MAY 2018 – The Mission of the Laity

Lay people are on the front line of the life of the Church.[1]

We need their testimony regarding the truth of the Gospel and their example of expressing their faith by practicing solidarity.

Let us give thanks for the lay people who take risks, who are not afraid and who offer reasons for hope to the poorest, to the excluded, to the marginalized.

Let us pray together this month that the lay faithful may fulfill their specific mission, the mission that they received in Baptism, putting their creativity at the service of the challenges of today’s world.[2]

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[1] Pius XII. Address to the New Cardinals (February 20, 1946).

[2] Monthly intention of the Holy Father for May 2018 entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.