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Prayer intentions - December 2023



Prayer Intentions of the Pope

Each month the Pope invites all members of the Church to pray for particular needs.This month the Prayer Intentions of the Pope are:


We pray for the Holy Father; as he fulfils his mission, may he continue to accompany the flock entrusted to him, with the help of the Holy Spirit.


Needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world

Join with us in praying for the needs of the Church, the Congregation and the world, in particular for:


SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARY DAYS AND FEAST DAYS IN THE MARIST FAMILY

8 Dec:  FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (Preparation by community prayer – Const. 140)

8 Dec: Canonical erection of the Third Order of Mary in Lyon (1850)

30 Dec:  Pontifical Approbation – Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary (1931) (Suggested date for community renewal of vows, Const 62)

Date and place unknown: Anniversary of the death of Sr Marie de la Merci (Marie Josephine Adelaide Meissonier, France)  

 

SMSM INTENTIONS:  

We remember our Sisters celebrating Jubilees and thank God for all the graces they have received in their Marist missionary lives:

60 YEARS

  Sr. Bertha HURLEY    08 December 1963    New Zealand

  Sr. Janice RUFF          08 December 1963    Australia

  Sr. Joan GORE           08 December 1963   New Zealand

 

Let us continue to remember in our prayers:

  • Sr Georgeanne Marie Donovan, Euphrasie Mukamana and Judith Moore  as they complete their term as general council and prepare for their next missions.
  • Sr Cristina Giustozzi, Aubierge Amoussou, Denise MacMahon, Kieoma Finau as they prepare to begin their term as general council on 16 December 2023.
  • Srs Telesia Mulipola, Loloahi Tautalanoa and Marie Kampororo as they accompany and guide the postulants and novices in their formation and their discernment.