May 28, 2015

By Mrs. Jan Jones

May God give you...

For every storm, a rainbow,

For every tear, a smile,

For every care, a promise,

And a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,

A faithful friend to share,

For every sigh, a sweet song,

And an answer for each prayer.

May 26, 2015

By Mr. Chris Knight

Good morning. We pray in thanksgiving for all of the blessings and gifts of this semester and we continue to pray for those intentions we hold in the silence of our hearts.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

 

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

 

Lord God, may today there be peace within us.

You called us to Your kingdom of light:

make us live our lives rightly, pleasing You in all things.

May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

Lead us to use the gifts we have received,

and pass on the love that has been given to us.

We thank You for Your example and ask for the strength to follow it.

Lord, in Your kindness hear our prayer.

Dispel the shadows in our hearts by the light of the coming of Your Son.

Make us generous in following where You call us to be at all times.

We ask this Through Christ our Lord.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

May 22, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Today, let us pray for in thanksgiving for the many gifts and graces of this school year.
                                       
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
                                       
Loving and Merciful God,

We begin our day and recognize your presence in our lives and your presence throughout this school year.

Thank you for the opportunities you've given us each day of this year to grow closer into the men and women you have created us to be.

Thank for all of our successes, our challenges, and our failures, our new friendships and our deepening relationships, for all of our joys and sorrows.

Help us to voice our gratitude for the good things you have done in us, and to praise you for all those who have shared in the work and mission of Jesuit.

As we transition into our finals week and into the summer, we ask that you would grant us faith, courage, and purpose.

Help guide us to serve you in everything that we do.

Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.

Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion, and bless us, according to your will,

We praise you, God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

May 21, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.

And kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.

And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit

you have taught the hearts of your faithful.

In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right

and always rejoice in your consolation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

May 20, 2015

By Aedan Quinn ‘16        

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

Oh, Lord My God, You called me from nothingness out of your tremendous love. You have called me by name in my mother’s womb. Create in me a faithfulness that moves You, and I will trust You and yearn for you all my days. I trust you Lord, increase my trust.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

May 19, 2015

By Nick Fox ‘16                                                                   

Good morning Jesuit. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

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

                                        

To Jesus Christ our Lord, the light of the world, let us cry out with joy:

Come Lord Jesus!

                                        

Dispel our darkness with the light of your presence, - and make us worthy of your gifts.

                                        

Save us, Lord our God,

- that we may praise your holy name this day.

                                        

Enkindle in our hearts the flame of your love, - and make us long to be united with you.

                                        

You bore our infirmity,

-aid the sick and those who are to die this day.

                                        

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

                                

May 18, 2015

By Connor Garvey ‘16

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Dear Father, thank you for being the Almighty God who holds the entire world and yet cradles my heart. Today I humbly recognize the need for your guidance. How I crave your presence to lead me. Without your light to shine down, the path is dim and unclear. Without your voice to order my steps, the journey is confusing and obscure. Show me the movements to mirror your will. Reveal the master blueprint as only you can; so that I may boast in your glory and your plan. Amen.

Saint Paul and Saint Ignatius, pray for us!

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

May 15, 2015

By Ms. Laura O’Neal

Good morning. We pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Boyle family, as Mrs. Boyle and her husband welcomed their daughter, Ryleigh Grace Boyle into this world and into their family yesterday.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

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, except that of knowing that I do your will.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

May 14, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today we pray for guidance during the closing year and protection while we are away over the summer.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, thank you for the past school year. You have guided us in our words and actions and have kept your protective hand over us. Keep us safe, we pray, while we are away and return us home safely for the coming school year.


Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for Your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.


St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

May 13, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, who calls us to prayer and conversion.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry,  poor banished children of Eve;  to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us;  and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for us.

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

May 12, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning. Today, we pray for the seniors as they begin making their transition to college, and for all students and teachers that they finish the school year strong.


Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.


Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Amen.


Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.


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

May 11, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good Morning. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mike Hill, the nephew of Mrs. Farrell, who passed away last Friday. We pray for his eternal reset and for comfort to his friends and family.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Heavenly Father,

we are reminded by the Second Vatican Council

that our family is a domestic Church

where family prayer and mutual affection

pay you special worship.

Help us to be a family of love,

support, forgiveness and courage.

We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius pray for us.

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

May 7, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known

that any one who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help

or sought thy intercession,

was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence,

We fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins my Mother;

to thee do we come, before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,

despise not our petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer them.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

May 6, 2015

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Before we begin let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy.

O, divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

St Ignatius, pray for us.

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

May 5, 2015

By Joe Fimian ‘16        

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

Come, Holy Spirit, Divine Creator, true source of light and fountain of wisdom! Pour forth your brilliance upon my dense intellect, dissipate the darkness which covers me, that of sin and of ignorance. Grant me a penetrating mind to understand, a retentive memory, method and ease in learning, the lucidity to comprehend, and abundant grace in expressing myself. Guide the beginning of my work, direct its progress, and bring it to successful completion.

This I ask through Jesus Christ, true God and true man, living and reigning with You and the Father, forever and ever.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

May 4, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good Morning, Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,  my memory, my understanding,

and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.  Give me only your love and your grace,  that is enough for me.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this in your name. Amen

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

April 30, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today we pray for the continued recovery of Alex Reilly.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together we pray… Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heart of my Mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe, I unite to your purity, your sanctity, and your love, all my thoughts, words, actions, and sufferings this day. Let there be nothing in me that does not happen through you, a pleasure to Jesus, a gain to souls, and an act of reparation for the offenses against your Heart.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for Your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

April 29, 2015

By Rusty Landon ‘16

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

I am supposed to do everything in life for one reason: the greater glory of God.

Yet I spend most of my life unconcerned with this;

I waste it on petty things.

God, please grant me clear vision,

The vision to work for the greater glory of your name.

Please help me to wake up each morning with this in mind.

Help me to clear my mind of minor details that only distract me from my purpose.

Keep away the indifference that fogs humankind.

Point me where your people need help

So that I may go to bed each night knowing the world is a better place,

And your vision has been fulfilled.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Amen.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 28, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Please pray for peace in Baltimore.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

My God, I do not know what must come to me today. But I am certain that nothing can happen to me that you have not foreseen, decreed, and ordained from all eternity. That is sufficient for me. I adore your impenetrable and eternal designs, to which I submit with all my heart. I desire, I accept them all, and I unite my sacrifice to that of Jesus Christ, my divine Savior. I ask in his name and through his infinite merits, patience in my trials, and perfect and entire submission to all that comes to me by your good pleasure.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Amen.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 27, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good Morning. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Rene Kelly, the cousin of Dr. Degen. We pray for her eternal reset and for comfort to her friends and family.

Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Jesuit Saint Peter Canisius.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God (Pause)

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

Father of Mercy,

forgive my failings, keep me in Your Grace, and lead me in the way of salvation.

Give me strength in serving You as a follower of Christ.

May the Eucharist bring me Your Forgiveness and give me freedom to serve You all my life.

May it help me to remain faithful and give me the grace I need in Your service.

May it teach me the way to eternal life

We ask this in your name, Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Peter Canisius and St. Ignatius pray for us

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

April 23, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,

our life, our sweetness and our hope.

To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:

to thee do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious Advocate,

thine eyes of mercy toward us,

and after this our exile,

show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

April 22, 2015

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Please continue to keep Alex Reilly in your prayers.

Before we begin lets us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

                                        

St. Michael the archangel defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host. By the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

                                        

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

April 21, 2015

By Ms. Laura O’Neal

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Come, Holy Spirit,  Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

 And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

 Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

 And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:  

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful

 by the light of the Holy Spirit,

 grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

 we may be always truly wise,  

and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

April 20, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord Jesus, You have no body on earth but ours, no hands but ours, no feet but ours. Ours are the eyes showing your compassion to the world. Ours are the feet with which you go about doing good. Ours are the hands with which you are to bless others now. Lord Jesus, take us and use us in your service.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this in your name. Amen

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

April 16, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together we pray…

Hail holy Queen, Mother of Mercy. Our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for Your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

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

April 15, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. We pray for the sophomore class, for their safe travels and for the success of their retreat today.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

I am supposed to do everything in life for one reason: the greater glory of God.

Yet I spend most of my life unconcerned with this;

I waste it on petty things.

God, please grant me clear vision,

The vision to work for the greater glory of your name.

Please help me to wake up each morning with this in mind.

Help me to clear my mind of minor details that only distract me from my purpose.

Keep away the indifference that fogs humankind.

Point me where your people need help

So that I may go to bed each night knowing the world is a better place,

And your vision has been fulfilled.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Amen.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 14, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Amen.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 13, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good morning. The LaCour family has asked the Jesuit Community to pray for the repose of the soul of Claire Davila, the Aunt of Sophomore Ethan LaCour, who passed away this morning. We pray for her eternal rest, and for comfort to her friends and family.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God (Pause)

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

Faultless Lord, enduring death for me,

You have consummated the debt of my sins:

Your sacrifice of forgiveness was absolute!

Grant me the strength to also forgive others,

To excuse their transgressions against me.

So I may truly reflect this spiritual fruit,

Obliterate any persistent feelings of malice.

Let each trespass end as a closing chapter,

My continuing on the road of righteousness.

Forgive my sins as I aspire to forgive others.

You are truly archetypical of forgiveness.

You are a most forgiving Lord!

We ask this in your name, Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Ignatius pray for us.

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

April 9, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good Morning and Happy Easter. Today, we continue our celebration of Easter and we continue to enter into meaning of the Resurrection of our Lord and the gift of life we have received in God’s raising Jesus from the dead so that we might have eternal life. We also pray for those juniors and seniors who are on their Kairos retreat.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!

Following our exalted head; Alleluia!

Made like him, like him we rise; Alleluia!

Our the cross, the grave, the skies. Alleluia!

Let us Pray:

Lord, I believe in the gift of life you have given me in the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus.

Thank you God for our being alive today.

Thank you God for the life that Jesus won for us.

We ask that you help us to live more freely and more gratefully today.

Help us to open our hearts and feel what a difference it makes that the tomb is empty,

that Jesus is alive, that he allows us to recognize him in the breaking of bread,

and that he missions us to proclaim this Good News.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 8, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good Morning and Happy Easter. Today, we continue our celebration of Easter and we continue to enter into meaning of the Resurrection of our Lord and the gift of life we have received in God’s raising Jesus from the dead so that we might have eternal life. We also pray for those juniors and seniors who will be going on their Kairos retreat today.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!

Where, O death, is now your sting? Alleluia!

Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!

Where your victory, O grave? Alleluia!

Let us Pray:

Lord, I believe in the gift of life you have given me in the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus.

Thank you God for our being alive today.

Thank you God for the life that Jesus won for us.

We ask that you help us to live more freely and more gratefully today.

Help us to open our hearts and feel what a difference it makes that the tomb is empty,

that Jesus is alive, that he allows us to recognize him in the breaking of bread,

and that he missions us to proclaim this Good News.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 7, 2015

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good Morning and Happy Easter. Today, we continue our celebration of Easter and we continue to enter into meaning of the Resurrection of our Lord and the gift of life we have received in God’s raising Jesus from the dead so that we might have eternal life.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!

All on earth with angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, O heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

Let us Pray:

Lord, I believe in the gift of life you have given me in the death and resurrection of your Son, Jesus.

Thank you God for our being alive today.

Thank you God for the life that Jesus won for us.

We ask that you help us to live more freely and more gratefully today.

Help us to open our hearts and feel what a difference it makes that the tomb is empty,

that Jesus is alive, that he allows us to recognize him in the breaking of bread,

and that he missions us to proclaim this Good News.

In your Name, we pray. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

April 1, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good Morning. We pray for the Junior class on their retreat today, and we continue our observance of Holy Week. May this Holy week help us to bring all of the elements of our lives, all our experiences of sin and death, into the font of Christ's redeeming, liberating death and resurrection.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

In this thy bitter passion,

Good Shepherd, think of me

with thy most sweet compassion,

unworthy though I be:

beneath thy cross abiding

for ever would I rest,

in thy dear love confiding,

and with thy presence blest.

Let us Pray:

My Savior, do you invite me to share in the glory of the resurrection?

Please stay with me as I struggle to see

how accepting the crosses of my life will free me from the power

of the one who wants only to destroy my love and trust in you.

Help me to be humble and accepting like your son, Jesus.

I want to turn to you with the same trust he had in your love.

Save me, Lord. Only you can save me.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 31, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16        

Good Morning. We continue our observance of Holy Week and remember how Jesus loved us and how He entered into our lives - with its profound joys and its punishing evils - that we might never experience those struggles alone.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

I see thy strength and vigor

all fading in the strife,

and death with cruel rigor,

bereaving thee of life;

O agony and dying!

O love to sinners free!

Jesus, all grace supplying,

O turn thy face on me.

Let us Pray:

God of such unwavering love,

how do I "celebrate" the passion and death of Jesus?

I often want to look the other way and not watch,

not stay with Jesus in his suffering.

Give me the strength to see his love with honesty and compassion

and to feel deeply your own forgiveness and mercy for me.

Help me to understand how to "celebrate" this week.

