May 23, 2017

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning. Let us pray In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and if 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. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


May 22, 2017

Nico Elizondo ‘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, 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. Amen.

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

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


May 19, 2017

Mr. Matt Ortiz ‘08

Good morning, Together we will pray with a reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.

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

A reading from the Gospel of Matthew: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Lord teach me to be present. As we come to our last few days together help me to enjoy each day, (pause) each moment of my time with my brothers and sisters who have become most dear to me. Let me see them as you see them and let me revel in their and your wonder. Amen.

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


May 18, 2017

Ms. Christina Ellsworth

Good morning, Together we will pray with a reading from the letter of St. Paul to the Romans.

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

Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. The law was brought in so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord, this morning we pray for the humility to acknowledge our shortcomings, and the grace to overcome them.

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

Mother Mary, birther of humility and justice, Pray for us.

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


May 17, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of joy, growth and resurrection,

In this Easter season, I feel connected to you in a deeper way.

I am a branch that holds fast to you, the life-giving source of my life.

With grace, I sometimes become aware that without you, I can do nothing.

Give me the focus to keep my heart always directed toward you.

Guide me in everything to walk the path of your light.

Let me be always grateful that you fill me

with an abundance of your gifts.

Bless this day with your Spirit, and stir my heart to your awakening.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


May 16, 2017

Braden Barale ‘19

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.

O God: Give me strength to live another day; Let me not turn coward before its difficulties or prove recreant to its duties; Let me not lose faith in other people; Keep me sweet and sound of heart, in spite of ingratitude, treachery, or meanness; Preserve me from minding little stings or giving them; Help me to keep my heart clean, and to live so honestly and fearlessly that no outward failure can dishearten me or take away the joy of conscious integrity; Open wide the eyes of my soul that I may see good in all things; Grant me this day some new vision of thy truth; Inspire me with the spirit of joy and gladness; and make me the cup of strength to suffering souls; 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.

In Your name we pray. Amen.

Saint Ignatius. Pray for us

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


May 15, 2017

Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Let us pray in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and if the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, by your victory you broke the power of evil and destroyed sin and death - make us victorious over sin today. You laid death low, and brought us new life - grant that we may walk today in this new life. - You gave life to the dead, and led mankind from death to life - give eternal life to all those we shall meet today. You brought confusion on the guards at your tomb, but joy to your disciples - grant the fullness of joy to all who serve you.

Loving God, we are drawn closer to you this day. Grant us the grace and the patience to quiet our lives and open our hearts. Help us to know that we don't have to wait for you: you have already come and made your dwelling in us. Help  us to be aware of your presence in our lives. 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. Amen.


May 11, 2017

Lindsay Brown ‘18

 

Good morning. We pray today especially for all the members of our Senior Class. May God bless them, protect them, and keep them always in the palm of His hand. Help them to enjoy the time they have remaining and to especially bless their service tomorrow for the Special Games.

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

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will, all that I have and possess.

You have given all to me to you, Lord, I return it.

All is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

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

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.


May 10, 2017

Carl Quist ‘19

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

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

Lord Jesus, as I start this day.

I gaze at your face, your pierced side and your wounded heart showing God’s love for us.

Take, Lord, and receive my heart:

The words of faith that I speak,

the works of justice I would do,

my joys and sufferings.

May these be united with your own offering

for the life of the whole world. Amen

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


May 9, 2017

Jacob Totah ‘18

Good Morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God, send into our hearts the spirit of the Gospel, that we may walk in the way of your commandments, today and forever. Source of all life, raise us to life. Grant that today we may put aside all friction and jealousy, and show greater concern for the needs of others.

Jesus, I feel so secure, knowing that you, my shepherd, know me as an individual, and that I rest safely in the father's hand. Help me to remain faithful with your grace. Give me a firmness of heart, so different from my hardness of heart. Soften my judgementalism, and help me to show greater care for all those in my life especially those most in need of me today. May the joy of my redemption spill over into my life so I may be truly called "Christian" -- a follower of yours.

We ask these things 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.


May 8, 2017

Steven Mancillas ‘17

Good Morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father of lights, you bathed the world in splendor when Christ rose again in glory - fill our minds today with the light of faith. Through the resurrection of your Son you opened for us the way to eternal life as we work today sustain us with the hope of glory. Through your risen Son, You sent the Holy Spirit into the world - set our hearts on fire with spiritual love. May Jesus Christ, who was crucified to set us free be today our salvation and redemption.

Shepherd and spirit of love, I listen for your voice, warm, familiar and loving. I hear you call my name as you guide me in life. Help me always to recognize your voice leading and guiding me. Help me also to see the stranger you lead me to love and serve.  I beg your Holy Spirit to set my heart on fire.

We ask these things 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.


May 5, 2017

Mr. David Lugo, SJ


May 4, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Loving God,

When I am freed from the darkness into the Easter light,

I want to cling more than ever to your teachings, your truth.

I can feel your compassion touch my life and

I know you invite me to live out my baptism, rejoicing.

Let me proclaim your truth

as I travel through my daily life.

Transform my heart, strengthen my faith

and renew my hope as I beg you

to stay with me, Lord, in everything I do.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


May 3, 2017

Noah Santoni ‘19

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.

Jesus, Lord and brother, in my Easter joy, I want more than to just be aware of you in my life.

I want to believe in your presence at my side.

I feel blessed with an abundance of your gifts and your promise of being raised on the last day.

Help me to be like the your early followers and, even when I am scattered, to have my life be an example of your word at work in today's world. Thank you for the great mercy you show us.

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.

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.


May 2, 2017

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father of lights, you bathed the world in splendor when Christ rose again in glory, fill our minds today with the light of faith. Through the resurrection of your Son you opened for us the way to eternal life, as we work today sustain us with the hope of glory.

Through your risen son you sent the Holy Spirit into the world, set our hearts on fire with spiritual love. May Jesus Christ, who was crucified to set us free, be today our salvation and redemption.

 

Loving God, I feel myself being renewed by your life, yet I hesitate to upend my lfe. Help me this day to speak with boldness and take refuge in you. Help me to trust that your Spirit is in the wind that touches me each day and remind me of the Easter joy that gives me new strength to serve you.

In your name we pray, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


May 1, 2017

Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. As this school year comes to an end, we ask God to give us strength to finish 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.  

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.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 27, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

 

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.

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will, all that I have and possess.

You have given all to me to you, Lord, I return it.

