Parishes at the service of mission: September 2017 Prayer intention of Pope Francis

8 September 2017 | Australia

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.

     

Pope Francis' Intentions for 2017 can be downloaded here

Text of 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 in Africa

April intentionYouth

March intention: Support for Persecuted Christians

February intention: Welcome the Needy

January intention: Christians serving humanity