Thursday May 28 - Friday May 31

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God and Father,

We thank you and we praise you

for the many gifts and blessings of this year and of this day.

We are grateful that you are here with us,

dwelling among us at this moment,

and that your love for us surpasses all fear.

We offer to you any anxiety we may feel

and we surrender our worries to you.

Give us courage and strength in the next few hours.

Grant us success, if success is good for us and what you will for us.

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.

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Friday May 24 - Parker Thompson

Good morning.

As we approach finals, we ask for God's grace of comfort.

Let us pray,

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

R. Amen.

Take lord, and receive all my liberty,

My memory, my understanding,

And my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have give 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 wealth enough for me.

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

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

R. Amen


Thursday May 23 - Parker Thompson

Good morning.

As we approach finals, we ask for God's grace of calmness and trust.

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

R. Amen.

My Lord and my God,

I do not know what will happen to me today, but what I do know is that

nothing will happen to me today that you and I together can not handle.

This thought is enough to bring me to face the day in peace.

I adore you in your wisdom and love.

I commend myself into your hands with complete trust.

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

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

R. Amen


Wednesday May 22 - Parker Thompson

Good morning. Let us continue to pray for the people in Texas and Oklahoma

that have been affected by the recent storms. May they and their families

be comforted by and open to seeing God's peace.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the day, Psalm 119

O Lord, great peace have they who love your law.

Those who love your your law have great peace,

And for them there is no stumbling block.

I long for your salvation, O Lord, And your law is my delight.

Let my soul live to praise you, And may your law help me.

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

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

R. Amen


Tuesday May 21 - Parker Thompson

Good Morning.  

Let us continue to pray for the people in Texas and Oklahoma

who have been affected by the recent tornadoes.

May they and their families be comforted by and open to seeing God's love.

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

R. Amen.

Eternal God,

in whose mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible,

look kindly upon us and increase your mercy in us,

that in difficult moments we might not despair nor become despondent,

but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will,

which is love and mercy itself.

We ask this Through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

R. Amen


Monday May 20 - Parker Thompson

Nava:
Good Morning. For this week, our morning prayers have been composed
and will also be lead by Sophomore Parker Thompson.

Parker:

Good Morning.  

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

R. Amen

Yesterday, the Church celebrated the Solemnity of Pentecost which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles Fifty Days after the Resurrection of Christ.

Let us Pray:

Dear Lord,

As you sent your Spirit upon the Apostles, send us Your Spirit

and enliven in us the gifts of the Holy Spirit,

especially wisdom, understanding, and knowledge

 so we might always live and work for your greater glory.

We ask this Through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, pray for us.

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

R. Amen


Friday May 17 - Michael Bejarano

                

Good Morning.

During the month of May, Catholic tradition asks us

to dedicate ourselves to a special devotion of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

As the end of the school year begins to approach us,

may we heed this sacred custom and turn to Our Blessed Mother

to aid us in our tribulations and guide us in our work

as we strive to finish the semester strong.

                                        

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

R. 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.

R. Amen.

                                        

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

                                        

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

R. Amen.


Thursday May 16 - Michael Bejarano

                

Good Morning.

Today the Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a 13th century Carmelite monk,  

who received a vision of Our Blessed Virgin Mary urging him to wear the Brown Scapular as a "sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace,"

promising that "whosoever dies wearing this Scapular shall not suffer eternal fire.”

Following the example of St. Simon Stock,

let us increase our devotion to Our Most Blessed Mother in Heaven

and pray for her intercession to strengthen us in our faith and bring us to salvation.

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

R. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

you called Saint Simon Stock to serve you

in the brotherhood of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Through his prayers, help us – like him – to live in your presence,

and to work for the salvation of the human family.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Simon Stock and Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday May 15 - Michael Bejarano

                

Good Morning. Please keep in your prayers Antonia Gallardo, the grandmother of Mrs. Tole, who passed away yesterday. We pray for the repose of her soul and comfort to all who mourn her passing.

Today is the anniversary of the social encyclical, Rerum Novarum, written by Pope Leo XIII in 1891 on the just conditions of labor, including defending the rights of employed laborers as well as the dignity of the human person. As we move forward through this week, let us seek out opportunities to take action against the social injustices we encounter in our everyday lives.

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

R. Amen.

Lord Jesus, Carpenter and King, supreme Sovereign of all men,

look with tender mercy upon the multitudes of our day

who bear the indignities of injustice everywhere.

Raise up leaders in every land dedicated to Your standards of order, equity, and justice. Grant unto us the grace to be worthy members of Your Mystical Body,
laboring unceasingly to fulfill our vocation in the social apostolate of Your Church. Sharpen our intellects to pierce the pettiness of prejudice;

to perceive the beauty of true human brotherhood.

Guide our minds to a meaningful understanding of the problems of the poor,

of the oppressed, of the unemployed, of all in need of assistance anywhere.

Finally, guide our hearts against the subtle lure of earthly things

and undue regard for those who possess them.

May we hunger and thirst after justice always.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday May 14 - Michael Bejarano

                        

Good Morning.

                                        

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Matthias, who was elected by Our Lord's disciples

to be the 12th apostle following Judas Iscariot's betrayal of Jesus.

Let us choose to follow the example of Jesus in our everyday lives as St. Matthias once did.

                                        

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

R. Amen.

                                        

O Glorious Saint Matthias, in God's design

it fell upon you to take the place of the unfortunate Judas who betrayed his Master.

You were selected by the twofold sign of the uprightness of your life

and the call of the Holy Spirit.

                                        

Obtain for us the grace to practice the same uprightness of life

and to be called by that same Spirit to wholehearted service of the Church.

Then after a life of zeal and good works

let us be ushered into your company in heaven

to sing forever the praises of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

                                        

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

                                        

Saint Matthias and Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

                                        

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

R. Amen.

                                

                        

                


Monday May 13 - Michael Bejarano

Nava:
Good Morning. For this week, our morning prayers have been composed and will also be lead by Junior Michael Bejarano.

Michael:
Good Morning.

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to the three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal. As Our Mother in heaven urged the children in Fatima, let us strengthen our devotion to the rosary and ask Mary Our Mother to intercede for our prayers, guide our actions, and help us fulfill our goals for the remainder of the school year

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

R. Amen.

 

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary,

you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message.

We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein

may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask,

through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

 

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.  

 

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

 

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

R. Amen.


A SENIOR'S PRAYER FOR THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES

Thursday, May 09, 2013

by Michael Boone '13

Loving God, Help us to renew our appreciation for the fragility of life and for the short time we spend here at Jesuit. Today, the end approaches for the class of 2013, and as the seniors gradually wane from these hallow halls, the gap will be filled by new leaders, new stewards of the school. Bless the campus with an influx of fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit. Help the graduating class to savor these last few hours, and to welcome our 400 guests for the Special Games tomorrow. In addition, grant the underclassmen the same wisdom, counsel, and understanding to both accept and facilitate the growth of the newest guests of the school: the class of 2017. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. St. Ignatius, Pray for us.


PRAYER TO CALM THE STORMS

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

by Michael Boone '13

Dear LORD, While Wednesdays pose a significant challenge to us by coming right smack in the middle of the week, we can either surrender to the storms of the week or conquer the day and with the goal of making it to the weekend looming up ahead. By recalling the story of Christ calming the storm, walking on water even though the sea raged all about him, While seniors have the opportunity to center themselves on serving the community at this midway point in the week, underclassmen have the examen. We ask you, GOD, for the strength here this morning to really try to see You in all things, reflecting on these spiritual exercises to find clarity even as the semester comes storming to a close. I'd like to end on a personal favorite prayer of mine, one that i find helpful when confronted with things that are beyond we feel we can conquer, be it graduation, finals, or any personal troubles we encounter. This is the Prayer of Jabez: LORD, Bless me indeed. Widen my horizons, increase my territory, that your hand would be upon me to lead me from evil, and help me to conquer sin. Amen.


Monday May 6 - Michael Boone

Nava:
Good Morning. For this week, our last full week with the Senior Class, our morning prayers have been composed and will also be lead by Senior Michael Boone.

Michael:
Good Morning. Let us pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.

Dear LORD,

As we begin this week and as many of us conclude our school year,

let us take into mind what Father Huete told us at mass last Friday:

to not only embrace the Jesuit community, but to also recognize

our blessings of having a school with religious values and spiritual nourishment. We pray for the guidance and discernment to be the kinds of men for others

that St. Ignatius' society wants us to be.

We pray for the students as they start their AP tests,

for wisdom and knowledge in their process of studying and taking exams. Moreover, we pray for the senior class,

that they look back on these 4 Years in a favorable light,

and take with them the wholesome education they have received into college. Help them to not squander this final week of classes

and to end THESE LAST FEW DAYS on a high note,

finishing the year as brothers, a community of men for others.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday May 7 - Michael Boone

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

R. Amen.

O GOD,

We thank you for this final Tuesday late arrival for the senior class.

Help us us to reflect on this and the other bountiful gifts and blessings

that our school has blessed us with: for Ignatian Identity half days,
for faculty in-services, and for other service days and opportunities,

For all of this time and effort that our faculty puts into forming themselves,

working closely with one another to plan and learn from one another

how to best teach, serve, and prepare us for the future and how to use the resources that we are so fortunate to have: for our iPads, smart boards, for Moodle, technology,

for all of this we are thankful.

Moreover, we thank you lord for the multitudinous staff members

who go above and beyond their duties, staying extra hours or giving up lunch periods,

going on retreats, putting up with us whenever we’re resistent, and for heading various extra curricular and athletic organizations:  for being our mentors (& role models).  