All is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace, that is enough for me.

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

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.


April 26, 2017

Laura O’Neal

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

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

Risen Jesus, help me to proclaim your loving power. You have pledged me a gift - now help me to share it. May my heart always long for sincerity and truth. May I be inspired by the earliest apostles to share what I have and to share what you have given me with joy and a love for the needs of others. My heart longs to open my ears  and listen for your words in my life today so that I might lift my voice in praise of you.

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. Amen.


April 25, 2017

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Mark the Evangelist.

 

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

 

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

 

Almighty God, who by the hand of of Mark the evangelist have given to your Church the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God, grant, we pray, that we may so profit from his teaching as to follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ.

 

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

 

St. Ignatius and St. Mark, pray for us.

 

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


April 24, 2017

James McClure ‘17

Good morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Father of lights, you bathed the world in splendor when Christ rose again in glory, fill our minds today with the light of faith. Through the resurrection of your Son you opened for us the way to eternal life, as we work today sustain us with the hope of glory.

Through your risen son you sent the Holy Spirit into the world, set our hearts on fire with spiritual love. May Jesus Christ, who was crucified to set us free, be today our salvation and redemption.

 

Loving God, I feel myself being renewed by your life, yet I hesitate to upend my lfe. Help me this day to speak with boldness and take refuge in you. Help me to trust that your Spirit is in the wind that touches me each day and remind me of the Easter joy that gives me new strength to serve you.

In your name we pray, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 20, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning and Happy Easter!

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

Lord, Easter reminds us that each time we deny you, Lord, another nail is sharpened; and each time we defy you, Lord, into your hand it’s hammered. When faith is weak, temptation strong and courage fails, forgive us, Lord and once again become that risen presence within our hearts. Amen

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 19, 2017

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning and Happy Easter!

Let us pray In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and if the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Christ our Savior, in conquering death you brought us joy, in rising again you raised us up and
filled us with the abundance of your gifts, stir up our hearts, and sanctify this day through the gift of your Holy Spirit.

You are glorified by the angels in heaven and adored by mankind on earth; as we celebrate your resurrection, accept our worship in spirit and in truth.

Lord Jesus, save us; show your great mercy to your people, as we look forward to our own resurrection, have mercy on us, and protect us today from every evil.

Loving Father, Help me to remember today the invitation you extend for me to rise to new life in you. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 18, 2017

Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning and Happy Easter! 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 if the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord, How amazing is your love, A love that overcomes, endures and redeems.

How astounding is your life, A life that sustains, heals and creates.

How awesome is your hope, A hope that promises, restores and inspires.

How absorbing is your truth, A truth that releases, changes and rebuilds.

How we worship you, as we remember the moment when your love conquered.

When out of the cave of sorrow Jesus arose to release forgiveness to the world.

And each time we encounter this resurrection day we are again lifted to an eternal place.

Our sin, brokenness and darkness fall away and your light and peace flood our lives.

How we thank you for this incredible celebration we call Easter.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


April 12, 2017

Braden Barale ‘19

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.

We pray today for the juniors on their class retreat.

Jesus my Lord, let me strengthen my courage by taking on the courage of all those people who have been "centurions" for me. Many have faced disasters and hard times with great constancy. The upper hand of evil never turned them against you. They kept going. Let me be like them, Lord. No matter what the cross, let me never stop declaring you to be "truly the Son of God, the source of my hope, the reason why I will never quit on life.

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

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. Amen.


April 11, 2017

Jacob Totah ‘18

Good morning. Today we pray for those wounded in the recent attacks in San Bernardino, Egypt and Syria, and all those who suffer from violence throughout the world. We also pray that the Lord continue to fill our hearts as we await his resurrection during Holy Week.

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

Dear Lord Jesus, by Your Passion and Resurrection You brought life to the world. But the glory of the Resurrection came only after the sufferings of the Passion. You laid down Your life willingly and gave up everything for us so that we might have eternal life. Lord, teach me to accept all afflictions after the example You have given. Let me place my death in Yours and my weakness in Your abandonment, Take hold of me with Your love and let me offer myself to the Father with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life.

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.


April 10, 2017

Alex Garcia ‘17

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.


April 6, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

 

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

 

God of mercy, help us today to grow in your likeness, that we who sinned in Adam may rise again in Christ. Let your word be a lamp to guide us, that we may live the truth and grow always in your love. Teach us to be faithful in seeking the common good for your sake, that your light may shine on the whole human family by means of your Church. Touch our hearts to seek your friendship more and more, and to make amends for our sins against your wisdom and goodness.

Lord, all I want is to be faithful to you in my life, but so often I fail. Free me from my many sins and guide me to the life I will share with you. I wait for your promise to be fulfilled with great hope in my heart and your praise on my lips.

We ask these things 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 5, 2017

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

 

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

 

Lord, you promised a new heaven and a new earth; renew us daily through your Spirit, that we may enjoy your presence for ever in the heavenly Jerusalem. Help us to work with you to make this world alive with your Spirit, and to build on earth a city of justice, love and peace. Free us from all negligence and sloth, and give us joy in your gifts of grace. Deliver us from evil, and from slavery to the senses, which blinds us to goodness.

Loving Creator, I know in your great love for me, you see the deep sorrow in my heart. Hear my prayers which are offered with such trust in you. Be with me in both mind and heart as I renew my life in your spirit.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 4, 2017

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

 

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

 

God of mercy, you gave us new life through baptism, make us grow day by day in your likeness.

May our generosity today bring joy to those in need, in helping them may we find you.

Help us to do what is good, right and true in your sight, and to seek you always with undivided hearts.

Forgive our sins against the unity of your family, make us one in heart and spirit.

 

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.

 

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


April 3, 2017

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.  

Almighty God, your Son’s rising from the dead astounded his followers, turning their sadness into joy, their hopelessness into buoyant courage. Like the disciples who encountered him on the road to Emmaus, may we recognize Jesus in the breaking of the bread, know him as the fulfillment of our deepest longings, and proclaim him alive to all we meet. We ask this through Christ our risen Lord. Amen.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Pray for us.

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


March 29, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Merciful Father,

I know that the tiny sacrifices I make this Lent

can never serve as a real penance in my life.

But help me to make my whole life

one of following your Son.

I am filled with your love.

Let your love shine out from within me

and guide my life in this sacred journey

toward the Easter joy you offer me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 28, 2017

Nico Elizondo ‘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.

