In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Today is the memorial of St. Dominic Savio patron of our own RCSD school St. Dominic. St. Dominic was devoted to Jesus even as a very young person. So we ask the Lord to increase our faith, whatever age we are.
Let us pray
Our world needs men and women, girls and boys:
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.
Let us ask Mary to help us be strong in the faith, hope and love of her Son, Jesus.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.