Christ the King & Holy Spirit Churches | 3010 E Chandler Ave, Evansville, IN 47714

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. 


Our Parishioner, John Reiplinger, is requesting prayers for his surgery on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. Please pray for a successful surgery and recovery.
Our parishioner, Ann Winiger, is requesting prayers for her son, Eric Winiger, who will be having serious foot surgery  (possible amputation)  tomorrow morning Saturday, April 2. Please pray for a successful surgery and recovery.
April 2022
Ellen Hegeman is requesting prayers for a very good friend, Don Hohimer, who is undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer and will be having surgery at the end of May. Please pray for a successful surgery and healing.
Our parishioner, Ann Winiger requests prayers for her son Eric Winiger for his disability eligibility would be confirmed.
Our parishioner, Donna Kavanaugh asks for prayers for her brother-in-law who is now in palliative care.
Our parishioner, Cathy Spindler needs prayers for her second surgery that will take place on Friday, March 25.
Our Parishioner Ron, is having health issues and requests prayers for healing and comfort.

Please pray for a friend of mine who will be undergoing medical tests. Please pray for the results to be positive. Grant God's comfort and healing presence during the tests.
Please pray for Cathy Spindler who will be going into surgery tonight. Please pray for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
Ellen Hegeman is asking to please add a good friend, Robert Head, to the prayer list. He has serious heart failure and was recently diagnosed with kidney failure needing dialysis. He will be seen in Louisville this week for evaluation of possible treatment options including kidney and heart transplants. Please pray for the development of the best treatment plan.

Our parishioner, Martha Diedrich, is asking for prayers for her daughter Monika Smith. Monika recently broke her arm and needs prayers for healing. She has been having many health issues since she had COVID. Please pray for Monika's healing.

Also Martha's sister Elizabeth Peak is in the hospital and she is asking for prayers for good results from her medical tests.
Please continue your prayers for Esther Petrig, mother of Diana Dewig. Please pray for her comfort and peace.

Our parishioner,  Seanna Russell is requesting prayers for her best friend, who is in the hospital. Please pray for healing and strength. She would like prayers for herself to help her with a job interview this Friday.

Diana Dewig is asking for prayers for her mother, Esther Petrig, Please pray for strength and healing for Esther.

Please pray for a parishioner who is going to Indy to have tests done for his cancer. Please pray for healing and recovery.

Linda Becker is asking for prayers for her sister Renee Davis who has stage 4 ovarian cancer. Please pray for comfort and peace to Renee and her family.

Our Parishioner, Angela Mobley, is wanting prayers for her son-in-law Cody Buse, who will be having surgery today. Please pray for a successful surgery and no complications.

March 2022

Let us all pray for the people of Ukraine and for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Ruthie wanted to thank everyone for the prayers and asks for prayers of thanksgiving as her health improves.

Kristy Davidson is asking to please pray for my sister’s sister-in-law, Sherri, to make a peaceful transition to be with our Lord. She is in hospice care and is nearing her final hours.

Ruthie Townes has asked for prayers this week as she is undergoing some medical tests on Wednesday February 16 at 10 am at St. Vincent's Hospital. Please pray that the physicians can determine how best to provide her with needed care.

Our Parishioner, John Reiplinger, is asking for prayers for his upcoming surgery on Feb. 18. Please pray for a successful surgery and a full recovery and also prayers for the surgeon, Dr. Cherukupalli. This is a last step in order to save his leg. Please keep him in your prayers all week.

Please pray for Andrea Tepool who is in the hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday. Andrea was one of the founders of the prayer chain. Please pray for Andrea and her family.

Mary Ellen Posthauer rewests prayer for her granddaughter, Heather, who has agreed to foster an 11 year old girl who needs a kidney transplant. Pray that the child will receive a kidney and recover.

February 2022

Ruthie Townes, our parishioner, wanted to thank everyone for the prayers for her brother William Bradley Trimble. He passed away on January 13, 2022.

Emily Smith is asking for prayers for my elderly aunt’s last days here on earth. She is a Sister with Sisters of Charity in Nazareth, Kentucky. 

Please pray for a friend’s daughter Kim. She is in the hospital and very close to being put on a ventilator.

John Reiplinger is asking for prayers: 
Please pray for "vascular healing in my legs and if amputation is necessary that I will heal from that surgery".

Our parishioner, Sarah Vinnedge, asked to have prayers for her husband, John Vinnedge, who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Please pray for healing and strength for John.

Becky Loehr, our parishioner is asking for prayers: Please add a family to the prayer chain.  They are dealing with several immediate family members having medical issues:  a liver disease, MS, dementia, special needs adult, broken back and wrist due to a fall plus possible covid.  All of this at one time.  They are such a kind couple who try and help everyone they can but even this is starting to stretch them beyond their limits.  

