History of St. Jude Prayer Line
During the 1970s St. Jude parishioners, Viola and Leon Trierweiler, began hostiing a gathering of Catholics at their home for prayer and fellowship. This small group fo people prayed with each other, for each other an for others. The requests were transmitted to members approximately once a week, unless there was an urgent need which was sent through immediately.
Requests were sometimes very specific, and other times confidentiality was a concern so the intention was listed as "a special intention". This was never meant to be a gossip line and respect for privacy has always been a primary feature of the prayer tree. It has always been a devout form of all-inclusive prayer.
When Viola Trierweiler's health failed Ruth Pline took over the organization of the weekly notification for members of the prayer requests. The current prayer line members are notified by e-mail.
There are currently 50+ households included in the list of pray-ers. This list included St. Jude members and folks who are not members of our parish. At least 3 other prayer line organizations have developed as a result of praying for people outside this parish community.
Prayer allows each person to develop a deeply rooted life of relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Prayer is indespensable and bears much fruit in parish life. The prayers of intercession for the people and work of the parish is a must less we fall into the trap of trying to do the work of God under our own power. An intercessory Prayer Team (prayers of petition which lead us to pray as Jesus did) aids all the people and work of the parish and the world.
Please check this column frequently as new prayer intentions will be added as often as they are received. If you would like to share a prayer request please contact Ruth Pline at 669-3010 or email@example.com or by calling the parish office and speaking to Terry Humenik 669-8335 ext 18. Please notify the prayer line of the outcome of intention to request prayers of gratitude for God's blessing.