                                                

God of mercy, let today be a day rich in good works, a day of generosity to all we meet. Help us to do away with all dissension, so that we may rejoice in your gifts of peace and love. O God, who through your word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come.

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.


March 27, 2017

James McClure ‘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 the Holy Spirit. Amen

We want to serve You, Lord. By Your grace may our good desires bear their fruits; for the penances we have undertaken will be useful only if they please Your loving heart.

This we ask of You through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 23, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

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.

Lord Jesus, 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. 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.


March 22, 2017

Noah Santoni ‘19

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 these words for the third week of lent

Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, schooled through Lenten observance and nourished by your word, through holy restraint we may be devoted to you with all our hearts and be ever united in prayer. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 21, 2017

Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Let us pray in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Jesus, you feed and heal our souls; come to strengthen us. Give us a perfect heart to receive your word, that we may bring forth fruit in patience. Make us eager to work with you in building a better world, so that it may listen to your Church and its gospel of peace. We confess, Lord, that we have sinned, wash us clean by your gift of salvation.

God of infinite love, I thank you for this reminder of your love and your call that we be more patient, gentle and compassionate with others. Here in the middle of Lent, I turn to you to beg for your help. Please soften my heart. Help me to let go of judging others. I ask you this, in Jesus' name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 20, 2017

Alex Garcia ‘17

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virigin Mary and Patron of the Society of Jesus. Let us pray in thanksgiving for a safe return from spring break and for all members of the senior class.

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

Glorious Saint Joseph, spouse of the immaculate Virgin, you were entrusted to be the foster father of the Son of God. May we place our trust in your example. Please increase our gift of gratitude for the divine life that was given to us by Jesus Christ. Obtain for me a pure, humble, charitable mind, and perfect resignation to the divine Will. Be my guide, my father, and my model through life that I may merit to die as you did in the arms of Jesus and Mary.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Joseph and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 9, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning. Today we continue praying for those Juniors on their Kairos retreat.

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

O gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the light of Your divine wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also your blessed commandments, so we may lead a spiritual life, both thinking and doing everything to please You. For You, O Christ, our God, are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies; and to You we render glory, together with Your eternal Father, and with Your all holy, life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and forever.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 8, 2017

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning. Today we pray especially for the juniors who are going on their Kairos Retreat.

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

Father of mercy, like the prodigal son I return to you and say: "I have sinned against you and am no longer worthy to be called your son." Christ Jesus, Savior of the world, I pray with the repentant thief to whom you promised Paradise:

"Lord, remember me in your kingdom." Holy Spirit, fountain of love, I call on you with trust: "Purify my heart, and help me to walk as a child of light."

 

Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 7, 2017

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 gracious Master, infuse in our hearts the spotless light of Your Divine Wisdom and open the eyes of our mind that we may understand the teachings of Your Gospel. Instill in us also the fear of Your blessed commandments, so that having curbed all carnal desires, we may lead a spiritual life, both thinking and doing everything to please You. For You, O Christ, our God, are the enlightenment of our souls and bodies; and to You we render glory, together with Your eternal Father, and with Your all holy, life-creating Spirit, now and ever, and forever.

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 6, 2017

Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. As this Lenten season begins, Let us ask God to help guide us to become closer with him during this sacred time 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.

Praise to Jesus, our Savior; by his death he has opened for us the way of salvation. Let us ask him: Lord, guide your people to walk in your ways. God of mercy, you gave us new life through baptism, make us grow day by day in your likeness. May our generosity today bring joy to those in need, in helping them may we find you. Help us to do what is good, right and true in your sight, and to seek you always with undivided hearts. Forgive our sins against the unity of your family, make us one in heart and spirit.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


March 3, 2017

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. We continue our Lenten journey, and we pray especially for those seniors who are on their silent retreat and for our basketball team tonight.

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

Lord Jesus Christ our Savior, who redeemed us by  his death and resurrection:

You went up to Jerusalem to suffer and so enter into your glory, bring your Church to the Passover feast of heaven.

You were lifted high on the cross and pierced by the soldier's lance, heal our wounds.

You made the cross the tree of life, give its fruit to those reborn in baptism.

On the cross you forgave the repentant thief, forgive us our sins.

Lord, I know how much you love me. It’s hard for me to feel it sometimes, but I know your love is always with me. Help me to use your love as a way to persevere in my Lenten intentions. I am weak, but I know with your help, I can use these small sacrifices in my life to draw closer to you.

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.


March 2, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

Good morning. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Nancy Lee Johnson who passed away unexpectedly. Mrs. Johnson is the sister of Coach Steve Koch and aunt to Mr. Joe Howard, Mr. T.J., Howard and Senior Seamus Koch. We pray for her eternal rest, and comfort to her 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.

Almighty and Everlasting God, you have given the human race Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility. He fulfilled your will by becoming man and giving His life on the cross. Help us to bear witness to You by following his example of suffering and make us worthy to share in his resurrection.

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


February 28, 2017

Jonathan Coxon ‘18

Hey Jesuit, we continue to pray for the injured in New Orleans Mardi Gras incident.

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

O Lord God,

School is not always easy,

And some days, it is very difficult,

and I struggle to relax

and be at peace.

Yet I know that you will give me

patience, wisdom, and courage,

to be excellent in every way,

and you will help me love others,

as you love me.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


February 27, 2017

James McClure ‘17

Good Morning. Today we pray for all those injured by the Mardi Gras truck crash over the weekend, especially for two of our own alumni, Mark Vache of the Class of 2015 and Christopher Miramontes of the Class of 2016, whose families have asked for our prayers.

Let us pray 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.

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. 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.


February 23, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr.

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

God of all creation, you gave your bishop Polycarp the privilege of being counted among the saints who gave their lives in faithful witness to the gospel. May his prayers give us the courage to share with him the cup of suffering and to rise to eternal glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

St. Polycarp and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


February 22, 2017

Braden Barale ‘19

Good Morning, Jesuit. Today the church celebrates the feast of the chair of St. Peter. 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 delivering to Thy blessed Apostle Peter the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, didst confer upon him the pontifical power of binding and of loosing, grant that, by the help of his intercession, we may be delivered from the bonds of our sins. Give us Peter’s insight to know your deepest identity, and Peter’s courage to proclaim you—in our words, thoughts, and actions—to those you bring into our lives. On this Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, bless the successor of St. Peter, Pope Francis, and all the ministers and people of your Church, as we witness to your presence in the world.