Help us to appreciate and to show our gratitude for all the women and men
who make our school great, who enrich our experiences on a day to day basis,
and who help us to not get lost in the monotony of our routines.
We students ask for the grace to strive for The Magis [the more] and to follow the example of your faithful servants, our teachers, at 12345 Inwood.

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday May 2

Good Morning. Our community has been asked to pray for the friends and family of Michael Altana, a 14-year old eighth grade student in Oakland, who passed away unexpectedly this past Sunday evening due to a brain aneurysm.

Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor of the Church and a great champion of our faith against heresy. Born in 295, he became bishop of Alexandria and his writings both explained and defended the teachings of the faith that Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, is both true God and true man.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty and ever-living God,

you raised Saint Athanasius as an outstanding champion of your son’s divinity.

Grant that in his teaching and in his protection,

we may never cease to grow in knowledge and love of you.

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

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Athanasius and Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday May 1

Good Morning.
It is a custom in the Church to dedicate the month of May to Mary, our Blessed Mother. This practice and devotion for May as the Month of Mary was promoted and popularized by the Jesuits in the 1700s and spread to Jesuit Colleges and then to the entire Church.

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

R. Amen.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,

our life, our sweetness and our hope.

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

to thee do we send up our sighs,

mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.

Turn then, most gracious advocate,

thine eyes of mercy toward us;

and after this our exile,

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

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us O holy Mother of God,

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

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

R. Amen.

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday April 30

Good Morning.
Today, our community has been asked to pray for Memo (Meh-Mo) Sandoval,
the uncle of Senior Eric Futscher, who is undergoing open heart surgery today.
We pray for all the sick and all those who are entrusted to their care.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 145

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD, and let your faithful ones bless you.

Let them discourse of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might.

May my mouth speak the praise of the LORD,

and may all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.

Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

Loving God,

There is so much beauty in your world.

There is natural beauty and beauty made by our hands.

Help me to see it all, even if my life doesn't seem very beautiful right now.

Give me a heart that listens, a mind that pays attention,

a soul that waits, ears that hear and eyes that see!

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday April 29

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church. Born in 1347, she became a lay member of the Dominicans. On fire with her love of God and neighbor, she tirelessly served the poor and the sick and preached God’s word through her writings. The Church recognized her contributions to mystical theology and named her the first lay Doctor of the Church.

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

R. Amen.

From the writings of Saint Catherine:

“If you see souls in danger and you can help them, don’t close your eyes...

Work in the field you see God calling you to work in,

and don’t trouble your Spirit over what is said to you but carry on courageously.

Fear and serve God selflessly,

and don’t be bothered by what people say, except to have compassion on them.”

Let us Pray:

O God,

You are beauty and wisdom, mystery and love.

Touch the hearts of your people to flame for you and your Church

through the prayer and example of Saint Catherine.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Catherine and Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday April 25

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Mark, the Evangelist. Saint Mark was a disciple of Saint Peter, whose teaching was the basis for Mark’s Gospel.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God,

You raised up Saint Mark as your evangelist,

and endowed him with the grace to preach the Gospel.

We thank you for this witness,

and pray that we may be firmly grounded in its truth;

Help us to all profit from his teaching and follow faithfully in the footsteps of Christ

and continue to fortify all those who study, preach, and teach your word.

May we proclaim your Gospel in all we do this day.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Mark and Saint Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday April 24

Good Morning. Today, we pray for the Sophomore Class and for the faculty who are on retreat today, for the success of their retreat and for their safe return to Jesuit.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope.

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

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.

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

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

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday April 22

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From Psalm 89:

Let the splendour of the Lord, our God, be upon us. Alleluia.

Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to generation.

Before the mountains were born, before earth and heaven were conceived,

from all time to all time, you are God.

Fill us with your kindness in the morning,

and we shall rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

Let the splendour of the Lord, our God, be upon us. Alleluia.

Let us pray:

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.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday April 23

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

A Reflection by Pedro Arrupe, SJ

Nothing is more practical than finding God,

than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way.

What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.

It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning,

what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends,

what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart,

and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.

Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.

Let us pray:

Loving God,

Thank you for the gift of today.

Refresh me and help me to discover your presence

in every person and in every moment.        

Teach me when to speak and when to listen, when to ponder, and when to share.

May my living today reveal your Goodness.

We ask this Through Christ our Lord.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday April 18

Good Morning. We pray for the city of West, TX and continue praying for the city of Boston, for those whose lives were lost or injured, and for healing and consolation for them and their loved ones.

We also continue praying for those seniors and faculty members on retreat and for the success of their retreat.

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

R. Amen.

A Reflection by Mr. Fred Rogers

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,

my mother would say to me,

'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'

To this day, especially in times of 'disaster,' I remember my mother's words,

and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers --

so many caring people in this world."

Let Us Pray:

Loving God, thank you for your helpers in this world.

Continue to give comfort and healing to the injured,

and give them and their families courage and hope for the days ahead.

And for those who have died,

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday April 17

Good Morning. We continue to pray for the city of Boston and those whose lives were lost or injured, and for healing and consolation for them and their loved ones.

We also pray for those seniors and faculty members who are going on the last senior retreat of the year this afternoon.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope.

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

O Divine Master,

grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;

to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.

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

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

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday April 16

Good Morning. The prayers of our Jesuit community are with those who lost their lives and those who were injured in the bombings yesterday,

not only in Boston but also in Iraq.

We pray for comfort and consolation for all those whose lives were affected,

        especially for any students and families from Jesuit schools in the area.

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

R. Amen.

All loving and merciful God,

Such tragic events in Boston and  Iraq have become all too common in our world.

Help us to avoid treating them as routine, and instead lift up those who are suffering.

May the souls of the departed rest in peace.

May the families and friends of those who lost their lives be consoled.

Lord, help all of the injured heal,

and give them and their families courage and hope for the days ahead.

Guide the hands of the doctors and nurses. And bless all the people of Boston.

Lord, give us the strength to respond to evil with goodness.

May your peace be restored and may your kingdom come and your will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Our Lady of Mercy,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday April 15

Good Morning.

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

R. 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. 

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday April 10

Good Morning.

Today the Church celebrates the Memorial of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop of and Martyr.

Born in Poland in the year 1030, Saint Stanislaus chose to follow the commands of God to help the poor rather than seeking the approval of his king. He was not afraid to denounce the king for his infidelity to the Gospel, for which he was put to death.

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

R. Amen.

Loving God,

Just as Bishop Saint Stanislaus fell beneath the swords of his persecutors,

we ask that we may persevere strong in faith, even until death.

Help us to follow his example,

that we may strive to profess what he believe and to practice what he taught.

O God, you call all men and women of every age to serve the Gospel

in the face of persecution from the powerful.

Grant all believers a share in their courage.

Grant them the reward of their labors.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Stanislaus and St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday April 10

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

Dear Jesus,

It feels impossible to believe that my life can change, that I can move out of this rut I am in. I know I don't always live my life feeling your love and being my best self.

Help me to trust in you, to drop my defenses,

and to feel how deeply I am loved and forgiven by you.

Give me the courage to feel it in my heart when you say,

“Don't be afraid” and “Peace be with you.”

I so long for that peace in my life but it feels so far away sometimes.

Help me to believe in you, to drive away the doubts and unbelief that harden my heart.

I know my life can change, if only I can say with all my heart,

“I trust in you, Lord. I believe in your mercy

and I know that with your help, my life can be healed.”

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday April 8

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the Annunciation of the Lord.

We look to Mary who leads us on the way to Christ,

her Son, the Word of God made flesh for our salvation,

and follow her example, her prayer, and her yes to God.

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

R. Amen.

The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us;

come, let us adore him. Alelluia.

God of the Living,

You willed that your Word should take on the reality of human flesh

in the womb of the Virgin Mary,

Grant, we pray, that we who confess our Redeemer to be God and man,

and through Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity

and so enabled us to share in his divinity,

we may be transformed according to your word and partake in his divine nature.

Help us to echo Mary’s yes to you in our lives, and say to you this day,

“Lord, may your will be done to me according to your word”

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday April 9

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

Dear Jesus,

It feels impossible to believe that my life can change, that I can move out of this rut I am in. I know I don't always live my life feeling your love and being my best self.

Help me to trust in you, to drop my defenses,

and to feel how deeply I am loved and forgiven by you.

Give me the courage to feel it in my heart when you say,

“Don't be afraid” and “Peace be with you.”

I so long for that peace in my life but it feels so far away sometimes.

Help me to believe in you, to drive away the doubts and unbelief that harden my heart.

I know my life can change, if only I can say with all my heart,

“I trust in you, Lord. I believe in your mercy

and I know that with your help, my life can be healed.”

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday April 4

Good Morning. We continue to celebrate and rejoice for this Easter season and we continue to pray for those seniors and faculty who are on their Kairos retreat.

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

R. Amen.

Jesus lives: thy terrors now, can O death, no more appall us;

Jesus lives: by this we know, O grave, cannot enthrall us. Alleluia!

Jesus lives: to him the throne over all the world is given;

may we go where he is gone, rest and reign with him in heaven. Alleluia!

Loving God,

Help us to accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection!

Help us to be renewed by your mercy,

Help us to be loved by Jesus and enable the power of his love to transform our lives too;

We pray together, in the name of the risen Jesus who turns death into life,

and through the intercession of Mary Most Holy,

that the Paschal mystery might work deeply in us and in our time,

in order that hatred give way to love, lies to the truth, revenge to forgiveness,

war into peace, and sadness to joy.

