hardest part for me. As a planner, I’m always dreaming of the best but bracing myself for the worst.

Last week Dave had chest pains in the middle of the night. This was new to us and very very frightening to say the least. Dave adamantly refused to allow me to call for help. Ughh, you are caught between calling 911 and respecting his wishes. We silently waited it out and called the doctor in the am. I think it was the longest night that I’ve had in a very long time trying to sleep with my hand on his chest just to make sure he was still breathing. Thank goodness it subsided and in the end the doctor felt it was not his heart… (I tend to disagree, but what would I know?).

Let it be known, if there should be a next time, there will be no hesitation on my part to call for help. This week brought vomit one day and severe kidney pain another. Thank goodness we were scheduled for a doctor routine visit the morning the kidney pain transpired. The good news is that the chemo is creating a slight change for the better in the tumors, holding it at bay. This allows him to continue with the chemo. As for the kidney pain, they couldn’t see a blockage or a change in the stent placement but decided that the stent should be removed. That was taken care of today so now we wait and see how he fares.

Dave is the most determined person that I know which absolutely works to our benefit. On a more positive note, we made it to NY for our nephew Jeff and Laura’s wedding! What a wonderful day it was. Family time always soothes the soul!

To top that, the most fantastic news in our world is that Brittany and Alex got engaged last weekend!!! Hooray!!! Dave so wants to be able to walk her down the aisle! Very, very cool!

Our hearts are full! Please keep praying for him.

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


Good Morning All,

Mike McEneney asks for our prayers for his Classmate, Tom Donahue ’53. Tom had a malignant tumor removed and is scheduled to begin Chemo and Radiation in the next few weeks. We pray that the treatments have the desired results and are free of complication. Please keep Tom and his Family in your prayers. Tom was a lector and Eucharistic Minister in his Parish in Brooklyn for 50 years. That community is surely praying for Tom as well. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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


Good Morning All,

Terry Gaffney asks for our prayers for Terry’s Sister Peggy’s Friend and College roommate, Mary Brown. Mary has been afflicted with Carcioid Cancer in her Lungs for the past 17 years. She has fought the good fight with courage and determination and appears to be approaching her final days. Peggy and Terry ask that we pray that Mary has a little more time among us and that her pain remains bearable. Please raise the volume for this good woman. We pray for Mary, her Family and Friends as they have loved and supported her.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962)

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