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

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

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


February 21, 2017

Nico Elizondo ‘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 anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto 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.

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.


February 20, 2017

Alex Garcia ‘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.

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. Amen.

St. Ignatius pray for us.

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


February 16, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

Good morning. Today, we continue praying for the Seniors who are on their Kairos retreat.

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

God, our Father, You redeemed us and made us Your children in Christ. Through Him You have saved us from death and given us Your Divine life of grace. By becoming more like Jesus on earth, may I come to share His glory in Heaven. Give me the peace of Your kingdom, which this world does not give. By Your loving care protect the good You have given me. Open my eyes to the wonders of Your Love that I may serve You with a willing heart.

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


February 15, 2017

Carl Quist ‘19

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

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St Claude la Colombière, SJ, who spread the love of and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In particular, we pray for the Seniors going on their Kairos retreat.

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

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.

Saint Ignatius and Saint Claude, pray for us.

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


February 14, 2017

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.  

Lord, in your miracle of the loaves and fishes your disciples did not recognize that you were revealing to them how close and abundant was the Father’s love for them. Help us to recognize the blessings of our lives, and grant us hearts of gratitude for the gifts you have given to us. Make us, too, generous with our gifts, that others—especially those in need—might also know of the extraordinary generosity of your love. Amen.

St. Valentine, patron of young people, those in love, and happy marriages, and St. Ignatius, pray for us!

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


February 13, 2017

Luke Nolan ‘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.  

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for giving our hearts hope for your kingdom, the kingdom of God. We thank you that again and again we may draw strength from this hope, find new youthfulness and courage, and discover how powerfully, though hidden, your kingdom is already approaching. Protect this vision and help us when we fail. All will come right. Whatever happens, we are in your hands, and no one shall snatch this joy from our hearts. Amen.

 

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


February 9, 2017

Lindsay Brown ‘18

Good Morning. Today we pray for the Most Reverend Edward James Burns, who will be installed as the eight bishop of the diocese of Dallas this afternoon.

 

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

 

Lord our God,

you have chosen your servant Edward to be a shepherd of your flock in the tradition of the Apostles. Give him a spirit of courage and right judgment, a spirit of knowledge and love. By governing with fidelity those entrusted to his care may he build your Church as a sign of salvation for the world. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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


February 7, 2017

Lindsay Brown ‘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.

A Prayer of Perfect Resignation by St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J

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.

Lord, may I seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for me.

We ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


February 6, 2017

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, 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. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


February 2, 2017

Jack Blase ‘20

Good Morning. Today we have been asked to pray for the repose of the soul of the grandmother of Coach Gavin.

Today, we continue our prayer for Catholic Schools across the country as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week.

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. Aloysius and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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


February 1, 2017

Noah Santoni ‘19

Good morning. Our community has been asked to please pray for the the repose of the soul of George Kiburz, the grandfather of freshman PJ Kiburz who passed away this past weekend.

Today, We continue our prayer for Catholic Schools Week.

Let us begin 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. Aloysius and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

January 31, 2017

Jonathan Coxon ‘18

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

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. Aloysius and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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


January 30, 2017

Alex Garcia ‘17

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.

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. Aloysius and St. Ignatius, Pray for us

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


January 26, 2017

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We continue praying for all the Seniors and Faculty who are on Kairos.

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, grant me tenacious courage as I go through this day.

When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going.

Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way.

And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done.

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

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 25, 2017

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul. We pray especially for the seniors and faculty who are going on their Kairos Retreat.

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

O God, who taught the whole world through the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, draw us, we pray, nearer to you through the example of him whose conversion we celebrate today, and so make us witnesses to your truth in the world. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

St. Paul and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


January 24, 2017

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Francis de Sales - a Bishop and Doctor 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 these words of St. Francis:

Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life; rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise, God, whose very own you are, will lead you safely through all things; and when you cannot stand it, God will carry you in His arms. Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same understanding Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering or will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

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 and St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.

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


January 23, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

Good Morning. Yesterday marked the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The Church today observes a National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. We pray that all people may embrace the truth that every life is a good and perfect gift, and is worth living.

 

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

 

Eternal God, Source of all life, you have created us in your own divine image. By the power of the Holy Spirit, your Son became flesh and revealed to us the sanctity of all human life. Grant, we implore you:

 

Protect all unborn children;

Guide and support all expectant parents;

Comfort the aged, the sick, and the dying;

Strengthen prisoners, especially those awaiting execution, and their victims;

And bring peace to our world, torn apart by war, terrorism, and countless other acts of violence against life.

 

May our Jesuit community bear witness to a seamless culture of life and so value the dignity and worth of every human being, from conception until natural death. Grant 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.


January 19, 2017

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good Morning. We continue our prayers with the Church as she joins all Christians around the world in the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity by sharing in the prayer of Jesus “that all may be one… that the world may believe”.

 

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

 

God of all, we pray as one, that we may be one, just as the Lord Jesus prayed we may be one in Him. Your son Jesus compels us to be reconciled to one another. May our spirits be joined to your Holy Spirit, that we may witness to the visible unity of your Church. May we all recognize that we are truly one with you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and grow together in peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

 

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


January 18, 2017

Braden Barale ‘19

Good Morning. We pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Gerber family, as Mrs. Gerber and her husband welcomed their daughter, Kayleigh Marie, into this world and into their family late Monday night.

 

Today, the Church joins all Christians around the world in the annual week of prayer for Christian Unity by sharing in the prayer of Jesus “that all may be one… that the world may believe”.  Let us pray that the wellspring of God's gracious reconciliation may overflow in this year’s Week of Prayer, so that many people may find peace, and so that bridges may be built, that people and churches be compelled by the love of Christ to live reconciled lives and to break down the walls that divide.

 

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

 

God of all, we pray as one, that we may be one, just as the Lord Jesus prayed we may be one in Him. Your son Jesus compels us to be reconciled to one another. May our spirits be joined to your Holy Spirit, that we may witness to the visible unity of your Church. May we all recognize that we are truly one with you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and grow together in peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

 

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


January 17, 2017

Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today the Church remembers the feast of Saint Anthony of Egypt - Abbot, Desert Father, and Father of All Monks.

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 Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God and Charity for His creatures, made you worthy, when on earth, to possess miraculous powers. Encouraged by this thought, I implore you to obtain for me the needs and desires of my heart. O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms; and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.

St. Ignatius and St. Anthony, pray for us.