May we come to the glory of the resurrection, through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen. Alleluia!

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday April 3

Good Morning. We continue to celebrate and rejoice for this Easter season.

We also pray today for the seniors and faculty who are going on their Kairos retreat.

We pray for their safety and for the success of the trip.

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

R. Amen.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.

Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.”

The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;

the right hand of the LORD is exalted.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!

Loving God,

Help us to accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection!

Help us to be renewed by your mercy,

Help us to be loved by Jesus and enable the power of his love to transform our lives too;

We pray together, in the name of the risen Jesus who turns death into life,

and through the intercession of Mary Most Holy,

that the Paschal mystery might work deeply in us and in our time,

in order that hatred give way to love, lies to the truth, revenge to forgiveness,

war into peace, and sadness to joy.

May we come to the glory of the resurrection, through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen. Alleluia!

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday April 2

Good Morning and Happy Easter, Jesuit! Christ is risen! Alleluia!

The Light of Christ has conquered the Darkness. The Love of God has triumphed over evil and has conquered sin and death and unlocked for us the path to eternity,

so we cannot help but proclaim and rejoice, “Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia!”

And so we pray in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.

Jesus Christ is risen today, our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!

Who did once upon the cross suffer to redeem our loss.

Hymns of praise then let us sing, unto Christ our heavenly King

who endured the cross and grave, sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

Loving God,

Help us to accept the grace of Christ’s Resurrection!

Help us to be renewed by your mercy,

Help us to be loved by Jesus and enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; Let us become agents of this mercy,

channels through which God can water the earth,

protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.

Yes, Christ, you are our peace, and through you we implore peace for all the world.

We pray together, in the name of the risen Jesus who turns death into life,

and through the intercession of Mary Most Holy,

that the Paschal mystery might work deeply in us and in our time,

in order that hatred give way to love, lies to the truth, revenge to forgiveness,

war into peace, and sadness to joy.

May we come to the glory of the resurrection, through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen. Alleluia!

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday March 27

Good Morning. Last week, Jesuit schools from across the country have been praying for Greg Friscia, a senior at Xavier College Prep who was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. Following a week in a coma, Greg passed away on Sunday and his funeral will be celebrated this morning, so please keep the Friscia family and the Xavier College Prep. community in your prayers today.

We also want to pray for a safe and successful retreat for the Junior class today and

for all members of the Jesuit community to have a safe and holy Easter break.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty and merciful God,

As we prepare ourselves to celebrate the memorial of the our redemption,

we remember Christ’s death and his descent to the realm of the dead,

we proclaim his Resurrection and his Ascension to your right hand,

and we await his coming in glory.

In humble prayer, we ask you to remember our brothers and sisters who have died,

all those who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection,

and all who have died in your mercy and whose faith you alone have known.

We ask you to welcome them into the light of your face.

and give them kind admittance to your kingdom

        where we hope to enjoy forever the fullness of your Glory through Christ our Lord

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday March 26

Good Morning. Last night, the Jewish people began their celebration of Passover to commemorate the freedom of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. As we continue through this Holy Week, we join our prayers with the prayers of the Jewish People, to whom the Lord our God spoke first and bestowed His promises on Abraham and his descendants.

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

R. Amen.

A Passover Benediction:

Blessed are You, O Lord our God,

King of the universe, Creator of the fruit of the vine,

who has chosen us among all peoples and sanctified us with your commandments.

In love have you given us, O Lord our God,

solemn days of joy and festive seasons of gladness,

even this day of the feast of the unleavened bread,

a holy convocation unto us, a memorial of the departure from Egypt.

You have chosen us for your service

and have made us sharers in the blessing of your holy festivals.

Blessed are You, O Lord our God,

who has preserved us, sustained us, and brought us to this season.

May the Almighty, who freed His people from slavery in Egypt to guide them to the Promised Land continue to deliver us from all evil and to accompany us with His blessing.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday March 25

Good Morning. Yesterday on Palm Sunday, we commemorated the Passion of Jesus, and we enter into this Holy Week to learn of the mixture of friendship and betrayal, of intimacy and hypocrisy, that marked the final days of Jesus’s earthly ministry.

As we prepare ourselves for the upcoming celebration of the Lord’s Paschal Mystery,

his passion, death, and resurrection, may we follow in his footsteps and share in his Resurrection and in his life.

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

R. Amen.

All Glory, Laud and Honor to you Redeemer King

To whom the lips of children made sweet hosanna rings.

You are the King of Israel, you are David’s Royal Son,

You came in the name of the Lord, the King and blessed One.

To you, before your passion, they sang their hymns of praise,

to you now high exalted, our melody we raise.

Almighty and ever-living God,

we are still so easily deceived into expecting from you

a kingdom governed according to the laws of this world.

Keep our eyes fixed on the triumph of life over death through the mystery of the cross,

so we may grow into a deeper understanding of the power of your law of love

over the laws of human expectation.

Help us to be attentive to your son these days as we intimately remember

his forthcoming suffering and death.

May we aspire to Jesus’ own attentiveness, courage, and faithfulness.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday March 21

Good Morning. We continue to join our prayers with the Xavier College Prep. Community in praying for a miracle for Senior Greg Friscia, who remains non-responsive in the ICU and in extremely critical condition. We hold Greg and his family in our thoughts and in our hearts throughout this difficult time.

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

R. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Have mercy on me a sinner.

May all that is you flow into me.

May your body and blood be my food and drink.

May your passion and death be my strength and life.

With you by my side, enough has been given.

May the shelter I seek be the shadow of your cross.

Let me not run from the love which you offer,

but hold me safe from the forces of evil.

On each of my dyings, shed your light and your love.

Keep calling to me until that day comes,

When with your saints, I may praise you forever.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Friday March 22

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 18

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.

I love you, O Lord, my strength, O Lord, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer.

Praised be the Lord, I exclaim, and I am safe from my enemies.

From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and he heard my voice.

Together we pray:

Lord, teach me to be generous;

teach me to serve you as you deserve,

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

to labor and not to seek reward,

except that of knowing that I do your will.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday March 20

Good Morning. Jesuit schools from across the country have been asked to pray for Greg Friscia, a senior at Xavier College Prep. who is in a coma after a very serious skateboarding accident on Sunday Afternoon. He remains non-responsive in the ICU and is in extremely critical condition.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty and Merciful God, we join the Xavier community in praying for a miracle.

We hold Greg and his family in our thoughts and in our hearts as we ask for the intercession of Saint Francis and Saint Ignatius, and of Mary, Our Blessed Mother,

to comfort Greg and his family and to keep them close at this difficult time.

And so we pray these words of St. Francis:

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.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Francis and St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday March 19

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church. It is also fitting that the Church celebrated the installation mass of Pope Francis this morning, his inaugural liturgy as the universal pastor of the Catholic Church.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God, we pray that by Saint Joseph’s intercession,

your Church may constantly watch over the unfolding mysteries of human salvation,

whose beginnings you entrusted to his faithful care.

Just as Saint Joseph protected Mary and Jesus and served them with loving care,

We pray that Pope Francis may do the same for us as he begins his ministry today

as the Bishop of Rome, Successor of Peter, and Pastor of the Universal Church.

Lord, Hear the fervent prayer of your church

and pour forth your blessing upon your servant Francis,

may he have the gentleness and strength to preserve, through his ministry,

all those who believe in Christ in unity and fellowship.

We ask this 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.

R. Amen.

St. Joseph and St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday March 18

Good Morning. Today, we pray in thanksgiving for a safe spring break and our safe return to Jesuit and we pray especially for our new pope, Pope Francis, who has asked for our prayers.

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

R. Amen.

Loving God,

look with favor on Francis, your servant,

whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd,

Grant, we pray, that by word and example

he may be of service to those over whom he presides

so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,

he may come to everlasting life.

And so 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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. 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.

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.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday March 4 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. This week, as we approach our celebration of Pi Day this friday, we will be honoring Jesuit mathematicians and scientists for our Morning Prayer.

Today we honor Fr. Ruggiero Boscovich, an Italian Jesuit born in 1711.

He served as regular professor of mathematical science,

writing on subjects such as sunspots, the transit of Mercury, the Aurora Borealis,

the application of the telescope in astronomical studies, the figure of the earth,

the motion of the heavenly bodies, and gravity.

Boscovich was preeminent among the scholars of his time.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom,

Enlighten by your Holy Spirit those who teach, like Fr. Boscovich,

and those who learn, that rejoicing in the knowledge of the truth,

they may worship you and serve you from generation to generation,

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday March 5 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. We continue to honor noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians as we approach this Friday’s Pi Day.

Today, we honor Fr. Christopher Clavius who was born in Bavaria in 1538.

He was called the “Euclid of the 16th century”.

He is best known for his writings concerning Euclidian geometry, algebra,

the astrolabe, the art of constructing sun dials, and the reform of the calendar.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God,

who did give to your servant Christopher Clavius special gifts of grace

to understand and teach the truth as it is in Christ Jesus:

Grant, we ask, that by this teaching we may know you, the one true God,

and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent;

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday March 6 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. We continue to honor noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians as we approach this Friday’s Pi Day.

Today, we honor Fr. Ferdinand Verbiest, a Jesuit missionary and astronomer, who entered the Society of Jesus in 1641 and was sent to China in 1658.

Shortly after arriving in Peking, the Jesuits were accused of teaching a false religion and were imprisoned. The Chinese Emperor ordered a public debate concerning the relative merits of Chinese and European astronomy. Verbiest triumphed in all categories and was immediately installed as President of the Board of Mathematics. The Emperor gave him permission to preach Christianity anywhere in the empire. By the time of Verbiest’s death in 1688, there were about 800,000 Chinese Catholics.

