January 20, 2019 ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May young people respond to your call to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ For blessings on this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: may all Christians be one in faith, hope and charity.  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ We pray for the nearly 40 million men, women and children in our nation who suffer from poverty.  May we be aware of our responsibility to our brothers and sisters in our own community and do our part to help.  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ Help us to truly know and embrace in our hearts that we are your beloved and that you delight in us, just as we are, this very moment!  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ May we acknowledge and trust in our own spiritual gifts which are unique to each of us.  Help us to use our own special gifts for the benefit of all.  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ For the grace to live with a greater desire for Jesus Christ.  Lord, our light and joy forever, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, including Joseph Gentile; Barbara Lowney; Angela Downs; and Chris Hurley.  We also pray for those who have died, including Bernarda Gaviria - grandmother of Adriana Vélez; Carol Vizzare; and Louise LeGaz. Lord, our light and joy forever, 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, our light and joy forever, 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.