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Pray With the Holy Father

Mary Undoer of Knots Pope Francis PrayerMary, Undoer of Knots, pray for usLet us join the universal Church in praying for Pope Francis' Intentions for Year, 2017

JANUARY

Evangelization: Christians at the service of the challenges of humanity.

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

FEBRUARY

Universal: Welcome the needy

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

MARCH

Evangelization: Help persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

APRIL

Universal: Youth

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life

MAY

Evangelization: Christians of Africa, witnesses for peace

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

JUNE

Universal: Eliminate arms trade

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

JULY

Evangelization: Those distant from the Christian faith

That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.

AUGUST

Universal: For artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

SEPTEMBER

Evangelization: Parishes at the service of the mission

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.

OCTOBER

Universal: Rights of workers and the unemployed

That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.

NOVEMBER

Evangelization: To witness to the Gospel in Asia

That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions

DECEMBER

Universal: For the elderly

That the elderly,sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.