February 2 ~ Presentation of the Lord

For the Church:  like Simeon in today's Gospel, may we trust in the promise and care of our God.  Holy Spirit, our helper, we pray.

For the world: that all who exercise power be guided by the wisdom, justice and compassion of the Holy Spirit.  Holy Spirit, our helper, we pray.

Free us from fear, that we, also, may be able to do your work in the world.  Holy Spirit, our helper, we pray.  

Help us to grow in wisdom and in your favor all of our lives.  Holy Spirit, our helper, we pray.

We pray for all those who are sick, including Jim Young, son of Marlene Young, Bill Weigand, Margaret Rican and John O’KeefeHoly Spirit, our helper, we pray.

We pray for those who have died including Chris Hurley, Archbishop Emeritus Alex Brunette; Bryan Tossman, brother of Kim Tossman, Al Daszkiewicz, and Marian Young.  Holy Spirit, our helper, 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, our helper, 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.