Pope FrancisBishop David RickenMonthly Intercessions

Bishop Ricken asks that all parishes add the monthly intention of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, as well as his own monthly intention to their Universal Prayer (Prayers of the Faithful) for each Sunday celebration.

Bishop Ricken will have these intentions added during each of his Masses throughout the year.

The monthly intentions are distributed here and quarterly through Parish Pages for easy access by parish liturgists and pastoral staff.

 
 

November 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Homeless

That the homeless of our Diocese will always find shelter and support from our parish communities in this Jubilee Year and the years to come.

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | In Service of Peace

That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

 
 

Noveimbre 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Las Personas sin Hogar

Que las personas sin hogar de nuestra Diócesis siempre encontrarán refugio y apoyo de nuestras comunidades parroquiales en este Año Jubilar y en los años venideros.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Al servicio de la paz

Que el lenguaje del amor y el diálogo siempre prevalezca sobre el lenguaje del conflicto.


October 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken’s: Intention | Catholic Educators - Public, Parochial, & Homeschool

That all Catholic public, parochial, and homeschool educators in our Diocese recognize with renewed enthusiasm their mission to share the love of Jesus Christ as his disciples.

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | The Mission of Religious

That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

 
 

Octubre 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Educadores Católicos (Público, Parroquial y de Educación en el Hogar)

Que todos los educadores católicos públicos, parroquiales y educadores en el hogar de nuestra Diócesis reconozcan con renovado entusiasmo su misión de compartir el amor de Jesucristo como sus discípulos.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | La Misión de los Religiosos

Que los hombres y mujeres religiosos consagrados  puedan promover y estar presentes entre los pobres, los marginados y los que no tengan voz.


September 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Catechists & RCIA Leaders

That catechists and RCIA ministers may continue to bring others closer to the peace and joy of Jesus Christ and his Church, especially during this Diocesan Jubilee Year.

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Young People in Africa

That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

 

 
 

Septiembre 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Catequistas y Líderes de RCIA

Que los catequistas y ministros de RICA puedan continuar acercando a otros a la paz y la alegría de Jesucristo y su Iglesia, especialmente durante este Año del Jubileo Diocesano.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Gente Joven en África

Que los jóvenes en África puedan tener acceso a la educación y al trabajo en sus propios países.


 August 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Couples Celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Marriage & their Families

That couples in our Diocese celebrating their 50th anniversary of marriage during this Jubilee Year may be blessed in their witness of selfless love and discipleship. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | The Treasure of Families

That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Agosto 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Por las Parejas que Celebran su Cincuenta Aniversario de Matrimonio y Por sus Familias

Que las parejas en nuestra Diócesis que están celebrando su cincuenta aniversario de Matrimonio durante este año jubilar, sean bendecidos en su amor incondicional y su discipulado.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | La familia, un tesoro

Para que las grandes opciones económicas y políticas protejan la familia como el tesoro de la humanidad.


July 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Young Adults & Young Adult Ministers

That the young adults and young adult ministers of our Diocese may continually discover new ways of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Priests and their Pastoral Ministry

That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Julio 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Adultos Jóvenes & Ministros de Adultos Jóvenes

Que los Adultos Jóvenes y los Ministros de Adultos Jóvenes de nuestra Diócesis descubran continuamente formas nuevas de compartir el Evangelio de Jesucristo.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Los sacerdotes en su misión pastoral

Para que los sacerdotes que viven con fatiga y en la soledad el trabajo pastoral se sientan confortados con la ayuda de la amistad con el Señor y con los hermano.


June 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Parish Staff, Volunteers, and Ministers

That parish staff, volunteers, and ministers throughout this Diocesan Jubilee Year may be renewed in their ministry in the imitation of Jesus Christ, who came not to be served, but to serve. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Social Networks

That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects other for their differences. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Junio 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Personal Parroquial, Voluntarios y Ministros

Que el personal parroquial, voluntarios y ministros se renueven en su ministerio a lo largo de este Año Jubilar Diocesano imitando a Jesucristo, que no vino a ser servido, sino a servir.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Las redes sociales

Para que las redes sociales favorezcan la solidaridad y el respeto del otro en sus diferencias.


May 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Confirmation

That those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation may continue to experience the support of their parish community and lead others to Christ Jesus. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | The Mission of Laity

That the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Mayo 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Confirmación

Que aquellos candidatos que reciben el sacramento de la confirmación puedan seguir experimentando el apoyo de su comunidad parroquial y dirigir a otros a Cristo Jesús.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | La Misión de los Laicos

Que los fieles laicos pueden cumplir su misión específica, y responder con creatividad a los desafíos que enfrenta el mundo de hoy.


