March 24 ~ 3rd Sunday in Lent

+ May the Church ever bless you and secure your unfailing love and kindness.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ For an end to all war and persecution, and that your peace may reign throughout the world.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ Be with all those in the American Midwest who are suffering from the widespread flooding as well as those in southern Africa.  Give those who are affected the aid and courage they need to persevere.  Help us, too, to find ways to support them in their time of need.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ May we realize that because you live in us, the ground on which we stand is also holy ground.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ This Lent help us to fast from indifference.  Bless especially our works of love for others including through our Lenten Service Tree.  May we be a light for those who need our attention and care.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ For the grace to have a renewed and deeper spirit of repentance.  Lord of kindness and mercy, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, including Tom Maricich, brother of Joe Maricich; Virginia Massett, sister of Karen Brookman; Angela Downs; Chris Hurley; and George Reich.  We also pray for those who have died, including Vlad Buchheit, of O’Dea High School.  Lord of kindness and mercy, 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 of kindness and mercy, 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.