November 1 ~ Solemnity of All Saints

+ Through devotion to the saints in heaven, may the Church be strengthened in holiness and inspire each of us to assist the poor, the sick, and all who suffer.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.

+ For the victims of the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan and Pakistan, those who died, the injured, and the displaced: May their needs be met through an outpouring of human compassion.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.

+ For children caught in the violence and destruction of war:  May they find comfort and love to help them and their families through difficult times, and may they be fortunate enough to one day find peace.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.

+ For children who have no family:  Wherever they are in the world, may caring communities rise up and wrap them in a mantle of love and compassion.  And in thanksgiving for the communities that do create family for these children: may their ministries be blessed with all that they need to care for them.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.

+ For the grace to be a witness of sanctity and holiness to others.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.

+ In this month of remembrance of our faithful departed, we pray for our St. Anne parishioners who have died this past year:

Mary Zorotovich              Rick Sanchez          Ed Moriarty  
Rich Schneider                Helen Knutzen         Dale Dankers

May they, and all our departed loved ones, rest in peace.  Father, who watches over us in love, 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.  Father, who watches over us in love, we pray.