Below are two files for “We Wait in Joyful Hope,” the 2018 Advent prayer for the Diocese of Helena. Parishes have received a number of printed copies via U.S. Mail. The prayer is intended for use by parishioners during their personal prayer time, as a beginning or concluding prayer for parish gatherings, and by parish groups.
Included next are suggestions for the Universal Prayer/Prayer of the Faithful at Mass that includes an introductory prayer and a petition for each Advent Sunday.
Finally, a possible petition for the selection of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Helena.