Schedule of Monthly Prayer Intentions
Catholic Charities wants to ensure that each of our ministries receives the Lord’s graces through dedicated moments of focused prayer. Our current, monthly schedule of prayer intentions is as follows:
Immigration Legal Services:
Catholics celebrate National Migration Week in January. Just as on the road to Emmaus, Christ's disciples met him in the guise of a stranger, this month's intention reminds us that Christ makes himself present to each of us in the lonesome traveler, the newcomer, and the migrant.
Child Care Services:
Catholics celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2. Just as Mary and Joseph presented the baby Jesus to God in the temple, so, too, do we submit ourselves to the love, mercy and guidance of our Father in Heaven, as we seek to care for the children He has put in our care.
Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship:
Catholics celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19. Saint Joseph was a compassionate, caring man who loved and protected Jesus, his foster son. We ask for St. Joseph's intercession on behalf of our work to place children into a loving and caring home.
Catholic Charities: The Entire Agency:
As we commemorate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we pray for the continued renewal of faith and missionary zeal throughout our agency and all of its ministries.
“The Mission” Homeless Shelter (Fort Collins):
As we commemorate the Feast of Pentecost, when Jesus sent his disciples out into the world filled with his Holy Spirit, we pray for a similar spirit of strength, courage and compassion amidst those seeking shelter at The Mission.
Samaritan House (Denver):
Catholics celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13. He is patron saint of the lost and the starving. This month’s intention is for the residents and staff at Samaritan House.
Catholics celebrate the Feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the grandparents of Jesus, on July 26. We ask for Joachim and Anne’s intercession for the elderly clients in our care, that they, too, may experience comfort in the face of loneliness, hope in the face of death, and faith in the love that Christ has for them.
Regina Caeli Counseling Services:
Catholics celebrate the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 22. This feast celebrates the namesake of our new, clinical counseling center, where clients may receive a variety of counseling services, all firmly grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic faith.
Emergency Assistance Services:
In addition to observing the Labor Day holiday, Catholics celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul on September 27. Those clients seeking our emergency services are often struggling to find work. In addition to the assistance we give them with food, rent and utility bills, they need our prayers.
Lighthouse Women’s Center:
For Catholics, the month of October is considered “Respect Life Month.” Our new Lighthouse Women’s Center is a licensed medical center fully equipped to help women make life-giving decisions for their future and for their unborn babies. We beg Mary’s intercession for this important ministry.
St. Joseph’s Home for Veterans (Denver):
In addition to our American observance of Veterans Day, Catholics also celebrate the Feast of St. Martin of Tours on November 11. He is the patron saint of soldiers. We pray in a special way for all of the veterans in our care, and in thanksgiving for the way in which they have served our country.
The Guadalupe Shelter (Greeley) -and- Fr. Ed Judy House for Homeless Women with Children:
Catholics celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12, followed by the celebration of Christmas on December 25.
While this month is a joyful one for many people, we remember that the holiday season can be especially hard for the homeless, for the single mother, and for her children.
Please pray in special way that they might experience hope and true joy in the face of Christ’s birth, and that we might have the courage to be Christ’s presence in their lives.