July 17 ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the shepherds of the Church proclaim Christ, admonishing and teaching with all wisdom.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray.

+ For those who risk their lives in order to protect the lives of others: that they will be strengthened, shielded and aided.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray.

+ As Abraham did in his tent by the Oak of Mamre, let us take the time to be attentive to one another because you work in all of us.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray.

+ For the victims of the attack in Nice, France. Grant eternal rest to those who have died, healing to those injured, and peace to all who have been affected.  Loving God, heal our world of all hatred, terrorism and violence, and grant us peace.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray.

+ We ask for your blessings this day particularly on the Syrian refugees in Greece.  We also ask your blessings on our St. Anne's parishioners Steve Albright and Paula Cipolla who, with other doctors, nurses and assistants, are there - now - serving them.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Joan Lord; Mike Finn; and Chris Hurley.  We also pray for those who have died, especially Unity Cantwell, mother of Tina Cantwell Connors, and Hazel Jones, mother of Cedric Jones.  Lord, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, 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, joyful refuge of those who serve your people, 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.