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March 11

Elementary:

Let us be attentive to our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This past Saturday was the feast day of St. Dominic Savio, patron of one of our Regina Catholic elementary schools. 

One of ten children, St. Dominic entered the schooling to be a priest. Well-liked and faithful, his health forced him to give up his dream of the priesthood. He died around the age of 14; his dying words: "What beautiful things I see!"  His birthplace and home are now places of loving care for children and teens.

In the Bible we hear (from Mark 12):

"… which commandment is the first of all?' Jesus answered, 'The first is, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." The second is this, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these.'

Let us pray:

Lord, help us to grow as close to you in love like St. Dominic did. Like many young people, Dominic was painfully aware that he was different from his peers. He tried to keep his love of Jesus hidden from his friends because he feared their bullying, teasing and laughter. Jesus help us never be afraid to express our faith in our words and actions. Amen.

With the joy of St. Dominic beside us we move onward with our day in the name of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.​


High School: 

Let us be attentive to our prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

This past Saturday was the feast day of St. Dominic Savio, patron of one of our schools.  

One of ten children of a blacksmith and seamstress and a pupil of Saint John Bosco, Dominic entered the Oratory School preparatory for becoming a priest. Well-liked and devout, his health forced him to give up his dream of the priesthood. He died around the age of 14; his dying words: "What beautiful things I see!"  His birthplace is now a retreat house for teenagers; the home where he grew up in is now a retreat house for children. Deep faith and love abide in the hearts of all children…and all of us are God's children!

From Mark 12 we hear:

"… they asked him which commandment is the first of all?' Jesus answered, 'The first is, "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." The second is this, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these.'

Let us pray:
Lord, help us to grow as close to you in love as St. Dominic. Like many young people, Dominic was painfully aware that he was different from his peers. He tried to keep his religiousness from his friends because he feared bullying, teasing and laughter. Help us to never be afraid to express our faith in our words and actions. Amen.

With the joy of St. Dominic beside us we move onward with our day in the name of the father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.