The Pope’s February Prayer Intention “For Parishes”

[Note: the photo is not of one of our parishes. It is a graphic from, using a photo of Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Monserrate, (Our Lady of Montserrat), in Havana, Cuba]

February 2023 – Prayer of the Month

Almighty and everlasting God,
Who through your Son, the cornerstone,
has joined these people, coming from diverse places,
and has joined this flock under one and the same Shepherd,
give to Your servants, the indissoluble bond of charity,
that there be no division of minds.
And let us, who are all one flock
under the guidance of one Shepherd
and are enclosed in one fold under Your protection,
never be separated.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

This month’s intention is “For Parishes.” Among the 72 ministries served by our province friars, we have friars serving in pastoral ministry in six parishes of our Province Delegation of St. Francis of Assisi (Ontario, Canada), and thirty parishes, along the East Coast of the United States. In addition, the friars of our Province Custodies also serve in varied ministries with a large group of them serving in parish communities. Please keep our friars, and the parishes they serve in your prayers, as you join in praying for the Holy Father’s intention this month.
NOTE: Each month, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific monthly intention. From time to time, Pope Francis may also add a second prayer intention related to current events or urgent needs, helping to mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation. The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, encouraging Christians to respond to the Pope’s appeal and to deepen their daily prayer.
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