“The Pope’s Video”: September Prayer Intentions for Parishes’ “Missionary Option”

May parishes be “places where faith is communicated and charity seen”

General Audience, 30/08/2017, Screenshot CTV

General Audience, 30/08/2017, Screenshot CTV

“Let us pray for our parishes,” urges Pope Francis, “that animated by a missionary spirit they are places of transmission of the faith and testimony of charity”. And he explains: “It is about opening the doors and letting Jesus come out with all the joy of his message.”

This is the call of the Pope in the video presentation of his intention of prayer for the month of September 2017, published by the Pope’s World Network of Prayer.

“Parishes must be in touch with families, with the lives of the people,” the Pope said. They must be houses whose doors are always open to meet the others. ”

“And it is important that the meeting be followed by a clear proposal of faith,” says the pope in the video where we see a thirsty man offered a glass of water. May the parishes “not be administrative offices,” says the pope.

“The video of the pope”, directed by Fr. Frédéric Fornos, SJ, is available in 10 languages ​​across all social media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

On January 8, the Pope sent an invitation to join his World Prayer Network: “I would like to invite you to join the Pope’s Global Prayer Network, which also disseminates my prayer intentions through social networks every month to the whole Church,” he said. This is how the apostolate of prayer is promoted and communion is made to grow. ”

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