Tag: Generosity

Wednesday 5th April: The Generosity of Jesus

The Sign of the Cross

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

Reflection

The theme of this school week is: Generosity. Let’s reflect on the generosity of Jesus, as he freely gave His life for us, which we particularly remember at this time of year during Lent.

Prayer

Lord,
your commandment of love is so simple
and so challenging.
Help me to let go of my pride,
to be humble in my penance.
I want only to live the way you ask me to love,
to love the way you ask me to live.
I ask this through your son, Jesus,
who stands at my side
today and always.

Amen.

Dear Father in heaven,
Thank you for the gift of life you have given us. Thank you for the people you have made us to be. Help us to live our lives to the full.
Open our hearts to receive your love so that we, in return, can show love and respect to everyone in our school community, our families and our friends.
Send us your Holy Spirit so we can achieve excellence in our learning and do our personal best in all areas of school life.
May we always live, love and learn through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

Tuesday 4th April: Almsgiving

The theme of this school week is: Generosity.

The Sign of the Cross

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

Scripture

‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ – Matt 25:40

Reflection

During Lent we are called to be generous by Almsgiving. Here is an explanation as to what that is:

What can I give to someone in need?

Prayer

Father, help me to turn away from my own wants and desires and to look outward to those in need. May the small sacrifices I make, bring about good in the world and further your kingdom of peace and justice. We make this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Dear Father in heaven,
Thank you for the gift of life you have given us. Thank you for the people you have made us to be. Help us to live our lives to the full.
Open our hearts to receive your love so that we, in return, can show love and respect to everyone in our school community, our families and our friends.
Send us your Holy Spirit so we can achieve excellence in our learning and do our personal best in all areas of school life.
May we always live, love and learn through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

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

Monday 3rd April: Generosity

The theme of this school week is: Generosity.

The Sign of the Cross

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

Reflection

Sometimes people feel called by God to be as generous as they possibly can be By laying down their own passions and desires to serve God and others, God often responds by using our gifts and talents for His glory.

Friar Gabriel skated for 7 years as a teenager, but felt his vocation was religious life. He was prepared to abandon his passion for skateboarding to live a life of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience as a Friar of the Immaculate. Six years after becoming a Friar and having not skated, he was given permission to obtain a skateboard and go to the skatepark once a week – to “preach the gospel at all times, when necessary, use words” as Saint Francis stated. Friar Gabriel explains that God has so many ways of using peoples talents to give Him glory. Skateboarding allows the Friars to help others see the compatibility of exercising the body as well as the soul.

Prayer of St Ignatius

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.

Amen.