Saturday, May 16, 2020

Intercession and Prayers

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020

In this time of pandemic from COVID-19, we pray especially for all who are in danger by virtue of their labor, for all who have the virus or other related conditions and their family and friends, for Hampson Sisler, Althea Swift and Raul Chavez, and for all who need our prayers including Michael Sullivan (Angie's nephew) and his wife Mary who is due on June 8th, Karen Marchewka, Dennis Drap, Aida Carino, Etta Blagrove, Deacon Luis Rivera, Bill Randolph, Tracey Haranga, Bill Naedler, Betty Drislane, Juanita Rios, Bobby and Tina D’Amato, Lisa and Squire Osborne, James O’Keefe, Sylvia Tierney, Lara Pilla, Lynette Lewis, Claudette Buffalo, John Gore, Kimberly DeShon, Lisa Ferguson, Shelly Henderson, Anthony Giannone, Shaadira and Roland Smith, Wendy and Corey Maxwell, Cathi Venturini, Eileen Quinn, Carmen Hanchard, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson, a Postulant for diaconal ordination, and for ALL who are working in hospitals, nursing and group homes, including Anthony, Elaine, Amy, Mary and Olivia, for all who have lost their jobs and all of those who are struggling to pay their rent and other expenses, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for our President, Congress, Governors, Mayors and our country, for our first responders, especially Aaron, and for our last responders including Michael, for our military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.  And we pray also for all who are grieving the recent deaths of loved ones and friends, including all of us who are grieving the death of Ralph Tremonte from COVID-19, for Mary O'Neill (death of husband), Al DeFeo (death of his uncle Jim O'Neill), Mary Ann Walsh (death of her husband), Carol and Peter Walsh Sr. (death of Peter Sr.'s brother Robert Walsh), Peter Walsh Jr. (death of his uncle), Mary DeBride (death of her daughter), and Carrie Parkey (death of her brother).

We thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed on us and for those who have celebrated birthdays this week including Jan Valentine and Chris Michel Karsten, we rejoice in the birth of Nathan Henderson's new son, Nathan Jr., and for Aaron and Marsha McKinney's newest grandchild Mallory Williams, and we rejoice in those who are recovered from COVID-19, especially Naomi Henderson, Chris Craft, Emanuel and Frank Tabone, Carol Shoemaker and Mercedes ChavezAnchor, and we thank God for this neighborhood of Getty Square, all who live and work here, all who come here for goods and services, those who are homeless and hungry and for The Sharing Community and Westhab, The Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, and for Saint John's Riverside Hospital (who just celebrated 750 patients who have recovered from COVID-19), Saint Joseph's Hospital, and for all hospitals, nursing homes and group homes, and for all who work to help others and for all who pray for others.  We thank you also for all of the families and children who are able to work and study at home, and we pray for their good health, the blessings of time together, and the gifts of family and friends.

We pray for all the departed, includiAnchorAnchorng Ralph Tremonte who died on Friday, May 15, for our former curate The Rev. Rusty Hesse, Robert Walsh (Peter Sr.'s brother), former parishioners James O'Neill and Dorothy Wood Stone, Jane McGil (Karen Marchewka's best friend), Neil Parkey, former parishioners Margaret and Eugene Beachak, Marielou DeBride, Ray Kenny, and we pray for all who have died the world over from disease (especially COVID-19), war, terrorism and natural disasters.

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