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

R. Amen.

O God, who by your Holy Spirit, gives to some the word of wisdom,

to others the word of knowledge, and to others the word of faith:

We praise your Name for the gifts of grace manifested

in your servant Ferdinand Verbiest,

and we pray that your Church may never be destitute of such gifts;

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday March 7 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. We continue to honor noteworthy Jesuit mathematicians as we approach tomorrow’s Pi Day.

Today we honor Fr. Christoph Grienberger, an Austrian Jesuit born in 1580, known for his work in mathematics and astronomy. He is best known for his work in star-charts, trigonometry and optics. The Gruemberger crater on the moon is named for him.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,

who has shown your handiwork in the heavens and in the earth;

Deliver us, we ask, in our several occupations from the service of self alone,

that we may do the work which you have given us to do,

in truth and beauty and for the common good;

for the sake of him who came among us as one that served.

We ask this through Christ our Lord,

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday February 28 - Andrew Crim

Good Morning. Today, we continue praying for all the students and faculty on their Kairos Retreat.

We also continue to pray for Pope Benedict XVI who resigns today,  and we pray for the college of cardinals who will elect his successor.

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

R. Amen.

O God, true shepherd of all the faithful,

look with kindness on your servant Pope Benedict XVI,

whom you set as head and shepherd of your Church.

We give you thanks for your grace at work in him

as he has led us by word and example:

in his teaching, in his prayer, and in his great love.

Grant him your strength in frailty, comfort in sorrow,

and serenity amid the trials of this world;

and guide your Church, built on the rock of Peter,

with the power of your Spirit as we continue on the path that leads to you.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday February 27 - Andrew Crim

Good Morning. Today, we want to keep in our prayers those members of the senior class who are going on their Kairos retreat this afternoon, and we also pray for their student and faculty leaders, and for the safety and success of their retreat.

We have also been asked by Pope Benedict XVI, in his final general audience this morning,
to keep him in our prayers and to pray for the college of cardinals who will elect his successor.

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

R. Amen.

O God, true shepherd of all the faithful,

look with kindness on your servant Pope Benedict XVI,

whom you set as head and shepherd of your Church.

We give you thanks for your grace at work in him

as he has led us by word and example:

in his teaching, in his prayer, and in his great love.

Grant him your strength in frailty, comfort in sorrow,

and serenity amid the trials of this world;

and guide your Church, built on the rock of Peter,

with the power of your Spirit as we continue on the path that leads to you.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday February 26 - Andrew Crim

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 50

To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;

and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.

To the upright I will show the saving power of God.

Let us Pray:

O God, you have revealed your glory in the transfigured face of your Son.

By our lenten observance, transform us to become visible signs of your kingdom,

deepen us in prayer to dwell with you in faith and love,

and strengthen us in charity to burn with your love before all the world.

Be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word,

that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday February 25 - Andrew Crim

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 79

Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Deliver us and pardon our sins for your name’s sake.

Let the prisoners’ sighing come before you;

with your great power free those doomed to death.

Then we, your people and the sheep of your pasture,

will give thanks to you forever;

through all generations we will declare your praise.

Lord, do not deal with us according to our sins.

Let us Pray:

O God, you have revealed your glory in the transfigured face of your Son.

By our lenten observance, transform us to become visible signs of your kingdom,

deepen us in prayer to dwell with you in faith and love,

and strengthen us in charity to burn with your love before all the world.

Be pleased, we pray, to nourish us inwardly by your word,

that, with spiritual sight made pure, we may rejoice to behold your glory.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday February 21 - Nick Wageman

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 139

Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;

in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;

I will worship at your holy temple and give thanks to your name.

Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

Let us Pray:

O Lord Our God,

You fill our every need, though not our every want.

Grant us this Lent the grace to put our trust in you

and in your desires for us, rather than ourselves and our own desires.

Renew us now. Nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our charity.

Purify our hearts of every evil, that we may hunger for Christ

and look forward with joy to the glory of Easter.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday February 20 - Nick Wageman

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 51

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;

in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.

Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me.

A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

Let us Pray:

O Lord Our God,

You fill our every need, though not our every want.

Grant us this Lent the grace to put our trust in you

and in your desires for us, rather than ourselves and our own desires.

Renew us now. Nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our charity.

Purify our hearts of every evil, that we may hunger for Christ

and look forward with joy to the glory of Easter.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday February 19 - Nick Wageman

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 34

From all their distress God rescues the just.

Glorify the LORD with me, let us together extol his name.

I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,

and your faces may not blush with shame.

From all their distress God rescues the just.

Let us Pray:

O Lord Our God,

You fill our every need, though not our every want.

Grant us this Lent the grace to put our trust in you

and in your desires for us, rather than ourselves and our own desires.

Renew us now. Nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our charity.

Purify our hearts of every evil, that we may hunger for Christ

and look forward with joy to the glory of Easter.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius,

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday February 18 - Nick Wageman

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 19

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.

The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple.

Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart find favor before you,

O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Let us Pray:

O Lord Our God,

You fill our every need, though not our every want.

Grant us this Lent the grace to put our trust in you

and in your desires for us, rather than ourselves and our own desires.

Renew us now. Nourish our faith, increase our hope, and strengthen our charity.

Purify our hearts of every evil, that we may hunger for Christ

and look forward with joy to the glory of Easter.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Friday February 15 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Please continue to keep in your prayers those seniors who are on their Silent Retreat.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 51

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;

in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.

Thoroughly wash me from my guilt and of my sin cleanse me.

A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn.

Let us Pray:

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.

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, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.


Thursday February 14 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Today, as we continue through our Lenten journey together,

we pray especially for those seniors who are on their Silent Retreat.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 1

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Blessed the man who follows not the counsel of the wicked,

Nor walks in the way of sinners, nor sits in the company of the insolent,

But delights in the law of the LORD and meditates on his law day and night.

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

Let us Pray:

Lord, Let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent come from you

and be inspired by you. I long to be closer to you. Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life unless it glorifies you in some way. Help me to rely on you for help. Heal me, Lord, and help me to find you in the darkness of my life. Let me reach out in this darkness and feel your hand and love there to guide me.

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, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.


Tuesday February 12 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Today, we prepare ourselves for the upcoming season of Lent. Beginning with our celebration of Ash Wednesday mass tomorrow and followed by forty days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we prepare ourselves to renew our baptismal commitment and and to live out our baptismal promises at Easter. As Christians from all over the world today will celebrate Mardi Gras, Carnival or Fat Tuesday, we allow for our feasting today  to anticipate our fasting throughout the Lenten Season.

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

R. Amen.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for it is from your goodness that we have this day to celebrate on the threshold of the Season of Lent.

As we feast today, we thank you for the abundance of gifts you shower upon us

and we are mindful of those who have so much less than we do.

Prepare us for tomorrow.

Tasting the fullness of what we have today, let us experience some hunger tomorrow.

May our fasting make us more alert and may it heighten our consciousness

so that we might be ready to hear your Word and respond to your call.

May our feasting fill us with gratitude so that our fasting may hollow out in us

a place for a deeper desire and an attentiveness to hear the cry of the poor.

May our self-denial turn our hearts to you and give us a new freedom for generous service to others. We ask you for these graces with our hearts full of delight and stirring with readiness for the journey ahead.

We ask them with confidence in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday February 11 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

Today, we pray for Pope Benedict XVI and pray these words of his for the Church.

“Holy Mary, Mother of God,

you have given the world its true light, Jesus, your Son – the Son of God.

You abandoned yourself completely to God's call

and thus became a wellspring of the goodness which flows forth from him.

Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.

Teach us to know and love him, so that we too can become capable

of true love and be fountains of living water in the midst of a thirsting world.”

Lord, source of eternal life and truth, give to your shepherd, Benedict,

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

into a sacrament of unity, love and peace for all the world.

Lord, on this day, be the beginning and end of all that we do and say.

Prompt our actions with your grace, and complete them with your all-powerful help.

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. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday February 7

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

O God, come to my aid.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

Psalm 142

In the morning let me know your love, O Lord.

Lord, listen to my prayer:

in your faithfulness turn your ear to my pleading;

in your justice, hear me.

Tell me the way I should follow, for I lift up my soul towards you.

Rescue me from my enemies: Lord, I flee to you for refuge.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.

Your good spirit will lead me to the land of justice;

for your name’s sake, Lord, you will give me life.

In your righteousness you will lead my soul away from all tribulation.

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.

In the morning let me know your love, O Lord.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday February 6

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Paul Miki and his companions. Saint Paul Miki was born in Japan and entered the Society of Jesus, preaching the Gospel to the people with great success. When persecution against Catholics became oppressive, St. Paul Miki was arrested with 25 other native and foreign missionaries. In 1597, they were taken to Nagasaki and suffered crucifixion.

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

R. Amen.

O God, you are the strength of all saints.

Through the cross, you were pleased to call Saint Paul Miki and companions to life.

Grant, we pray, that by their intercession,

we may hold with courage, even until death, to the faith that we profess.

In your holy martyrs, you have wonderfully made known the mystery of the Cross,

Graciously grant that, by drawing from their sacrifice,

we may cling faithfully to Christ and labor in the Church for the salvation of all.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

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

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday February 5

Good Morning. Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr.

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

R. Amen.

O God, come to my aid.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

Psalm 143

I will sing a new song to you, O God.

Blessed be the Lord, my help,

who trains my hands for battle, my fingers for war.

