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, 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.

A request from Kristy Davidson: Please pray for good results from my biopsy.

A request from Becky Loehr: I’d like to ask for prayers for a man with irreversible health issues.  Please pray for him as he takes this long journey and for his family that they might have the strength and courage to walk beside him for as long as they can.

Please pray for the family of Deacon Francis Hillenbrand and Fr. Kenny Herr. Deacon Francis passed away on Saturday. He served Christ the King Church for many years. He was 97 years old and always had a joke for every occasion. Fr. Herr died November 12.

From Mary Helen Laval: Please pray for her cousin who lives in Thousand Oaks, California and had to evacuate her home last night due to the wildfires. Please pray that she and others in the path of this fire are spared from harm and destruction.  Please also pray for the victims, their families and friends of the horrific shootings in Thousand Oaks.

From Lynn Deputy: Please pray for the Indiana family who lost their three children at the bus stop this week.

From Pam Miller: Please add my son Andrew to the prayer list. He is having knee surgery Friday at noon.

A request from Ellen Hegeman for prayers for healing for her husband John.

A request for prayers for Addison Gilberg, daughter of Josh and Katie Gilberg. Addison was born at 25 weeks. Pray for her to grow bigger and stronger.

Please pray for those Confirmandi who will receive Confirmation in March. Those who will begin preparation as a group will be: Max Ante, Madeline Breivogel, Sydney Breivogel, Livia Cooley, Ava Edwards, Joseph Gutierrez, Patrick Stratman, Emma Horstman, Kyleigh Mayer, Omar Millan, Elizabeth Ossenberg, Cole Schnell, Olivia Seibert, Natalie Padilla, Kayla Srinivasan, Cherish Vasquez, Jacob Woebkenberg, and Eli Wuerth.

From Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for my niece's son. He has cirrhosis of the liver. Also, please pray for my friend that was in a serious car accident yesterday. The prognosis is not good.

A parishioner, Paul Jones, requested prayers for healing. He will be having neck surgery on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Please pray for a successful surgery and a complete recovery.

A request from Pam Miller: Please pray for my niece. She is having surgery tomorrow. Please pray for her surgical team as well.

A request from parishioners, Tom & Charleen Kaelin:  for healing and peace for Bill Gilbert who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Please pray for a parishioner who has an upcoming surgery. May God guide the surgeon as well as the healing process.

Parishioner Maury Reising requests prayers as she undergoes chemo treatment. Please pray for healing and strength.

A request from Mary Greenwell: She requests prayers for her daughter, Lynette Wixon, who has had some health issues recently. Please pray for healing.

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for a lady name Bubbles (nickname) who had  a Ventricular Assist Device yesterday while waiting for a heart transplant. She is 40 and has a strong family history of heart problems. 

A request from Becky Loehr: Please add Tony to the prayer chain --- the father of a good friend of mine here at work.  Tomorrow he’ll have surgery --- please pray for the skillful hands of the surgeon and a quick and complete recovery for Tony.  I would also ask for prayers for my friend, Michelle and her family that they have peace in their hearts at this time.

For a young man in his teens battling brain cancer and complications while recovering from a related surgery.

Please pray for Bill Wittgen who is having some health issues.

A request from Becky Loehr: I’m asking for prayers for my sister’s father-in-law.  He’s been waiting over a month now for open heart surgery. They have considered him ‘high risk’ so please keep him in your prayers for any procedure and recovery.

A request from Becky Loehr: A few weeks ago I asked for prayers for Paul.  He has brain cancer and in tremendous pain.  Morphine every 15 minutes is not working.  Please pray that God relieves his pain and takes him home.  

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: I am asking for prayers for my husband who is having a difficult time and my daughter-in-law who is going through a battery of tests because she is in a lot of pain. Thank you for your prayers.

A request from Diana Braun: A parishioner, Maury Reising is requesting prayers for her surgery on July 12 and after-care/recovery.

Please pray for Betty Alvey.  She is currently struggling with pneumonia.

From Becky Loehr: Please pray for my friend Linda.   She is having gallbladder surgery.   

From Diana Braun: A parishioner requested prayers for a special intention for healing and good test results on a young college age young woman. 

From Julie Rosario: With all of the negative, harmful, and hurtful events happening near our southern border, let us offer up what we can for the leaders of our nation who have the responsibility of protecting and supporting the life of her citizens.  God, please help each individual citizen to tend to the needs of those seeking shelter in a violent world, in the way You would prefer. Let us offer up prayers for families who are dealing with separation and anxiety.  Let us offer up prayers for those who work for justice as well as for mercy in the toughest moments.  Let our nation see how to promote true peace, true unity, and true friendship. 