I want be able to bring my weaknesses and imperfections with me

as I journey with Jesus this week, so aware of his love.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 30, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good Morning. Yesterday, the Church celebrated Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, and we entered into a week made “holy” forever by the self surrendering love of Jesus for us all. From His humble, yet triumphant, entry into Jerusalem, to our standing together at the foot of his cross, may this Holy week help us to bring all of the elements of our lives, all our experiences of sin and death, into the font of Christ's redeeming, liberating death and resurrection.

Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

O sacred head, surrounded

by crown of piercing thorn!

O bleeding head, so wounded,

reviled and put to scorn!

Our sins have marred the glory

of thy most holy face,

yet angel hosts adore thee

and tremble as they gaze

Let us Pray:

God of love, My prayer is simple:

Your son, Jesus, suffered and died for me.

I know only that I cannot have real strength unless I rely on you.

I cannot feel protected from my many weaknesses

until I turn to you for forgiveness and your unalterable love.

Help me to share this strength, protection and love with others.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 26, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today, we continue to pray for the seniors and faculty who are on their Kairos retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, open our hearts and minds to accept Your love and grace. Guide us in our actions and words. As we will soon finish this Lenten Season, let us remember Your sacrifice and turn back to You.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

March 25, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. Let us pray for those Seniors on their Kairos retreat.

Today, the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord, when Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel and conceived Jesus in her womb. Today, we are invited to say “yes” with Mary to God’s invitation to bear Jesus to the world.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 24, 2015

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Come, Holy Spirit,  Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

 And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

 Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

 And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:  

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful

 by the light of the Holy Spirit,

 grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

 we may be always truly wise,  

and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

March 23, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good morning. We pray for continued blessings upon the Hill family, as Coach Hill and his wife Amy celebrated the birth of their three baby boys last week. Please keep the Hill family in your prayers as they mourn the passing of their son Christopher Patrick and as they welcome their other two sons Joseph Matthew and Robert “Bo” Martin into this world and into their family.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God (Pause) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of love,

I know that you are the source of all

that is good and graced in my life.

Help me to move from the life of sin

to which I so often cling,

into the new life of grace you offer me.

You know what I need to prepare for your kingdom.

Bless me with those gifts.

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Ignatius pray for us

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

March 19, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph. We continue to pray for all members of our Jesuit Community, that we may continue seeking to find God in all things and discerning His will for us and our community, and respond in these days, weeks, and months ahead with the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him close in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ignatius and St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls, pray for us.

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

March 18, 2015

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. As we continue through lent, let us reflect on our sins, and have the strength to sincerely reconcile with God.

                        

Let us also continue praying for our jesuit community, that we continue seeking to find God in all things, and discerning his will for us and our community, and respond in these days, weeks, and months ahead with the love and mercy of Jesuit Christ.

                                        

Before we begin lets us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

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

                                        

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy.

                                        

O, divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

                                        

St Ignatius, pray for us.

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

March 17, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16                                

Good morning.Today, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Patrick. We pray for continued blessings upon the Knight family, as Mr. Knight and his family welcomed their son, Canon Mark Knight, into this world and into their family last week.

In addition, let us continue to pray for all members of our Jesuit Community, that we may continue seeking to find God in all things and discerning His will for us and our community, and respond in these days, weeks, and months ahead with the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

                                        

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

From the Lorica of Saint Patrick:

                                        

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Amen.

                                        

Saint Patrick and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 16, 2015

By Mr. Mike Earsing, President

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

Heavenly Father, protect us from all evil - the evil that encourages us not to embrace each other as brothers, the evil that encourages us to hurt each other through words and actions, the evil that separates us from the way of your son Jesus.

Help us all to act as if you, Jesus, are standing next to us. And we humbly ask you to protect us from the evil that too easily sways our decisions and leads us to act and be less than you are calling us to be as members of Jesuit.

Help us to demonstrate the love that we need to show each and every member of our Jesuit Community, as sons of Jesuit.

In Your Son’s name, we pray. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

March 4, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good Morning. Please pray for those seniors and faculty who are going on their Kairos retreat. As we approach Pi Day, we continue to honor noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians and scientists.

Today we honor Padre Jose de Acosta, a Spanish Jesuit born in 1540, known for his work which provided the first detailed description of the geography and culture of Latin America and Aztec history.  For his work on altitude sickness in the Andes he is listed as one of the pioneers of modern aeronautical medicine.  Acosta was also one of the earliest geophysicists, having been among the first to observe, record and analyze earthquakes, volcanoes, tides, and currents.  

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

Almighty and everlasting God, you made the universe with all its marvelous order, its atoms, worlds, and galaxies, and the infinite complexity of living creatures:  Grant that, as we probe the mysteries of your creation, we may come to know you more truly, and more surely fulfill our role in your eternal purpose; in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Padre de Acosta and St. Ignatius – pray for us

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

March 3, 2015

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good Morning. As we approach Pi Day, we continue to honor noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians and scientists.

Today, we honor Fr. Christopher Clavius who was born in Bavaria in 1538.  He was called the “Euclid of the 16th century”.  He is best known for his writings concerning Euclidian geometry, algebra, the astrolabe, the art of constructing sun dials, and the reform of the calendar.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

Almighty God, who did give to your servant Christopher Clavius special gifts of grace to understand and teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus:  Grant, we ask, that by this teaching we may know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Fr. Clavuis and St. Ignatius – pray for us

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

March 2, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good Morning. This week as we approach Pi Day, we will be honoring noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians and scientists each day of this week.

Today, we remember Fr. Ferdinand Verbiest, a Jesuit missionary and astronomer, who entered the Society of Jesus in 1641and was sent to China in 1658.  Shortly after arriving in Peking, the Jesuits were accused of teaching a false religion and were imprisoned.  The Chinese Emperor ordered a public debate concerning the relative merits of Chinese and European astronomy.  Verbiest triumphed in all categories and was immediately installed as President of the Board of Mathematics. The Emperor gave him permission to preach Christianity anywhere in the empire.  By the time of Verbiest’s death in 1688, there were about 800,000 Chinese Catholics.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

O God, who by your Holy Spirit does give to some the word of wisdom, to others the word of knowledge, and to others the word of faith:  We praise your Name for the gifts of grace manifested in your servant Ferdinand Verbiest, and we pray that your Church may never be destitute of such gifts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Fr. Verbiest and St. Ignatius – pray for us.

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

February 26, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, I’m not always eager to do your will. I’d often much rather do my own will. Please be with me on this Lenten journey and help me to remember that your own spirit can guide me in the right direction. With your help, anything can be done. With a grateful heart, I acknowledge your love and know that without you, I can do nothing.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 25, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. We pray in thanksgiving for a safe return to Jesuit and we pray for all those whose lives are affected by the weather.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Dear Lord, I know you receive what is in my heart. Let me be inspired by your words and by the actions of your son, Jesus. Guide me to make sacrifices this Lent in the spirit of self-denial and with greater attention to you and to those around me. Help me to believe that you will grant me this because of the sacrifice Jesus made for me.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 19, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Please keep in your prayers those seniors who are on their silent retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent come from you, be inspired by you.

