March 5 ~ First Sunday of Lent

+ This Lent may the Church bear witness to those who live in material, moral or spiritual destitution so that they hear the Gospel message of love.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ For those preparing to enter the Church at Easter who will be coming forward for the Rite of Sending and the Rite Election:  may they be blessed in these days of preparation.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ We pray also for all the children of this parish who made their First Reconciliation this weekend, that they will know your love.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ Help us to continually walk in the path that leads us to you.  May we never be separate from you.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ We give you thanks for Jesus, your self-giving love poured out for all.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ For the grace to face the temptations of life by relying on your love in our lives.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; James Arthur; and Alice Rosenthal.  Also, we pray for those who have died including Florence Pung, Hugh McIntosh, and Mary Alice Lee.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, 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.  Holy Spirit of joy and salvation, 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.