November 5 ~ Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church help us to truly receive your word and strengthen our commitment to each other.  Spirit of living water, we pray.

+ That those who hold public office will imitate your goodness to secure justice and the rights of all the oppressed.  Spirit of living water, we pray

+ Help us to remember that you created us all, and that we should therefore, love one another and treat each other with the care, dignity and respect we so want for ourselves.  Spirit of living water, we pray.

+ May we proclaim the Good News of your love in the example of our lives.  Spirit of living water, we pray.

+ On this weekend of our annual Italian Dinner, fortified by our acceptance by and in celebration of our community, help us to remember your call to go out into the world to help transform it with your love.  Spirit of living water, we pray.

+ For the grace to be humble in our dealings with others.  Spirit of living water, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, and for those who have died, including Bill Nous; Peggy Slatt, mother of Mary Davis; and Margaret Fiddes, aunt of Damian Hession.  Spirit of living water, 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.  Spirit of living water, 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.