Prayer Requests

Please include those identified below in your prayers. These prayer requests have been submitted by brother Knights.

Requests From Our Councils

From Council: 1577
Submitted on Saturday, January 20, 2018 for:
Emily Palacios Lopez

Sir Knight Jorge Lopez-Gonzalez and his family have asked for prayers for his daughter Emily about to undergo surgery on her lungs. Emily, a young athletic young lady, has been hospitalized for a while having respiratory problems. Keep the entire family in your prayers.


From Council: 9257
Submitted on Friday, January 5, 2018 for:
Leonard Neal

Dan Neal's father.

From Council: 3484
Submitted on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 for:
Sarah Lutz Kloser

My daughter recently had surgery and is requesting prayers for a speedy recovery.

State Council Requests

Submitted on Sunday, January 7, 2018 for:
Health & Welfare Report 5 January 2018

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sir Knight Charley Wallis of Oregon City Council 2325 who recently passed away . His funeral was on Nov 20 at St John the Apostle Oregon City. Charley was a knight for 65 years, and a 4th degree for the past 29.

Past Grand Knight of Brookings Council 5511 Gary Wimberley past away and his Funeral was held on 16 Nov 2017.He was the last living charter member of the council. Prayers are requested for the Repose of Gary's soul.

Sir Knight Norbert Peters passed away on 22 November 2017. He was a member of Hillsboro council 1634 and Assembly 1292. His Funeral Mass was held on Saturday 25 Nov 2017 at Saint Francis of Assisi, 39135 NW Harrington Rd., Banks, OR. 97106. An Honory Guard was present. Prayers are requested for the repose of Norbert soul.

Sir Knight Carroll Kimmerling, a member of Beaverton Council 6266 since 2008 and with Assembly 3219 since 2010 was admitted to St. Vincent Hospital on Sunday, December 10with serious health problems. His wife Judith was by his side. Prayer requests for them.

Father Edward Altstock died Dec. 2. He was ordained May 23, 1959, for the Archdiocese of Portland. He began his ministry teaching at Central Catholic High School and served in many parishes throughout the archdiocese. The funeralwas held at St. Anthony of Padua Church (3720 SE 79th Avenue Portland, OR 97206) on Monday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m.Father Altstock will be buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Father Altstock was Chaplain for Central Point Council 11238, and after he left St. Rita’s and retired to the Portland area, he remained a beloved member of our council. Prayers are requested for the repose of Father Altstock soul.


Prayers are requested for the wife of Ron Bernt. Ron’s wife, Sue, has been diagnosed with cancer. Ron is Financial Secretary of St. Anthony Council 2439 in Sublimity. He also serves in same capacity for Archbishop Howard Assembly 900 in Salem. Ron and Sue would really appreciate prayers for healing, and if it’s God’s will, a cure.

Brother R. George Epstein of Dallas Council 8129 died on November 25, 2017. George was born August 30, 1921and was an active member of Council 8129. Prayers are requested for the repose of his soul.

Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of Sir Knight Don Liss who funeral was held on December 16, 2017. Brother Don was a charter member of our Sherwood Council 9137 and Assemble 3248 and a former Knight of the Year in both Oregon and Montana. He was honored by an Honor Guard including members of Assemblies in Sherwood, McMinnville and Canby lead by our new Oregon District Master Jesse Villarreal. The funeral was also attended by several 3rd Degree Knights from multiple Councils. Thank you to all who participated. It was greatly appreciated by the Liss Family. May Don celebrate the Lord's birthday at His table.

Brother, Conrad N Spenner of Council 2439 passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. The rosary for Conrad was Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM at St Boniface Church in Sublimity. The Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St Boniface Church in Sublimity. Please keep his wife Jacquie and family in your thoughts and prayers.

Archbishop Alexander K Sample shared this morning that his beloved Mother Joyce Sample passed away last Sunday December 31, 2017.

" My dear mother, Joyce, passed away at 6:16 am PST. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace"

Cards and messages of condolence from your Councils, Assemblies or Families can be sent to the Chancery Office at:

Archdiocese of Portland
2838 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214-1895


Prayer Chairman

Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.