December 8 ~ 2nd Sunday of Advent

+ For all peoples whose homelands are imperiled by the rising sea:  may they find hope in your loving care and have the courage to begin again.  Holy Spirit, presence among us, we pray

+ For the Church:  we ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us for the grace to wisely and faithfully follow her Son's call.  Holy Spirit, presence among us, we pray.

+ In these troubling times, give us hope that your justice and faithfulness are alive in our world.  Holy Spirit, presence among us, we pray.

+ Oh God, this Advent season, plunge us anew into your love and anoint us with your fire.  Holy Spirit, presence among us, we pray.

+ We pray for all those who are sick including Margaret Rican,  Naomi Zamberlin, and John O’KeefeHoly Spirit, presence among us, we pray.

+ We pray also for those who have died including Fr. Pat Howell, Fr. Joe Kramis, Fr. John Renggli, Christine Ball, and Beverly PetersonHoly Spirit, presence among 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.  Holy Spirit, presence among 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.