The Lord is kindness and strength, my refuge and my liberator.

He is my shield, and I trust in him – he places my people under his rule.

I will sing a new song to you, God:

I will sound your praise on the ten-stringed harp.

You give victory to kings,

you rescue David your servant from the swords of his enemies.

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.

I will sing a new song to you, O God.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

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

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

R. Amen.


Monday February 4

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

O God, come to my aid.

O Lord, make haste to help me.

Psalm 89

In the morning, Lord, you fill us with your love.

Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to generation.

Before the mountains were born, before earth and heaven were conceived,

from all time to all time, you are God.

Turn to us, Lord, how long must we wait?

Let your servants call on you and be answered.

Fill us with your kindness in the morning,

and we shall rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.

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.

In the morning, Lord, you fill us with your love.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday January 31 - Eric Futscher

Good Morning. Today, we continue praying for all the students and faculty on their Kairos Retreat.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God and Father,

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

those who teach us, as Christ did, of the good news of Your infinite love for us.

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

We pray for all teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today,

For all trustees and benefactors who advance the missions of our schools.

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.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Wednesday January 30 - Eric Futscher

Good Morning. Today we want to pray for the members of the senior class who are leaving to go on their Kairos retreat this afternoon, and we also pray for their student and faculty leaders, and for the safety and success of their retreat.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God and Father,

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

those who teach us, as Christ did, of the good news of Your infinite love for us.

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

We pray for all teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today,

For all trustees and benefactors who advance the missions of our schools.

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.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Tuesday January 29 - Eric Futscher

Good morning.

We continue to pray for Catholic Schools across the country  who are celebrating National Catholic Schools Week.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God and Father,

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

those who teach us, as Christ did, of the good news of Your infinite love for us.

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

We pray for all teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today,

For all trustees and benefactors who advance the missions of our schools.

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.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Monday January 28 - Eric Futscher

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 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.

Today also happens to be the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, a Doctor of the Church and patron saint of Catholic Schools.

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

R. Amen.

Almighty God and Father,

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

those who teach us, as Christ did, of the good news of Your infinite love for us.

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

We pray for all teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today,

For all trustees and benefactors who advance the missions of our schools.

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.

R. Amen.

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

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


Wednesday January 23

Good morning. This week, Christians from all over the world are observing, as they have for over the past 100 years, the International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,

an octave, or 8 days, of prayer towards the fulfillment of Jesus’s prayer at the Last Supper “that they all may be one.”

The theme for today, Day 6 of of the Week of Prayer for Christian unity,

is “Walking Beyond Barriers” - To walk humbly with God means walking beyond barriers that divide and damage the children of God.

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

R. Amen.

Father,

forgive us for the barriers of greed, prejudice, and contempt that we continually build which separate us within and between churches, from people of other faiths,

and from those we consider to be less important than us.

May your Spirit give us courage to cross these boundaries,

and to tear down the walls that disconnect us from each other.

Then with Christ may we step forth into unknown terrain,

to carry his message of loving acceptance and unity to all the world.

God of life, lead us to justice and peace.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Thursday January 17 - Cameron Kerl

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony the Great.

Saint Anthony was born in Egypt in the third century. He distributed all of his possessions to the poor and abandoned his comfortable life for the solitude of the desert. Known as the Father of All Monks, he inspired countless men and women to follow his example of prayer and asceticism to attune the heart to hear the word of God and live it intensely.

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

R. Amen.

Lord God,

You called Saint Anthony to abandon home and heritage to follow your word,

to wrestle with the choice of good over evil, and to lead others to holiness,

        Grant us the wisdom to seek first the Kingdom of God

and to trust that all else will be given to us.

Grant us the courage to persevere in keeping your word.

and the faith to live as beacons of light for others.

O God,

who brought the Abbot Saint Anthony to serve you

by a wondrous way of life in the desert,

grant, through his intercession, that denying ourselves,

we may always love you above all things.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

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

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


Wednesday January 16 - Cameron Kerl

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, You know what is best;

let this be done or that be done as You please.

Give what You will, as much as You will, when You will.

Do with me as You know best,

as will most please You, and will be for Your greater honor.

Place me where You will, and deal with me freely in all things.

I am in Your hands; turn me about whichever way You will.

Behold, I am Your servant, ready to obey in all things.

Not for myself do I desire to live, but for You -

if I could do this worthily and perfectly!

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Tuesday January 15 - Cameron Kerl

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

Lord, You know what is best;

let this be done or that be done as You please.

Give what You will, as much as You will, when You will.

Do with me as You know best,

as will most please You and will be for Your greater honor.

Place me where You will and deal with me freely in all things.

I am in Your hands; turn me about whichever way You will.

Behold, I am Your servant, ready to obey in all things.

Not for myself do I desire to live, but for You -

if I could do this worthily and perfectly!

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Monday January 14 - Cameron Kerl

Good morning.

Today, we pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Crowder family,

as Mrs. Crowder and her husband welcomed their son, Flynn Adam Crowder,

into this world and into their family over the weekend.

We also give thanks for the gifts and blessings of a new semester, and we pray especially for the Senior class. May we enter into this new semester with a spirit of gratitude for our Jesuit education and our Jesuit community.

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

R. Amen.

A Prayer of Surrender to God:

Lord, You know what is best;

let this be done or that be done as You please.

Give what You will, as much as You will, when You will.

Do with me as You know best,

as will most please You and will be for Your greater honor.

Place me where You will and deal with me freely in all things.

I am in Your hands; turn me about whichever way You will.

Behold, I am Your servant, ready to obey in all things.

Not for myself do I desire to live, but for You -

if I could do this worthily and perfectly!

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Thursday January 10

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 72:

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

May his name be blessed forever;

as long as the sun his name shall remain.

In him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed;

all the nations shall proclaim his happiness.

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Let us pray:

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Wednesday January 9

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 72:

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,

and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.

He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;

the lives of the poor he shall save.

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Let us pray:

Take, Lord, and receive

all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours; do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

that is enough for me.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Tuesday January 8

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

A Prayer for Humility

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.

From the desire of being esteemed, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being loved, honored, or praised, Deliver me, Jesus.

From the desire of being preferred to others or approved by others, Deliver me, Jesus.

Deliver me, Jesus from the fear of being humiliated, despised, or ridiculed.

Deliver me, Jesus, from the fear of being forgotten , being wronged, or suffering rebukes.

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire:

That others may be loved or esteemed more than I,

That, others may increase and I may decrease,

That others may be chosen and I set aside,

That others may be praised and I unnoticed,

That others may be preferred to me in everything,

That others may become holier than I, and I may become as holy as I should,

Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it.

Lord Jesus Christ,

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

We ask this in Your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday January 7

Good morning. Today, we pray in thanksgiving for our safe return to Jesuit and for the blessings of a new year and the end of the first semester.

We also pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Klein family,

as Mrs. Klein and her husband welcomed their daughter born on January 2nd,

Mary Kathleen Klein, into this world and into their family.

We begin our prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. 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.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Notre Dame, Our Mother, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday December 13 - Tim Host

Friday December 14 - Greg Nielson

Monday December 17 - Joe Nava

Tuesday December 18 - Karen Lahey

Good morning.

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

R. 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,

dwelling among us at this moment,

and that your love for us surpasses all fear.

We offer to you any anxiety we may feel

and we surrender our worries to you.

Give us courage and strength in the next few hours.

Grant us success, if success is good for us and what you will for us.

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.

Finally, Send forth your Spirit as together we pray the words Jesus taught us:

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

St. Ignatius. R. Pray for us.

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


Wednesday December 12

Good morning. Today the Church celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patron of the Americas. In the year 1531, the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe miraculously appeared on the cloak of Saint Juan Diego, leading to the conversion of millions of Native Mexicans to Christianity and revealing to us how God chooses Mary to lead us to come know Christ, her Son.

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

God of power and mercy,

you blessed the Americas at Tepeyac with the presence of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe.

you placed your people under the singular protection of Your Son’s most holy Mother,

To the poor and the oppressed, she is mother of hope and symbol of justice and peace.

To all her children, her sisters and brothers in this world,

she proclaims the rewards of holiness.

May we in turn prove worthy of Mary, empress of the Americas,

as we await the coming of the kingdom of her Son, Jesus, our Lord.

So together, we ask for the intercession of Mary, Notre Dame, Our Mother,

as together we pray:

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners

now, and at the hour of our death. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius and Our Lady of Guadalupe

R. Pray for us.

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


Tuesday December 11

Good morning.

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

O Come, Divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day

when hope shall sing its triumph, and sadness flee away.

Dear Savior Haste; Come, come to earth,

Dispel the night and show your face and bid us hail the Dawn of grace.

Let Us Pray:

O God of glory,

you have sent your only Son into our midst to bear us in joy into your presence,

Waken those whose faith slumbers;

stir up those whose love has waned into indifference;

rouse to fullness of life those who have abandoned their journey toward you

amid the hardships they have met along your way.

Lord, we cry out to you in our need for your redeeming love.

In your mercy, come to us and make us whole.

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Monday December 10

Good morning.

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

O Come, Divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day

when hope shall sing its triumph, and sadness flee away.

Dear Savior Haste; Come, come to earth,

Dispel the night and show your face and bid us hail the Dawn of grace.

O Come, Divine Messiah! The world in silence waits the day

when hope shall sing its triumph, and sadness flee away.

Let us Pray:

O God of glory,

you have sent your only Son into our midst to bear us in joy into your presence,

Waken those whose faith slumbers;

stir up those whose love has waned into indifference;

rouse to fullness of life those who have abandoned their journey toward you

amid the hardships they have met along your way.

