December 1 ~ 1st Sunday of Advent

May all nations put aside their weapons and never train for war again.  God of all light, we pray.

For the Church:  may this Advent season renew in us the wonder of the gift of God becoming man out of love for us.  God of all light, we pray.

May we throw off the works of darkness and walk in your light.  God of all light, we pray.

At St. Anne's, help us to live out the radical truth of our faith that we are all loved by you and that we are to love one another.  God of all light, we pray.

We pray for all those who are sick including Frank Siderius, Margaret Rican, Naomi Zamberlin,  Alan Rosenthal, Kathi Ellsworth, and John O’KeefeGod of all light, we pray.

We pray also for those who have died including Fr. Joe Kramis, Beverly Peterson, Fr. John Renggli,[ring’-lee] Christine Ball, Jeffrey Nolan and Joan Petersilla ThomasJesusGod of all light, 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.  God of all light, 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.