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


January 11, 2017

Carl Quist ‘19

Good Morning. We gather this morning in thanksgiving for the gifts and blessings of another day, for our Jesuit community, and for our Jesuit education. And we recall that whenever we are gathered together, God is with us and we are in His holy presence.

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

Together, we pray these words of Saint Peter Faber, SJ.

With great devotion and new depth of feeling, I hope and beg, O God, that it finally be given to me to be the servant and minister of Christ the consoler, the minister of Christ the redeemer, the minister of Christ the healer, the liberator, the enricher, the strengthener.

To be able through you to help many - to console, liberate and give them courage; to bring them light not only for their spirit but also for their bodies, and bring as well other helps to the soul and body of each and every one of my neighbors.

I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Saint Peter Faber and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

January 10, 2017

Jacob Totah ‘18

Good morning. We continue praying for the gifts and blessings of this new year and this 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.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, 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.

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 9, 2017

James McClure ‘17

Good morning. We gather in thanksgiving to God for a safe and restful Christmas break, and we pray for the gifts and blessings of this new year and this 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.

God of grace and glory, you call us with your voice of flame to be your people, faithful and courageous. As your beloved Son embraced his mission in the waters of baptism, inspire us with the fire of your Spirit to join in his transforming work. We ask this in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


December 16, 2016

Mr. Matt DuRoss ‘05        

Good morning. Today, us take a moment to pray in thanksgiving for all of the blessings and gifts of the semester.

 

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

 

Jesus, 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 feel your light in my life and in the world. 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. Amen.

 

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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


December 15, 2016

Dr. Todd Gruninger ‘98

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

 

Almighty God and Father, We thank you and we praise you for the many gifts and blessings of this semester and of this day. We are grateful that you are here with us, granting us peace and calming our anxiety. We surrender our worries to you. Give us courage and strength in the next few hours and Calm us with the true knowledge that we are prepared and we are capable. Help us to understand what is being asked of us, to remember all that we have studied and prepared, and to express our answers and our responses to the best of our ability.

 

O Spirit of God, we ask you to help orient all our actions by your inspirations, carry them on by your gracious assistance, that every prayer and work of ours may always begin from you and through you be happily ended.

 

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

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

 

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


December 14, 2016

Noah Santoni ‘19

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint John of the Cross, a doctor of the church.

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.

In Advent we seek a heightened sensitivity to God’s presence in our lives.  Our primary invitation from God is to a heightened awareness of Jesus Christ -- the Word of God sent by the Father to be our savior. Lord, help me turn to You and let nothing take me from You, for You alone are my God.Prepare our hearts and remove the sadness that hinders us from feeling the joy and hope which his presence will bestow.

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. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. John of the Cross and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


December 13, 2016

Jonathan Coxon ‘18

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr and patron of the blind. We also pray today especially for our new Bishop of Dallas, Bishop Edward Burns.

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 of such compassionate wisdom, How often do I exalt myself and ignore you? Let me call out to you; hear me: Give me the grace to see those around me who are brokenhearted. Guide me in staying with them in their sorrows. I ask for the courage to help them in all the ways they need it and to be your servant on this earth.

Relying on Your goodness, O God, we humbly ask You, through the intercession of Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, to give perfect vision to our eyes, that they may serve for Your greater honor and glory.

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

St. Lucy and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


December 12, 2016

Alex Garcia ‘17

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe - When Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531. The Chuch has announced today’s feast as a day of prayer and solidarity with families of immigrants - so let us place before our merciful God the hopes, fears, and needs of all those families who have come to the U.S. seeking a better life.

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. In your name we pray, Amen.

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

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


December 8, 2016

Dr. Ben Kirby ‘00

Good Morning. We pray today for all Jesuit students over these last few days, especially for all those experiencing stress, anxiety, or worry, that they may rediscover the comfort and hope and peace that we long for throughout this Advent Season.

Jesus, 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 feel your light in my life and in the world. 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.

In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


December 7, 2016

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of the Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh, a heart to love and adore Thee, a heart to delight in Thee, to follow and enjoy Thee, for Christ's sake.

Loving God, In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Ambrose and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


December 6, 2016

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good Morning. Today we pray for the upcoming end of the semester, for the strength to be able to finish with our greatest effort, and also for the ability to find God in all things, especially in this Advent season.

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.

Good and gracious God, I hear it over and over again: you are coming to me. I feel my heart stir in anticipation, and I sense that you are inviting me to enter more deeply into the mystery of your birth. Help me to feel renewed patience settle in my heart, and to lift my face to joy. I have been lost like a lamb, but I hear your voice calling to me and I feel how deeply you want me to return. Somehow I know that you rejoice in my desire to find you. Help me not to be afraid to say out loud, to believe: Here is my God, coming into my life.

Lord, may our thoughts, words, and actions of this day be always for your greater glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


December 5, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

Good Morning. We continue our journey through the second week of Advent by preparing our hearts and asking for the grace to be able to hear the promise and to invite our God to come into those real places of our lives that dearly need His coming.

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

God of Strength, I need your courage. You offer to make firm the knees that are weak.

Only you know how frightened I so often am. And you do offer me strength.

There is the promise of your Son's coming and knowing that you will save me.

I can't do this on my own no matter how often I think I can.

Give me the humility to ask for your help and open heart to accept your healing and love in my life.

Come, Lord Jesus.  Come and visit your people.  We await your coming.  

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. Amen.


December 2, 2016

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good Morning. We pray today for all Jesuit students over these last few weeks, especially for all those experiencing stress, anxiety, or worry, that they may rediscover the comfort and hope and peace that we long for throughout this Advent Season.

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

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel.

Let us Pray: Jesus, protector, I long for your coming.  The promise of new light is there if only I can believe. Protect me from dangers and lead me through the gloom and darkness to the joy I so long to find in you. Lift me from my lowly sins and give me the promise of salvation with no more shame, only the light and saving grace of your love.

Let the ancient dream be fulfilled in you and peace come to this life and world. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


December 1, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feasts of the Jesuit Martyrs of England and Wales.

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.

God of strength and protection, I turn to you because I need help.

I long to be free enough to trust that I can lean on you.

But I become afraid. Help me to trust in you, Lord.

Your strength and power are a gentle place of protection.

Be a safe refuge when I am being trampled.

I long for your help, your protecting care.

Help to deliver me from the cold loneliness of these dark nights.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Jesuit Martyrs of England and Wales, pray for us.

