December 22 ~ 4th Sunday of Advent

For the Church:  that we may, like excited children, await in joyous expectation the birth of our saving Lord.  God with us, we pray.

For all nations that we may promote peace and respect within and across our borders.  God with us, we pray.

For the grace to welcome the presence of Jesus that comes to us through the Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  God with us, we pray.

As you did for Mary, pour yourself into us and change us forever.  God with us, we pray.

We pray for all those who are sick, including Margaret Rican, Naomi Zamberlin, and John O’KeefeGod with us, we pray.

We pray also for those who have died including Fr. Pat Howell, Fr. John Renggli, Christine Ball, Sidney Flor, and Robert RuppinGod with us, 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 with us, 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.