Lord, we cry out to you in our need for your redeeming love.

In your mercy, come to us and make us whole.

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Thursday December 6 - Emilio Chavez

Good morning.

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

O Come, O Key of David come,

and open wide our heavenly home;

Make safe the way that leads on high,

and close the path to misery.

O come, O Dayspring from on high

and cheer us by your drawing nigh;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,

and death’s dark shadow put to flight.

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

Let us Pray:

O God,

You are always with us.

You have given us your Son as your loving presence in this world.

Help us in this Advent season to grow in our desire for you.

Create in our hearts the room for your love to grow.

Forgive our shortcomings and prepare our hearts for your coming.

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Wednesday December 5 - Emilio Chavez

Good morning.

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

O Come, O come, great Lord of might,

who to your tribes on Sinai’s height

in ancient times once gave the law,

in cloud, and majesty, and awe.

O come, O Rod of Jesse’s stem,

from every foe deliver them

that trust your mighty power to save

and give them victory over the grave.

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

Let us Pray:

O God,

You are always with us.

You have given us your Son as your loving presence in this world.

Help us in this Advent season to grow in our desire for you.

Create in our hearts the room for your love to grow.

Forgive our shortcomings and prepare our hearts for your coming.

Lord, grant us this day the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Tuesday December 4 - Emilio Chavez

Good morning.

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

O Come, O come, Emmanuel,

and ransom captive Israel,

That mourns in lonely exile here

until the Son of God appear.

O Come, O Wisdom from on high,

who orders all things mightily;

To us the path of knowledge show,

and teach us in her ways to go.

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.

Let us Pray:

O God,

You are always with us.

May we always trust in your presence and share it with those around us.

As we wait for the day of your peace,

help us to bring your peace to our families, our communities, and our world.

Finally, Lord, help us in this Advent season to grow in our desire for you.

Grant us the grace to desire and choose

only what helps us more towards the end for which we are created.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Monday December 3 - Emilio Chavez

Good morning.

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, SJ.

Saint Francis was a Jesuit priest and missionary, cofounder of the Society of Jesus,

and patron of all missionaries in foreign lands.

As we enter into the season of Advent, we look to Saint Francis Xavier as an Advent saint who announced the dawn of the reign of God in the coming of Christ

to peoples in the Far East. Like Saint John the Baptist, the Advent prophet,

he sacrificed his life for the word he preached.

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

Lord Jesus,

You have sent us to proclaim the Gospel to all nations,

and have promised to always remain with us.

Pour out the abundance of your Spirit upon each one of us,

especially on those who are called to ponder upon the journey made

and to plan what has still to be done,

so that we may offer a more authentic service to mission.

Grant that we may ever be faithful to the Gospel

and to give an answer to the hopes which the world places before your church today.

Stay with us, Lord, when we gather around the table of your Bread and your Word,

and when we walk the paths of the world side by side with our brothers and sisters.

Grant that we all find ourselves in heaven, our homeland,

after having been members of the same family on earth.

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius, R. Pray for us.

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


Friday November 30 - Nick Wageman

Good morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Andrew the Apostle, who was brother to Saint Peter and is the patron saint of fishermen.

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

R. Amen.

Today’s prayer comes from the Maryknoll sisters and it is a prayer for World AIDS day, which is observed every year on December 1st.

God of all compassion, comfort your sons and daughters who live with AIDS. Spread over us all your quilt of mercy, love and peace.

Open our eyes to your presence reflected in their faces.

Open our ears to your truth echoing in their hearts.

Give us the strength to weep with the grieving,

To walk with the lonely,

To stand with the depressed.

May our love mirror your love for those who live in fear,

Who live under stress and Who suffer rejection.

Mothering and Fathering God,

Grant rest to those who have died and hope to all who live with HIV.

God of life, help us to find the cure now

and help us to build a world in which no one dies alone

and where everyone lives accepted, wanted and loved.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

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

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


Thursday November 29 - Nick Wageman

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 100:

Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.

For he is good:

the LORD, whose kindness endures forever,

and his faithfulness, to all generations.

Blessed are they who are called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.

Let us Pray:

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Wednesday November 27 - Nick Wageman

Good morning.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 98:

Great and wonderful are your works, Lord God almighty.

Just and true are your ways, O king of the nations.

Who will not fear you, Lord, or glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

All the nations will come and worship before you,

for your righteous acts have been revealed.

Let us Pray:

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

O Merciful God, Grant that we may ardently desire, prudently examine,

truthfully acknowledge and perfectly accomplish

what is pleasing to You for the praise and glory of your Name.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Tuesday November 27 - Nick Wageman

Good morning.

Please remember in your prayers the grandmother of junior Diego Aguilar.

Diego’s grandmother died last week and the family has asked for our prayers,

so we pray for Diego and his family, especially those traveling to Mexico for the funeral.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 96:

The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Say among the nations: The LORD is king.

He has made the world firm, not to be moved;

he governs the peoples with equity.

The Lord comes to judge the earth.

Let us Pray:

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday November 26 - Nick Wageman

Good morning. We give thanks to God for a safe return to Jesuit, and we pray especially for all of us over these next few weeks, that we take advantage of our opportunities and have a strong finish to this semester.

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

R. Amen.

O God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;

trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

that I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

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

We ask this in Your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday November 20

Good morning. During his first year as president,  George Washington proclaimed for Thursday, November 26, 1789 to be “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording the People of the United States an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Today, and over the next several days we pray in thanksgiving to God for the abundance of gifts and blessings in our lives. We pray especially for the safety of all of those in our Jesuit community who may be traveling over the Thanksgiving break.

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

R. Amen.

We pray these words of George Washington:

Almighty God, you are the Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.

May we all unite in rendering to you our sincere and humble thanks

for your kind care and protection of the people of this country,

for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we enjoy,

and for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed.

In general, for all the great and various favors

which you have been pleased to confer upon us.

May we be united in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to you,

and beseech you to pardon our national and other transgressions,

to render our national government a blessing to all the people,

to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue,

and in general, to grant unto all of mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity

as you alone knows to be best.

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

We ask this in your name. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday November 19

Good morning. 

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

R. 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.

O Merciful God, Grant that we may ardently desire, prudently examine,

truthfully acknowledge and perfectly accomplish

what is pleasing to You for the praise and glory of your Name.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday November 15 - Alex Mersch

Good Morning. Today, the church celebrates the feast of Saint Albert the Great,

a 13th century Domincan whose desire of knowledge and pursuit of truth as a teacher and as a scholar of all branches of learning was recognized as holy. St. Albert was named a Doctor of the Church and is the patron saint of scientists and philosophers.

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

R. Amen.

We pray these words of St. Albert the Great:

We pray to You, O Lord,  who are the supreme Truth, and all truth is from you.
You are the highest Wisdom, and all the wise depend on You for their wisdom.
You are the supreme Joy, and all who are happy owe it to You.
You are the Light of minds, and all receive their understanding from You.
We love You above all. We seek You, we follow You, and we are ready to serve You.
We desire to dwell under Your power for You are the King of all.

Let us Pray:

God of Truth, you endowed our brother Albert

with the gift of combining human wisdom with divine faith.
May the pursuit of all human knowledge

lead to a greater knowledge and love of you.
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.

R. Amen.

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

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday November 14 - Alex Mersch

Good Morning. Today we give thanks for the gifts and blessings of another day and for the gift of our Jesuit education and our Jesuit community. We also pray especially for those members of the Senior Class who are going on their Senior Retreat this afternoon.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the day, Psalm 23:

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life.

And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come.

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Let us Pray:

My Jesus, I have not always recognized your loving plans for me.

Every day, with the help of your light, I learn more of your loving care.

Continue to increase my awareness of the gentleness of your loving plans.

I want to follow the purpose for which I was created.

See, I am in your hands.

I need you to help me choose the best way to serve you.

Walk with me, Jesus. Stay by my side and guide me!

O Merciful God, Grant that we may ardently desire, prudently examine,

truthfully acknowledge and perfectly accomplish

what is pleasing to You for the praise and glory of your Name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday November 13 - Alex Mersch

Good Morning. Today, the church celebrates the feast of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini,

who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart after immigrating from Italy to the United States and who established many schools, hospitals, and orphanages.

Mother Cabrini became the first US citizen to be canonized and is the patron saint of immigrants and hospital administrators.

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

R. Amen.

A Prayer for Discernment by Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini:

My Jesus, I have not always recognized your loving plans for me.

Every day, with the help of your light, I learn more of your loving care.

Continue to increase my awareness of the gentleness of your loving plans.

I want to follow the purpose for which I was created.

See, I am in your hands.

I need you to help me choose the best way to serve you.

Walk with me, Jesus. Stay by my side and guide me!

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

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

Mother Cabrini and St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday November 12 - Alex Mersch

Good Morning. Today, the church remembers the feast of Saint Josaphat, who gave his life in tireless service as he faithfully worked for the unity of the Church and for which he was martyred in 1623.

We also pray in thanksgiving and for continued blessings upon the Gruninger family, as Doc and his wife welcomes their daughter born this morning, Robyn Lynn Gruninger, into this world and into their family.

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

R. Amen.

A Prayer for Discernment:

My Jesus, I have not always recognized your loving plans for me.

Every day, with the help of your light, I learn more of your loving care.

Continue to increase my awareness of the gentleness of your loving plans.

I want to follow the purpose for which I was created.

See, I am in your hands.

I need you to help me choose the best way to serve you.

Walk with me, Jesus. Stay by my side and guide me!

