Sunday, September 28, 2014, is a worldwide day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops that will meet in Rome in October. The theme of the Synod is The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. We pray for families and for the Spirit's guidance on the Synod. Click for the prayer of Pope Francis for the Synod on the Family.
Jeffrey Essmann, a catechist at St. Francis Xavier Parish in New York City, shares his experience "learning from his third graders" in a recent article called Stumbling Onward in America Magazine.
The “National Council for the laity” invites you to help gather 1,000,000 children in order to pray for Unity and Peace under the protection of Virgin Mary. The Day of Prayer will be in schools, in the classrooms, at playgrounds or in the school’s chapel, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, October 18th. The idea is to teach the need of praying for the internal peace of each human being, as well as for the unity and peace of the family, the country and the whole world.
The International Week of Prayer and Fasting is a grassroots movement of Catholics and other Christians from around the world participating in a global network of prayer and fasting. Find out more at www.iwopf.org.