July 16 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Tome

+ May the Church act as mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony and civil rights.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray.

+ In the world, may we who have received the first fruits of the Spirit, sow the good seed of love.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray.

+ May our present suffering be changed to future joy.  Not only that, help us to experience that joy now, even in the midst of our hardships.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray.

+ For the grace to devote ourselves to the Word of God in its richness and to share it with those we meet.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray.

+ We pray for Aracely, the 13 year old migrant worker who died last Saturday in Burlington, Washington.  Bring comfort and support to her family, as well as to the St. Anne teens who served at the migrant camp and who came to know and care about her.  May we all work harder for better living conditions for migrant workers everywhere.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi and Margaret Angelos.  Also, we pray for those who have died, including Betty Negro, Phil McCluskey, and Mary Coughlin, sister of Colleen Zamberlin.   Our Father, who gives life to all creation, 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.  Our Father, who gives life to all creation, 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.