Skip to main content
Regina Catholic School Division
MENU
January 30

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  

On this day in 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was killed by extremists in India. Gandhi taught a way of peaceful change in India and South Africa. He spoke out against all forms of violence. He echoed Jesus’ messages of love and forgiveness. He gave his life for his values and the people he cherished.

In our first reading today David mourns for his son Absalom saying, “O Absalom, my son, would I have died instead of you …” (@Sam 18:33) Love set others first.

Jesus put his love for all of creation first and died – but rose from the dead by our heavenly Father’s Holy Spirit of Love.

King David and Ghandi’s lives were about loving service and sacrifice.  Jesus, the Son of God, makes an unbelievably sacrificial gift of his life to help us understand that doing the correct loving thing does not always lead to a “happily ever after” fairy tale ending – but living love as Jesus does is a better “ever-after” life in heaven!

Are we putting the common good of all people at the center of our lives?

And we pray: 

Loving God,
Seeing unity and inclusiveness in our schools 
We turn again to the life of Jesus 
to celebrate how we can create 
communities of harmony and peace.


The response is: 
Jesus bring us together.

You welcomed the lame and the sick
Response: Jesus bring us together

You welcomed the blind and the deaf
Response: Jesus bring us together

You welcomed the poor and despised
Response: Jesus bring us together

You welcomed the sorrowing and the mistreated
Response: Jesus bring us together

You welcomed the women and children
Response: Jesus bring us together


God of love, Jesus taught us to include outsiders and untouchables.
May we use our gifts and talents to bring the bullied, the lonely and the hurting into our circles of love. Amen.

In the presence of Jesus, David and Gandhi we move into our day with hearts convinced that we can make a difference in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.​