Please pray for our parishioner, Helen Hardesty. She fell and broke ribs and was in the hospital. Please pray for her recovery.

Also please keep Deacon John in your prayers, his surgery has been postponed due to a COVID diagnosis. Please pray for his recovery.

January 2022

Our parishioner, Jeanette Scheller,  called to ask for prayers for her daughter-in-law's mother, Marilynn Blunck. Marilynn was just diagnosed with breast cancer. Please pray for her healing and peace during her treatment.

Our parishioner, Pat Borst, is asking for prayers for peace of mind and good results from the test she will be having on Thursday, April 29.

Mae Russsler wants to thank everyone for their prayers, her surgery was successful! Please pray for her recovery and protection for her eyes.

Can you add my husband Paul Posthauer to the prayer list for a successful stent surgery on May 7 th. Thank you.
Mary Ellen

Our Parishioner, Arlene Fechtmeister is asking for prayers for hip surgery scheduled on April 27. Please pray for her doctors and a successful surgery and recovery.

A friend asked to pray for Mae Russler who will be having a corneal transplant Thursday, April 22. Please pray for her surgeon and for a successful surgery and recovery for Mae.

Also, thank you for your prayers for my mom, Anne DiGeronimo.  She passed away peacefully last week. Please keep our family in your prayers.
Thank you. Mary-Beth Owen

Jason and Lindsey Short, parents of Cruz Anthony Short request prayers.
Cruz was born premature on 07/20/2020 and was in Riley for six months before the parents were able to bring him home. He continues to have major health issues.
Yesterday Lindsey wrote: We are back in the ER due to Cruz having dangerous oxygen desaturations and apnea.
He was airflighted to Riley hospital. Just when I think that we’ve gotten through the worst of it... nothing prepares you for this.
Cruz made it safely to Riley ED. He had one event on the helicopter and again in the ED. They’ve increased his respiratory support and he is being admitted to PICU

Mary Greenwell wants to thank everyone for their prayers. She has completed her 4th Chemo treatment and from the latest scans things are looking positive. She has 2 more Chemo treatments left and then the scan to see where she goes from there. She is asking for continued prayers, they have been working! The doctor is amazed!

A parishioner asked for these requests:For a young child suffering from mental illness.
For family members who have become confused and doubtful in their faithjourney.

From Maury & Kevin Reising: Please pray for relatives who are in a difficult situation and that there will be a good solution for them..

Rita Fairchild is asking for prayers for her sister's husband Dennis Chambers, who lives in Colorado. He has been ill for a bit and no one can find the cause. Please pray that the doctors can find out what is wrong with him very soon.

A request from parishioner Jaclyn Grogan:  Please pray for my dad, Jerry Muensterman, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

 A request from Mike David: Please pray for my friend Robin who is battling Stage 3 breast cancer.

This is an update of my neighbor who has cancer. He is finishing his last round of chemo. His platelets are low and they are trying to build them up. If they come up he is going to St Louis on March 23 for stem cell treatments. Please continue to pray for him. He said his cancer isn't curable but it is treatable. He believes God has his back.Thank you, Jennie

Sienna Wood has asked that she be placed on our prayer chain for her health concerns, particularly her heart, and also the fact that her brother Matthew "Woody" Wood (54 years old) died on December 27, 2020, and she is grieving his passing. Also keep her mother, Sue Sandefur, in prayer as well because she too is grieving the death of her son, Matthew. 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of our parishioner Bill Wittgen, who passed away today.   Keep his wife Mary Ann, daughter Karen Cain and son Don in your prayers.

A request from Becky Loehr:
Please pray for Chris’ aunt.  She has been put on a ventilator and  is fighting pneumonia. 

Mary Greenwell is requesting prayers for her recovery. She will be starting Chemo on Thursday, Feb. 4. Please pray for Mary.

Please add Laurie Karges to your prayers.  She is hospitalized with Covid and is in critical condition. Please pray for healing for her and pray also for her family during this very difficult time. 

I was asked by a friend to ask you to pray for her friend, Doug, and his wife, Trisha. Trisha, who has cancer, is entering hospice today. Thank you. Ellen

Please pray for a friend of mine who is having open heart surgery on Monday, March 1. 

Please pray for my nephew's grandfather-in-law. He has been put into a medically induced coma because of Covid. Also pray for his son who is having a difficult time coping with this.

Please pray for one of my children who is having a flare up of an auto immune  condition and is having significant pain and discomfort because of it. Thank you so much.
Ellen Hegeman

Becky Alvey called to ask for prayers for her mother, Betty Alvey, who is in hospice and actively dying. Please pray for Betty and her family.

Please pray for Rita Koressel, who is in hospice care.

