“Being Christian is living and witnessing to faith in prayer, in works of charity, in promoting justice, in doing good. The whole of our life must pass through the narrow door which is Christ.” – Pope Francis
Interceding for our ministry and our family of benefactors involves all types of prayer. In addition to our weekly prayers for you, Cross Catholic Outreach sets aside one day each year specifically to lift up the intentions of our ministry friends.
Cross Catholic Outreach staff last observed this Day of Prayer on Friday, August 14, 2020. Our ministry was blessed with the opportunity to focus on intercession for your intentions and the continued advancement of God’s will.
On Saturday, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was offered for your intentions in Vatican City by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, at the request of the priests and staff of Cross Catholic Outreach.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,
implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence,
I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother: to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Your prayer requests for the Day of Prayer and this special Mass can be submitted by completing the section below.
“We set forth our petitions before God, not in order to make known to Him our needs and desires, but rather so that we ourselves may realize that in these things it is necessary to turn to God for help.”
– St. Thomas Aquinas
Every year, Cross Catholic Outreach commemorates the Assumption of Mary into Heaven with a Day of Prayer. On this day, Cross Catholic Outreach staff joins together in prayer to intercede for the specific intentions of our donors, ministry partners, and the poor.
Cross Catholic Outreach holds its annual Day of Prayer on August 15th because it is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. On this day, His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson will offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for your intentions at the request of the priests and staff of Cross Catholic Outreach. Due to the fact that this feast day falls on a weekend in 2020, Cross Catholic Outreach staff will observe this year’s Day of Prayer on Friday, August 14.
In the Catholic Church, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is a major feast day that is also marked as a Holy Day of Obligation. The Catholic Church teaches as dogma that Mary, the mother of God, herself conceived without original sin, was assumed body and soul into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. This feast day is celebrated on August 15th.