St Mark the Evangelist Council #7613

Prayer Requests

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Please include those identified below in your prayers. The prayer requests described below have been submitted by brother Knights. Each request remains here for one month.

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Submitted on Friday, April 19, 2024 for:
Fwd: 4/18/24: Prayers Requested By Barbara Cox for her Beloved Spouse, Bill Cox - Fighting An Infection

Dear Prayer Warriors,
UNITE!!!
I spoke with Barbara Cox this evening, as she had contacted me, for ask the Prayers Warriors...and all...
to pray for her husband, Bill. Some of you may have read the many very thoughtful Reflections, Bill has shared
with us, through the ACTS Community Emails. If you have, I am sure that you can appreciate his keen incites they
are very heartwarming, and filled with hope.

The doctors are running tests to pinpoint and determine the correct course of treatment. Barbara will update us,
when decisions have been made, to help Bill fight his infection.

In the meantime, let us storm the Heavens with Healing Prayers, for our Brother-In-Christ, Bill Cox.

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 for:
Update On Bill Cox

Dear ACTS Community,

There have been so many people praying for and inquiring about Bill Cox's hospitalization. I am so grateful that our brother, Mike Pattillo, was gracious enough to share the following update with us:

"Our dear friend and spiritual leader, Bill Cox, after a very challenging few days fighting sepsis and near death is showing us the power of faith and prayer.
Early this morning Bill was able to recognize and acknowledge the medical staff’s directions. His sepsis has dropped from 3 to 1. Among other improvements, his nurse intimated that things are looking much better and he could possibly be off the intubation soon.
Bill has a ways to go, but with continued prayers, we hope to once again be fed by his beautiful spiritual writings."

Mike Pattillo

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 for:
Funeral Arrangements and Obituary for Brother Ambrose "Sam" Szalwinski

For Sam's Friends and Family

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 for:
Prayers Requested for our Sister-In-Christ - Alicia Silvino-Trevino - Breast Cancer

Dear Prayer Warriors,
URGENT PRAYERS REQUESTED!!

Yes...Our Cup Runneth Over. Recently, we have been offering prayers for many among us...and, yes...
we have been asked to offer even more. I received the following message from Alicia Silvino-Trevino over the Holy
Week, when the Church was closed to meetings on our usual Friday meetings.
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"Hello Velma, This is Alicia, and I would like to know if I can have a blanket (Lapghan)that your group Crochets.
I have Breast Cancer and need support to get through this life experience.
Please let me know if I can receive one. Alicia"
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I answered with an immediate YES!! I let Alicia know that I would start my prayers for her, and would check for a
Lapghan, in the colors she like. I also promised that I would ask our Prayer Warriors to join me, in prayer, for her and
for her family.
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Update: Alicia texted me, that she, now, has a date, for her Surgery. It will be on April 18.
She says: "I NEED ALL THE PRAYERS I CAN GET, IN LETTING MY CHILDREN KNOW THAT I HAVE BREAST
CANCER.
THIS WILL BE A DIFFICULT CONVERSATION FOR MY KIDS, BUT I WOULD'NT BE ABLE TO
HIDE MY ILLNESS.
THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS HELPING ME WITH GENUINE SUPPORT AND CARE. ALICIA"

Submitted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 for:
Urgent: Diane Maes, Requesting Prayers for Her Husband James' Brother, Ken Maes

"Good morning, Velma. I'm calling upon you and our Saint Mark prayer warriors to please pray for my brother-in-law,
Ken Maes. He's suffering from congestive heart failure and the doctors can do no more. The doctors call it "end of life".
Ken has asked to be moved out of the hospital and into hospice at home. His wife, Pat, also needs prayers for strength
and peace of mind. Ken is my husband's older brother and the last surviving brother besides my husband.
Thank you for all you do, my sister in Christ, Velma.
Blessings to all,
Diane Maes

Submitted on Monday, April 8, 2024 for:
Prayers Requested by Mary-Catherine Gomez, for Her Beloved Husband, Gaspar - Heart Test Results

Dear Prayer Warriors,
UNITE!!!EmojiEmojiEmojiEmoji
I received the following Prayer Request from Mary-Catherine Gomez, this evening. Please read on, and...
I ask that you will join me... in offered prayer.
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"Velma, My husband saw the Cardiologist yesterday (Thursday)for test results. He was scheduled for an
emergency Heart Cath, today (Friday). Now, they are getting authorization for him to have a Stent put in, next week.
Can you send out a prayer request? - Thanks. Mary-Catherine Gomez."
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Of course, I said "Yes", and it is my hope, that you, too, will join me, in prayer.

Submitted on Monday, April 8, 2024 for:
Urgent Prayer Request from Linda Eblen for Her Friend and Neighbor's Husband, Rod Enlow - Battling Leukemia

Dear Prayer Warriors,

Unite in Prayer!!!
I received the following exchange of messages from Linda Eblen, a member of our Women's Guild. She has given me
permission to use her words to explain the need for prayer, for her friend and neighbor, Jan Enlow's husband, Rod.