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

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

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

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

R. Amen.


Thursday November 8 - Andrew Crim

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

The following is a Prayer after the Election by Fr. James Martin, SJ:

O God of Wisdom,

As our newly elected officials prepare to take office, and as the incumbents
continue their work for their townships, counties, cities, states and our country,
may all of our political leaders and civic officials govern wisely and well.

May they be led by a spirit of wisdom, prudence and mercy.

May they listen to one another with open minds and hearts,
remembering that each person is striving to do his or her best.

Most of all, may they care in a special way for the most vulnerable among us:
the unborn, the poor, the person on death row, the sick and the infirm,
the uninsured, the single parent, the immigrant and refugee, the unemployed,
those at the end of their lives, the homeless and all those who feel fear in our country.

God, help those in power always remember the powerless.

We ask this in your name.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday November 6

Good Morning. Today, we pray for our country, our government leaders, and all those who are called to public service. We pray especially for God’s blessings and graces upon today’s elections.

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

R. 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 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.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday November 5

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus. Today’s feast honors 42 canonised saints, 131 blesseds, 36 venerables and many others, who, in the faithful fulfilment of their calling in the Society of Jesus, are now with God in glory. Today, we also pray especially for our country and its leaders and for God’s blessings and graces upon the upcoming elections.

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

R. 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 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.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Friday November 2 - Ranger Day

Good Morning. Following All Saints Day, the Church celebrates "the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed" also known as the Feast of All Souls, Día de los Muertos or the Day of the Dead. Let us pause and in silence, remember and pray for our friends and family members who have died, especially those of our Jesuit community...

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

R. Amen.

Loving God, we thank you for the gift and blessings of this very special day of the year. Help us to properly honor our school today, to cherish our traditions, to honor those who have come before us and made our school into what it is today, especially those alumni who are returning home to our community this weekend. Help us to enjoy and celebrate this day, to see your presence in the every moment of this day and in one another. Help to be joyful in our thoughts, words, and actions and direct them towards your greater glory, as together we pray the words our savior taught us:

Our Father...

For thine is the Kingdom...

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday October 31 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. We continue praying for those lives lost and those lives affected by the Hurricane, especially for their comfort and their safety.

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

R. Amen.

Tomorrow, we will gather together to celebrate All Hallows Day,

known more familiar to us as the Feast of All Saints.

The word “hallow” means "to make holy," as in the phrase, “hallowed be thy name.”

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.

And so we pray the Prayer for Holiness by Saint Augustine:

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.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday October 30 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. We pray today for those lives lost and those lives affected by the Hurricane, especially for their comfort and their safety.

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

R. Amen.

A Prayer in the Storm by Fr. James Martin, SJ

Almighty and Ever Living God,

at the dawn of creation, your Spirit breathed on the waters,

making them the wellspring of all holiness.

You created the oceans and rivers, and all that dwell within them,

and at your word the wind and the waves were born.

The seasons follow your plan, and the tides rise and fall on your command.

In both calm and storm, you are with us.

On the Sea of Galilee, even when the disciples began to fear,

Jesus showed that he was Lord over the waters by rebuking the storms,

so that all would know that even the wind and the waves obey him.

Lord, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of the storm,

and spare those in its path from harm.

Help those who are in its way to reach safety.

Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help in the coming days.

In all things and in all times, help us to remember

that even when life seems dark and stormy,

you are in the boat with us, guiding us to safety.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday October 29 - Michael Boone

Good Morning. This week, we look forward to celebrating All Saints Day, where the Church honors the holy apostles and all saints, martyrs, and confessors who were made holy by the witness of their lives - and we also look forward to celebrating All Souls day - where the Church remembers and prays for the deceased.

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

R. Amen.

Our morning prayer for today comes from Psalm 5:

To my words give ear, O Lord,

give heed to my groaning.

Attend to the sound of my cries,

my King and my God.

It is you whom I invoke, O Lord.

In the morning you hear me;

in the morning I offer you my prayer,

watching and waiting.

All those you protect shall be glad

and ring out their joy.

You shelter them; in you they rejoice,

those who love your name.

Let us Pray:

O God, you have given us your only Son as the source and measure of all holiness. Through the intercession and example of all the saints whose memory we honor this week, teach us to live as the holy people whom you have called into being in him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday October 25

Good Morning. Today, we continue praying for all the students and faculty on their Kairos Retreat. We also want keep Junior Mason Amelotte, his sister Madison, and the rest of their family and friends in our prayers as they will be having a Mass of Christian Burial this afternoon and will lay to rest their Father, Mr. Mark Amelotte.

Let us pray:

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

R. 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 sacred wounds hide me.

From the wicked enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me

And bid me come to you

that with your saints I may praise you

forever and ever.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday October 24 - Matthew Tulli

Good Morning. Today we want to pray for the members of the senior class who are leaving to go on their Kairos retreat this afternoon, and we also pray for their student and faculty leaders, and for the safety and success of their retreat.

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

R. Amen.

We continue praying these words of St. Ignatius:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within thy sacred wounds hide me.

From the wicked enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me

And bid me come to thee

that with thy saints I may praise thee

forever and ever.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday October 23 - Matthew Tulli

Good Morning. We continue keep the family of Junior Mason Amelotte in our prayers as they mourn the passing of his father and we also pray for the family of Freshman Jake Wilemon whose grandfather also passed away this weekend. We share in their loss and grief and continue hold them and their families in our thoughts and prayers.

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

R. 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 thy sacred wounds hide me.

From the wicked enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me

And bid me come to thee

that with thy saints I may praise thee

forever and ever.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday October 22 - Matthew Tulli

Good Morning. Today and throughout these next few weeks, we want to especially keep Junior Mason Amelotte and his friends and family in our prayers. It is with sadness that we share the news that Mason’s father, Mr. Mark Amelotte, passed away on Saturday as a result of a motorcycle accident. Whatever we can do to support Mason, his family, and his friends in this loss, we share in their loss and grief and hold them in our thoughts and prayers.

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

R. Amen.

This week, we are praying the Anima Christi, a prayer attributed to St. Ignatius.

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within thy sacred wounds hide me.

From the wicked enemy defend me.

In the hour of my death call me

And bid me come to thee

that with thy saints I may praise thee

forever and ever.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday October 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.

R. 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.        R. Amen.

St. Luke, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday October 17

Good Morning. Today,  the Jesuit community has been asked to pray for Robert Rex who recently passed away from a heart attack. Please keep Mr. Rex and his friends and family in your prayers this day.

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

R. Amen.

Take, Lord, and receive

all my liberty, my memory,

my understanding, and my entire will,

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours;

do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace,

that is enough for me.

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

We ask this in Jesus’s name.        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday October 16

Good Morning. We continue to join our prayers with the friends of Jacob Logan, a senior at Coppell High School, who remains missing after a lake accident Sunday afternoon. Please keep Jacob Logan and his friends and family in your prayers today as authorities resume their search this morning.

We begin our prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. 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.

        R. Amen.

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

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday October 15

Good Morning. We have been asked to join our prayers with the friends of Jacob Logan, a senior at Coppell High School, who went missing after a lake accident  yesterday afternoon. Please keep Jacob Logan and the Logan family in your prayers today as authorities resume their search this morning.

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

R. Amen.

Today, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of St. Teresa of Avila, a Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun who was also named a Doctor of the Church for her writings and teachings on contemplative prayer. We pray these words of St. Teresa:

Christ has no body but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Let nothing disturb you, nothing frighten you,

all things are passing. God never changes.

Patience attains all that it strives for.

He who has God Finds he lacks nothing:

for God alone suffices.

Loving God, by your Spirit you raised up Saint Teresa of Avila to show your Church the way to perfection. May her inspired teaching awaken in us a longing for true holiness. Grant 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. Teresa, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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


Thursday October 11 - Bobby Lovin

Good Morning. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Today is also the beginning of the Year of Faith declared by Pope Benedict, who calls on Catholics to an authentic and renewed conversion to the Lord and to rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his Church. We continue to pray these words of the Prayer for the New Evangelization:

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

R. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith

and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News.  

Open my heart to hear the Gospel

and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others.

Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth

and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions.  

In moments of hesitation, remind me:

If not me, then who will proclaim the Gospel?

If not now, then when will the Gospel be proclaimed?

If not the truth of the Gospel, then what shall I proclaim?

God, our Father, I pray that through the Holy Spirit

I might hear the call of the New Evangelization

to deepen my faith, grow in confidence to proclaim the Gospel

and boldly witness to the saving grace of your Son, Jesus Christ,

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.  R. Amen.


Wednesday October 10 - Bobby Lovin

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith

and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News.  

Open my heart to hear the Gospel

and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others.

Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth

and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions.  

In moments of hesitation, remind me:

If not me, then who will proclaim the Gospel?

If not now, then when will the Gospel be proclaimed?

If not the truth of the Gospel, then what shall I proclaim?

God, our Father, I pray that through the Holy Spirit

I might hear the call of the New Evangelization

to deepen my faith, grow in confidence to proclaim the Gospel

and boldly witness to the saving grace of your Son, Jesus Christ,

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.

R. Amen.


Tuesday October 9 - Matt Tulli

Good Morning.

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

R. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith

and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News.  

Open my heart to hear the Gospel

and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others.

Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth

and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions.  

In moments of hesitation, remind me:

If not me, then who will proclaim the Gospel?

If not now, then when will the Gospel be proclaimed?

If not the truth of the Gospel, then what shall I proclaim?

