Prayer and Special Needs Requests

With 9 Basilian Priests and more than 1,000 students, the Catholic Central family is a powerful source of prayer and support. If you have an intention you would like us to keep in mind, please login to MyCC and click on the Prayer Request tile on the Resource Board. 

Prayer requests are published below for those who asked that their request be shared with the CC family. 

Prayer Requests

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  • For the repose of the soul of Marilyn Holland

    It is with a heavy heart, that we share the news that Marilyn Holland has gone to her eternal rest. Beloved mother of Jenifer (Kevin) Lampi and adored grandmother to Jake (’20) and Alex (’22) she will be missed by many loving family members and friends. Please keep the Lampi family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.
    O Lord my God, you are the Lord of life. The life of Marilyn was a gift from you. She received love as your child, and she unselfishly poured that love out to her family and community. We rejoice that Marilyn has been set free from all suffering, pain, and sadness and look forward to the day we are reunited in joyful resurrection. As Marilyn encounters you face to face, spread your comfort over Jenifer and her family. Amen.
    Visitation and Funeral Information can be found at the link below:
  • For the repose of the soul of Loreto Pace

    Sisters of my heart, please pray with me.
    Loreto Pace, father-in-law to CCMC Board Member Laura Pace (father to Ed Pace) and grandfather to Aiden Pace (’20) has gone to his eternal rest. Please keep the family close in your heart and prayers.
    God our Father,
    Your power brings us to birth,
    Your providence guides our lives,
    and by Your command we return to dust.
    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for Loreto’s family,
    relatives and friends,
    and for all the dead known to You alone.
    In company with Christ,
    Who died and now lives,
    may he rejoice in Your kingdom,
    where all our tears are wiped away.
    Unite us together again in one family,
    to sing Your praise forever and ever.
    Funeral Visitation
    September 21st, 2021
    Holy Family Church
    24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI
    Funeral Liturgy
    September 21st, 2021
    Holy Family Church
    24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, MI
  • For the repose of the soul of Kelly Snow

    I’m so saddened to share that a member of our Catholic Central community has passed to her eternal life. Kelly Snow, mother to Jack Snow (’22), and younger brother Benjamin. It’s hard to imagine the loss of a parent for these young men. Please lift the entire family in prayer, and keep them close to your heart. If you should you be able to support them, please help, a meal train has been created to help in this difficult time ( ).
    God of Immeasurable Mercies, by your power, Jesus conquered death and ascended in glory. We entrust Kelly into your care, in the name of Jesus Christ. As she has departed to live for eternity with you, we are thankful for the amazing memories of her and those she made with her family. We thank you that she was made in your image and reflected your love. You are the Lord of all life, you brought Kelly into existence and you have now called her home. We pray that she will enjoy the fullness of your presence through all eternity. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
    Visitation – Friday, September 3, 2021
    UHT Funeral Home
    35400 Glennwood Rd
    Westland, MI 48186
    Funeral – Saturday, September 4, 2021
    2 Town Square
    Wayne, MI 48184
  • For Melanie Moffit

    Coworker of mine who needs catastrophic leave
  • For the repose of the soul of Fr. William Riegel, CSB

    It is with great sadness that we announce on Monday, August 23 Fr. William A. Riegel, CSB passed away at the age of 78. Fr. Riegel came to Catholic Central in 2014 as a guidance counselor and member of the School Board of Directors. He was well loved by many students and staff for his boisterous laughter, natural affinity for finding joy in everything, and his seemingly endless supply of tootsie rolls. He not only understood students but could communicate effectively with them on a level that can only be described as “uniquely Basilian”. 

    Please stay tuned for funeral details and join us in praying for the repose of his soul. 

    Mary, Alma Mater, Pray for Us. 
    St. Basil, Pray for Us.

    Friday, August 27
    3 - 7:00 P.M. -- Visitation, CC Chapel of St. Basil
    7:00 P.M. -- Vigil Prayer Service
    Reception immediately following

    Saturday, August 28
    9 - 9:45 A.M. – Visitation
    10:00 A.M. -- Mass of the Resurrection
    St. Joseph's Parish
    830 S. Lafayette Street
    South Lyon, MI  48178
    Phone:  248.446.8700
  • For Peggy Koppy, Mother of Jeffrey Koppy '87

    Please pray for the recovery and healing of Peggy Koppy, mother of Jeffrey Koppy '87. Peggy has recently been admitted to ICU with pneumonia and sepsis. Please keep Peggy and her family in your prayers during this difficult time.
  • For Stephen Sylvester '24

    One of our current students, Stephen Sylvester (’24) is experiencing a health challenge. So frustrating to be sidelined in the prime of his life. The amazing Sylvester family are very positive and appreciate the Catholic Central community’s thoughts and prayers as they seek a definitive diagnosis. Fortunately, Stephen is young and healthy, and the news so far has been optimistic. Please keep Stephen and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
    Heavenly Father, we pray that Stephen’s testing will bring a quick and definitive diagnosis. We also pray that his entire Healthcare team will be able to devise a treatment plan or recommendations that will effectively take care of Stephen as best possible. Fill Stephen with Your peace and comfort. In Your abundance of love, dear Father, may this medical issue be resolved.
    We believe all things are possible in You.
  • For Rob Whall '84

    One of our own, Rob Whall (’84) suffered a stroke and is hospitalized and seeking our prayers. Please hold him and his family close in your heart and prayers in this urgent time.
    Have mercy, O loving God,
    upon Rob Whall, and all who have suffered a stroke.
    Remove the sudden fear that befalls them.

