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2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal

Prayers of the Faithful

The Catholic Ministries Appeal, in addition to meeting the financial needs of programs and services across southern Minnesota, calls on others to actively practice their faith. Prayer, therefore, plays a key role in conversion of heart that leads people to give generously in service to others.

The following are a sampling of Prayers of the Faithful to use during your parish liturgies. It is recommended that you include one intercession per week beginning with the Kick-Off Weekend.

Week 1 (Kick-Off Weekend) – That as we are called to support the ministries of our Church through the Catholic Ministries Appeal, we resolve to practice our faith in this very practical, meaningful way…We pray to the Lord.

Week 2 – That through our participation in the Catholic Ministries Appeal, we continue to be channels of the living and loving presence of Christ and His Promises in our world… We pray to the Lord.

Week 3 – That as we participate in the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal to Renew Faith, Extend Mercy and Inspire Hope, we give thanks to our God for His gifts and many promises… We pray to the Lord.

Week 4 – That as we make our commitment to the Catholic Ministries Appeal, we may remember God’s generosity to us… We pray to the Lord.

Week 5 – That God’s blessings be upon all those in our parish family and in every parish throughout our Diocese for their part in supporting the many ministries funded through the Catholic Ministries Appeal…We pray to the Lord.

Week 6 – That as we share the benefits of our blessings with the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal, we may Renew Faith, Extend Mercy and Inspire Hope by following Christ’s example of caring and sharing… We pray to the Lord.

Week 7 – That we may respond generously to the 2018 Catholic Ministries Appeal as faithful stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us… We pray to the Lord.

Week 8 – That each of us will seriously consider how we can Renew Faith, Extend Mercy and Inspire Hope for others through our support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal… We pray to the Lord.

Week 9 – That those who have not taken the opportunity to support the Catholic Ministries Appeal in the past will find it in their hearts to lovingly contribute to these vital ministries… We pray to the Lord.

(When you see fit) – In thanksgiving for the people’s generous support of the Catholic Ministries Appeal ensuring that these vital ministries continue to Renew Faith, Extend Mercy and Inspire Hope in our diocese… We pray to the Lord.