God, our Father, I pray that through the Holy Spirit

I might hear the call of the New Evangelization

to deepen my faith, grow in confidence to proclaim the Gospel

and boldly witness to the saving grace of your Son, Jesus Christ,

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.

R. Amen.


Monday October 8 - Bobby Lovin

Mr. Nava: 

Good morning. “By now, you may have noticed a new pattern for our morning prayer this year. Every week, we will be reciting a prayer that was either composed or shared by a member of our Jesuit community. The intention is that we are hoping to introduce or reintroduce these great prayers that can help strengthen and sustain us as we begin our days together.

In addition, this is also our response to the “Year of Faith” that was declared by Pope Benedict which begins this Thursday, October 11th, and which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th Anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Therefore, everyone in the Jesuit community is invited to either moodle me or email me with a prayer to be read aloud in the mornings. It can be a favorite prayer, a traditional prayer, or an original prayer composed by you. This is just one small and simple way that we can enter into the Year of Faith and continue to grow in our belief, deepen our knowledge of the Gospel message, and truly live the Good News. Thank you.”

Please stand for the prayer led by Sophomore Bobby Lovin.


Monday October 8 - Bobby Lovin

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

R. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith

and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

so that I might truly believe in and live the Good News.  

Open my heart to hear the Gospel

and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others.

Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened

to go forth and witness to the Gospel

in my everyday life through my words and actions.  

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday October 4 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order.

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

R. Amen.

Let us pray with these words of St. Francis:

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.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Francis, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday October 2 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the gift and blessing of another day, especially for the gift of our Jesuit education and of our Jesuit Community.

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

R. Amen.

We continue to pray these words 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.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday October 1 - Michael Bejarano

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower of Jesus, virgin and doctor of the Church.  We also pray in thanksgiving for the success of the Freshman Retreat for continued blessings on the Freshman class.

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

R. Amen.

This week, we pray these words 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.

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

Saint Thérèse, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday September 26

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, patron of charitable organizations. We pray especially for the poor and for those who dedicate their lives in service to the poor.

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

R. Amen.

Let us Pray:

O gracious and holy Father,

give us the wisdom to perceive you,

intelligence to understand you,

reason to discern you,

diligence to seek you,

patience to wait for you,

perseverance to look for you,

ears to hear you,

eyes to see you,

a heart to meditate on you,

and a life to proclaim you,

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul

R. Pray for us.

St. Ignatius

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday September 26

Good Morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the gift and blessing of another day, especially for the gift of our Jesuit education and of our Jesuit Community.

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

R. Amen.

Let us Pray:

O gracious and holy Father,

give us the wisdom to perceive you,

intelligence to understand you,

reason to discern you,

diligence to seek you,

patience to wait for you,

perseverance to look for you,

ears to hear you,

eyes to see you,

a heart to meditate on you,

and a life to proclaim you,

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius

R. Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday September 25

Good Morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the gift and blessing of another day, especially for the gift of our Jesuit education and of our Jesuit Community. We pray especially for those who have no one to pray for them.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the day, Psalm 119:

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.

Make me understand the way of your precepts,

and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.

Give me discernment, that I may observe your law

and keep it with all my heart.

And I will keep your law continually, forever and ever.

Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.

Let us Pray:

O gracious and holy Father,

give us the wisdom to perceive you,

intelligence to understand you,

reason to discern you,

diligence to seek you,

patience to wait for you,

perseverance to look for you,

ears to hear you,

eyes to see you,

a heart to meditate on you,

and a life to proclaim you,

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday September 24

Good Morning. Today we pray for the repose of the soul of the grandfather of freshman John Sauer. John’s grandfather passed away yesterday and the Sauer family has asked for our prayers.

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

R. Amen.

The following prayer for this week is attributed to Saint Benedict.

Let us Pray:

 

O gracious and holy Father,

give us the wisdom to perceive you,

intelligence to understand you,

reason to discern you,

diligence to seek you,

patience to wait for you,

perseverance to look for you,

ears to hear you,

eyes to see you,

a heart to meditate on you,

and a life to proclaim you,

We ask this through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday September 20

Good Morning. Today, we continue to pray for the Senior Class on their Community Days, for the success of their last day and for their safe return home to Jesuit.

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

R. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit,

Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,

grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday September 19

Good Morning. Today, we continue to pray for the Senior Class on their Community Days, that they remain open to their experiences and continue to grow and strengthen their class identity and community.

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

R. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit,

Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,

grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday September 18

Good Morning. Today, we pray especially for the success of this year’s Community Days, that the Senior Class and the members of our faculty and administration who are accompanying them, may have safe travels and a productive first day.

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

R. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit,

Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,

grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday September 17

Good Morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the gift and blessing of another day, especially for the gift of our Jesuit education and of our Jesuit Community. We pray especially for those who have no one to pray for them.

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

R. Amen.

Come, Holy Spirit,

Fill the hearts of Your Faithful

And kindle in them the fire of Your Love.

Send Forth Your Spirit and they shall be created

And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.

Let us Pray:

O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit,

grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit,

we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in His consolation.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday September 13 - Grant Hatzmann

Good Morning. Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor of the Church.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the Day, Psalm 139:

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Truly you have formed my inmost being;

you knit me in my mother's womb.

I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made;

wonderful are your works.

Guide me, Lord, along the everlasting way.

Let us Pray:

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.

For this we ask in Your Most Holy Name:

        R. Amen.

Saint John Chrysostom, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday September 12 - Grant Hatzmann

Good Morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the blessings of another day, but especially for the gift of our Jesuit education and our Jesuit Community. We pray especially for those who have no one to pray for them.

We begin the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. Amen.

We continue praying these words of Blessed Peter Faber, S.J.

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.

For this we ask in Your Most Holy Name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday September 11 - Grant Hatzmann

Good Morning. Today, we pray for and remember the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Together, let us begin this day in prayer and in silence and join our prayers with the prayers of our country, and observe a moment of silence in remembrance and in honor of those who lost their lives 11 years ago.

30 seconds of Silence

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

R. 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.

For this we ask in Your Most Holy Name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Monday September 10 - Grant Hatzmann

Mr. Nava: Good morning. Before we begin, I want to announce that Campus Ministry is inviting any students who are interested in reading for Morning Prayer or for the Examen to follow the link at the top of Moodle Homepage. There, you can sign up to let us know of your interest, and if you wish, you can also submit your favorite prayers or compose your own and these will be shared with the Jesuit Community in the mornings.

Thank you. Here is Senior Grant Hatzmann with the morning prayer:

Grant:

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

R. Amen.

The following prayer for this week was shared by former teacher, Mr. John Nugent, S.J.

This is a prayer that was composed by Blessed Peter Faber, S.J. one of the companions of St. Ignatius and a cofounder of the Society of Jesus.

Let us Pray:

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.

For this we ask in Your Most Holy Name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday September 6

Good morning. Today we pray for the repose of the soul of Sal Orticelli, the uncle of Mr. Austin Ryan. Mr. Orticelli passed away from Cancer on Tuesday morning and the Ryan family has asked for our prayers.

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

R. Amen.

From the Psalm of the day, Psalm 24:

To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;

the world and those who dwell in it.

For he founded it upon the seas

and established it upon the rivers.

To the Lord belongs the earth and all that fills it.

We continue to pray these words of St. Ignatius:

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.

For this we ask in Jesus’s name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday September 5

Good morning. Today we pray for Mr. Pierotti’s brother-in-law, Fr. Luke Byrne, SJ

who will be undergoing heart surgery today.

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

R. Amen.

Blessed are the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Our soul waits for the LORD,

who is our help and our shield,

For in him our hearts rejoice;

in his holy name we trust.

Blessed are the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.

Let us Pray:

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.

For this we ask in Jesus’s name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday September 4

Good morning. Today, we give thanks to God for the successful trip to Ireland and for the safe return of everyone back to the Jesuit community. We also continue to keep in our prayers all those affected by the storms and flooding in the Gulf Coast.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 145:

R. The Lord is just in all his ways.

The LORD is gracious and merciful,

slow to anger and of great kindness.

The LORD is good to all

and compassionate toward all his works.

R. The Lord is just in all his ways.

And so we pray these words of St. Ignatius:

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.

For this we ask in Jesus’s name:

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Friday August 31

Good morning. Today we pray for the safety and success of all those representing Jesuit in Ireland and for their safe trip home and for the safety of all who are traveling this weekend. We also keep in our prayers all those affected by the storms and flooding in the Gulf Coast.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 33:

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

For upright is the word of the LORD,

and all his works are trustworthy.

He loves justice and right;

of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

Let us pray:

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.

        R. Amen.

Notre Dame, Our Mother, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Thursday August 30

Good morning. Please continue to keep the safety and success of all those who are traveling to Ireland to represent the Jesuit community in your prayers this day.

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

R. Amen.

From the psalm of the day, Psalm 145:

I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Every day will I bless you,

and I will praise your name forever and ever.

Great is the LORD and highly to be praised;

his greatness is unsearchable.

I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Let us pray:

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.

        R. Amen.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Wednesday August 29

Good morning. On this day, the Church remembers the passion and death of Saint John the Baptist. We also continue to pray for the safety and success of all those traveling to Ireland to represent the Jesuit community.

We begin our prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. 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.

        R. Amen.

St. John the Baptist, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.


Tuesday August 28

Good morning. On this day, the Church celebrates the feast of St. Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Today, we pray especially for the safety and success of all those who are traveling to Ireland to represent the Jesuit community.

We begin our prayer in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

R. 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.

        R. Amen.

St. Augustine, Pray for us.

St. Ignatius, Pray for us.

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

R. Amen.