Monday, September 16 (Memorial of Sts. Cyprian and Cornelius)
please allow us to help others when they are down
and not to make them feel worse.
Help us to think carefully about what we say
so that we will not hurt others with our words.
Help us to love others and be compassionate toward all those around us.
Make us, Lord, instruments of your peace.
(Viviana Ortiz, class of 2011 and Lasallian Volunteer alumna)
Tuesday, September 17 (Memorial of St. Robert Bellarmine)
we ask you now to help us to remain with you always,
to be close to you with all the ardor of our hearts,
to take up joyfully the mission you entrust to us,
and that is to continue your presence and spread the good news of your resurrection.
(Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, S.J.)
Wednesday, September 18
thank you for the opportunity to study at this Lasallian Catholic high school.
Help us to realize that our work here is not in vain;
that in learning about our world,
we will better know the workings of your creation.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us to increase
our strength, patience, and fortitude,
so that this time will help us to grow in wisdom and understanding.
In Jesus’ name, we pray.
(Adapted from The Day Awaits)
Thursday, September 19 (Memorial of St. Januarius)
you are the bread of life and the savior of nations.
You fed thousands of people when they were in need of food
while following you and hearing your word.
Grant us a pure and loving heart to do what you have done
and feed our fellow brothers and sisters,
both with food for their survival
and with the food of your word.
May we do this not for recognition,
but in the knowledge that we are doing our part in the building of the Kingdom.
We ask these things in your name.
(Adapted from a prayer by Andres Ramirez, class of 2014 and current faculty member)
Friday, September 20 (Memorial of Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang and companions)
Lord of the harvest,
bless young people with the gift of courage to respond to your call.
Open their hearts to great ideals, to great things.
Inspire all of your disciples to mutual love and giving—
for vocations blossom in the good soil of faithful people.
Instill those in religious life, parish ministries, and families
with the confidence and grace to invite others to embrace
the bold and noble path of a life consecrated to you.
Unite us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate with you in building your reign of mercy and truth,
of justice and peace.