November 6 ~ Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church's faithful announcement of the Gospel, God's Word, give full meaning to pain and suffering.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ That you will bless and guide the presidential election this week.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ Like the brothers of old in today's reading, give us the conviction we need to remain with you through life and death.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ Remembering that our job in your kingdom is to be the Body of Christ, may we put our lives and our talents at your disposal to this end.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ As we have gathered this weekend for our annual Italian Dinner, fortified by our acceptance in and celebration of our community, help us to remember that your call for us as community is to go out into the world to transform it.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ For the grace to be guarded from all evil.  Lord of encouragement and hope, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; John Kalnin; Chris Hurley; Mike Finn; Taylor Thole; Kathleen Todd; and Rufus Moore.   We pray for those who have died, including Larry McNamee, Father Gary Morelli, Nita Hester, Tom Challoner and Marieta Fontenelle.  Lord of encouragement and hope, 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.  Lord of encouragement and hope, 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.