I long to be closer to you.  Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life unless it glorifies you in some way.

It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day of my life and keep saying, "Tomorrow, I will spend more time in prayer,"

but now my longing meets your love and I want to do it now. Help me to rely on you for help.

Please, Lord, remind me that "perfection" isn't the crazy, "successful" way I try to live my life,  but a perfection of my most authentic, real self.  My "perfection" might be holding my many flaws in my open hands,  asking you to help me accept them.

Heal me, Lord, and help me to find you in the darkness of my life. Let me reach out in this darkness and feel your hand and love there to guide me.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 17, 2014

By Josh Thias ‘16

Good Morning. Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday") and Carnival ("Farewell to Meat") precede Ash Wednesday and Lent around the world, even where Lent has ceased to have much religious meaning. It was natural to develop a festival, a "last fling," before the prayerful fasting and abstinence of Lent.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Together, we pray The Mardi Gras Prayer:

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for it is from your goodness that we have this day to celebrate on the threshold of the Season of Lent. Tomorrow we will fast and abstain from meat. Today we feast.

We thank you for the abundance of gifts you shower upon us. We thank you especially for one another. As we give you thanks, we are mindful of those who have so much less than we do. As we share these wonderful gifts together, we commit ourselves to greater generosity toward those who need our support.

We ask you these graces with our hearts full of delight and stirring with readiness for the journey ahead. We ask them with confidence in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

February 16, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, help us to resist temptation by our Lenten works of charity and penance. By Your Sacrifice may we be prepared to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ our Savior and be cleansed from sin and renewed in spirit.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this in your name. Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

February 12, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all the saints of God, pray for me. Make me strong in my words and guide me in every step I take today.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 11, 2015

By Mr. Ben Kirby ’00

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. We pray especially for all mothers today.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!

To you do we cry, poor banished

children of Eve, to you do we send

up our sighs, mourning and weeping

in this valley, of tears.

Turn, then, most gracious advocate,

your eyes of mercy toward us; and

after this our exile show unto us the

blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus;

O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Amen.

                                       

Our Lady of Lourdes and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

February 10, 2015

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                       

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

                                       

Come, Holy Spirit, Fill the hearts of Your Faithful And kindle in them the fire of Your Love. Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us Pray: O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Heavenly Father, may we seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for us. Amen.

                                       

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

February 9, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray the Memorare:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of Virgins my Mother;

to thee do we come; before thee do we stand, sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions,

but in thy mercy hear and answer us. Amen

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created. Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 5, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Agatha. She was a virgin martyr who was tortured to death for her faith and is the patron against breast cancer and the outbreak of fire.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

O Heavenly Father, Who raised Agatha to the dignity of Sainthood,

we implore Your Divine Majesty by her intercession

to give us health of mind, body and soul.

Free us from all those things which hold us bound to this earth,

and let our spirit, like hers, rise to your heavenly courts.

Through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord,

Who lives and reigns with You, forever.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

February 4, 2015

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Let us pray for the young men at signing day this morning, that as they continue their athletic careers in college, they will be safe from injury and blessed with strength.

Before we begin let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful,

and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your spirit and they shall be created,

and you will renew the face of the earth. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

February 3, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy Presence of God.

We begin In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We pray the Saint Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.

Heavenly Father, may we seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for us. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

February 2, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good morning, Today, the church celebrates the Presentation of the Lord.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Almighty ever-living God, we humbly ask your majesty that, just as your Only Begotten Son was presented on this day in the Temple in the substance of our flesh, so too, by your grace, may we may be presented to you with minds made pure.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this in your name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

January 29, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today, we continue our prayer for Catholic Schools across the country as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week and we continue praying for all the students and faculty on their Kairos Retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

 

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

O Christ, our Teacher,

You invite Your faithful people to make disciples in Your name

and to announce good news to the poor.

Thank you for the gift of our Catholic education and for the gift of Catholic schools,

where The message of Your life, death, and resurrection is proclaimed,

Christian community is experienced,

Service to our brothers and sisters is modeled,

And worship of You is cultivated.

Day after day, week after week, you give us many opportunities to grow and learn.

Help us to respond to the gift of faith so that we may be recognized as your disciples.

Lord, may our school be always guided by the inspiration of your Spirit,

and may all Catholic schools grow in their ability to nurture the soul of our nation.

We ask this in Your name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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

January 28, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. We continue our prayer for Catholic Schools Week, especially on today, the Feast Day of St. Thomas Aquinas, doctor of the church and patron of Catholic Schools. We also pray for the members of the senior class who are leaving to go on their Kairos retreat this afternoon, and we also pray for their student and faculty leaders, and for the safety and success of their retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

 

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

 

A Prayer for Teachers

Lord Jesus,

You came among us as a teacher to share with us the Good News of the Father’s infinite love.

In sharing your compassion and wisdom, you opened the eyes of the blind and unblocked the ears of the deaf.

May all of our faculty who are also privileged to teach learn from your compassion and wisdom

so that they too may encourage their students to see and celebrate their gifts

and support them in hearing and heeding the truth that will set them free.

As teachers, may they always be willing to learn from your example of gentle service.

May they become sources of hope and enthusiasm for the young people in their care.

And may their work in our school be always guided by the inspiration of your Spirit.

Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 

St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

January 27, 2015

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good morning. We continue our prayer for Catholic Schools across the country as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Loving God,

You show us all that is right.

Help us to become living signs of Your goodness and love.

Lead us to new ways of seeing You, praising You,

and growing in our love and commitment to You.

Give us hearts for serving all we meet.

Inspire all of Your followers to carry Your love to all people.

By the light of the Holy Spirit, guide our school community

so that our teaching and learning may allow us to live gratefully in your world;

to witness to the power of your love;

and to be confident witnesses to Christian hope and joy.

May we become more and more like your son Jesus

who, by his words and actions, showed your unconditional love for all people.

May we learn to be like him, trusting in you and reaching out to those around us.

And may your Holy Spirit be the source of inspiration and wisdom as we journey together in faith.

We make this prayer In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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

January 26, 2015

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good Morning.This week, Catholic Schools across the country are celebrating Catholic Schools Week. Teachers and students in Catholic schools are called to more than high academic achievement. We are also called to grow in holiness by developing the gifts that God has given us and by learning all we can about the world so that we can, in turn, best serve its greatest needs.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Almighty God and Father,

We thank you for all those who have dedicated their lives in service to Catholic schools.