Also, please pray for two families suffering unimaginable tragedies: One family suffering the loss of their 4 week old baby girl when the dad was carrying her and fell and landed on her. Another family where the older brother stepped on the gas instead of the brake and ran over his 10 year old brother in their garage.  The boy has suffered horrific life-threatening injuries and underwent surgery yesterday at Vanderbilt.   Please pray for complete healing for this young boy and both of these families.  Thank you!

Please offer a prayer for all parishioners and friends of the parish who have experienced the loss of a child, especially families who have had miscarriages. May each one find comfort and healing presently and in the whole grieving process.

From Candice Hofmann: Continued prayers for Joanne Massey on her speedy recovery from her recent broken leg accident that required surgery with a titanium rod inserted in the bone.

From Julie Rosario: As many of our parishioners meet those beyond our parish community in their ministries, let us keep in mind those they meet. Let us pray especially for the ones with significant health problems and little accompaniment from family or friends. Let us also especially remember the ones who otherwise have no one praying for them.  And also,  a parishioner's spouse is in ill health and would appreciate prayers.

Your prayers are requested for Diana Braun who will be having surgery on Monday, June 4 at 7:45 a.m. Please pray for the surgeon and the whole surgical team, for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for her.

From Becky Loehr: Asking for prayers for my family.   My cousin Judy was just diagnosed with colon cancer and will be starting treatment.  The doctors found a mass behind her brother, Fred's, colon. Please pray for healing of Judy and Fred.

A request from Pam Miller: Please pray for my youngest granddaughter who was at school in Noblesville
where they had a shooting today. She is physically okay. Pray for all of those involved.

Deacon John asks for prayers of thanksgiving as he finished the interviews for his chaplain certification.  He will receive official notification of his certification in July.  He's thankful for all of the  support, encouragement, and prayers as he has prepared and comforted his clients so far.

Julie Ehrensbeck requests healing prayers for her father, Hugh Ahlering, as he recovers from a fractured pelvis.

A request from Diana Braun:  Our parishioner, Marge Angermeier requests prayers on behalf of her son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Dawn Angermeier.  Dawn's mother had a stroke. Please pray for healing for Dawn's mother.

Julie Rosario asks that we remember the following in your prayers:  A friend died in his sleep last week, leaving his wife Chiara and two young daughters.  Let us offer up the daily struggles for them as they grieve. May God inspire those closest to them to embrace them as they see how to navigate life in the coming weeks and years.

A request from Soozi Scheller: I need to make a decision to maintain or withdraw life support for Jane. Prayers please.

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: I have several people that I would appreciate prayers for. The first is my sister-in-law (whose husband just died in January). She is in the hospital with stage 4 renal failure. They are moving her to hospice care. The others are: Loretta in hospital for severe pain, Ronnie for eye surgery and Dave for eye surgery. Dave has already lost one eye and I ask prayers that they can save this other one. Thanks to everyone for your prayers.

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for a lady that was diagnosed with breast cancer and is having
a mastectomy on Wednesday. She lives in Louisville and works with my granddaughter. She has a young child.

A request from Jennie Bainbridge: Please pray for a gentleman by the name of Chuck who was just diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He can't have surgery until he has 45 days of chemo and radiation to shrink the tumor.

A request from Ellen Hegeman: I have a prayer request for a good friend of ours, Arrol, who was recently diagnosed with a head and neck cancer. Please pray for a good response to the chosen treatment regimen.

Please add to the prayer list the husband of a coworker. He was just diagnosed with prostate cancer and she (parishioner's coworker) is dealing with her own health issues.

Ann Britt is having heart surgery Monday and would appreciate prayers that all goes well.

Our Parishioner, Bill Nailin is back in the hospital and has asked for prayers from everyone on the prayer chain.

A parishioner asks for prayers for a grandaughter (5 months pregnant) who is having a problem with her pregnancy.

A parishioner, Paul Jones requested prayers for his wife and granddaughter. His wife,  Edna Jones,  has dementia and his granddaughter, Jamie Woebkenberg (28) has three young children and has just been diagnosed with MS.

Please pray for a young mom who is the victim of domestic violence and is struggling to make good decisions for herself and her traumatized children.

A request from Mary Britt: Please pray for me as I will be having some cardiac tests.

Fr. Alex has requested prayers for healing and strength for Jerry Moeller who has just received a cancer diagnosis.




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