June 2 ~ Ascension of the Lord

+ For the Church:  that the people of God will live with an ardent hope for heaven.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ May your love be a guide to those leaders elected around the world so that they may seek to understand and have compassion, and not to assume or dictate.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ Help us to learn that the pollution of our oceans are providing a warning that if not addressed will in turn impact lands across our earth and the people that inhabit them.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ Guide us as we at St. Anne walk on this journey of transition in our leadership.  Be with us as we move forward with gratitude in our hearts for what has been and hope in what will be.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ Help us to remember that you and your love are incarnate in each of us and that we are an Easter people.  May the song of Resurrection live in our hearts.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ That through the grace of the Ascension we will keep our minds and hearts fixed on the things of heaven.  Jesus, who blesses all, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, including Molly Malloy, Alan Rosenthal, Gordon Rosenthal, Margaret Rican, Sharon Cercone, and Naomi Zamberlin.  We also pray for those who have died, including Carol Berbells, sister of Marge Grinnell.  Jesus, who blesses all, 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, who blesses all, 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.