Parishes at the service of mission: September 2017 Prayer intention of Pope Francis
We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Parishes at the service of mission
Text of the September video:
“Parishes must be in contact with homes, with people’s lives, with the life of society.
They have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth toward others.
And it is important that this going-forth follows a clear proposal of faith.
The doors must be opened so that Jesus can go out with all of the joy of his message.
Let us pray for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen”.
View Previous 2017 prayer intentions:
- August intention: Artists
- July intention: Those Distant from the Christian faith
- June intention: Ending the arms trade
- May intention: Christians of Africa
- April intention: Youth
- March intention: Support for Persecuted Christians
- February intention: Welcome the Needy
- January intention: Christians serving humanity