It’s… Catholic Schools Week!

See what parents are saying, find some prayers to pray, view some impressive statistics, and watch Matthew Kelly’s short video on the history of Catholic Education in America.

From Pre-K & Early Elementary, Primary through Secondary School, and College Preparatory, Seminary and University, Catholic Schools offer a safe environment, quality education, and extra-curricular activities to enrich your student.

Prayer to Begin the Day

(Sign of the Cross)

As we begin class together, take a moment to thank God for the gift of learning. 

Loving God,

You shaped us in your image and likeness

Giving us the gift of intelligence

And the ability to understand the world around us.

Be with us today as we use those gifts to learn and grow.

May all that we do in this classroom be an opportunity to praise You. 

St. Hildegard, patron of writers, pray for us.

St. Albert the Great, patron of scientists, pray for us. 

St. Barbara, patron of mathematicians, pray for us. 

St. Thomas Aquinas, patron of students, pray for us.

(Sign of the cross)

SEE MORE: How to Pray With Kids

Prayer to End the Day

As the school day comes to a close, let’s take a few moments to pray and reflect on our day together.

(Sign of the Cross)

Close your eyes and take a couple deep breaths. Ask the Holy Spirit to be with us as we reflect.

Reflect now silently in your mind, what are 2 or 3 things you’re grateful for today?

Where did you notice God during your day?

What could you have done better? Where do you need God’s help?

Now look toward tomorrow. What are you excited about? What are you nervous about? Share with God what is on your mind.

(Sign of the Cross)


Celebrate and support your local Catholic Schools; pray they will continue to thrive. We have a heritage that we can be proud of!

Offering strong secondary education at Kennedy Catholic Prep and St. Mary’s Academy in Somers, NY, visit: John F. Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School, Home of the Gaels

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