September 16 ~ Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ The Church leaders are ordained by you to give help to all members.  Lead them in doing good and giving care to all brothers and sisters.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ In trust, we ask that you heal whatever is broken in our world, our Church, our homes, and our own hearts.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ For the grace to live the life we have been given and to live it with love.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ Your Spirit breaks down our barriers and celebrates community.  Go with us as we find the courage to create a place of welcome for all.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ For those affected by Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines: for the injured and misplaced; for first responders and all those providing relief: surround them with your protection and open our hearts and hands to provide support.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ For our Jewish brothers and sisters as they celebrate Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, this week.  May their observance enkindle their faith and fidelity to God.  Lord of tranquility, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick including Chari Kinney; Lorraine Crist; Joseph Gentile, father of Liz McKay; Mike Finn; Carol Vizzare; and Pauline Simpson, sister of Richard Kearns.  We also pray for all those who have died, including Jim Nelson; and Isabelle Collora, mother of Charlie Collora.  Lord of tranquility, 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 tranquility, 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.