September 18 ~ Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ During this Year of Mercy, may the Church go forth toward those who are wounded and in need of an attentive ear, understanding, forgiveness and love.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ For the conversion of all those in the world whose lives are dominated by envy, violence or hatred.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ For our world: that the inclusiveness of your love for all people will broaden horizons and melt away divisiveness, including in our own hearts.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ Turn the greed we hold in our hearts into compassion toward our brothers and sisters.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ Help us to make real in our lives the love we have for you in our hearts, by loving and serving others.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ In this light, we ask for your special blessing on all those in our parish who are part of Martha's Workers who bring food to the hungry.    Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ For the grace to reach out with mercy to those who are poor.  Lord of Mercy, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Chris Hurley; Joan Lord; Mike Finn; Fred Kilmer; Keitha Bradley; Max Zamberlin; and Rufus Moore.  Also, we pray for those who have died, including Bill Cheshier; Penny Macomber; Kevin Maher; Gene Meyers; and Esther Purnell. Lord of Mercy, 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 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.