April 29 ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

+ That the Church will be built up and walk in your love.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ May the children receiving First Holy Communion this weekend receive the gift of the Holy Eucharist which will draw them deeper into an unending friendship with you.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ As branches are to the true vine, may we continue to be with you in close communion so that we can bear much fruit.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ Help us to heed Jesus' commandment to love one another so that we may remain in him and he in us.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ As did the early church, may our community continue to grow in answer to your call to heal the world through love.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to love others in deed and truth.  Father of us all, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick [name special intentions.]  We also pray for those who have died [name special intentions.]  Father of us all, 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.  Father of us all, 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.