The St. Mary’s College Catholic school community gathered during our Professional Activity Day on Tuesday September 4, 2018 to prepare for the 2018 – 2019 school year.
Father Trevor celebrated Mass with our school community. Following Mass Father Trevor led us in a blessing of lockers where our entire staff offered the following blessing for each of our students.
Blessing of Lockers 2018
Adolescents are in the process of identity making. Their lockers contain a small reflection of who they are and who they want to become. They are often decorated with images of those important to them. They are filled with coursework that helps them to attain future goals. They are the home base for students – where that which they treasure is kept safe.
We bless our student lockers today to invoke God’s blessing on all aspects of the school year. We ask for this blessing as a sign of faith, hope and love for the students we serve.
ALL: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
We ask your blessing upon these lockers and the students who will use them.
As students grow in their identity, may their actions be informed by good judgement and may they feel your guiding presence.
We pray that these students will feel safe in the halls of St. Mary’s College and that they will feel comfortable reaching out to staff when they are in need.
Recognizing the importance of friends, may their peer groups be life giving, feeling the love that your son, Jesus Christ showed for others.
We pray that this year be one where they grow closer in their relationship to you and that they may experience joy though service as one of your disciples.