Help us to recognize the blessings of our education, in both our teaching and our learning.

We pray for all teachers, administrators, trustees, and benefactors

who sustain our schools and advance their missions.

We pray for our parents who sacrifice and witness to the importance of a Catholic education.

And we pray for all students, that our schools may become a place of learning and discovery,

and a home to grow in knowledge, service of others, and faith rooted in love.

Lord, may our schools be always guided by the inspiration of your Spirit.

We ask this in Your name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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

January 22, 2015

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Soul of Christ, make me holy

Body of Christ, be my salvation

Blood of Christ, let me drink your wine

Water flowing from the side of Christ, wash me clean

Passion of Christ, strengthen me

Kind Jesus, hear my prayer

Hide me within your wounds

And keep me close to you

Defend me from the evil enemy

And call me at the hour of my death

To the fellowship of your saints

That I might sing your praise with them

for all eternity.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

January 21, 2015

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Before we begin lets us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

                                        

St. Michael the archangel defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host. By the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

                                        

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

January 15, 2015

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we offer You our prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for our sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

January 14, 2015

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. We pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Crowder family, as Mrs. Crowder and her family welcomed their twin sons, Milo John and Oliver Ray, into this world and into their family yesterday.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning,

is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

January 13, 2015

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good Morning. Today, we continue to pray in Thanksgiving for a good first semester, and we ask for strength and blessings as we begin the second semester.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

We pray the Personal Prayer of Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Grant me, O Lord, to see everything now with new eyes, to discern and test the spirits that help me read the signs of the times, to relish the things that are yours, and to communicate them to others. Give me the clarity of understanding that you gave Ignatius.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

January 12, 2015

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good morning. We pray in special thanksgiving for the blessings of the new semester.

 

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

 

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

 

Heavenly Father, we praise you for the wonder of our being, for mind, body and spirit. Be with us as we begin this new semester. Bless us and our teachers and staff. Give us the strength and grace as our bodies grow; wisdom and knowledge to our minds as we search for understanding, peace and zeal to our hearts.

 

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

 

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

January 8, 2015

By Mr. Joseph Nava ‘02

Good Morning. Today we give thanks for a safe return to Jesuit and for the beginning of a new year and new semester. We pray especially for the fulfillment of the hopes of peace, salvation, and justice which our world today urgently needs.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Heavenly Father, grant that violence be overcome by the power of love, that opposition give way to reconciliation and that the desire to oppress be transformed into the desire for forgiveness, justice and peace. May peace be in our hearts so that they are open to the action of Your grace.

And so we pray,

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow charity;

Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is error, the truth;

Where there is doubt, the faith; Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light; and Where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life.

St. Ignatius, pray for us

In the name of the father and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

December 16, 2014

By Mr. Chris Knight

Good morning. We pray in thanksgiving for all of the blessings and gifts of the semester and we continue to pray for those intentions on the campus ministry prayer tree.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

 

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

 

Lord God, may today there be peace within us. You called us to Your kingdom of light: make us live our lives rightly, pleasing You in all things. May we not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. Lead us to use the gifts we have received, and pass on the love that has been given to us. We thank You for Your example and ask for the strength to follow it.

Lord, in Your kindness hear our prayer. Dispel the shadows in our hearts by the light of the coming of Your Son. Make us generous in following where You call us to be at all times. We ask this Through Christ our Lord.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

December 12, 2014

By Mr. David Lugo, SJ

Good morning, Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron of the Americas. We also continue to pray for those intentions placed on the campus ministry prayer tree and for respose of the soul of Brother Gerry Landry, SJ who will be buried tomorrow.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Jesus, I can see your special love  of those who are so often invisible in this world. You sent your mother to give hope to the poor by appearing to Juan Diego. Open my heart to fill with compassion for those who are hungry and without dignity. Grant me the ability to live simply and to see you in the faces of those around me.

In the darkness of these Advent nights let me be guided by the light of your word. Give me the humility to be led by you and the wisdom to learn from you. I am grateful for the Savior who awaits us, and eagerly await the time of rejoicing. Let me look forward in hope and turn to you with great trust, knowing you will guide my steps along the unknown path of this day.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

December 11, 2014

By Griffin Scott ‘16

Good morning, Today, let us continue to pray for those intentions on the campus ministry prayer tree.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray to God our Father who sent his Son to save mankind: Show us your mercy, Lord.

Father most merciful, we confess our faith in your Christ with our words,

- keep us from denying him in our actions.

You have sent your Son to rescue us,

- remove every sorrow from the face of the earth and from our country.

Our land looks forward with delight to the approach of your Son,

- let it experience the fullness of your joy.

Through your mercy makes us live holy and chaste lives in this world,

- eagerly awaiting the blessed hope and coming of Christ in glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

December 10, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. In this season of advent, let us reflect on our lives and ask ourselves if we are ready for the coming of Christ. Also Please pray for those intention placed on the Campus ministry Prayer Tree.

Before we begin let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy. O, divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

St Ignatius, pray for us

in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

December 9, 2014

By Nick Fox ‘16                                                                           

Good morning Jesuit. Today St. Juan Diego, to whom the blessed Virgin Mary appeared on a hill in Tepeyac, Mexico. Please keep the intentions on the Campus Ministry Prayer Tree in your prayers today. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

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

                                        

To Jesus Christ our Lord, the light of the world, let us cry out with joy: Come Lord Jesus!

Dispel our darkness with the light of your presence, - and make us worthy of your gifts.                

Save us, Lord our God, that we may praise your holy name this day.

Enkindle in our hearts the flame of your love, - and make us long to be united with you.

You bore our infirmity, aid the sick and those who are to die this day.

                

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.                                        

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Juan Diego and Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

December 5, 2014

By Mr. Patrick Triplett ‘99

Good morning. Today, let us pray for the community of Ferguson, Missouri, for the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and for peace and justice in our communities and in our nation.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Heavenly God,

We praise your name and thank you for your glorious goodness and mercy.

Lord Jesus, we pray a blessing for all those actively engaged in the struggle for racial justice.

Help us remember that we are not only creating the world of tomorrow, but we are a vital part of the world today. As St. Paul writes to the Galatians, “For whatever a man sows, that he will also reap” Help us sow seeds of reconciliation, dignity, honor, and respect. to reject violence, and to embrace peace.

Grant that we may hear the voices crying out for justice, engage in developing a better understanding, act to bring about change, and lead and inspire others by their good example.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

December 4, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today we pray in preparation of our hearts during advent.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Christ is the wisdom and power of God, and his delight is to be with the children of men.  With confidence, let us pray:  Draw near us, Lord.   Lord Jesus Christ, you have called us to your glorious kingdom, - make us walk worthily, pleasing God in all we do.   You who stand unknown among us, - reveal yourself to men and women.   You are nearer to us than we to ourselves, - strengthen our faith and our hope of salvation.   You are the source of holiness, - keep us holy and without sin now and until the day of your coming.  