    Endow them with courage in the struggle
    to recover what has been lost.

    Grant them strength and hope
    to envision new days ahead
    and a spirit of faith
    to take the risk of living fully
    once again.
    We believe all things are possible in You.
  • Update and Prayers for Health and Healing

    Never underestimate the power of one small prayer. God hears the heart; if not the words.
    We know we are a very blessed community, and yet so many in our Shamrock Nation have needed our love and prayers lately. I can’t thank you enough for being so faith filled and keeping them close. I was recently reminded of everyday miracles, and would love to share a few updates on some our prayer recipients.
    • Matt Fras (’87), father to Dylan (’21) continues to steadily improve. He’s home from the hospital and building strength daily surrounded by his loving family.
    • Mary Messana, CCMC Board Member and mother of Matt Messana (’11) continues to urgently need our prayers. She became more active as soon as our prayer request was sent. Please keep Mary close to your heart.
    • Rob Whall (’84) was my favorite. He actually emailed me yesterday to say God heard us! Thankfully, his prognosis was determined not as significant as first thought. He is home from the hospital and continuing to heal.
    I’d also like to ask for prayers for a special person. The other day, on his 46th birthday, my little brother, David Fouchea, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer which metastasized to his liver. Please pray with me as he begins his fight tomorrow morning with the start of his treatment plan. We have so much faith and hope, and I appreciate your prayers on his behalf more than you’ll ever know.
    Lord of mercy and strength, wrap your loving embrace around David and hold him tight as he begins this fight against cancer. Gently guide the healing hands of his healthcare team. Keep his mind and spirit strong and ease his fears. Let him feel your peaceful love instead of fatigue and pain. Fortify his wife Mandy, and daughters Livi and Claire, for the long road ahead. Let them trust in you and Your grace when they are afraid. All things are possible through You.
    Sending much love and looking forward to our time together.
  • Our beautiful Grandson AJ needs a kidney

    Laura and Alex Kashenider
    A little of AJ’s story (for those reading this that may not personally know him). AJ has end stage renal failure due to PUV (Posterior Urethral Valves) in utero. A microscopic piece of tissue blocked the flow of urine from his bladder into his urethra. This caused a backup of fluid into his kidneys destroying them before he was even born. He was born a month early because he ran out of amniotic fluid (a lot of it is urine). His lungs were not ready and his body was overloaded with fluid. This caused his heart to work extremely hard and his tiny body just couldn’t keep up. He was placed on lifesaving ECMO at 1 week old. He fought hard through hemodialysis, ventilators, peritoneal dialysis, multiple surgeries and after 3 months in UofM’s PICU we brought our miracle baby home. He gets hooked up to his dialysis machine at home every single night for 12 hours. A transplant is his only option for a better quality of life. Despite his medical challenges AJ is an extremely happy and easy going baby.  He is almost crawling, teething like a champ, babbling all the time and he absolutely adores his sister Clara. He will turn 1 years old in June! We love him so much and pray his donor hero is out there reading this 🤍
    Here we are, ready to take the next step and find a kidney for AJ. There really isn’t an eloquent way to ask the hard question... would you be willing to donate a kidney to AJ? 
    This breaks my heart and is honestly the hardest question I will ever have to ask of my family, friends and strangers. 
    A living donor is the best option for AJ since these kidneys tend to last longer than a kidney from a deceased donor. He will be placed on the deceased donor list as well to cover all options but it could take years to find a match. 
    There are 2 ways you can help us in this kidney search. 
    The BIG one - sign up to be tested to see if you are AJ’s match. The easiest way to do this is send an email to stating that you would like to be tested as a potential match for AJ Kashenider. Last option is the phone number (800)333-9013 however there are a few prompts to go through. 
    Please SHARE THIS POST! Everywhere. In your feed, in stories, at work, etc. We don’t know if AJs match will be family, friend or a stranger. 
  • For Fr. Elmer, CSB '46

    Please pray for Fr. Elmer as he enters into the final stages of his journey home to God. Please see below for a letter from Father himself: 

    My dear relatives, friends and benefactors/CC benefactors: 
    The final leg of my journey home has begun.  I thank you for all the different ways you have shown your love for me and for CC.  That love is certainly returned by me.
    I look forward with joy to what is waiting for me at the end of the tunnel I now have entered. However my life has been far from perfect, so please include me in your daily prayers and at least weekly Masses now and After the hour of my death.
    And don’t forget that you too have a final leg to traverse.
    May our Holy Family bless you and your families now and forever.
    Fr. Rich Elmer, C.S.B. 
  • For the repose of the soul of Mr. Mark Schwab

