Catholic Schools Week 2015

A prayer for Catholic Schools Week:

Almighty Father, you sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people. As teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education. As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength. Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools. Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today. Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives. Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education. Thank you to our Bishop, Robert J. Cunningham, for his support of Catholic education here in our diocese.

Bless the schools in the Diocese of Syracuse and the many people who advance our mission. May the school buildings be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others. May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers. 

Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom. May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it. Fill our hearts with gladness. May we always turn to you in times of need. Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others. May we show them your unceasing love through our actions. 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us. St. John Neumann, pray for us. 

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