December 31 ~ Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

+ May the family of the Church be strengthened, purified and renewed through grace given from above.  Lord of peace, we pray.

+ For the blessings on all families throughout the world, that the Holy Family’s example of love, unity and selflessness will overflow to all and make families truly happy. Lord of peace, we pray.

+ May we make our families a place of respite and peace and joy, a place where we are all accepted just as we are, and where we are challenged to grow in wisdom, age and favor. Lord of peace, we pray.

+ May we remember to include in our love and joy, those who are without a family for whatever reason.  Lord of peace, we pray.

+ In gratitude for  your love for us.  Help us to love each other in the same way.  May we learn to love even ourselves.  Lord of peace, we pray.

+ For the grace to find hope in the power of your mercy.  Prince of peace, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Paxton Alston, cousin of Amy Cunningham; Veronica Maldonado; and Mary Ann Kramer, mother of Paul Kramer.  We pray also for those who have died, including Walter Stolle, father of Steve Stolle; and Walt Zabriskie, husband of Chris Pugel.  Prince of peace, 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.  Prince of peace, 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.