May 14 ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter

+ For the bishops of the Church:  may they inspire and lead us all to Christ, the Truth.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ For the world:  that divisions will be healed, violence will cease, and that peace and justice of your kingdom will reign in every nation on earth.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ Loving God, you are always near to us especially when we are weak, suffering and vulnerable.  Reach out to those who experience mental illness.  Lift their burdens, calm their anxiety and quiet their fears.  Surround them with your healing presence that they may know they are not alone.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ Help us to truly believe that we are yours, that we will not be put to shame because you are with us, calling us out from darkness into your wonderful light.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ May we remember that you are self-giving love which creates oneness in us all and gives us fullness of life.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ For the grace to unite ourselves deeply with Jesus—the way, the truth, and the life.  Christ, our light and joy, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Frances Covey; and Margaret Angelos.  Also, we pray for those who have died, including Rosemary Siderius and Father Joseph Petosa.   Christ, our light and joy, 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.  Christ, our light and joy, 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.