April 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Diocesan Apostolates & Retreat Movements

That during this Jubilee Year all members of Diocesan apostolates and retreat movements will deepen their personal relationship with Jesus Christ for mission. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters

That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Abril 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Apostolados Diocesanos y Retiros

Que durante este Año de Jubileo, todos los miembros de movimientos de apostolado diocesano y retiro profundizan su relación personal con Jesucristo para la misión.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Para aquellos que tienen Responsabilidades en Materia Económica

Que los economistas puedan tener la valentía para rechazar cualquier economía de exclusión y sabe cómo abrir nuevos caminos.


March 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Clergy and Pastoral Leaders/Coordinators

For all clergy and pastoral leaders within the Diocese of Green Bay, that during this Jubilee Year they may grow closer to Jesus Christ in their vocation and ministry. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Formation in Spiritual Discernment

That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Marzo 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Clero y Líderes Pastorales y Coordinadores

Para todos los clérigos y líderes pastorales en la diócesis de Green Bay, que durante este Año de Jubileo, puedan acercarse a Jesús Cristo en su vocación y ministerio.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | La Formación en el Discernimiento Espiritual

Que la Iglesia pueda darse cuenta de la urgencia de la formación en el discernimiento espiritual, tanto en el ámbito personal y comunitario.


February 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Sick and Persons with Disabilities & Caretakers

That the gifts and needs of the sick and those living with disabilities may be recognized and celebrated in our parishes both during our Diocesan Jubilee Year and beyond. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Say "No" to Corruption

That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Febrero 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Los Enfermos y Las Personas con Discapcidades y Los que los Cuidadan

Que los dones y las necesidades de los enfermos y las personas que viven con discapacidades pueden ser reconocidos y celebrados en nuestras parroquias tanto durante nuestro año de Jubileo diocesano y en el futuro.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Decir "No" a la Corrupción

Que aquellos que tengan poder material, político o espiritual puedan resistir cualquier tentación de la corrupción.


January 2018

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Youth and Youth Ministers

That during this Jubilee Year, the youth of our parishes will continue to be formed as disciples of Jesus Christ, especially through acts of service and prayer. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Religious Minorities in Asia

That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Enero 2018

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Jóvenes y Los Ministros para los Jóvenes

Que en este año de jubileo, la juventud de nuestras parroquias continuará a ser formados como discípulos de Jesucristo, especialmente a través de actos de servicio y oración.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Minorías Religiosas en Asia

Que los cristianos y otras minorías religiosas en países de Asia, puedan practicar su fe en plena libertad.


December 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | 150th Jubilee

That our celebration of the Diocese of Green Bay's 150th Jubilee in 2018 will provide us the opportunity to honor the past and celebrate our future as missionary "disciples on the way." We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | 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. We pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Diciembre 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | 150º Jubileo

Que nuestra celebración de la Diócesis de Green Bay del 150º Jubileo en 2018 nos dará la oportunidad de honrar el pasado y celebrar nuestro futuro como discípulos misioneros "en el camino".

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Los Ancianos

Que los ancianos, sostenidos por las familias y comunidades cristianas, pueden aplicar su sabiduría y experiencia a la propagación de la fe y la formación de las nuevas generaciones.


November 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Homeless

That our brothers and sisters who are homeless within our communities find shelter and protection, and that those who care for them may be strengthened in their ministry; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Christians 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; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Noviembre 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Las Personas sin Hogar

Que nuestros hermanos y hermanas sin hogar en nuestras comunidades encuentren refugio y protección, y los que los cuiden sean fortalecidos en su ministerio.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Cristianos en Asia

Que los cristianos en Asia, atestiguando al Evangelio en palabra y hecho, puedan promover el diálogo, la paz y la comprensión mutua, especialmente con los de otras religiones.


October 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Women and Men Religious

That those who serve our local Church as women and men religious may be strengthened in their mission to share the Gospel as joyful disciples of Jesus Christ; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | 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; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Octubre 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Mujeres y Hombres Religiosos

Que todos que sirven en nuestra iglesia local como mujeres y hombres religiosos puedan ser fortalecidos en su misión de compartir el Evangelio como discípulos alegres de Jesucristo.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Trabajadores y los Desempleados

Que todos los trabajadores reciban respeto y la protección de sus derechos, y que los desempleados puedan recibir la oportunidad de contribuir al buen común.


