Prayer Requests

ERC may 2010-17We offer this as an opportunity for us as a community to join together in prayer.  You are invited to share your joys, concerns and sorrows, asking for prayers of thanksgiving, support and/or comfort.  

To make an entry at this site, email your request to Ken Ripp at  Ken will then list your request (with date entered) in this space for as long as you would like it to appear.  Please make sure that anyone you are requesting prayers for is comfortable with the public nature of your request. You can also subscribe to prayer request updates by email.

January 27, 2018

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Prayers of comfort and support are requested for the family and friends of Tom Lilly. Tom, a long time member of Newman parish, died this morning. Through our prayers we ask God to welcome Tom into His eternal embrace. May the grief of his family and friends be eased knowing of our prayerful concern for Tom and for them.

January 15, 2018

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This prayer request is an update from Kathy Schultz regarding her brother. He had tests all day Friday in Rochester. Tests show that he is too weak to wait indefinitely for a heart or to survive the surgery. They want to implant a pump which will relieve the strain on his heart. Immediate goal is to get him stronger to handle the implant surgery. Please pray that the medical staff involved be guided to find the best treatment for Kathy’s brother. May Kathy and her entire family feel the support of Newman parish.

January 11, 2018

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Kay Magadance and her husband, Fred, ask for your prayers that God will bless them with hope, strength, and healing as Fred undergoes treatment for esophageal cancer. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

December 6, 2017

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Kathy Schultz is requesting prayers for her brother Mark. Her family just learned that he has been placed on a list at Mayo in Rochester for a heart transplant. Despite all the surgeries, treatments, and efforts of his doctors over the last 30 years, this is apparently the only option left. He will be 69 tomorrow. He was exposed to Agent Orange during his service in Vietnam. Blessings upon Mark, Kathy and her family.

September 18, 2017

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The following is a note and prayer of thanksgiving from Kathy Smith:
I just wanted to pass along my thanks and gratitude to the members of Newman for all the prayers during my recent surgery and recovery. All went well with the surgery and the recovery and I was cleared to return to normal activity and work last week. I am truly blessed to be a part of this Newman community. Thank you and blessings to all.

July 24, 2017

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I will be having surgery on Wednesday, July 26th. A mass was discovered. Thankfully, the preliminary test results showed that it was a non cancerous mass. If all goes well, I will be good as new in about 6 weeks. I would appreciate prayers of thanks and of hope for continued positive results. Thank you all so much. Blessings.
Kathy Smith

June 30, 2017

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Kathy Forer and her husband Jim, and family, would like to express their gratitude for all your prayers and thoughtful concern since a January 28th prayer request. Kathy’s treatment for Multi-Myleoma is progressing well. You can check on Kathy’s further progress by going to this address: With much appreciation and our prayers of blessing to each of you.
Kathy and Jim

June 29,2017

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Dear Newman Community,
Just wanted to let you know that Dave is home from his stay at Luther-Mayo Hospital and swing bed in Bloomer. He is doing well but full recovery will take 6-8 weeks. You have our prayers of gratitude and thanks for all your concern and especially your prayers. Carol and Dave Lindner

June 27, 2017

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Prayers are requested for Jerilyn Brost as she has entered into the last part of her earthly journey. Please also pray for comfort and peace for her husband, Jerry and their family during this time.

June 5, 2017

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Dave and Carol Lindner request prayers for healing, strength and comfort as Dave continues to recover from a severe case of pneumonia at Mayo-Luther hospital. All thoughts and prayers from their Newman family are greatly appreciated.