June 26 ~ Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That this Jubilee Year of Mercy will be a living experience of the closeness of God the Father so that the faith of every believer may be strengthened.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ May you, who are gracious and merciful, help us to raise up the poor, the sick, the downtrodden and those most in need.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ Help us to love one another and ourselves as well, through your Spirit in us, so that we may live in your liberating freedom.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ May we who are here today - at this moment - know in our hearts that we are being called to make the radical commitment of love to follow Jesus every day.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ We ask for your blessings as we move from our church building as it is being renovated.  Help us to remember that at St. Anne's we are the Body of Christ no matter where we meet.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to put aside all our fears and live by faith.  Merciful God, our loving Father, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Joan Lord, Mike Finn; Terry Casey; and Judy Casey.  We also pray for those who have died, especially Charlene Collora, Barbara Steinauer and Skye Williamson.  Merciful God, our loving Father, 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.  Merciful God, our loving Father, 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.