In Memoriam Gifts and Gifts of Prayer

Please fill out one of the Gift of Prayer forms below so that we may put your Gift of Prayer recipient on the prayer list and send the appropriate acknowledgement card. Then, if you would like to make your donation online, click the blue Gift of Prayer Donation button.

Online Gift of Prayer Form

Printable Gift of Prayer Form

The Power of Prayer

"I use the Gift of Prayer for all occasions: to send condolences to the family of a deceased relative, to acknowledge a birthday, to let someone who is sick know that others are praying for them, to name just a few. I know I can count on the Sisters to pray every day for these intentions." ~Kathy Herrington


"The Gift of Prayer is priceless. It is a tremendous gift to give or receive.

As a giver, I have seen my family and friends realize the power of prayer by experiencing joy and peace.

As a receiver, I have experienced the continued strength and support of the Sisters and Associates throughout my life." ~Martha O'Brien

“We have a vacation house in Santa Cruz and love attending mass at the Seaside Chapel at Villa Maria del Mar. The Sisters have faithfully kept me in their prayers over the years, for which I am incredibly grateful.” ~Marla Kanelos

Send a Gift of Prayer

You just received word that a loved one has passed away, or someone you know is ill or has been in an accident. An invitation arrives in the mail to celebrate a birth, wedding, anniversary, or other special milestone, in the life of a dear friend. You want to send a special card, but are not sure what would be appropriate.

Send a GIFT OF PRAYER from the Sisters of the Holy Names.

A GIFT OF PRAYER is a thoughtful and special way to honor someone, remember the deceased, give thanks for God’s many blessings, or celebrate a special occasion.

A GIFT OF PRAYER shows compassion and can be particularly consoling for a friend or loved one who is   coping with a death or other life challenge. Prayers may be requested for special intentions such as, improved health, successful surgery, safe return, comfort, strength, healing and peace.

Recipients' names are recorded in either the GIFT OF PRAYER or IN MEMORIAM book in the Chapel at the Convent of the Holy Names, in Los Gatos. They, and their intentions, are remembered during Mass and held in the prayers of the Holy Names Sisters and Associates. A beautiful, personalized card acknowledging your gift of prayer, is sent to the person or family you indicate; donation amounts are kept confidential. All contributions help support the Sisters and our ministries.

We hope you find our GIFT OF PRAYER a helpful way for you to make meaningful remembrances.


To Request a Gift of Prayer:

Online: Gift of Prayer Request Form

By Mail: Use the  Printable Gift of Prayer Request Form (PDF). The form can be filled out on your computer and printed, or printed first and filled out by hand. You might wish to save a blank "fillable" form to your computer for future use.

Mail the completed form with your donation to:

Sisters of the Holy Names
P. O. Box 907
Los Gatos, CA 95031-0907