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PRAYERSREQUESTED: Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) prays for Bernadette’s Dad


Good Evening All,

Bernadette, Alumni Relations Administrator, Manhattan College, shared an update and a thank you to each of you. Bernadette’s Dad has been in our prayers as he went in Hospital for surgery. Mr. Bauer is recuperating at home after his surgery and although he is not yet able to swallow due to some post op healing but he is doing better. Bernadette tells us he is aiming for a chocolate shake so that tells me he is definitely doing better. Please keep him in your prayers for a speedy recovery free of complication particularly so that he may enjoy his Chocolate Shake. Thank you Bernadette.

Thank  you All. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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


Good Afternoon All,

It is with a heavy heart that I share some sad news. Joe Dillon has just let me know that Ben Benson ’55  has entered Hospice Care near his home in Greenwich. Joe spoke with Ben’s Wife Roseann. Ben, a good friend to many of us, a Jasper stalwart and Director of Alumni Relation for many years,  Manhattan College, supported many events at the College along with Roseann and was an easily recognized face at the College and so many functions. We pray that Ben’s final days are free of pain and that he rests commfortably until called home. We pray that Ros and their Family find peace in the certain knowledge that this good man will be welcomed into God’s Eternal Embrace in the Kingdom of heaven. Thank you Joe. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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


Good Evening All,

Many of you know Joe Ryan ’81 & ’86, Associate Head and Track Field Coach M & W, at Manhattan and Hall of Fame Chair. Joe will be going into Hospital on October 20, 2017, for Cervical Spine Surgery. Please raise the volume for Joe as we pray for a successful surgery free of complication so that Joe is quickly on his feet and back to his Family, Friends and the Manhattan College Community. We ask God to guide the Surgeon’s hand as Joe is operated upon.

Thank you. God Bless.

Joe, you are in our prayers and in our thoughts. God Speed.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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


Good Evening All,

Ed McEneney asks for our prayers for Cathie McEneney, Mike McENeney’s Wife. Mike took Cathie to the ER Thursday night as she had terrible Stomach pain. Cathie was admitted and after extensive testing and infusion of antibiotics, Cathie is feeling better. Please keep Cathie in your prayers. We pray that the MDs have gotten to the root of the problem and that she will be resting at home soon. Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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


Good Evening All,

Nancy Maksomski asks for our continued prayers for Fellow Jasper, Hugh B. Gavin ’65 BS. The Doctors feel Hugh has taken his last turn for the worse in his battle with Cancer. The Cancer has spread throughout his body there seems to be no hope at this point. He will be in Hospice shortly and the prognosis is one day to one week. Hugh cannot communicate much but he did tell his Daughter that he just can’t fight anymore. We pray for Hugh, his Wife Leona and their Family. We pray that as Hugh is called home, it is peaceful and that he be surrounded by his loved ones who have shared his love and pain. Thank you Nancy. Thank you all. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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Gavin, Hugh B. [MC1965]

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


Good Evening All,

Mark Sheeran asks for our prayers for a good friend of his. Carol has recently been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. She began her first round of Chemotherapy on September 20th. I am including her story from  Sharing Bridge below. This young woman needs our prayers and we need to raise the volume for her as she begins this life challenge. Please pray for Carol and Joe as they share this challenge. We pray for God’s intervention and we pray to the Blessed Virgin Mother for her intercession.

Thank you. God Bless.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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After experiencing nauseau & abdominal discomfort, Carol decided to see her doctor the last week of August.  Operating under the assumption that she had some sort of minor GI issue, she underwent several tests – not thinking much of them.  The test results, however, warranted the scheduling of a PET scan the following day, which ultimately revealed masses in her pancreas and liver indicative of pancreatic cancer.  After the longest 2 weeks ever – waiting for further appointments and then evacuating Florida due to Hurricane Irma – the results of a subsequent biopsy further identified the type of pancreatic cancer.  

Last week, Carol & Joe met with a pancreatic oncologist at the Mayo Clinic and devised a plan for treatment, which will commence with chemotherapy and also include genetic testing.  Carol begins her first round of chemotherapy September 20th.  

Please keep Carol and Joe in your thoughts and prayers. 

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


Good Morning All,

Bernadette, a member of the Alumni Office Team and a Blessing to all of us, asks for our prayers for her Dad, Carl Bauer. Mr. Bauer will be undergoing extensive surgery tomorrow, Wednesday, to remove cancerous tumors from his Esophagus and Lymph Nodes. He will be in ICU for a number of days and may need to stay in rehab for some time to heal. He will then need to undergo Radiation for another tumor that is inaccessible through surgery. Please raise the volume as we pray for a successful operation, full recovery and restoration of his body. We pray that the surgeon’s hand is guided by God’s Healing Hand. Please keep Bernadette and her Family in your prayers as well.

Thank you. God Bless.

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) 

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