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

December 3, 2014

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast of St Francis Xavier, SJ.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius and St Francis Xavier, Pray for us

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

December 2, 2014

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning. We continue praying for the late Father TJ Martinez S.J., for his family and friends, and for the Cristo Rey Jesuit Community who will be celebrating his funeral mass this evening in Houston.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

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

Lamb of God, You once came to rid the world of sin; cleanse me now from every stain of sin. Lord, you came to save what was lost; come once again with Your salvific power so that those You redeemed will not be punished. I have come to know You in faith; may I have unending joy when You come again in glory.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

December 1, 2014

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good morning. Today, the church celebrates the first week of Advent, a reflective time to prepare ourselves for Christ’s second coming. We pray especially for the repose of the soul of Father TJ Martinez S.J. who passed away on Friday morning. We pray for him, his family, and for the Cristo Rey Jesuit community in Houston.

Before we begin, let us remember we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord our God, help us to prepare for the coming of Christ your Son.

May he find us waiting, eager in joyful prayer.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

November 24, 2014

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Andrew Dung-Lac. Saint Andrew Dung-Lac was known for his dedication in the Church during a time of persecution for Catholics in Vietnam. He became a martyr.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray a prayer of petition: O God, who did inflame the hearts of you sainted Martyrs with an admirable zeal for the salvation of souls, grant us, we beseech You, what we now ask for you to guide us in our daily lives, so that the favors obtained through their intercession may make manifest before men the power and glory of Your name.

Lord we ask this in your name through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, pray for us

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

November 20, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today, we pray for the seniors who are on their retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

November 19, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Today, we pray for the seniors who are on their retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host. By the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

November 18, 2014

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning. Today, we pray for those who are suffering from the cold weather and for those who have no one to pray for them.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God.

                                        

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

                                        

Come, Holy Spirit, Fill the hearts of Your Faithful And kindle in them the fire of Your Love. Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created And You shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us Pray: O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Heavenly Father, may we seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for us. Amen.

                                        

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

November 17, 2014

By Griffin Scott ‘16

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Anima Christi.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you. That with your saints I may praise you for ever and ever.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

November 13, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Today we celebrate the feast day of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Almighty and Eternal Father, Giver of all Gifts, show us Your mercy, and grant, we beseech You, through the merits of Your faithful Servant, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, that all who invoke her intercession may obtain what they desire according to the good pleasure of Your Holy Will. O Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, mindful of Your bountiful goodness and love, deign, we implore You, through the tender devotion of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini for Your Sacred Heart, to hear our prayers and grant our petitions.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

November 11, 2014

By Adrian Pavon ‘16

Good Morning. Today is Veterans Day, so we pray for all those who have served our nation, especially those who have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the Holy presence of God.

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

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Martin of Tours, who was a Roman soldier as a young man, but was later baptized as an adult and became a monk.

Lord, just as you gave St. Martin the grace to turn away from his sinful ways of violence and turn toward you, give us the grace to turn away from our ways of sin so that we can enjoy the magnanimous love. For ours is the way destruction, but yours is the way of salvation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

St. Martin of Tours and St. Ignatius, pray for us

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

November 10, 2014

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good Morning.

Please remember Mrs. Joan Hoffman in your prayers.  Mrs Hoffman, the mother of Mr. Hoffman of the Computer Science and Technology departments, and was buried on Sunday.

Today the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Leo the Great. Saint Leo the Great was known for his great ability to persuade. He used his gift for the betterment and protection of his communities. Let him be an example for us all, so that our words may be viewed as valuable and good.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray the prayer of St. Leo the Great

Grant to us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but rather to love heavenly things, that while all things around us pass away, we even now may hold fast those things which last forever. Lord we ask this in your name Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Ignatius and Saint Leo the Great, pray for us

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

November 8, 2014

By Mr. Ben Kirby ’00

Good Morning. As the Catholic Church continues to celebrate National Vocation Awareness week, we are called to renew our prayers and support for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our Jesuit community, and respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits to God’s gift of a vocation. We also pray for those seniors and faculty who are on their Kairos retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Loving God, You speak to us and nourish us through the life of our school and parish communities. In the name of Jesus, we ask you to send your Spirit to us so that men and women among us, young and old, will respond to your call to service and leadership in the Church. We pray especially, in our day, for those who hear your invitation to be priests, brothers and sisters, deacons, and lay ministers. May those who are opening their hearts and minds to your call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm in your service. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

November 7, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good Morning. As the Catholic Church continues to celebrate National Vocation Awareness week, we are called to renew our prayers and support for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our Jesuit community, and respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits to God’s gift of a vocation. We also pray for those seniors and faculty who are on their Kairos retreat.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

O Father, you desire all of us to be happy. Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many men and women. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves,their lives, their time and their talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church. May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better and love You more…and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

November 4, 2014

By Josh Thias ‘16

Good Morning. Today, we pray for our country, our government leaders, and all those who are called to public service. We pray especially for God’s blessings and graces upon today’s elections. Today is also the Feast Day of St. Charles Borromeo, Patron Saint of Catechists and Seminarians.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

As the Catholic Church continues to celebrate National Vocation Awareness week, we are called to renew our prayers and support for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our Jesuit community, and respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits to God’s gift of a vocation.

Let us Pray:

Father, you call each one of us by name and ask us to follow you. Bless your church by raising up dedicated and generous leaders from our families and friends who will serve your people as priests, brothers and sisters, deacons, and lay ministers. Inspire us as we grow to know you, and open our hearts to hear your call. We ask this in Jesus's name. Amen.

St. Charles Borromeo and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

November 3, 2014

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good Morning.  Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dominik Pettey a senior from Gonzaga College Prep high school, who was killed by an impaired driver this weekend, and for the recovery of Patrick Johannessen, also a Gonzaga student who was injured in the accident.

Let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

This week, the Catholic Church celebrates National Vocation Awareness week, calling us to renew our prayers and support for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our Jesuit community, and respond generously with open hearts and willing spirits to God’s gift of a vocation.

Let Us Pray: O God, in the past you called men and women to dedicate their lives to you through priesthood and religious life. Today stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many within our school and parish communities. Grant them the willingness and generosity to place their lives completely in your hands as priests, brothers and sisters, deacons, and lay ministers. Help me to support them by my own fidelity to your call to holiness through prayer & Christian service. If you desire that one of my family or friends follow you in this way, grant me the wisdom and insight to support and encourage that person to listen to your voice and follow you without delay. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

October 31, 2014

By Mr. Joseph Nava ‘02

Good Morning. Today is Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, the day before the Church celebrates the Feast of All Saints, followed by the Feast of All Souls. The Church dedicates these three days to remembering her dead, included all martyrs, all saints, all holy men and women, and all the faithful departed.

