The SPIRIT of SKS

Saint Kateri School's Weekly Newsletter ~ Holy Week 2020

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Hello Saint Kateri School families!


Today marks the beginning of the most holiest season of our church. This year will look very different and it will be difficult not to be together. As we stay at home this week, watching Masses streamed online, we are offering you some prayers to help guide you and your family.


Have a very blessed Holy Week ~


Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal

Terri.Morgan@dor.org

(585) 467-8730 Please leave a voicemail message and I will return your call as soon as I can.

Palm Sunday Prayer

Lord God ~ I give you thanks, for you are good, and your mercy is endless.

Here I stand, at the start of this holy week,

This week in which your church remembers Jesus’ passion and death,

And I am distracted by many things.

Turn my eyes now to the One who comes in your name

The one who opens the gates of righteousness

The one who answers when we call.

I bless you, Lord, for shining your light upon me,

And for sending your son to us, in human frailty.

To walk the road we walk.

Open my eyes that I may see him coming,

And may praise him with a pure heart.

And may walk in the way of his suffering,

And share also in his resurrection.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God for ever and ever.

Amen.

~ Prayer by Rachel Marie Stone

Holy Thursday Prayer

Lord God ~ You sent your Son into the world,

And before his hour had come,

He washed his disciples’ feet.

You had given all things into his hands.

He had come from you, and was going to you,

And what did he do?

He knelt down on the floor,

And washed his friends’ feet.

He was their teacher and their Lord,

Yet he washed their feet.

Lord God, help us learn from his example;

Help us to do as he has done for us.

The world will know we are his disciples

If we love one another.

Strengthen our hands and our wills for love

And for service.

Keep before our eyes the image of your Son,

Who, being God, became a Servant for our sake.

All glory be to him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and forever.

Amen.

~ Prayer by Rachel Marie Stone

Good Friday Prayer

Lord God ~ Jesus cried out to you on the cross,

“Why have you forsaken me?”

You seemed so far from his cry

And from his distress.

Those who stood at the foot of the cross

Wondered where you were,

As they saw Jesus mocked and shamed and killed.

Where were you then?

Lord God,

We, too, ask where you are,

When there is trouble and suffering and death,

And we cry out to you for help.

Be near to us, and save us

So that we may praise you for your deliverance.

Lord God,

We wait, on Friday, for the resurrection of Sunday

And sometimes our lives seem a succession of Fridays

And we cannot see what is “Good.”

Teach us to call your name

As Jesus did.

Make us to trust in you like little children.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

~ Prayer by Rachel Marie Stone

Holy Saturday Prayer

Lord God ~ On the Sabbath,

Jesus rested.

He was in the grave.

He had finished his work.

To most people’s eyes,

It looked as if it were all over.

He was dead and buried.

But only as a seed dies when it is planted in the earth,

Not to decay, but to spring to new life.

Teach us to take refuge in you when we are afraid

Teach us that death is not our end

Teach us to hope always in you

And in the resurrection, the making of all things

New.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

~ Prayer by Rachel Marie Stone

Easter Sunday Prayer

Lord God ~ You loved this world so much,

That you gave your one and only Son,

That we might be called your children too.

Lord, help us to live in the gladness and grace

Of Easter Sunday, everyday.

Let us have hearts of thankfulness

For your sacrifice.

Let us have eyes that look upon

Your grace and rejoice in our salvation.

Help us to walk in that mighty grace

And tell your good news to the world.

All for your glory do we pray, Lord,

Amen.

~ Prayer by Rachel Marie Stone

5th grade leads the Stations of the Cross

Don't forget that our 5th graders created a Virtual Stations of the Cross to be viewed online. It can be viewed anytime by our school community and beyond. Please share with families or grandparents that you know that might be interested. They did such a great job and what a perfect time to be able to offer this!
Stations of the Cross 2020