Prayer Requests

This is where we can list people, situations, events, etc... that we would like to have prayed for.  Please submit your prayers and we will review and post them as quickly as possible. Send to <>


January 2015

Please put Lori O’Sullivan in prayers, she went to Florida with her husband John, and had an appendicitis attack. She is in the hospital down there and due to have surgery this afternoon.

God Bless / Carol Wolff

December 2014

Please add Deacon John Peterson to your prayer list as he recovers from surgery for a ruptured Achilles' tendon.

December 2014

Please keep Christ Taylor's mom in your prayers. She has had recent heart problems and is at home healing as Christy cares for her and her Dad as well.

November 2014

Please keep Florence Holloran, one of our new Cursillistas from St. Philip Benizi, in your prayers as Florence’s father passed away in November.

October 2014

Pat Sheridan's mother died in October. Pat just finished working the fall womens' weekend. Please keep Pat and her family in your prayers.


Stephen Meredith's brother died in October as well. He was working our men's fall weekend. Please keep Stephen and his family in your prayers.

 August 18, 2014

Please add Eric Towle (age 1) to your prayer list. Eric will undergo heart surgery at Boston General Hospital on August 21st to repair a hole in his heart.

Thanks and may God bless always! 

 Ray Towle

July 19, 2014

Please pray for Alice Stallings. She has been admitted to hospital Thursday. Her physician found out that she has a blood clot in her lungs.

Thank you and God bless!

Juney Meredith

May 28, 2014

Bill Clarke’s son in VA was killed in an automobile accident last Thursday. He is mourned by his wife, three sons and his mother and father. He was 48 years old. Needless to say they all are in the need of prayer. If you don’t know Bill did two presentations at Leaders School this winter. One was on listening and the other on Servant Leadership. I know he will appreciate your prayers.

Peace, Sr. Margaret

April 26, 2014

Tom Meeks made the last Men's weekend. Recently Tom has had a series of medical challenges. He had heart stents to open his arteries. After the surgery Tom experienced dizziness, he was returned to the hospital and a colonoscopy was performed. The exam showed tumors on both Tom's small and large intestines which are bleeding. Can we ask the Cursillo community to lift Tom and his family in prayer. Tom is a member of Christ the Redeemer Parish in Dawsonville.

Thank you,  Jim Gray

March 22, 2014

Please pray for Joe Cantello, who is still struggling to regain his health from another heart attack. I saw him this morning, and he is not feeling well. Joe came to Mass this morning but skipped Ultreya because he wasn't feeling well -- having a hard time breathing, and has asked for our prayers. Please pray for him!

Thank you and God bless you, Christy Taylor


January 25, 2014

Sr. Louis Sommer is in St. Louis for a meeting and has learned that her nephew, Ken who has battled cancer for a few years, is now in a St. Louis hospital with an obstruction in his intestines. They hope to dissolve it, but if not surgery will be needed today, please keep Ken in your prayers.

January 25, 2014

The mother of Deacon Tony Nerio passed away recently in El Salvador. Please add Tony, Laura and Tony’s family to your prayer list.

October 23, 2013

Please keep Jim Gray in your prayers as he undergoes hip replacement surgery tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for Jim, his surgeon, and a successful operation.

September 30, 2013

For the past ten days Gibbs Sanders (wife Carmen) has been in DeKalb Hospital. He went in when his appendix ruptured. He's had complications and is still in. He now has blood clots in both legs. Carmen said today he was a little better but he needs all our prayers. Thank you. Sister Margaret

September 2, 2013

Please continue to keep Scotti and Mike Statham, Cursillistas from SMM in your prayers.  As you know from my previous note, Scotti had a massive heart attack and her diagnosis was not good.  A few weeks ago, Scotti had a complete reversal of her doctor’s diagnosis.... 2 days ago she was moved to a rehab facility to get her back on her feet.  However, last evening Scotti took a turn for the worse. She is having difficulty breathing, and has been moved back to the hospital.  I have no other details, but Mike asked if I would contact all his Cursillista Prayer Warriors. Peace, Bev

August 25, 2013

Theresa and Bob Caldwell made their Cursillio about 5 or 6 six years ago. Bob passed away Thur. at Kendrick nursing home after a 4 month battle with having a liver and kidney transplant and the complications he had. Please keep the family in your prayers. We dearly miss him. Donna / St. Gabriel in Fayetteville

August 23, 2013

Please keep Dot Howard (Cursillista from St. Lawrence) and Bob McKeough (Cursillista from St. Gabriel) and their families in your prayers.  Their brother, Pat (57), was found dead outside his home in Alabama last Saturday.  After an autopsy was performed it was determined that he had a heart attack.

