Monthly Intercessions

Below are the monthly intercessions from Pope Francis and Bishop David Ricken for 2020

January 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That the leaders of the world will respect the right of men and women to exercise the right to religious freedom of all people.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that Christians, followers of religions, and all people of goodwill may promote peace and justice in the world.

Enero 2020

La intención para enero del obispo Ricken
Que los líderes del mundo respeten el derecho de hombres y mujeres a ejercer el derecho a la libertad religiosa de todas las personas.


February 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
For those struggling with mental, physical, or spiritual illness; that they may be drawn closer to Jesus Christ in their suffering and healed by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that the cries of our migrant brothers and sisters, victims of criminal trafficking, may be heard and considered.

Febrero 2020

La intención para febrero del obispo Ricken
Para aquellos que luchan con enfermedades mentales, físicas o espirituales; para que sean atraídos más cerca de Jesucristo en su sufrimiento y sanados por el poder del Espíritu Santo


March 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That inspired by the humble example of the fatherhood of St. Joseph, men may strive to be worthy servants and disciples who help lead their families and communities into the Kingdom of God.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity.

Marzo 2020

La intención para marzo del obispo Ricken
Inspirados en el humilde ejemplo de la paternidad de San José, los hombres pueden esforzarse por ser servidores y discípulos dignos que ayuden a llevar a sus familias y comunidades al Reino de Dios


April 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That inspired by the humble example of the fatherhood of St. Joseph, men may strive to be worthy servants and disciples who help lead their families and communities into the Kingdom of God.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that those suffering from addiction may be helped and accompanied.

Abril 2020

La intención para abril del obispo Ricken
inspirados por el humilde ejemplo de la paternidad de San José, los hombres pueden esforzarse por ser servidores y discípulos dignos que ayuden a llevar a sus familias y comunidades al Reino de Dios.


May 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That those suffering from addictions of any kind may be freed from their bondage through the intercession of our Mother, Mary.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that deacons, faithful in their service to the Word and the poor, may be an invigorating symbol for the entire Church.

Mayo 2020

La intención para mayo del obispo Ricken
Que aquellos que sufren de adicciones de cualquier tipo puedan ser liberados de su esclavitud por la intercesión de nuestra Madre, María.


June 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
For farmers, that God’s bountiful blessings be upon them as they continue laboring to help provide sustenance.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.

Junio 2020

La intención para junio del obispo Ricken
Para los agricultores, que las abundantes bendiciones de Dios sean con ellos mientras continúan trabajando para ayudar a proporcionar sustento.


July 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That all of those enjoying the warmth and recreation of summer may be protected and renewed in their faith.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that today's families may be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.

Julio 2020

La intención para julio del obispo Ricken
Que todos aquellos que disfrutan del calor y la recreación del verano puedan ser protegidos y renovados en su fe.


August 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That families may be drawn closer to Jesus through a common life of prayer and adherence to the Gospel.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families.

Agosto 2020

La intención para agosto del obispo Ricken
Que las familias se acerquen a Jesús a través de una vida común de oración y adhesión al Evangelio.


September 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That our Catholic schools truly be schools of discipleship, where our youth can grow in their friendship with Jesus Christ.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that the planet's resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner.

Septiembre 2020

La intención para septiembre del obispo Ricken
Que nuestras escuelas católicas sean verdaderamente escuelas de discipulado, donde nuestros jóvenes puedan crecer en su amistad con Jesucristo.


October 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
For all expectant mothers, that they may be inspired by the faith of Mary to care for and protect the life they nurture inside their wombs.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.

Octubre 2020

La intención para Octubre del obispo Ricken
Para todas las mujeres embarazadas, para que se inspiren en la fe de María a cuidar y proteger la vida que cultivan dentro de sus úteros.


November 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That all men and women may take seriously their responsibility to discern their call to serve the Church as priests and religious.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

Noviembre 2020

La intención para noviembre del obispo Ricken
Para que todos los hombres y mujeres tomen en serio su responsabilidad de discernir su llamado a servir a la Iglesia como sacerdotes y religiosos.


December 2020

Bishop Ricken's Intention 
That our hearts may truly make room for the coming of our Savior.

Pope Francis' Intention 
We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ be nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.

Diciembre 2020

La intención para diciembre del obispo Ricken
Para que nuestros corazones realmente puedan hacer espacio para la venida de nuestro Salvador.


Taken from https://www.gbdioc.org/bishops-office/monthly-intercessions?highlight=WyJtb250aGx5IiwiaW50ZXJjZXNzaW9ucyIsIm1vbnRobHkgaW50ZXJjZXNzaW9ucyJd