March 4 ~ Third Sunday of Lent

For those preparing to enter the Church at Easter who this weekend receive the First Scrutiny:  that they will find in the Creed of the Church the sustenance to live a holy life.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

May the leaders and people of wealthy nations heed the call to share what You have entrusted to them with those living in poverty around the globe.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

May there be an end to all terrorism and religious persecution and may peace reign throughout the world.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

We know as the God of covenant, you are the personal God who loves us.  Do not abandon us to chaos but help us to live in love and acceptance of each other.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

This Lent help us to fast from indifference.  Bless especially our works of service for others including through our Lenten Service Tree.  May we truly be a light for those who need our attention and care.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

For the grace to renew and deepen our efforts of genuine repentance.  Jesus, our peace, we pray.

For all those who are sick including John Briggs, and Bun Heng, father of Julie Shaw.  We pray especially for the healing of our Pastoral Coordinator Ron Ryan.  We also pray for those who have died. Jesus, our peace, 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, our peace, 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.