August 14, 2013

Scotti Statham from St. Mary Magdalene suffered a massive heart attack yesterday. It was followed by a smaller attack. The attack damaged her heart. The doctors have her heart resting with what is called a balloon. She has a nurse 24 hours with her in ICU. Scotti is a diabetic and has been under the doctors care for an infection. That presents a complication. At this time the doctors are monitoring her. No surgery is planned. Please keep Scotti and Mike in your prayers. Peace, Bev

August 14, 2013

Cathie (Currier) Volk has asked for prayers as her Mom passed away this morning (8-14-13). Please keep her family in prayers as they go through this difficult time. Some may remember, Cathy was the prior Cursillo communications person for Pensacola - Tallahassee. Cathy is a beautiful servant of God and of Cursillo and we know that our Lord has Cathy in His arms. Debby McKinney
Cursillo Communications Chairperson

August 13, 2013

Olga and Ralph's Grandson Nicholas Woltering who is just 19 years old was killed in a Car accident on Monday night. They are having a Funeral Mass tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 Transfiguration Church….This happened so fast and they really need prayers. Thank you, Laurie Nerio

July 23, 2013

Prayers are needed for Sr. Margaret's sister who fell and broke her tibia.  Some of you may remember her from when she visited with Sr. Margaret last year and attended a leaders school.

July 9, 2013

Please ask prayers for Kate McManus Furukawa and her family during this time of loss of her brother, Chris and his wife and his family in a plane crash. Kate made her Cursillo weekend many years ago and worked weekends with us.

July 7, 2013

Please pray for the family of Rick & Kami Keeling. Kami's mom, Judee Duckett, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, after an extended illness.

July 2, 2013

Please add Gary Simmons to your prayer list. Gary is a long time active Cursillista from St. James Parish in McDonough. He is having knee surgery this Friday, pray that his surgery is successful and he has a quick recovery. Also pray for Penny, his caregiver!!

June 22, 2013

Jim Wolf's mother, Alice Ellsworth, passed away about 5:00 AM this day. She lived in Crestwood, KY.

June 2, 2013

We are so blessed to have you all as our Cursillo Community. It is with a sad and yet joyful heart to share the news that my brother Mark passed away this morning in the hospital around 3:00 AM. Last Friday, June 7th, Mark had an official diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and was given 3 to 6 months. We did not expect this to happen so quickly. He had been in the hospital for over 2 weeks and they were going to send him home actually today. Well, I believe Mark did make it home today. Prayers were answered that his pain and suffering would not last long if it was God's will. Thank you for all the prayers and support given. Keith

May 26, 2013

Please pray for the Kieran family.  Eugene Kieran, brother of Father Richard Kieran and Father John Kieran, passed away earlier today.  His funeral arrangements are being planned for later this week at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Flowery Branch.  May he rest in peace.

April 29, 2013

Robin Darensbourg is in critical condition after suffering a pulmonary embolism yesterday. She is in ICU at North Fulton Reg. Hospital. Please send this message to our Cursillo community asking for prayers for this very sweet, caring and faithful woman.  Thanks so much, Rosalie Gransden

April 28, 2013

My nephew, Ben Ruzala from Virginia is 19 and first year at college.  He had a bad sinus infection as it turns out from strep.  They had to do emergency surgery on him to relieve pressure.  Afterwards, he had a stroke and currently unable to move his left side.  He needs prayers as does his parents. Please pray for God to heal him.  Thanks, Jeff Carr

April 21, 2013

Please request prayers for my friend Lou Sposaro who will undergo heart surgery on Tuesday.  Lou and her husband made Cursillo about 15 years ago. Thank you / Penny

April 19, 2013

It has been confirmed that Tony Pizzitola from St. Mary Magdalene’s has stage 4 bone cancer in the upper and middle spine. He received his first of a series of 10 radiation treatments yesterday and will continue daily. He will have additional scans today. His condition is extremely painful and doctors are being very aggressive to gain control of his pain. This appears to be a serious situation. Please pray for God's graces for Tony, Gayle and their family.

April 9, 2013
Please pray for my husband Dale Wortman. He was recently diagnosed with
Stage IV pancreatic cancer.  We were active in the  movement during the late 80's and early 90's while attending St. Lawrence. Dale and I, as well as our four children, would cherish your prayers. Thank you and God bless you all.
In His love, Beth Wortman

March 12, 2013

Please pray for Mike Frost. He is in the hospital with a very serious infection and absolutely no visitors allowed. As of this morning the doctors said that Mike’s progress has been very good and if everything continues to move in the right direction Mike can expect to leave the hospital by the beginning of next week. Even though Mike will be leaving the hospital soon he still has a very long road to full recovery. Mike would like to thank everyone for their prayers and asks that we continue to pray for his complete recovery. We will continue to send updates as they come.  YBIC,  Chris


March 4, 2013

I just got a call from Joe Cantello going to undergo open heart surgery. Please keep Joe in your prayers


February 26, 2013

Larry French (a long time Cursillista) had a triple by-pass on Monday (2/25).  He is recovering nicely at the VA Hospital in Atlanta.  Please keep him in your prayers for a quick recovery.


February 25, 2013

Christa Cook's brother, Glenn Johnson, passed away on Saturday.  Please keep her, Dave and the family in prayer.


February 7, 2013

We are asking for prayers for the family of Deacon Bill & Frana Keeling of St. Thomas Aquinas parish.  Bill's brother, Bob, was killed in an auto accident in Mississippi on Tuesday.  Bill & Frana made their Cursillo weekends in the 70's-80's and were very involved in Cursillo for a long time.  Bob made his Cursillo weekend in the late 90's.


January 23, 2013

It is with sadness that I let you know of the passing of Herb Sires last evening.  Herb is the son-in-law of our sister and brother Gayle & Tony Pizzitola.  We have been praying for Herb for several years. The family was with him.

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