It Was Our Honor to Pray for You!

We appreciate your participation in our annual Day of Prayer, celebrated in partnership with the Vatican. Our work at Cross Catholic Outreach begins each day in communal prayer. We would be honored to pray for you and your loved ones.

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Cross Catholic Outreach transforms the lives of the poor and their communities, materially and spiritually, for the glory of Jesus Christ. Our cost-effective approach channels life-giving aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries.

Help us pray for the poor — and break the cycle of poverty for children and families in need.

How Can We Pray For You?

Are you or a loved one in need of prayer? Submit your intentions below, and our staff will pray for you.

*All prayer intentions submitted by July 31 will be offered at a special Vatican Mass on Aug. 15 for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

How Day of Prayer Works

1) Submit Prayer Intentions

Now – Aug. 13, 2021 

Prayer lifts our hearts to God and places our thanks, petitions and burdens at his feet. If you or a loved one are in need of prayer, share your specific intentions.

2) Day of Prayer

Event – Aug. 13, 2021

Cross Catholic Outreach staff pray for your intentions. Every year, we join together for a Day of Prayer to intercede for the specific intentions of our donors, ministry partners and the poor.

3) Intentions Offered at a Vatican Mass

Mass Celebrated – Aug. 15, 2021

His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson offers Mass on the Feast of the Assumption for all prayers submitted by July 31. Cardinal Turkson is Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, promoting the dignity of all.

2) Intentions Sent to the Vatican

Your intentions sent – Aug. 1, 2021 

Cross Catholic Outreach provides intentions to His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson in preparation for a special Mass on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pray for Our Ministry Partners

Cross Catholic Outreach is a Vatican-endorsed Catholic relief and development ministry that has provided $3.3 billion in aid to the poor worldwide. As we pray for you, we kindly ask you to join us in praying for the poor in developing countries.

Bolivia

For those affected by COVID and for the end to the poverty that worsens the situation.

Ethiopia

For peace, the conversion of hearts, reconciliation and an end to suffering in East Africa.

Haiti

For political stability and for community members engaged in health and development.

KEnya

For the love, dignity and safety of children affected by COVID.

Malawi

For families in the Diocese of Karonga affected by COVID.

Nicaragua

For our staff and the impoverished children and families they serve.

Vietnam

For the girls at our boarding school, the medical patients we serve and all who selflessly support our efforts.

zambia

For God to intervene in the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Can We Pray For You?

Your prayer intentions are important to us. That’s why every day at Cross Catholic Outreach, we pray for the specific intentions of everyone who supports our work.

Day of Prayer Schedule

8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. (All Staff)

Opening Keynote by Jim Cavnar

10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Liturgy of the Hours

11:00 a.m. — 11:50 a.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Taize Music, Meditation and Prayer

Noon — 12:30 p.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Liturgy of the Hours

1:00 p.m. — 1:50 p.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Lectio Divina

2:00 p.m. — 2:50 p.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Prayer for Ministry Partners

3:00 p.m. — 3:20 p.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Liturgy of the Hours

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. (Silent Prayer Chapel)

Holy Mass for Staff

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Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus: O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen

FAQ

Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501(c)(3) Catholic relief and development ministry that provides food, shelter, medical care, water, education, self-help programs, care for orphans and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor in dioceses around the world. For the past 20 years, we have mobilized the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Learn More

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 will hold its annual Day of Prayer on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, in honor of the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

In the Catholic Church, the Assumption of Mary into Heaven is a major feast day and 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 Aug. 15.

Jesus gave his Blessed Mother to all humanity when he was on the cross (John 19:26-27). As our great spiritual mother, Mary is our heavenly advocate who brings our petitions to the Lamb of God (Revelation 5:8). As St. Faustina reflected in her Diary, “To give worthy praise to the Lord’s mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother. Through her, streams of grace flowed down upon us.”

Yes! Our work at Cross Catholic Outreach begins each day in communal prayer. On Tuesdays, ministry staff spends the first hour of the workday praying for the specific intentions of our donors. We consider it an honor and a privilege to intercede for our friends and supporters. Submit your prayer requests.

Cross Catholic Outreach is approved by the Holy Father as an official Catholic charity and has received multiple Vatican endorsements, including from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, the Holy Father’s Developing World Outreach.

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.