November 3 ~ Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ For the world:  merciful Lord, show us a way to give your hungry and desperate peoples some vision of hope. God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ For the Church:  may we, like Jesus, search out unlikely guests to inviteto our table.  God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ May we remember that your abiding spirit is in all creation, called forth by you and soaked in your love.  God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ As we celebrate this weekend at our annual Italian Dinner, may we, as your people, remember your call to go out into the world to help heal and transform It.  God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ We especially pray for all those affected by the California wildfires.  God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ We pray for all those who are sick including John O’Keefe, brother of Kate Youngblood and uncle of Jacob and Ryan, Naomi Zamberlin, Kathi Ellsworth, Alan Rosenthal, Margaret Rican, Frank Siderius, and Beverly Peterson.  God, who calls us each by name, we pray.

+ We pray also for those who have died.  God, who calls us each by name, 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.  God, who calls us each by name, 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.