Praying with the Pope in June

Published on 01 Jun 2019
A priest listening to confession

The Mode of Life of Priests

That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.

Pope Francis, June 2019

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Three challenges for the month ahead

- Offer to support the parish priest of your community, giving your personal help to the mission, especially in social service works for the poorest.
- Talk with others in the parish or community about the possibility of a meeting between laity and priests to learn about and reflect on the current demands of the priestly vocation and service.
- Set time aside yourself, or promote in your community, a moment of prayer focused on the Heart of Jesus, asking for the grace of following Jesus, poor and humble.
“Gracious Father, I contemplate your presence among us. Help me to do all things for the greater good of all people. Help me to remember, today and every day, that my sacred baptism graced me with a share in the common priesthood of all believers. May I not forget the priests who minister to me, my family and my community; that I may support them, encourage them and pray for them. I offer to you today all my thoughts, words, deeds and all that am for this, and all, the intentions of Pope Francis this month."