Linda writes..."Good Evening, Velma. This is Linda Eblen, I have a special request, in honor of a special neighbor and friend.
Rod Enlow has been battling Leukemia for almost five years, and has reached the point of suffering thru extremely painful
Chemo treatments, stem cell, and platelet treatments. I would like to present him with one of the Crochet Blankets from your
Ministry. The color does not matter. I think this and continued prayers will lift his spirits tremendously. Please let me know if I
can get one. Thank you, so much. Linda Eblen."

Submitted on Monday, April 8, 2024 for:
Requesting Prayers for Sam Szalwinski

Dear ACTS Community,

I received a text from Brian Nelson encouraging our ACTS Community to pray for our ACTS brother, Sam Szalwinski. Brian didn't mention any specifics, but he did emphasize, "He just needs prayers."

So please join me in prayers for Sam. Dear Lord, we ask you to bless this wonderful and God fearing man, who has meant so much to our parish. Please keep him in good health. We ask you this in the name of Jesus Christ.

Submitted on Monday, April 8, 2024 for:
Urgent Prayer Request for Marci Bonilla - Undergoing Lung Transplant Wednesday, 03 April 2024

Our ACTS sister Marci Bonilla got the phone call this morning that new lungs are available for her. Surgery is planned at 3 o’clock today. Please storm the heavens with prayer for her doctors, a perfect surgery and perfect healing.
Marci has also asked us to pray for the donor and his/her family. May God bless this family in their time of grief and wrap His arms of comfort around them.

In God’s perfect Will,
Jennifer Tollette

Submitted on Monday, April 8, 2024 for:
Prayers Answered - Leo Forget

As you might remember, last September, our dear ACTS brother, Leo Forget, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney, ureter and part of his bladder. Well today, Leo's wife, Nancy, sent us this follow up message of thanksgiving. Please read:

"Hey Marty, this is a message of thanksgiving!
We got news of results of Leo’s CAT scan, reporting no cancer present. Praise God!
Faith speaks softly in our lives, with patience and trust that ‘All the time’ God is listening.
Leo will continue his treatments for 2-3 months longer. If you know him, you know that he has and will push forward daily to serve God.

Thanksgiving for all the prayers and love from our faith community for this intention,"

Leo and Nancy

Submitted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 for:
Prayer Request - Juan Rene Zamora Inbox

All,
My Father In Law was admitted to the hospital for heart complications last night and is undergoing a procedure at this moment. He is part of the clergy family and serves as a Deacon for Queen of Peace in Harlingen, TX. The power of pray is so strong, can this community please keep my Father In Law in your prayers. His name is Juan Rene Zamora.

Thank you and God Bless You!

YBIC,
David Hinojosa

Submitted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 for:
Bob Gilson - Out of Hospital and Now In Rehab Center

Dear ACTS Community,

Pete Blozis would like to inform our ACTS Community about his friend and fellow ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) group member, Bob Gilson. Please read Pete's message:

Fellows ROMEOs, Bob Gilson, who joins us for our ROMEO breakfasts on Wednesdays, was taken to the hospital last week for a serious case of Gall bladder and blood infection.

He spend several days in the hospital and has now been taken to the Coronado Rehab center in Stone Oak.
He can receive visitors and I have provided the address below.

If you can't visit, please take a couple of minutes to give Bob a call and maybe even tell me a joke.

His mobile phone number is 210-386-1113


Coronado Rehab of Stone Oak
19638 Stone Oak Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78258

Please keep Bob in your prayers!

Submitted on Thursday, March 28, 2024 for:
Repose soul of Juan Nunez, brother of Lucia Martinez

Requested by Master Javier Martinez and his mother, Lucia Martinez

Submitted on Thursday, March 28, 2024 for:
Sandy Martinez, serious pregnancy complications

Requested by Master Javier Martinez. Sandy is his daughter

Submitted on Monday, March 25, 2024 for:
3/20/24: Urgent Request from Deacon Steve and Marilyn Marques for their Beloved Son, Chris Marques -Facing Double Surgery

I received a phone call this afternoon, requesting urgent prayers, from Deacon Steve Marques. He and Chris's mom, Marilyn,
are in need of our prayers for their Son, Chris. Christopher (Chris) has been scheduled for double surgery. His doctors
are testing Chris for what procedures they will need to use.

Deacon Steve will update us, as soon as the decisions are made. So, at this time, I ask that we would just send up our prayers
to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for Chris's healing. I believe that Jesus, his Mother, Mary, and all the Angels and Saints
have gathered near to Chris and his family, and are watching over them. We ask for Comfort, Faith, and the power of prayer,
for this family and all who know and love Chris. Deacon Steve and his family are longtime members of our St. Mark's family.
Let us hold them up, as they have held us up, over the years. Some of you may have known this family much longer that I have,
but they have always been a beacon of light, in my time at St. Mark's, and we have worked on many beautiful ministries and
fundraisers together, for the good of the church, and all who have been in need.