  • Prayers for Health and Peace Needed

    Hello Prayer Warriors,
    With the sunshine, blue skies and green grass we are feeling the hope of Spring.  Our hopeful prayers are needed to support the following people.
    Anne Stevelinck, mother of Johnny ’15 and Jake ‘21 who is undergoing surgery next week for a tumor on her spine.  Unfortunately, due to the COVID outbreak visitors will not be allowed at the hospital.  Anne will have to go through the surgery and in hospital recovery alone.  Please pray for a successful surgery and a healthy recovery for Anne physically, mentally and spiritually.
    Please remember Robert O’Brien class of  ‘10 , son of Patricia Thull O’Brien who would appreciate  prayers for his good health and healing.
    May God, the Creator of all, bless Anne and Robert and their families with good health, protection and strength. May God, the Holy Father take away all Anne and Roberts health related problems and worries and the Holy Spirit give them peace, freedom, strength and protection.  Amen.
    Mary Alma Mater, Pray for Anne and Robert                   St. Basil the Great, Pray for Anne and Robert
    With Sincerity,
    Bridget Stockton
    Catholic Central Mothers’ Club Past President 2019-2020
  • For the repose of the soul of Kathleen Corrigan

    I wanted to pass along news of a recent death.  Kathleen Corrigan, Mother to Maureen, Mother-in-law to Kenneth and Grandmother to Sean ’11, Connor ’14 and Kyle ’20 Gaffney passed away on February 6th.
    Mrs. Corrigan will lie in state Monday, February 10th, at 10:30 a.m., until the time of her Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Owen Catholic Church, 6869 Franklin Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Following Kathleen's Funeral Mass, her family invites all in attendance to continue to celebrate her life with a luncheon in her honor, which will be held at Meriwether’s, 25485 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033.
    In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleen’s name are appreciated to Alzheimer’s Research.
    Father of all, we pray to you for Kathleen and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
    Mary Alma Mater, pray for Kathleen           St. Basil the Great, pray for Kathleen
    With Sincerity,
    Bridget Stockton
    Catholic Central Mothers’ Club Past President 2019-2020
  • For Cathy Britz's husband Joe

    Hello Prayer Warriors,
    We are called to action.  Please start storming heaven with prayers for Cathy Britz’s husband Joe. They are down at Ohio State Medical Center for a month because he is having a procedure called Car-t done on Mon 2/10.  He has been recently received a very serious diagnosis of Lymphoma.  Your prayers will envelope the two of them in faith, hope and love.
    O great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty,” “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you.
    For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fibre of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more. You were favoured with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you, including Joe Britz and Kim Gulley.
    Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.  Amen.
    Mary Alma Mater, pray for us       St. Basil the Great, pray for us
    With Sincerity,
    Bridget Stockton
    Catholic Central Mothers’ Club Past President 2019-2020
  • For Kim Gulley

    Kim is the sister of Dawn Brownell-Adie and Aunt of Conor Brownell ’20.
    Kim has just been diagnosed with melanoma that has spread to her lymph nodes. Prayers for healing are needed so that the cancer doesn’t spread to other organs.  Please pray for her healing and for the healing of all others in our Catholic Central family that are battling this horrible disease called cancer.  Prayers are powerful and together we can lift up in body, spirit and mind those suffering with this affliction and their families.
    Father God, we humbly pray for all those who are fighting cancer. Give them the hope and courage they need each day. Comfort them in their pain and bless them with healing. Strengthen their family, friends, and caregivers. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
    Mary Alma Mater, pray for Kim                             St. Basil the Great, pray for Kim
    With Sincerity,
    Bridget Stockton
    Catholic Central Mothers’ Club Past President 2019-2020
  • For relief from progression of Parkinson's

    Kathy Dominski - Aunt of Ross Johanningsmeier 2021
  • Special Need Request for John Cicchelli's '66 wife, Vicki

    • We Need Your Help. I am John Cicchelli, Class of '66. My wife, Vicki, needs a kidney transplant. Please read her story. Thank you.

      I am asking for a few minutes of your time. I am not good at asking for anything, but I am forced at this point in my like to do so.

      In 2012 my doctor required a CAT Scan. The results found I had a mass on my right kidney and, because it was quite large, both the kidney and the mass had to be removed. Fortunately, the outcome was very positive, no cancer. I have led a very normal life since, until last fall. I was told by my doctor that I need a kidney transplant. My left kidney is failing. I have been unwillingly thrown into the world of transplants. I feel lucky to be living in a world where it is possible to be helped. I need to find a match, a donor, someone willing or someone you know willing to donate a kidney.

      Life can be normal with one kidney. Donors are screened by U of M and all information is very confidential. Please call me for more information, and thank you for your thoughtful consideration. I have to try to reach as many people as possible...the reason for my request. Thank you forever!

      Vicki Cicchelli (810) 229-9934
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