Renewed prayers are requested for Father Greg Tolaas, former director of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas, UST alum and 1997 recepient of a University of St. Thomas Distinguished Service Award.

Tolaas, who has cystic fibrosis, underwent a double lung and kidney transplant operation on June 20. He has remained hospitalized with continuing complications since the operation. On Sunday, Aug. 31, he returned to the intensive care unit and has been placed on a respirator as a result of a newly diagnosed blood infection.

You may monitor his progress and leave written messages on his CaringBridge Web site. Please do not call the hospital for news regarding Tolaas’ progress. His parish, St. Philip, has set up a transplant information phone line at (612) 588-8599. The Web site also will be updated on a regular basis.