Julie Rosario: I wanted to also share with the group that I've been praying for whoever will be the next Evangelization Coordinator at Annunciation Parish. May those weighing in on the decision all see what is needed in the next candidate and who will best aid in the conversion of hearts. May the parishioners, with the help of staff, continue to seek holiness, Christian fraternity, and the will of God when prompted to risk more, respond more, and appreciate the work of the Holy Spirit more. 

May-Beth Owen: A dear friend of mine, a kindergarten teacher at Joshua Academy, whose mom was killed in a car accident last night in
Pennsylvania and her grandma and grandpa who are critically injured and may not survive.  They were on their way to a family member's funeral. Her sweet mom was also a good friend of mine whom we often called "an angel on earth." Please pray for strength for this family who are devastated by this loss.

Diana Braun: Please pray for my sister's neighbor, 17 year old, Lily Weaver who has relapsed with Ewing Sarcoma again (third time).  Please pray for healing for Lily and comfort for her family, they have been through so much and are devastated by this news.

A request from Deacon John McMullen: Mark Oliver, husband of Debbie Oliver, needs our prayers. He is a bicyclist and had a weird spell yesterday morning and he had another odd spell and was flown to Indianapolis last night. They found two blood clots. He is doing much better but has a lot of tough times ahead. Please keep praying for Mark and Debbie and all the doctors and other health care professionals taking care of Mark.  God is doing wonders as always. 

Please pray for Ralph Burklow, for healing, peace and comfort as he is in hospice care.

A request from Maury Reising: Please add me to the prayer list for my upcoming scan on May 13th. Thank you!!

Please pray for those receiving First Communion at Annunciation Parish as well as their families. May they be filled with Jesus’ presence and carry Him out into the world. 

Please pray for a friend of the parish who will be taking her baby daughter to Riley Hospital this week to see if she needs any treatment/procedure. 

Please pray for strength for the family of Ted Ziemer, whose funeral is today, 4/16/19. Ted was a icon of generosity, leadership, and faith in our community. Keep his wife Clare, and his children Ellen and Scott Stratman, Ted and Lisa Ziemer, and Kate and Matt Cavallero and all their children in your prayers.

A request from Julie Rosario: Please remember Jane and Keith Boyles, parents of parishioners Abbie Mitchell and Annie Furr. Both Jan and Keith have heart issues and Jane will have a procedure on April 17. They request a successful surgery and healing. 

A request from  Becky Loehr: Please add Mary to your prayers.  She’s 93 and had a minor injury on her foot a few months ago.  Unfortunately, they have not been able to heal that area and now she’s facing losing a portion of her foot, all of her foot or the leg up to her knee.  Please say a prayer for Mary that she begins healing without surgery and for her son to make the right choice if the worse is presented to them.  In the end, help them all accept God’s perfect will as they walk this difficult journey.  

A request from Donna and Skip Kniese: Please add our friend Paul to your prayers. He is having surgery tomorrow for his cancer. 

A parishioner is requesting prayers for a friend had a seizure on Thursday. He is in ICU and several lesions were found on his brain. He has had lymphoma for years and has lived very well in spite of the disease.  We are asking for prayers that the lesions are not cancerous and that he has a full recovery.

A request from Julie Rosario: Please pray for the Varner family of Newburgh, especially Jennifer who is a friend of parishioners. Both her husband and daughter died in one day. May she find comfort and peace.

A request from Fr. Alex:  I’m asking for prayers for a man with Parkinsons who is struggling to find peace with God.

A request from Deacon John McMullen: Luke Deweese, the son of Drs. Deweese has experienced an illness that he needs prayer...also keep his parents and siblings in prayer.

Please pray for a parishioner who is to have surgery on Friday, March 22 at noon. May the surgeon have a steady hand and may recovery be swift.

A request from Julie Rosario:
Please pray for those struggling with infertility or complications during pregnancy. Several local ladies and friends of the parish have been seeking help from Napro and OB experts to diagnose problems and remain open to the life God freely gives. Please pray that whatever the outcomes, that they find comfort within their marriages and from the community.


A request from Deacon John McMullen: Please pray for (J) a parishioner's mother whose cancer has unfortunately returned requiring aggressive and harsh chemo treatments immediately. Prayers for her strength and for successful treatments. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, and devoted Catholic.

A request from Ellen Hegeman: Please add Brian, a friend of my daughter, to the prayer list. He was just hospitalized yesterday for end stage cancer. Please pray for an easy pain free passing. The end is near.

A request from Pam Miller: Please pray for my friend’s son. He had his eye removed last week. It had been injured years ago but became infected and needed to come out.

A request from Becky Loehr: The mother of a dear friend of mine is having triple bypass surgery.  

