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: 9257
Submitted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 for:
Dan Blue

illness

From Council: 9257
Submitted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 for:
Kim Oey

illness

From Council: 9257
Submitted on Sunday, January 27, 2019 for:
Jim Tharp

recovering from dental procedure

From Council: 8129
Submitted on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for:
Fr Theo Lang

Following a short hospitalization, Fr Theo has returned to his pastoral duties and State Chaplain. Let's pray that he has a full and complete recovery!

From Council: 9257
Submitted on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 for:
Oscar Alvarado

pray for his son

State Council Requests

Submitted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 for:
Health & Welfare Report 5 Feb 2019

Francis Roos of Sherwood Council 9137 died on January 30th just 6 days after his son, Mike, succumbed to cancer. Francis was a Charter Member of Sherwood Council. Francis died of complications from pneumonia. Let us all pray for the repose of the soul of Francis Roos and strength and Faith of the entire Roos family as they mourn their losses.

Sir Knight Jorge Lopez-Gonzalez of Council 1577 and Assembly 906 asked for prayers for his daughter whose lung has collapsed again. Please pray for Emily and the entire family.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sir Knight Joe Lavallee of Grants Pass St Anne de Beaupre Council 3157 and Most Rev. Paul E. Waldschmidt Assembly 2437 and his family who died Jan 30, 2019. Some of you may know Joe Lavallee. Joseph Lavallee is 95 Years Old, Veteran of WWII, 49 years of Service with K of C, Past DD, and DD of the Year.

Sir Knight Bob Thomas Sr. from Keizer Council #10594, Assembly # 900 died Monday Jan 28, 2019. The funeral is set for Thursday February 07. Rosary at 10am, mass at 1030. Robert J Thomas, age 86, veteran of Korean War, over 40 years with life and honorable membership in the K of C. , Past GK of council 5060 of Salem and past GK of Council 10594, member of Archbishop Howard assembly 0900 of Salem, Raised to rank of Captain with the Marion County Sheriff Office, past Chief of Police of Keizer. Founding member with Fr. Taaffe for the Fr. Taaffe Foundation and on the board of Directors for Catholic Community Services .


Sir Knight Joseph(Joe) Occhipiniti died Jan 29, 2019, who was 90 years old, Member for 40 consecutive years; Council 3157, Assembly 2437. Let us all pray for the repose of the soul of Joe.

Prayers are requested for SK Ralph (Jerry) Whitney, member of Council 1594, Assembly 905. Jerry did not respond well to respiratory treatments, so after all he has been through, Jerry has been placed on Comfort Care. Earnest (Ernie) Gallo, Member Council 1594, and SK Gary Staats, Member 11258, Assembly 905 also need our prayers.

A long time member of Council 2439 and Assembly 900, Duane Bradley, passed away yesterday, February 1st. Duane was a member of the council for over 61 years. Details regarding his services have not been determined. Duane's son Michael, is also a member of Council 2439. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.


Brother Roger Ethier of the Madeleine Council 11682 passed away Friday Feb 1, 2019 at the age of 75 . He suffered a severe heart attack. In addition to the Knights of Columbus, Roger was quite active with St. Vincent DePaul and Mother and Child. He was a giving person with a kind heart. Please pray for the repose of Roger's soul.
Prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of brother Leon A. Frappier of Columbia Council 3302 who died January 30, 2019.

Prayer Chairman
Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.

Submitted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 for:
Health & Welfare Report 16 January 219

Bother Lorenzo Nicholson, DD-2, received word from Chicago that his oldest Brother was found dead in his home. His Brother had no family and was dealing with bad case of diabetes and some other complications. Lorenzo has travelled to Chicago to make necessary arrangements. Please pray for Lorenzo for the loss of his brother as he makes the necessary arrangements for his deceased brother's internment.

Past State Deputy George Flake fell Friday 11 Jan 2019 and broke his hip. He had surgery to fix it on Saturday and will be going into rehab as soon as a bed opens up. He is doing well, but the dementia is slowly progressing. Please pray for George that he heals quickly and rehab goes well.

Brother Bud Weisner of Sherwood Council 9137 passed away at Avamere Friday morning 11 Jan 2019. Bud was 98 years old, an Honorary Life member who became a Knight back in 1946. Thus a Knight for 73 years. Please pray for the repose of Bud's soul. Funeral arrangement have not been made as yet.

Brother Ted Hickel passed away this week. Ted was 76 years old and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a chartered member of Father Patrick J. Dooley Council 10684. Ted was a involved in church Masses through the years as reader, greeter, usher and Eucharistic minister. Payers are requested for Ted and his family.

Prayer Chairman
Andrew F. Robinson, Jr.