August 26 ~ Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For your Church:  the Pope, and all bishops, priests, lay leaders, ministers and parishioners, as we strive to become more like Jesus.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray

+ That world leaders bring all people to realize that caring for each other is the way to true contentment.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For all those suffering from extremes - from fires, flooding, drought, heat, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters:  give them hope and the strength to carry on.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ Give us the courage today and every day, and in every way, to stand in your light and follow you.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ As you love each of us, in the same way help us to nourish and encourage one another, for we are all part of the Body of Christ.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For the grace to know—and to help others to know—that you are the fount of life.  Jesus, Holy One of God, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Chari Kinney; Frances Covey; Lorraine Crist; Ilse Wefers; Mike Finn; and Carol Vizzare. We also pray for all those who have died, especially Edward Rybak, grandfather of Leah Tousignant . Jesus, Holy One of God, 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.  Jesus, Holy One of God, 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.