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


November 30, 2016

Braden Barale ‘19

Good Morning, Jesuit. We pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Golab family, as Mr. Golab and his wife welcomed their daughter, Madeleine Sophie Golab, into this world and into their family yesterday.

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. 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 St. Andrew’s Christmas Novena” Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born Of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in the piercing cold. In that hour vouchsafe, I beseech Thee, O my God, to hear my prayer and grant my desires through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His blessed Mother. 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.

In Your Name we pray. Amen.

St. Andrew and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


November 29, 2016

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.

God of forgiveness,

I turn to you in my great weakness

and beg for your help.

Let me feel the joy growing in my heart

as I anticipate your coming.

I hear the message of the prophets of old

and know that the Messiah will bring

new life and new ways of living.

From the humbleness of my life,

help me to grow and bloom

and hear the words

that will change the world. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


November 28, 2016

James McClure ‘17

Good morning. As we begin this Advent Season, we light one candle in the midst of all the darkness in our lives and in the world.  It symbolizes our longing, our desire, our hope.  Three “advents” or “comings” shape our desire.  We want to be renewed in a sense that Jesus came to save us from our sin and death.  We want to experience his coming to us now, in our everyday lives, to help us live our lives with meaning and purpose.  And we want to prepare for his coming to meet us at the end of our lives on this earth.

So, we begin with our longing, our desire and our hope in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, through this Advent season help us to keep the true meaning in front of us and help us to long for the birth of Christ. 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.


November 22, 2016

Jacob Totah ‘18

Good morning. Today is the feast day of Saint Cecilia, who was a virgin and Martyr and is the patron saint of musicians.

As we leave for Thanksgiving break, let us reflect on all that God has given us: not just our monetary possessions but our friends, families, and our loved ones around us. Our teachers, faulty and staff at Jesuit, and the opportunity to be in a community of loving brotherhood. As we reflect on all that God has given us, let us also remember to be a man for others to those who are less fortunate during this time of need. 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 soul, give thanks to the Lord, all my being, bless His holy name. My soul, give thanks to the Lord and never forget all His blessings. Give thanks to the Lord, all His works, in every place where He rules. My soul, give thanks to the Lord.

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

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saint Cecilia & St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


November 21, 2016

Alex Garcia ‘17

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the presentation 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 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 thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto 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.

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

 

St. Ignatius pray for us.

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


November 17, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for the feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and for all the Seniors who are on Kairos.

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, by Whose grace your servant Elizabeth of Hungary recognized and honored Jesus in the poor of this world, grant that we, following her example, may with love and gladness serve those in any need or trouble, in the name and for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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


November 16, 2016

Carl Quist ‘19

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

Today the Church remembers St. Roch Gonzalez & his Companions, martyrs of Paraguay. And we pray for the Seniors going on their Kairos retreat

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

Lord Jesus, as I start this day. I gaze at your face, your pierced side and your wounded heart showing God’s love for us. Take, Lord, and receive my heart: The words of faith that I speak, the works of justice I would do,  my joys and sufferings.  May these be united with your own offering for the life of the whole world. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


November 15, 2016

Jack Dexter ‘19

Hey Jesuit! Please pray for the repose of the soul of the father of Coach Osamu Moro, who passed away recently. We also pray for the health and healing of Mr. Jeff Hoffman.

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

Today we will pray the Student's Prayer:

Loving Father, I stand before You in the midst of confusion and complexities of life. My future sometimes seems distant and unknown. Give me, O Lord, the vision to see the path You set before me. Grant me the courage to follow Your way, that through the gifts and talents You have given me, I may bring Your life and Your love to others.

I ask this through Jesus, Your Son and my Brother. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


November 14, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. Today, we celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph Pignatelli. In 1773, the Jesuits were suppressed at the command of the pope and under intense pressure from the European monarchs. In 1799, St. Joseph Pignatelli opened a new semiofficial novitiate for the Jesuits, laying the foundation for the eventual restoration of the Society of Jesus by Pope Pius VII in 1814.

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

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Joseph Pignatelli and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


November 10, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20

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

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.

But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this, you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.

Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

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

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.


November 8, 2016

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good morning. Today, we pray for especially for our country and for today’s election.

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

God of all nations, Father of the human family, we give you thanks for the freedom we exercise and the many blessings of democracy we enjoy in these United States of America.  We ask for your protection and guidance for all who devote themselves to the common good, working for justice and peace at home and around the world.

 

We lift up all our duly elected leaders and public servants, those who will serve us as president, as legislators and judges, those in the military and law enforcement. Heal us from our differences and unite us, O Lord, with a common purpose, dedication, and commitment to achieve liberty and justice in the years ahead for all people, and especially those who are most vulnerable in our midst.

 

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


November 7, 2016

James McClure ‘17        

Good morning. Today, we pray for especially for our country and for the upcoming election.

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

Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city, our state, and our country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.

We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty. We ask for ears that will hear the cries of children unborn and those abandoned, Men and women oppressed because of race or creed, religion or gender. We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.

We pray for discernment so that we may choose leaders who hear your Word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and his Apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.

We ask this in the name of your Son Jesus Christ and through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


November 4, 2016

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. We gather this morning in thanksgiving for the gifts and blessings of another day, for our Jesuit community, and for our Jesuit education.

And we recall that whenever we are gathered together, God is with us and we are in His holy presence.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 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 St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Patron of our School, Pray for us.

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


November 2, 2016

Noah Santoni ‘19

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates All Souls Day which commemorates the faithful departed.

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 all our departed brothers and sister

Merciful Father, hear our prayer and console us. As we renew our faith in Your Son, whom You raised from the dead, strengthen our hope that all our departed brothers and sisters will share in His resurrection, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Almighty and merciful God, grant us the grace today to ardently desire, prudently examine, truthfully acknowledge, and perfectly accomplish what is pleasing to You for the praise and glory of your Name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


October 31, 2016

Andy Calederon ‘18

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. Tonight, as we enter into Hallows Eve, or Halloween, we remember to honor and venerate the holy apostles and all saints, martyrs, and confessors who were made "hallow" or holy by the witness of their heroic lives.

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

Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.

Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.

Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.

Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.

Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created. We ask this in Jesus’s name. R. Amen.

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 27, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for all the Seniors who are on Kairos.

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, grant me tenacious courage as I go through this day.

When I am tempted to give up, help me to keep going.

Grant me a cheerful spirit when things don't go my way.

And give me courage to do whatever needs to be done.

