We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Mary and Joseph raised Jesus from a baby – they were a simple family and had to deal with family issues like we do in our own families. Our families today take many forms, so we pray that we all become more caring family members at home, at school and in the world.
God made us a family.
We need one another.
We love one another.
We forgive one another.
We work together.
We play together.
We worship together.
Together we use God's word.
Together we grow in Christ.
Together we love all people.
Together we serve our God.
Together we hope for heaven.
These are our hopes and ideals.
Help us to attain them,
O God, through Jesus our Brother.
In this month of Mary, let us once again pray the special prayer of devotion to her:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Mary, Star of the Sea …Pray for us
[Personal or School Patron] … Pray for us
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.