February 5 ~ Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church preach and teach with authority, winning many to the Gospel.  Lord of Light, we pray.

+ Help us to show your love, not just through words but through our direct and concrete action in the world, especially on behalf of the stranger, and those who are needy, poor or oppressed.  May they find welcome and comfort in our communities and in our nation.  Lord of Light, we pray.

+ Give us courage to become who we are called to be.  Lord of Light, we pray.

+ We ask your blessings on our middle and high school students who, next Saturday, will be working in Burlington's St. Charles Parish food bank, serving the migrant farm workers of the Skagit Valley.  May their service in your name ignite their hearts with your love.  Lord of Light, we pray.

+ For the grace to live as the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  Lord of Light, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; and Alice Rosenthal.  Also, we pray for those who have died including Nellie Johnston, Florence Pung, and Michelle Ryan.  Lord of 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.  Lord of 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.