November 4 ~ 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church, including all of us, be fervent in proclaiming your truth and justice.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ That those who hold public office will imitate your goodness who secures justice and the rights of all.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ As we vote this week, we pray that our choices will be in service to the health of our state and nation and all of its citizens.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ Because you first loved us, may we choose every day to love you with all our hearts and souls, and with all our minds and strength.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ As we celebrate our community this weekend at our annual Italian Dinner, may we as your people remember your call for us to go out into the world to help heal and transform it.  God of mercy, we pray.

For those killed and wounded in the shooting in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue; especially for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, friend of the Nolan Shafer Family; for the wisdom and will to resolve our nation’s epidemic of gun violence.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Christine Ball; Joseph Gentile, father of Liz McKay; Vincent Slatt, father of Mary Davis; Mike Finn; Carol Vizzare; Sylvia Sanders, mother of Amy Cunningham; Kathi Ellsworth, Barbara Lowney; and Angela Downs.  God of mercy, we pray.

+ We are here as individuals and as community aware of your presence around us and within us, and so we now especially remember our loved ones who have died by now saying their names out loud...    God of mercy, 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.