October 1 ~ Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ May the Church act as a mediator in finding solutions to problems affecting peace, social harmony, the defense of life, and human and civil rights.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ That those who hold public office will imitate your goodness, who secures justice and the rights of all the oppressed.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ May we live in humble obedience to you, not caring for ourselves alone but treating all others with respect, care and love.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ Inspired by St. Francis, help us to see all created things as our brothers and sisters - all one family, united in you.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ Help us, as a community, to follow your path in love.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ For the grace to put the interests of others before our own.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick, especially Jill Ragsdale, Diane McBroom, mother of Natasha Erlich.  We pray also for those who have died, including Doctor Salvatore Raiti, father of John Raiti, Florence Zarrillo, grandmother of Ami Cuneo-Raiti; Joyce Powers; and James Vanderslice Sr., father of Jim Vanderslice.  Lord, faithful forever, we pray.

+ In gratitude 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, faithful forever, 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.