Pope FrancisBishop 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 two monthly intentions are distributed here and quarterly through Parish Pages for ease of access to parish liturgists and pastoral staff.


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 ...