Asking for prayers

Prayer Chain

Whenever prayers are needed, anyone can call to have their intention prayed for by members of a prayer chain. The person needing prayers does not have to be a parish member. You may contact the parish office and we will forward your intention.

Members of the prayer chain receive a request, then pass it on to the next person on the Prayer Chain list until contact is made, so the chain is not broken. Members of the prayer chain may pray as the Spirit leads them, formally or informally.

Prayer List in Bulletin

The bulletin (printed and online) regularly publishes names of parishioners in need of prayers, and all readers are encouraged to pray for them. Due to privacy laws, names are included in the bulletin prayer list only at the request of the parishioner or by a member of the immediate family.

Names are published in a total of 12 bulletins (about three months). If at the end of that time, the person wishes to remain on the list, he or she will need to call the parish office and share that request.

For more information, or to be added to the list, contact the parish office.

Prayer Requests to Fr. Patrick

A link has been set up in the “Contact Us” section of this website to submit your prayer requests to Fr. Patrick. Please use the Prayer Request Form if you have a request. You may include your name or remain anonymous – whatever is most comfortable for you. If you’re not a computer person, please call the parish office during business hours and we will put your request into Fr. Patrick’s voicemail.


The rosary has been a treasured Catholic devotion for many centuries. We often recite the rosary to pray for peace and reconciliation, to express penitence, or to pray for an end to the suffering of those who battle poverty and hunger every day. The rosary can be prayed individually or as a group. At St. Francis Borgia, we pray the rosary regularly as follows:

  • Mondays – The rosary is prayed after the 8 a.m. Monday morning Mass and in the evening at 6 p.m. (South Church)
  • Tuesdays – A rosary group prays from 6 – 7 p.m. (Shrine or North Church, depending on the season and weather)
  • First Sundays – On the first Sunday of each month, the Knights of Columbus invite everyone to join them in praying the rosary after the 8 a.m. Mass (North Church)

Also see “How to pray the rosary.”

Additional Information

For more information on any of these prayer opportunities, contact the Stewardship Office at 262-377-1070, ext. 327 or send an e-mail.