Our thoughts and prayers are very much with our teachers and all the boys and girls from our parish who commenced their new school year this week. We pray that it will be a year filled with blessings for their families, themselves, their teachers and their schools. The beginning of a new school year also marks the beginning of another year of preparation for reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. In conjunction with the schools of the parish, we will be publishing dates for these ceremonies in the coming weeks.
A Student’s Prayer at the Beginning of School Year
We give you praise, O God, for everything that is new and beautiful,
for everything which holds promise and brings us joy.
Bless us as we start this new year with our friends and teachers
Help us to make the most of every chance we have to start afresh.
May we show love to one another and to all.
May the new beginning of this school year
remind us that you give us chances to start over again and again.
Help us to forgive others as we receive your forgiveness.
Help us to learn and to work together.
Help us to listen when we should
and to know the best words when we speak and when it is better not to speak.
We thank you for our friends, help us to be good friends this year.
Help us to be patient with ourselves and with others.
Bless our school and keep us safe.
Be with us as we travel each day.
Help us to be aware of your love shown to us in the people around us.
Bless all those who care for us in school and at home.
Help us show our care for them and to say sorry when we need to.
May the Blessed Mother Mary protect us
And help us to live as well as we can
Giving thanks and glory to God as she did. Amen