May 21 ~ Sixth Sunday of Easter

+ May the Church stand before the world without stain or blemish, holy and obedient to your word.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ That divisions will be healed, violence will cease, and the peace of your kingdom will bless the earth.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ We pray for your Holy Spirit to remain in us, empowering us to be part of your love which can overcome the powers of evil in this world.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ Comfort and relieve those who are troubled in mind and spirit.  Bring them hope, peace and the consolation of a loving community.  May that loving community be us, here at St. Anne.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ Help us to always face our sufferings with hope.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ For the grace to keep Jesus' commandments in all our dealings.  Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Laurie McKim; and Margaret Angelos.  Also, we pray for those who have died.   Holy Spirit, dwelling within us, 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, dwelling within us, 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.