Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known,
that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help,
or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, My Mother.
To thee do I come, before Thee I stand,
sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in Thy Mercy,
hear and answer me.
Mary, Mother of Sorrows, share your comfort and consolation with those of our Immaculate Heart of Mary family who have begun this new year in grief, as they mourn the passing of their loved ones: Dr. William “Bill” Passinault, grandpa of Beth and husband to former IHM teacher, Mary; Mike and Laura Dunlap’s brother-in-law, David Knedzicky, who passed leaving a wife and eight children; Mr. Henry J. Lemmens, father of Dawn Rosser and grandpa to Jude and Eden. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Mary, Mother of the Suffering, lend your maternal care for those carrying the cross of illness – spiritual, mental, emotional or physical – and by your example, may we be prompted to assist them with our prayers and acts of service: Mr. Ted Gerrard, dad of Frances, recovering from heart surgery; Mrs. Suanne Stay, mother of Colin, navigating the road of chemotherapy treatments in preparation for breast cancer surgery; Mrs. Bridget Graham, mom of Finn, Frannie and Charlie, recovered from breast cancer surgery and now also traversing a plan of chemotherapy; little Isabella K., IHM second grader who, with the constant prayers and support from her teacher and classmates, is successfully recovering from leukemia; Sr. Karen Werra, Aunt of Mrs. Karen DeChant, convalescing at St Ann’s Home from a stroke; and Mrs. Wendy Kuzma’s mother, Diane Baker, who finished her race and met her Savior face to face Friday, January 14 — we pray for her soul and for Mrs. Kuzma’s family.
Mary, Mother of Hope, protect the pregnancies and make for healthy deliveries of: second grade teacher, Mrs. Rachel O’Hearn, pregnant with their first child; IHM mom, Mrs. Brandy Iacopelli, expecting their third; IHM mom, Mrs. Danielle Walsh, expecting Walsh number five; IHM alum and daughter of preschool aide Mrs. Maria Weber, Amanda Williams, due with their first child; daughter-in-law of Mrs. Colleen Lowe, Molly Lowe, expecting their first child; IHM Youth Ministry team member, Ashley David Beers, expecting their first child; Mrs. Lauren Snyder, expecting Snyder number four; and a few other mothers still too early to announce!
Mary, Mother of Cana, bless the upcoming nuptials of IHM alum and substitute teacher, Mr. Michael Jacobs, and his fiancé, Marianne Brown. Pray they enjoy a faithful and fruitful life together.
Mary, Mother of Joy, pray for and protect the vocations-in-formation of our seminarians and for our women religious: Deacon David Jameson, preparing for his priestly ordination this June; Stephen Jakubowski, Temporarily Professed Seminarian Congregation of Holy Cross, Notre Dame, moving ever closer to his ordination; Peter Wasinski, fourth year at St. Thomas Seminary, Minnesota; Greg Wasinski, first year at St. Thomas Seminary, Minnesota; Sr. Mary Rose Thomas, Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. With a mother’s care, lead more young men and women from our parish to hear the call and be certain of their vocation, whether to the single life, married life, priestly vocations, or women’s religious life.
St. John Mary Vianney, patron saint of priests, bless and protect our own Fr. Troy Nevins with good health in mind and body. Grant him a sustained spirit of gratitude and the fortitude needed to serve his ever-growing parish family.
Mary, Mother of us all, take the merits of our joys, works, prayers, and sufferings of this day and apply them to the soul or souls in most need. We know your generosity cannot be outdone! Show us how we are to be Christ’s hands and his feet this day to those who are hungry, hurting, or in despair. Attend quickly to those who will die this day, especially those who will die alone.
We love you and entrust our lives and the lives of our family to your perfect care.