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

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 26, 2016

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning. Today we pray especially for the seniors and faculty who are going 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.


Grant, O Lord, Thy protection

And in protection, strength

And in strength, understanding

And in understanding, knowledge

And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice

And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it

And in the love of it, the love of all existences

And in that love, the love of spirit and all creation.

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

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 25, 2016

Andrew Isbell ‘18

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.

Lord, may I seek and find your divine presence in all things this day and come to know your most holy will for me.

We ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


October 24, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

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: I praise you, Lord, for this new day, for the sun that rises on the earth, for the life that rises in my spirit, for the hope that rises in my heart, and for the love that You have planted in my whole self through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


October 20, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20

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.

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God's love commits me here,

Ever this day, be at my side,

To light and guard, Rule and guide.

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

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


October 19, 2016

Mrs. Laura O’Neal

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Jesuit Priests and Missionaries, who with their companions were the first martyrs in North America and the patron saints of North America.

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

Loving God, you called and strengthend Saints Isaac, John, and their companions
to preach the Gospel by their steadfastness in fidelity, even unto death.

The martyrs knew and preach the joy of Gospel life -
may our joy proclaim the Good News of your love to all around us.

The martyrs placed their trust in the power of the cross -
may our trust preach your trustworthiness to all we meet.

The martyrs found their courage in love for those to whom they were sent -
may our love cast out all our fear of putting our lives at the service of others.

Through their example and their intercession, strengthen us in faithfulness
to live the Good News of salvation, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Saints Isaac, John, and their companions and Saint Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


October 18, 2016

Lindsay Brown ‘18

Good Morning. Today,  the Church celebrates the Feast Day of Saint Luke the evangelist and patron of physicians and surgeons.

Let us begin in the name of the Father, 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.

We ask this in Jesus’s name. Amen.

St. Luke and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

October 17, 2016

Mr. Joe Nava ‘02

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr. 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.

Grant we pray O Lord, that just as the glorious passion of Saint Ignatius of Antioch which we celebrate today, brought him eternal splendor, so it may be for us unending protection. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Ignatius of Loyola, Pray for us.

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

        


October 13, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for all those who are affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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.

Loving God, may everything we do this day honor the profound depth of your love for us. 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 12, 2016

Braden Barale ‘19

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.

We pray the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel.

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. 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.

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. Amen.


October 11, 2016

Jonathan Coxon ‘18

Hey Jesuit! Let us begin in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Today we will pray the morning offering:

Father in heaven, I give you today, all that I think and do and say. And I unite it with all that was done, by Jesus Christ, your dearest son, Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


October 10, 2016

Alex Garcia ‘17

Good morning. We pray for specially for all those lives lost and lives affected by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, the Bahamas, Cuba and along the Atlantic Coast

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 Suspice:

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.

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. Amen.


October 6, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20

Good morning. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Cecelia Burks, the grandmother of Mrs. Segal, who passed away on Tuesday night.

 

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.

God our Father, almighty and merciful, You sent Your Son Jesus, Your living Word, to save the human race by His life, death, and resurrection, and You send Your Holy Spirit to inspire and accompany Your pilgrim Church on earth.

 

With confidence, we pray for the Society that bears the name of Jesus: Grant the 36th General Congregation openness to hear your Spirit so that we may live for the greater glory of your name, faithful to our history and the example of the saints who have gone before us.

 

Give us the spirit to serve beneath the banner of the Cross on behalf of Your Church, a profound love for the world You have created and entrusted to Your people, the grace to see with Your eyes the beauty and suffering of our sisters and brothers, hearts that beat in union with Your heart, loving You and serving You in all things.

 

We ask all this through Jesus, the Savior who sets us free.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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

October 4, 2016

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good Morning. Today, we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. We pray for the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, for their discernment in electing a new Superior General and for their discernment in continuing to do what is best for the Society.

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 St. Francis of Assisi:

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, and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

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

St. Francis of Assisi and St. Ignatius - pray for us.

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


October 3, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. The Jesuit Community has asked for our prayers for the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus, which began yesterday and includes electing a new Superior General and discerning where God is calling and where the Spirit is leading the Society.

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

God our Father, almighty and merciful, You sent Your Son Jesus, Your living Word, to save the human race by His life, death, and resurrection, and You send Your Holy Spirit to inspire and accompany Your pilgrim Church on earth.

With confidence, we pray for the Society that bears the name of Jesus:

Grant the 36th General Congregation openness to hear your Spirit so that we may live for the greater glory of your name, faithful to our history and the example of the saints who have gone before us.

Give us the spirit to serve beneath the banner of the Cross on behalf of Your Church, a profound love for the world You have created and entrusted to Your people, the grace to see with Your eyes the beauty and suffering of our sisters and brothers, hearts that beat in union with Your heart, loving You and serving You in all things.

We ask all this through Jesus, the Savior who sets us free. Amen.

Mary, Mother of the Society of Jesus, intercede for us and all you Saints of the Society, pray for us.

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


September 29, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today the feast days of Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael the archangels.

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 King,You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

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

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


September 28, 2016

Carl Quist ‘19

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, 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. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


September 27, 2016

Andrew Isbell ‘18

Good morning. Today we celebrate the birthday of the society of Jesus and the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul.

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.

Noble Saint Vincent de Paul, beloved servant of the poor, may we follow your example and do good works among those whom society has abandoned, enslaved, or forgotten. Inspire us to feed the hungry, to love a child, to provide comfort and medicine to the sick, to clothe those whose garments are threadbare, and to offer hope and our Lord's words to all who need respite. Pray for us to our beloved God that we may commit ourselves selflessly to doing the same charitable acts that you did all your life, and intercede with him that we may have the favor of his guidance and strength and love upon this important and meaningful work. Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul and St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


September 26, 2016

James McClure ‘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.

Together we pray:

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.

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

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.


September 22, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20        

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.


September 21, 2016

Noah Santoni ‘19

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Matthew an Apostle, and an Evangelist.

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 St. Matthew: O Glorious St. Matthew, in your Gospel you portray Jesus as the longed-for Messiah who fulfilled the Prophets of the Old Covenant and as the new Lawgiver who founded a Church of the New Covenant. Obtain for us the grace to see Jesus living in his Church and to follow his teachings in our lives on earth so that we may live forever with him in heaven.

O Lord, grant us the grace today to desire and choose only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created. We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen

St. Matthew and St. Ignatius , Pray for us.

