In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Welcome to the feast of St. Dominic Savio patron saint of RCSD's St. Dominic Savio school. Please keep their community in your prayers today. Today is also the memorial of St. François De Laval, patron of all Canadian bishops and bishops need our prayers 24/7.
As we recognize this Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada – and the need to remember that to be prepared for crazy events in our life means we need to work together – we pray for good people to work together in unity. This week is also Canadian Mental Health week, and we pray for all folks struggling with such issues and anxieties.
So much to pray about and meditate on so …
Let us pray
Our world needs people of integrity:
whose word is their true promise;
who put a solid character above wealth;
who possess opinions, a strong will and a sharp mind;
who will be as honest in all things;
who will make no compromises in living truth;
whose ambitions go beyond selfish desires to the good of all and our earth;
who will not mindlessly follow "because everybody else does it;"
who are true to their friends through good times and bad,
in hardship as well as in success;
who believe that hard work, faithfulness, honesty and responsibility
are the best qualities for winning success;
who are not ashamed or afraid to stand for the truth when it is unpopular;
who can confidently say "no", although all the rest of the world says "yes."
Our world needs people of one mind and heart to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
Our world needs people of faith who rely on their God's wisdom.
Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.