September 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Farmers

That local farmers may be blessed with an abundant crop that will continue to nourish and sustain all who partake in their harvest; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Parishes

That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Septiembre 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Granjeros

Que granjeros locales sean bendecidos con cosechas abundantes que puedan continuar a alimentar y sostener a todos que coman de estas cosechas.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Parroquias

Que nuestras parroquias, animadas por el espíritu misionario, puedan ser lugares donde la fe se comunica y la caridad se ve.


August 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | The Imprisoned

That those who are imprisoned within our Diocese recognize and embrace the call to be friends and followers of Jesus; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Artists

That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Agosto 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Los prisioneros

Que los que están presos en nuestra diócesis puedan reconocer y abrazar el llamado a ser amigos y seguidores de Jesús.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Artistas

Que los artistas de nuestro tiempo, a través de su ingenio, puedan ayudar a descubrir la belleza de la creación para todos.


July 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Vocations

That all newly ordained priests and deacons within our Diocese remain faithful witnesses to the joy of the Gospel and inspire others to discern their own vocation; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Lapsed Christians

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; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Julio 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Vocaciones

Que todos los recién ordenados sacerdotes y diáconos dentro de nuestra diócesis sean fieles testigos de la alegría del Evangelio e inspiren a otros a discernir su propia vocación.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Cristianos alejados

Que nuestros hermanos y hermanas que han desviado de la fe, a través de nuestra oración y testimonio del Evangelio, pueden redescubrir la cercanía misericordiosa del Señor y la belleza de la vida cristiana.


June 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Young Adults

That young adults always be welcomed and accompanied on their journey of discipleship by our parish communities; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | National Leaders

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

 
 

Junio 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Jóvenes adultos

Que los jóvenes adultos sean siempre bienvenidos y acompañados en su jornada de discipulado por nuestras comunidades de la parroquia.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Líderes nacionales

Que los líderes nacionales puedan comprometerse firmemente para acabar con el comercio de armas, que victimiza a tantas personas inocentes.


May 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Catholic Schools

That all graduating students, especially from our Catholic schools, always be led by the light of Christ in their future endeavors; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Christians in Africa

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

 
 

Mayo 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Escuelas católicas

Que todos los estudiantes graduados, especialmente de nuestras escuelas católicas, siempre sean dirigidos por la luz de Cristo en sus futuros emprendimientos.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Los cristianos en África

Que los cristianos en África, en la imitación del Jesús Misericordioso, puedan dar testimonio profético para la reconciliación, la justicia y la paz.


April 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Homebound

That the peace and love of Christ always be shared with all those who are homebound in our communities; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Young People

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

 
 

Abpril 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Los confinados en casa

Que la paz y el amor de Cristo siempre sea compartida con todos aquellos que están confinados en casa en nuestras comunidades

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Jóvenes

Que los jóvenes puedan responder generosamente a sus vocaciones y consideran seriamente la posibilidad de ofrecerse a Dios en el sacerdocio o la vida consagrada.


March 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | RCIA Elect/Candidates

That all Diocesan Elect and Candidates for the Full Communion of the Church (especially from our parish) be strengthened as they journey toward the Easter sacraments; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Support for Persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Marzo 2017

Obispo RickenObispo Ricken | Elegidos/Candidatos de RCIA

Que todos los Elegidos y Candidatos Diocesanos para la plena comunión de la iglesia (especialmente de nuestra parroquia) sean fortificados en su viaje hacia los sacramentos de la Pascua.

 
 

Papa FranciscoPapa Francisco | Apoyo para los cristianos perseguidos

Que los cristianos perseguidos puedan ser apoyados por las oraciones y la ayuda material de toda la iglesia.


February 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Vocations

That those called to extend the mercy of Christ to others as priests and religious men and women be strengthen by the Holy Spirit in mission; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Comfort for the Afflicted

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


January 2017

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Life

That the spirit of welcome which comes from Christ always be extended to the unborn and vulnerable among us; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | Christian Unity

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; we pray to the Lord ...


December 2016

Bishop David RickenBishop Ricken's Intention | Family Life

That those who share Christ's Gospel, especially within families, may do so with great mercy and love; we pray to the Lord ...

 
 

Pope FrancisPope Francis' Intention | End to Child-Soldiers

That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over; we pray to the Lord ...