2 requests from Becky Loehr: The first is for a 94 year old woman who is having some serious health issues.  Please pray that if in God’s perfect will it’s time for her to go home that she is granted a peaceful passing. The second is for a husband who is bi-polar and hospitalized yesterday.  After he’s on his medicine for a while, he feels that he can handle it on his own and quits taking the very thing that keeps him under control.   Please say a prayer for him that he realizes the only way to live the rest of his life is with the medication that helps.  Pray too for his wife who is now considering divorcing him after years and years of care through difficult times.  She’s reached her breaking point.  And finally for their children – one in high school and the other grade school.  The toll it’s taken on them will live on throughout their adulthood.  This family needs prayers desperately.  They’re not parishioners and not even Evansville residents but please --- our healing prayers can travel over any distance to reach their hearts.

A request from Diana Braun: Leslie Flittner is requesting prayers for God's healing hand to be upon her and for the doctors to figure out what's wrong and fix it.

Mary Biever called to ask for prayers for her husband Richard's Mother, Margaret Biever who had a heart attack. She died Feb. 23, 2019. May her soul rest in peace.

Please pray for an Annunciation School Family that has recently lost their home. They have very young children and need to find housing. Please pray they will find a safe place to stay quickly. 

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for my niece. She is in St Vincent ICU. She has pneumonia and hepatitis. She is also battling cancer. Her name is Jennifer.  

Our parishioner Maury Reising requested prayers for a good scan result which will take place in Mid-February.

A request from Pam Miller: Please pray for my friend Jan who is having breast cancer surgery tomorrow afternoon. Also please pray for Linda who had back surgery. Her doctor said she is not healing as fast and as well as she should.

A request from Julie Rosario: Please pray for all of those preparing for sacraments in the coming weeks: First Communicants, adults in RCIA, and the sophomores who are seeking Confirmation. May friends and family provide a presence welcome to all stages of growth, model a thriving love of life, and invite them into a place of ongoing support and encouragement. May the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit be visible in these people and all who they meet.

Please pray for Jon Golding’s older sister who is in the hospital with complications from a heart procedure. 

Camilla Moeller requests prayers for her husband Jerry. Please pray for improved health and good results from tests.

A request from Diana Braun: A parishioner, who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, is asking for prayers for a positive outcome.

A request from Fr. Alex : Please pray for April Hamilton who is going through a battle with cancer and could really use prayers, a miracle, something.  She’s been fighting this for a long time and has taken a turn for the worse.... but she has young kids and she’s not ready to leave them.  

Request: Please pray for 30 year old Anna Norquist from South Bend. A healthy former gymnast, she suddenly became ill and was diagnosed with Toxic shock syndrome and is fighting for her life at IU Med Center. She has had 10 surgeries in the past two weeks to amputate her right arm, left leg,  and tomorrow her left hand.  They hope to save her right leg, but aren’t sure.  Doctors have no idea how she developed the infection.   Please pray for Anna, her family, the doctors and medical staff, who are all dealing with this unimaginable tragedy.

Request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for my grandchildren's father who was just diagnosed with cancer of the groin. They think it is in his bones. He is having further test this week. Their mother has abandoned them and he is their life line.

Louise Carter, daughter of our parishioner, Jim Lambert,  is requesting prayers for a complete recovery for Jim.

A request from Becky Loehr: Please pray for 10 year old Charlie.  He recently broke his leg and when they were setting the bone, they discovered that he has Osteosarcoma (bone cancer).   He has a long road in front of him that will begin at the end of this month.  Please pray that the doctors will be able to remove the cancer and that it hasn’t spread.  Thank you.

And a request from Diana Braun: Our parishioner, Rita Fairchild requests prayers for son, Patrick Fairchild, who is having health issues. He will be starting tests this week. Please pray for good results.

Our parishioner, Paul Jones requested prayers for his wife Edna Jones, who was admitted to the hospital. Please pray for healing for Edna.

Please pray for a young mother recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Pray for her doctors to choose the best course of treatment and for her complete recovery.  And pray for courage and strength for her family as they go through her journey along with her.

 Please pray for the family of John and Gail Dunn, their daughters Holly and Heather and their families on the unexpected loss of their oldest daughter and sister, Kathy Dunn Jagielski.

 And prayers for all those traveling over this busy holiday; keep them safe and secure so families can celebrate and give thanks together tomorrow and throughout the weekend.

A special request from Becky Loehr: I’m asking for a prayer for one another on this incredible prayer chain.  This is a rough time of year for so many that we may be called upon more now than ever to ask for God’s comforting arms around many people.  Let’s say an extra prayer as often as we can for those people who believe they have no reason to celebrate the season.  People who are lonely or scared.  People who want so badly to buy all the special foods or gifts or the season but find that they just have to ‘get by’ once again.  So let’s say a prayer for one another.  A prayer that though we may be busy doing this and that ….. we take a moment each day thanking God for OUR treasures and asking Him to hold closely those who need it most.





E-mail your request to Mary Ellen Posthauer at Prayer network members commit to offer prayers for these intentions; If you would like to be a prayer network member, please contact Mary Ellen to be added to the group.