November 2017 Christians in Asia That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.
October 2017 Workers and the Unemployed That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.
September 2017 Parishes That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.
August 2017 Artists That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.
July 2017 Lapsed Christians That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.
June 2017 National Leaders That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
May 2017 Christians in Africa. That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
April 2017 Young People. That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
March 2017 Support for Persecuted Christians. That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
February 2017 Comfort for the Afflicted That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.