Holy Father Pope Francis has recently released a video message conveying the prayer intention for the month of September in which His Holiness highlighted the intention as “pray for parishes at service of mission.” His Holiness also reminded that the parishes must be in contact with home,  the parishioners ‘lives and with the life of the society.

As reported by Vatican Radio, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “Parishes have to be houses where the door is always open so as to go forth toward others and it is important that this going forth follows a clear proposal of faith.” Further His Holiness added, “Let us pray for our parishes, that they not be simple offices, but that animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.”

The video was developed by Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer, to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father Pope Francis.