Let us pause and in silence, remember and pray for our friends and family members who have died, especially those of our Jesuit community...

Let us pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. R. Amen.

Loving God, we thank you for the gift of this very special day of the year. Help us to celebrate our Ranger Day. Help us to properly honor our school today, to cherish our traditions, and to honor those who have come before us and made our school into what it is today, especially those alumni who are “coming home” to our community this weekend. Help us to enjoy and celebrate this day, to see your presence in every moment and in one another. Keep us safe, especially during the chariot races and during tonight’s football game. And in all things, help to us be joyful in our thoughts, words, and actions, always directing them towards your greater glory, as together we pray the words our Savior taught us:

Our Father...

St. Ignatius and All Holy Men and Women, Pray for us.

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

October 30, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18        

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Anima Christi.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you. That with your saints I may praise you for ever and ever.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 29, 2014

By Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

Today we pray for Mr. Kirby for his healing and his family and also Coach Leal’s mother in law for her healing and her family.

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

Jesus Christ, may your death be my life and in your dying may I learn how to live. May your struggles be my rest, Your human weakness my courage, Your embarrassment my honor, Your passion my delight, Your sadness my joy, in your humiliation may I be exalted. In a word, may I find all my blessings in your trials.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 28, 2014

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good morning Jesuit. Today is the feast day of Saints Simon and Jude.

We pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Triplett family, as Mr. Triplett and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their daughter, Anais Carol Triplett, into this world and into their family yesterday.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me…

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saints Simon and Jude and Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 27, 2014

By Patrick Joseph ‘15

Good morning. We pray for the victims of the shooting in Marysville, Washington on Friday. Let us pray for peace, comfort, and healing to all those lives affected.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

This morning, we pray the Serenity Prayer:

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as the pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

Heavenly Father, may we seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for us. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

October 23, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. We pray for those affected by the shooting in the Canadian parliament yesterday, and for the family of the soldier who was killed, Nathan Cirillo. Let us pray for peace and for all victims of violence and terrorism.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together, let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 22, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Please keep a family friend of Mr. Perry’s in your prayers today, Mr. Ryan McGaughey, who was diagnosed with a relapse of cancer. Mr. Perry has asked for all of us to pray for his healing and strength. Let us also pray for St. Pope John Paul II’s intercession on our behalf on his feast day which is today.

Before we begin let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, where there is doubt, faith, where there is despair, hope, where there is darkness, light, where there is sadness, joy.

O, divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life. Amen.

St Ignatius and St. John Paul II, pray for us.

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

October 21, 2014

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning. Today, we continue to pray for Mr. Kirby and for all those affected by Ebola.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together, we pray the Hail Holy Queen:

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

October 20, 2014

By Andrew Kim ‘15

Good morning. We pray especially for the victims of terrorism, people affected with ebola virus, and any special intentions that we hold in our hearts.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God (Pause)

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

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your

greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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

October 16, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Memorare: Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.  Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;  to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 15, 2014

By Ms. Laura O’Neal

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God. (Pause)

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

Come, Holy Spirit,  Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

 And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

 Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

 And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:  

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful

 by the light of the Holy Spirit,

 grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

 we may be always truly wise,  

and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 14, 2014

By Nick Fox ‘16        

Good morning Jesuit. Today we ask that you continue to pray for those in the community that are in need, including Mr. Kirby (and anyone else). Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the other evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 9, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us continue to pray for Mr. Ben Kirby, for his comfort and healing and for all those entrusted with his care.

Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illness, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts.

We ask this through the Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

October 8, 2014

By Max McLeod ‘17        

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

October 7, 2014

By Emmet Flood ‘16        

Good morning. Today, we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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

Hail Mary, full of grace,The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Our Lady of the Rosary and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

In the Name to the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

October 6, 2014

By Chris Haerr ‘15        

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray the morning offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all my relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created. Through Christ our Lord Amen.

St. Ignatius pray for us.

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

October 2, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18        

Good Morning. Today the church celebrates the Memorial of the Guardian Angels.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Prayer for Generosity by St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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, except that of knowing that I do your will.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 30, 2014

By Nick Fox ‘16                                                                           

Good morning Jesuit. Today is the feast day of St. Jerome. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

                                        

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

                                        

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ I will begin this day. I thank you, Lord, for having preserved me during the night. I will do my best to make all I do today pleasing to You and in accordance with Your will. My dear mother Mary, watch over me this day. My Guardian Angel, take care of me. St. Joseph and all you saints of God, pray for me...

                                        

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Saint Jerome and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 29, 2014

By Andrew Kim ‘15

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael the Archangels. We pray especially for people who are struggling against addictions, depression, or illness. May the Archangels assist in battles of these suffering women and men so that they will come to realize God’s healing love.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael the Archangels and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

September 25, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. We’ve been asked to pray for Coach Mattacchione and his family as they mourn the recent passing of his father, Nicola Mattachione. Also, please keep Coach Alexander and his wife Emily in your prayers today as they welcome their new baby into their family today.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 24, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou o prince of the heavenly host. By the power of God, thrust into hell satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 23, 2014

By Josh Thias ‘16

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Padre Pio.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Let us pray the Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from St. Padre Pio:

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, filled with infinite love, broken by my ingratitude, pierced by my sins, yet loving me still; accept the consecration that I make to You of all that I am and all that I have.Take every faculty of my soul and body and draw me, day by day, nearer and nearer to Your Sacred Heart, and there, as I can understand the lesson, teach me Your blessed ways. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.Amen.

St. Ignatius, and St. Padre Pio, Pray for us.

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

September 22, 2014

By Chris Haerr ‘15        

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

A reading from the book of Proverbs:

Refuse no one the good on which he has a claim

when it is in your power to do it for him.

Say not to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,

tomorrow I will give,” when you can give at once.

Plot no evil against your neighbor,

against one who lives at peace with you.

Quarrel not with a man without cause,

with one who has done you no harm.

Let us Pray:

Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, "Peace to you," grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice, and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all. We ask this in your name, Amen.

St. JPII and St. Aloysius, Pray for us.

