Catholic High School: Partnership in Faith
Mission Statement: Rooted in the Faith and the living of gospel values, we seek to:
- support the spiritual growth of the school community; faculty, staff, parents and alumni.
- provide opportunities for self-reflection and to deepen relationships with others and God
- encourage growth in relationships with God and others.
- live out the gospel by sharing our gifts in service to others.
Prayers of Gratitude
God of All Blessings
God of all blessings,
source of all life,
giver of all grace:
We thank you for the gift of life:
for the breath
that sustains life,
for the food of this earth
that nurtures life,
for the love of family and friends
without which there would be no life.
We thank you for the mystery of creation:
for the beauty
that the eye can see,
for the joy
that the ear may hear,
for the unknown
that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder,
for the expanse of space
that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.
May we always delight in the wonders you give us.
For these, and all blessings,
we give you thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
Season of Gratitude
God, our Father, our Abba, during this season of gratitude,
We thank you for setting us in communities:
who nurture our becoming,
who love us by choice,
for companions at work,
who share our burdens and daily tasks,
who welcome us into their midst,
for people from other lands
who call us to grow in understanding,
who lighten our moments with delight,
for the unborn,
who offer us hope for the future.
Bless us all as we approach our Thanksgiving Day and keep us ever mindful of the gifts you give. Amen
Thank You For This Day
God our heavenly Father, we turn to You in gratitude.
We thank you for this day:
and one more day to love,
and one more day to work for justice and peace,
and one more person to love
and by whom be loved,
for your grace
and one more experience of your presence,
for your promise:
to be with us,
to be our God,
and to give salvation.
For these, and all blessings, we give you thanks, eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen
O God of all Creation
On this occasion of our Thanksgiving, we as a nation take rest from our labors to consider your many blessings. We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills, our attributes and our values toward the good of society.
We thank you for the mixture of our cultures, blending us into one people under God. Help us to be a light unto other nations, and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.
We pray that you will bless us during this Thanksgiving holiday and keep us steadfast in our love for you. Amen.