Pope Francis has named 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph and composed this prayer which he encourages all of us to pray together:
Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month.
January - Human Fraternity May the Lord give us the grace tolive in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.
February - Violence Against Women We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.
March - Sacrament of Reconciliation Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.
April - Fundamental Rights We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regmes and even in democracies in crisis.
May - The World of Finance Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.
June - The Beauty of Marriage Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.
July - Social Friendship We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.
August - The Church Let us pray for the Church, that she may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.
September - An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
October - Missionary Disciples We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavor of the Gospel.
November - People Who Suffer From Depression We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.
December - Catechists Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may these be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.
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