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Dear Friends

Praying for Those Seeking
a 'Room in the Inn'
for Their Care-receiver

Week of December 18, 2022
Prayer Requests

Dear Friends,

You know the Christmas story of poor, dear Joseph. Desperately searching for a place for a very-pregnant Mary and the soon-to-be-born child. His situation is a good reminder to say prayers this holiday season, and throughout the year, for caregivers now seeking a "room in the inn" for their loved one.

A room in a nursing home, an assisted living facility, a group home. Or a way to find, and afford, care for a loved one at home. Often, perhaps almost always, the hunting includes a feeling of desperation, of uncertainty, of fear. Many times with the clock ticking.

Let's pray for them, right here, right now.

"Dear Holy Family, be with caregivers seeking a 'room in the inn' for their loved one. Help them find what they need, and give them moments of rest and peace. Amen."

Christmas blessings to you and those you hold dear,


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Here are links to several of our topics if you're a caregiver considering, or in the middle of, moving your loved one into a care facility.

Evaluating Housing Options: How to Begin

An Assisted Living Facility Evaluation Checklist

A Nursing Home Evaluation Checklist

Choosing a Nursing Home

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Happy Feast Day to St. John the Caregiver,
Apostle and Evangelist.
December 27th.

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This week we're so pleased to welcome Margarita N. of Florida and Meg K. of California as the newest members of the Friends of St. John the Caregiver. Please keep them and their intentions in your prayers. They have promised to pray for you and yours.

And again this week we cordially invite you to join the Friends of St. John the Caregiver! (FSJC's programs include and You can find out more about becoming a member here.

No meetings, no dues. All we ask is that you pray for caregivers and those receiving care. Our members include caregivers, care-receivers, and those who support both (including quite a few former caregivers).

You can:

sign up online here

or call us toll-free at 1-800-392-JOHN (5646)

or print and mail an application form.

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This site is designed for family caregivers..

It's for those who are helping a:

  • spouse
  • aging parent
  • child with special needs
  • sibling with special needs
  • family member or
  • friend.

Here you'll find spirituality, information and resources for Catholic caregivers.

All our material and resources are free.

Visit our sister sites:

--Friends of St. John
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"The Basics
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"A Caregiver's Prayer"

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