Prayer Network

The Annunciation Parish Prayer Network offers support to parishioners and the community through the power of prayer. Anyone is welcome to make a prayer network request for a special intention. See the bottom of this page to find out how to submit a request. 


Please add Jim to the prayer chain  Jim was Chris' boss for many, many years.  He was the sort of boss that valued his employees every single day and fiercely went to bat for them if anyone challenged their work.  Chris and Jim had the utmost respect for each other and became life-long friends. Jim is gravely ill and hospice has been called in.  Please pray for Jim that God hold him in His hands for whatever journey is before him in the next few days, weeks or months.  Please also keep Jim's wife, children and friends, including my Chris, in your prayers as they deal with this tragic turn of events.  Thank you!

A request from Andrea Tepool: Please pray for my brother, Eddie Kiefer. Two years ago he had an accidental fall and hit his head on concrete, which caused a head bleed. He has not been well since and  has been taken to the hospital this morning.

Please add my friend. Diane Purnell to the prayer list. She has recently been diagnosed with acute leukemia and has been referred to the IU Medical Group  in Indianapolis for treatment.

Please add my niece Meg and my friend Jon to your prayers. They are both going through their second cancer experience and all that entails.

A request from Maria McClure:  Please pray for my cousins, Jake and Jessica Kirsch.  Jessica is 23 weeks pregnant with twins.  Baby boy is doing great, but baby girl has enlarged ventricals of the brain and MRIs show parts of her brain are deteriorating. In addition, she has other issues with not receiving enough nutrients or oxygen.  Doctors are concerned she may not survive or if she does, she will have major complications. Please keep this family in your prayers during this emotional time, as they have difficult days ahead.

Please add a co-worker, Tim, who has been battling stomach cancer. He thought he was well enough to return to work but after only 3 days back, ended up back in the hospital with a blood infection.

Diana Braun requested prayers for Marc, the son of a friend, who needs help discerning his future. Please pray that he does what is best for him.

Tony Neumann requested prayers for a friend, Terry Wildman. She has had two strokes and is need of prayers for healing.

A request from Andrea Tepool: Please request prayers for my brother Edward Kiefer.   A couple years ago he fell while playing ball with his grandson.  He had a head bleed at that time.   He has had a partial seizure  now (because he did not shake etc, ) He is still in a very bad condition .   The medication does not seem to be doing well.

Please pray for Al and Shirley Gretler and their family. Shirley is very ill at home. She is under hospice care.

Your prayers are requested for Larry Owen, who passed away this morning. He was my husband Brad's sweet dad and for me the best father-in-law in the world. Please keep our family in your prayers! Thank you, Mary-Beth and Brad Owen

Please request prayers for my friend Bettye Stevenson. She has been in the hospital with a very bad case of Pneumonia.

Sarah Vinnedge requested that her mother, Joan Melchoirs be added to the prayer chain. Joan has had a recent hospital stay and is now going back to Pine Haven Nursing Home. She is requesting healing prayers for Joan. 

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for my friend whose husband has been admitted to the hospital in serious condition. She just lost her mother 3 weeks ago and now this. I pray God heal him and give her strength.

Please pray for Mary and Jim Kleeman and their friends who were all in Florida celebrating Jim’s birthday, when their condo deck collapsed injuring everyone.  Jim suffered a  broken leg that required surgery.   Jim and Mary are friends who belong to St . John’s in Newburgh.

Please ask everyone to pray for a friend and her husband. Both are in bad health anyway, and now he has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia. 

Helen Board requested prayers for her two nieces, who are sisters, Deanna Reynolds and Lisa Rheinhardt, who were both diagnosed with cancer recently. Please pray for their healing.

Joanne Altstadt has two requests:
     Please pray for her son David who goes back to Louisville on Thursday for a recheck of his brain tumor.  Please pray that the tumor has not grown.
    Joanne also asks for  prayers for a special intention.

Also your prayers are requested for a friend who has suffered a massive stroke. Please pray for his healing and also for strength for his wife and children.

Mary Bitter requests your prayers for 2 special intentions.





E-mail your request to Mary-Beth Owen at or Andrea Tepool at You can also call Andrea to make a request at 812/476-9562. Prayer network members commit to offer prayers for these intentions; If you would like to be a prayer network member, please contact Mary-Beth or Andrea to be added to the group.