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


September 20, 2016

Jacob Totah ‘18

Good morning. Today is the feast day of Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, who was a Priest, and Paul Chong Hasang, and their Companions, who were Martyrs.

 

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

 

Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all members of the Apostleship of Prayer and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father.

 

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

 

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, and Paul Chong Hasang, and their Companions and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

 

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


September 19, 2016

Alex Garcia ‘17

Good morning. Our Jesuit Community mourns the passing of Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. who passed to eternal life on Saturday Morning. We pray for his friends and family and the Society of Jesus, and for all those lives touched by his life and priesthood as we share in their loss and grief.

 

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 Morning Offering.

 

Dear Lord, I do not know what will happen to me today. I only know that nothing will happen that was not foreseen by You, and directed to my greater good from all eternity. I adore Your holy and unfathomable plans, and submit to them with all my heart for love of You, the Pope, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.

 

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


September 15, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for the seniors as they come back from Community Days and for the feast day Our Lady of Sorrows.

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.

Hallowed Mother, do this favour: Those Wounds that gored my Saviour, deeply on my heart engraved. Mine it be, Christ's throes in sharing. Mine it be, his anguish bearing. These, his wounds, to keep in mind. From the flame of hell unending, be thou, Virgin, me defending, in that dreadful reckoning day! When in death my eyes are closing, open them, Lord, to see reposing, Victory's crown in Mary's hand. When my frame by death is broken, and my doom by thee is spoken, be it, Lord, the better land. 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 14, 2016

Maxwell Schutze ‘19

Good morning. Today the church celebrates the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. We continue to 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, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should undergo the Cross to save the human race, grant, we pray, that we, who have known his mystery on earth, may merit the grace of his redemption in heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


September 13, 2016

Jonathan Coxon ‘18

Hey Jesuit, today is the feast day of St. John Chrysostom and we pray for the seniors on community days.

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

Almighty God, who has given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplications to you and promised that when two or three are gathered together in your name you will grant their requests: fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of your servants, as may be most expedient for them; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the world to come life everlasting.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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


September 12, 2016

Max McLeod ‘17

Good morning. Today let us pray for all the seniors as they go on community days. Also, with the memory of September 11th, let us pray for all the police officers and firefighters who keep us safe.

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.

We ask these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

September 8, 2016

Jack Blase ‘20

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Birthday 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.

 

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 Amen.

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

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Mary our Mother and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


September 7, 2016

Braden Barale ‘19

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.

We pray the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.

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.

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

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. Amen.


September 6, 2016

Nico Elizondo ‘18

Good morning. This weekend, the Church canonized a new Saint, Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta. We pray for her intercession so that we may all see her as an example in living a humble and holy life.

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 Fragrance Prayer, one of St. Teresa’s favorite prayers: Dear Jesus, help me to spread your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with your spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of yours. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.

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. Mother Teresa of Calcutta and St. Ignatius - pray for us

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


September 2, 2016

Dr. Ben Kirby ‘00

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

Heavenly Father, we thank You for endless blessings you humbly provide as we move through our classes today and into the weekend. We pray for comfort and safety for all of those impacted by natural occurrences, especially those currently being challenged by the storms in Florida and Georgia. We also pray for hope, faith, and relief for the Geisler family who lost their home yesterday. May all of Your people seek Your refuge and guiding grace in times of joy and times of despair.

It is 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. Amen.


August 31, 2016

Carl Quist ‘19

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, 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. Amen.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

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


August 30, 2016

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.

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. Amen.

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.


August 29, 2016

James McClure ‘17

Good morning. Today is the feast day of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. 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, just as Saint John the Baptist followed Christ to his untimely death, may we stay faithful to our beliefs no matter the consequence. 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. John the Baptist and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


August 25, 2016

Silas Hartman ‘20

Good morning. We pray today for all of the students here at Jesuit to have a great school year and for all of the victims of the Louisiana floods. We also pray for Mrs. Farrell and her family as they mourn the passing of Mrs. Farrell’s father early this 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 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.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


August 24, 2016

Noah Santoni ‘19

Good Morning. We pray for the victims and those affected by the earthquake in Italy and by the flooding Baton Rouge, and for all those entrusted with their care.

Today, the Church celebrates St. Bartholomew the Apostle. 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.

O Jesus, Saint Bartholomew's greatest desire was to know the truth. When first informed about You, his initial reaction was, "How can anything good come from Nazareth?" But as soon as he met You, he wanted to become one of Your disciples. You said of him, "Here is a man in whom there is no deception." I ask him to pray against the deceptions that are influencing me and the people I know. Help us to experience Your affirmation when we are honest, give us courage to resist lying as a means of self-protection, and inspire our minds to recognize the truth when we hear it.

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

St. Bartholomew and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


August 23, 2016

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.

Together we pray: 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 them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 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.


August 22, 2016

Mr. Mike Earsing, President

As we begin this school year –let us begin with this prayer for our students and for our teachers.

When Jesus got into the boat his disciples followed him.  A storm arose on the lake, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves.  Jesus was sound asleep.  The disciples went and shook him awake saying “Lord save us  we are afraid that we are about to die”   Jesus woke and said to them…Why are you afraid, you of little faith?  Jesus stood up and calmed the wind and the seas…. The disciples were amazed saying “What sort of man is this that even the winds and the seas obey him”

This gospel has a strong message for teachers.  Compassionate teachers lead by getting in the education boat first, even if the seas appear choppy,- and then they invite their students to come aboard.  Learning by definition can be stressful and stormy- the conflict is between what is known and what is to be learned.

Jesuit teachers invite their students to stretch beyond the comfortable known in order to experience novel concepts, acquire new skills and understandings of themselves and the world.  To help students develop all the tenets of the Jesuit Profile

Christ’s actions in the boat remind us that Jesuit teachers are called to be compassionate facilitators and guides through these times of stress.

Christ challenges his disciples to have more faith – which encourages Jesuit students to believe in themselves, and to have more faith, in order that they may more fully embrace being open to growth.  To remember that they are in a safe learning environment at Jesuit.  And that Jesuit Teachers believe in their students.

Thus teaching for us means not only challenging students to grow, but also encouraging them to believe that with God, they have all they need to calm the storms of life and learning that arise.  

So for all of us in our Jesuit Community students and teacher  we pray - Lord help us not to fear but to put our trust in you.  Be with us all as we try to live out your love in all that we do.  

St. Ignatius –pray for us.


August 19, 2016

Mr. Tom Garrison, Principal

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.

 

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.