September 4 ~ Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

+ By participating in the sacraments and meditating on Scripture, may Christians become more aware of their mission to evangelize.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ That, through the intercession of the newly canonized saint, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, we will be able to see and reach out to Christ in the needs of our neighbors.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ May we remember that, through grace, you love us just as we are—this day, this moment.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ Give us the courage we need to release our tight grip on our own lives and instead, trust you in all things and not be afraid of the results.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ In gratitude and thanksgiving for all the workers and artisans who labored to renovate our church this summer, whose work now brings glory to you and joy to our parish and inspires us to be the Body of Christ we truly are.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ For the grace this week to carry our own cross and follow after Jesus as his disciple.  Jesus, Light of the World, we pray.

+ For all those who are sick especially Betty Bertoldi; Chris Hurley; Joan Lord; Mike Finn; Fred Kilmer; Keitha Bradley, daughter of Monica Bradley; Max Zamberlin; and Rufus Moore, father of Rebecca Weber.  Also, we pray for those who have died, including Penny Macomber, sister of Marti Hillary; and Esther Purnell - aunt of Chuck Purnell.  Jesus, Light of the World, 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.  Jesus, Light of the World, 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.