April 8 ~ Divine Mercy Sunday / 2nd Sunday of Easter

+ On this Divine Mercy Sunday, may the Church rededicate herself to living and proclaiming Christ's mercy.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ That leaders of governments will work to ensure that all people can live in full and unrestricted freedom.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ As you did in the early church, bless all those today who extend their helping hands to those in need of food, shelter and clothing, who share their time and talents and resources with others.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ In gratitude for the gift of the breaking of the bread and the blood of the Lord which we share together as community in remembrance of how you love us.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ We ask your blessings on our St. Anne's pilgrims who leave this weekend for the Holy Land.  Speak to their minds and hearts as they visit the land of Jesus.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ For the grace to face the trials and difficulties of life with the confidence and certainty that come from the Resurrection.  Christ, all hope realized, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including John Blasi, father of Jeanne Riley; and Jill Ragsdale.  We pray especially for the healing of our Pastoral Coordinator Ron Ryan.  We also pray for those who have died including John Clarke, brother of Jackie Hennes.  Christ, all hope realized, 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.  Christ, all hope realized, 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.