In times of immediate prayer need, people can contact Barb Marshall and Beverly
Bachor. They then pass along the prayer request by way of a phone/text/email fan-out.
To be included in the fan-out, contact Barb Marshall.
Community Prayer Mailbox
Near the entrance of the church driveway, there is a mailbox with a weather proof tube
and a sign that reads May We Pray For You? Anyone can take a prayer request slip
and pen from the tube, write their prayer need and place it in that mailbox. For four
weeks, those persons are included in our prayers
each Sunday and in our individual devotions during the week.
Each week updated lists are published by mail, email and on our parish website.
These prayer concerns are included in our Sunday worship
and in our individual daily devotions.
Our lists include military troops, Diocesan clergy and families, parish and
community ministries, and people with
immediate and long-term prayer needs.
The Order of St. Luke
Members of St. Patrick’s healing prayer ministry are affiliated with
The International Order of Saint Luke, an inter-denominational religious order
dedicated to Christian healing ministry.
Laity and clergy study together and engage in healing prayer.
Each Sunday, during our worship service,
members of our prayer team are available to pray with individuals
in need of healing for themselves or on behalf of others.
We pray for physical healing as well as for relationships,
employment situations, emotional issues and other needs.
Prayer squares have become a form of evangelism for our parish members.
The squares are made by talented knitters in our congregation.
Our members carry a few in their purses or pockets.
When the encounter someone who is struggling with a challenge in their life,
they give that person a square to keep at hand as a physical reminder
that God is with them at all times and that the folks at St. Patrick’s
are keeping them in our prayers.
Our gifted and generous quilt makers have provided us
with beautiful quilts in a variety of designs.
When we become aware that a person is scheduled for surgery
or is dealing with a long-term challenge, a quilt is selected for them.
Our priests bless the quits and members of the parish
tie knots in strings in the quilt as they say a prayer for that person.
Then, when the person is given their quilt,
they can literally wrap themselves in our prayers
and feel the sacred presence of being held in God’s loving arms.