January 27, 2019 ~ 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That the Church will be ever more fervent in proclaiming the Kingdom of God.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ In a world torn by strife, may your people shine forth as a prophetic sign of unity and accord.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ We pray for all those affected by the recent government shutdown.  Give them comfort and hope in these very difficult times, and help us to find ways to help ease their burden.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ Give us the strength to open our hearts to the grace to see every human being as one of your children, regardless of race, language, ability or economic situation.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ May we come to realize and know deep in our hearts that we are one, that we are all part of the Body of Christ and that we need each other.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ For the grace to be ever more attentive to Jesus Christ, the Word of God.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, including Edwina Ortega, daughter of Nicky McVeigh; Virginia Massett, sister of Karen Brookman; Angela Downs; Chris Hurley; and Kathi Ellsworth.  We also pray for those who have died, including Bernarda Gaviria, grandmother of Adriana Vélez; Carol Vizzare; Mary Mottle; Louise Legaz; and Frances Covey.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, 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.  Jesus, bringer of glad tidings, 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.