April 28 ~ 2nd Sunday of Easter

+ May the Church rededicate herself to living and proclaiming Christ's mercy.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ May the human family find the true peace that flows from the union of justice and love.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ For the leaders of our country:  we pray that opposition gives way to reconciliation and that the desire to divide be transformed into the desire for compassion and peace.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ For those who died in the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, may their souls rest in the Lord. For those who survive them, may they know the healing and peace that only God can bring. We pray for reconciliation in Sri Lanka and that all religious communities follow the way of peace amidst their grief from tragedy.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ For the grace to face the trials and difficulties of life with the confidence and certainty that come from the Resurrection.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, including Virginia Massett, sister of Karen Brookman; Carolanne Sinclair; Angela Downs; Chris Hurley; Michelle Morrison, and Molly Malloy.  We also pray for those who have died, + including Marianne King, sister of Marge Grinnel. Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

+ In thankfulness for all that is written in our Parish Book of Thanksgiving.  We pray also for the intentions written in the Parish Book of Intercessions and those we hold in the silence of our hearts.  Lord of mercy and peace, we pray.

The Petitions offered at Saturday vigil and Sunday Masses are written by  St. Anne parishioners who meet to consider the needs of our community, our church and our world in light of the scriptures.  If you would like to participate in this ministry, you are already invited:  No experience or special knowledge is needed, just a heartfelt desire to pray with our community.  For questions, or to participate, please call Carol Ford at 206-281-5920.