March 3 ~ 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ That through the Church's faithful announcement of the Gospel, your Word may bear abundant fruit in our lives.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ For the world: help us all to be peacemakers, truth seekers and truth tellers, reconcilers and builders of a culture of life.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ For all who mourn and who feel the sting of death in their families: may they remain steadfast and full of hope in you.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ May we be ever mindful that the way we speak reveals our inner lives.  Help us, therefore, to fill our lives with goodness, hope and mercy so that we can offer these things to others.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ We ask your blessings on our community's work - especially through our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society - to serve our neighbors who may be in need.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ For the grace to see clearly our own faults and bring them to you.  Jesus, our teacher, we pray.

+ Let us pray for all those who are sick including those whose names we now say out loud.   [Fr. Tony will end this prayer with "we pray to the Lord".]

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.