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October 30

Elementary: 

We begin our reflections and prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Listen to this story from Luke's Gospel (Luke 13:18-21)

… 'What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard or canola seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.'

The Gospel of the Lord – Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.

When God created us God gave each of us special talents – like a seed these talents grow as we grow, and they can be used to help others or they can be used just to help ourselves.  God askes us to help one another with our gifts. When we share with others God's love grow in the world.

Let us close our prayers by calling on our Mother Mary, our Lady of Peace to help us share our gifts everyday..

Hail Mary

Full of grace,

The Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, Pray for us sinners now

and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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


High School: 

We begin our reflections and prayers today in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

It was 62 years ago around this time Sadako Sasaki died. She was two years old when her home in Hiroshima, Japan was destroyed by an atomic bomb. She later developed radiation sickness from the blast and died at the age of ten. Sadako was inspired by a folk tale that said that if you made 1000 paper cranes that your wish for healing would come true. She died after making 644 cranes. Her classmates completed the project to honour her memory.  These paper cranes have become peace symbols. People around the world have learned how to fold these paper cranes and use them to remind us of the need for peace in our world, our communities, and in our schools.​

A Paper Crane Prayer

Dear God.

Let peace begin with me,

From the folds of my heart may I remove anger;

Take away the sharp edges of my words;

Let the creases of bitterness never line my face;

But, loving God,

let the wings of my soul carry a message of peace to the world

and the people I meet each day.  Amen.

Let us close our prayers by calling on our Mother Mary, our Lady of Peace to be with us today.

Hail Mary

Full of grace,

The Lord is with you.

Blessed are you among women and Blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, Pray for us sinners now

and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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