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October 8


Elementary:

We begin in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today's short story is called:

A Beautiful Life Story (written by Dorothy Novak)

Many of us are living in the fast lane and busy seems to be a way of life.  I am a mother of three children.  I run a family business and work more than 100 hours a week.  My life is all about managing time!

Now that my children are grown up and living on their own, I was ready to go off and do some work for those who are less fortunate than myself.  I joined Scarboro Mission and spent nearly 5 years in Thailand

These years in Thailand were both challenging and blessed.  To serve people when we cannot speak the language is to live knowing that our ACTIONS speak LOUDER than our WORDS.  You begin to understand the universal language called LOVE.

I truly lived a life of love in Thailand.  I loved the people and received their love in return.  I saw in action the POWER of love and the difference even a smile can make.

This 5 year experience in Thailand changed me.  Not being able to speak the language in Thailand forced me to be silent and made room for God to speak.  My mission became listening to God with an open heart.

Now that I am back in Canada, I have been privileged to accompany many friends, most with cancer, on their final journey before dying. 

I honestly believe that we are all called to create a beautiful life story

My biggest regret is that I waited until I was 50 years old to help others.  Don't make the same mistake I did!  Maybe when the time is right for you, you can go somewhere in the world to help others like I did. But today - think of other people besides yourselfDO something for someone in need.  This is what our God wants us to do!

Let us pray,

        Sometimes we forget how lucky we really are living in Canada. We pray today for all those who don't have food to eat; for those who don't have a house to go home to and for those who are in need of our support.  Open our hearts and our minds, Lord, so we can see and do SOMETHING TODAY to support those in need. 

SCHOOL NAME___Let us close our prayer together by saying the Hail Mary:

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

 

High School:

We begin in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

 Today's short story is called:

A Beautiful Life Story (written by Dorothy Novak)

 Many of us are living in the fast lane and busy seems to be a way of life.  I am a mother of three children.  I run a family business and work more than 100 hours a week.  My life is all about managing time!

Now that my children are grown up and living on their own, I was ready to go off and do some work for those who are less fortunate than myself.  I joined Scarboro Mission and spent nearly 5 years in Thailand.  I spent most of time in Thailand working with young single mothers - teaching them basic life skills like how to cook, how to budget their money as well as how to speak English.

These years in Thailand were both challenging and blessed.  To serve people when we cannot speak the language is to live knowing that our ACTIONS speak LOUDER than our WORDS.  You begin to understand the universal language called LOVE.

I truly lived a life of love in Thailand.  I loved the people and received their love in return.  I saw in action the POWER of love and the difference even a smile can make.

This 5 year experience in Thailand changed me.  Not being able to speak the language in Thailand forced me to be silent and made room for God to speak.  My mission became listening to God with an open heart.

Now that I am back in Canada, I have been privileged to accompany many friends, most with cancer, on their final journey before dying.  It is a humbling experience to walk with someone who is sick and dying.

 I honestly believe that we are all called to create a beautiful life story

My biggest regret is that I waited until I was 50 years old to help others.  Don't make the same mistake I did!  Maybe when the time is right for you, you can go somewhere in the world to help others like I did. But today - think of other people besides yourselfDO something for someone in need.  This is what our God wants us to do!

 Let us pray,

 Sometimes we forget how lucky we really are living in Canada. We pray today for all those who don't have food to eat; for those who don't have a house to go home to and for those who are in need of our support.  Open our hearts and our minds, Lord, so we can see and do SOMETHING TODAY to support those in need. 

 SCHOOL NAME___Let us close our prayer together by saying the Hail Mary:

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