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

September 15, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18        

Good Morning. Today we pray especially for the Seniors on their community days.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Prayer for Generosity by St. Ignatius of Loyola:

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, except that of knowing that I do your will.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 17, 2014

By Max McLeod ‘17        

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Robert Bellarmine, SJ. We also pray for the

Seniors on their Community Days.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Robert Bellarmine and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

September 16, 2014

By Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Today We pray for the Senior Class and the success and safety on their Community Days.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Jesus Christ, may your death be my life and in your dying may I learn how to live. May your struggles be my rest, Your human weakness my courage, Your embarrassment my honor, Your passion my delight, Your sadness my joy, in your humiliation may I be exalted. In a word, may I find all my blessings in your trials.

O God, grant that we may we proclaim the Gospel in all we do this day. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

September 15, 2014

By Andrew Kim ‘15

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. We pray especially for the world peace and for the people who are suffering from war, terrorism, and hunger. May they find comfort through our Lady and feel her healing love.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Our Lady of Sorrows and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

September 11, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today, our nation remembers the tragedy and victims of September 11. Let us pray for all the people who died in the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and in an empty field in Pennsylvania. We also pray for the souls of the brave firefighters and police officers who lost their lives helping others on this tragic day.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Dear Lord, as we remember the evils of September 11, let us turn our hearts and minds towards the good found only in You. Be close to those who mourn: the parents who lost children, the children who never knew a parent, and all who lost a loved one. Embrace this grieving nation, and let time never lessen the impact of this day. Protect those who go in harm’s way to save others, and those who suffer and die to safeguard our nation. Give wisdom to our leaders, that they may make choices that prevent another day such as this. Convert the hearts of those who seek our destruction, and banish from the world the darkness that allows such hate to feather and grow. Let Your love rain down upon us, and let Your peace flourish on the Earth.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 10, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created, and you will renew the face of the earth. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us

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

September 9, 2014

By Josh Thias ‘16

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Peter Claver, SJ

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Heavenly Father, Bless this day. Let it be productive in every way. We give you our lives, our talents, all of our relationships. Help us to hear your voice in our hearts. Help us to accomplish your will above our own. Help us to be a grace in the lives of others, and worthy servants of your Church.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Peter Claver and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

September 8, 2014

By Chris Haerr ‘15

Good morning. Please pray for the comfort and healing of the sick, especially for Mr. Ben Kirby.

Today, the Church celebrates the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray together the Hail Mary

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.

We ask this in your name, amen.

Mother Mary and St. Aloysius, Pray for us.

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

September 4, 2014

By Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

We pray the Prayer of Generosity by St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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, except that of knowing that I do your will.

Lord, may our thoughts, words and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

September 3, 2014

By Max McLeod ‘17                                                   

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Gregory the Great.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Gregory the great and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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

September 2, 2014

By Nick Fox ‘16                                                   

Good morning Jesuit. Today is the feast day of the Martyrs of September.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.                        

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

                                        

This morning prayer is attributed to St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila.

"May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be confident knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory.

                                        

Through Christ our Lord, Amen.

                                        

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

August 28, 2014

By Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Augustine of Hippo. He was one of the greatest theologians of the Church.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together, we pray St. Augustine’s Prayer for the Indwelling of the Spirit.

Holy Spirit, powerful Consoler, sacred Bond of the Father and the Son, Hope of the afflicted, descend into my heart and establish in it your loving dominion. Enkindle in my tepid soul the fire of your Love so that I may be wholly subject to you. We believe that when you dwell in us, you also prepare a dwelling for the Father and the Son. Deign, therefore, to come to me, Consoler of abandoned souls, and Protector of the needy. Help the afflicted, strengthen the weak, and support the wavering. Come and purify me. Let no evil desire take possession of me. You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, glory of the living, and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be pleasing to you.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Saint Augustine and Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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

August 27, 2014

By Andrew Gesalman ‘17

Good morning. Today we have been asked to pray for the mother of former teacher Fr. Daniel Tesvich SJ, Mrs. Patricia Tesvich, who recently passed away, that her family may be comforted and that she may soon enter the kingdom of heaven. Also today we celebrate the feast day of st. Monica.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

In your mercy, Lord, you received the tears of St. Monica as she wept for her son. At the intercession of both mother and son, give us grace to weep for sin and to obtain your forgiveness. Amen.

Saint Monica and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

August 26, 2014

By Emmet Flood ‘16

Good morning. Today we pray in thanksgiving for a good start to the school year, and we ask that we be given the strength and grace to persist through the challenges of this year so that we may grow academically, spiritually, and as Men for and with Others.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Together, we pray the Anima Christi.                                        

Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within thy sacred wounds hide me. From the wicked enemy defend me. In the hour of my death call me And bid me come to thee that with thy saints I may praise thee forever and ever. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

August 25, 2014

By Parker Thompson ‘15

Good Morning. We pray in thanksgiving for a new start to the school year.

Before we begin, let us remember that we are in the holy presence of God.

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

Lord, we come before you today asking for your presence among us as we begin a new school year. We ask you to be with us as we travel to our classes throughout the day. Be amongst us in our conversations and studies. We pray for safety, calm, and endurance throughout the year so we may become closer to each other and to the men you have chosen us to be.

Lord may our thoughts words, and actions of this day be for your greater glory. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

Prayer for the New School Year

Given by Principal Tom Garrison for the opening morning assembly of the Jesuit community on the first day of school, August 22, 2014.

Heavenly Father,

We thank you for the opportunity to join together as a school community. We thank you also for this new school year and ask that our actions this year serve your greater glory. We are mindful of the gifts that you give us, and grateful to you for entrusting us with the great gift that is Jesuit.

Keep in our sights the tenets of the profile.

Teach us, Lord, to be Open to Growth: Open our hearts to growth and the realization that our progress towards adulthood lies primarily in our own hands.

Teach us, Lord, to be Intellectually Competent: Open our minds to new ideas during this school year. Guide us towards gaining proficiency in our coursework, and help us to see connections between what we learn here and our lives outside of the classroom.

Teach us, Lord, to be Physically Fit: Protect our bodies. Guide us towards making good decisions that will enhance the physical bodies you have given us – help us to steer clear of decisions which harm us or which harm others.

Teach us, Lord, to be Religious: Open our hearts to the various religious faiths represented in this room today. Keep in our hearts the reminder that the ultimate goal of any faith life is a strengthened relationship with You.

Strengthen, Lord, our Commitment to doing acts of Social Justice: Remind us that it is our responsibility to commit our minds and our bodies to doing acts that please you. Apply our intellect to the task of recognizing injustice where it is present and energize us to the task of mitigating the effects of these injustices.

Teach us, Lord, to be Loving: Protect us from the temptation to be self-interested. Keep us mindful of the importance of putting others first – of Loving one another in a manner that is fashioned after Christ’s love for us.

Together, we pray:

Heavenly Father, Teach us to be generous. Teach us 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 Except that of knowing, that I do your will. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, Pray For Us.