The Catholic High School Mission Prayer

You Are Here: The Mission Prayer

O God, we, your children, remember that we are always in Your holy presence

And rejoice in the promise that You watch over us.

Help us to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners

who keep Christ at the center of our words and actions.

Guided by the wisdom and traditions of the Christian Brothers and the Carmelite Sisters,

may, we, the members of the of Catholic High School family,

always work and pray to be a community that reflects

the love, justice, and peace of Your Kingdom.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, / Pray for us.

St. John Baptiste de LaSalle, / Pray for us.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts, / Forever!

 

The Story

The mission prayer is a fairly new tradition of Catholic High school that was added during the 2009-2010 school year. It was inspired by the beliefs of the Sisters of Mount Carmel and St. John Baptiste de La Salle, the founder of the Christian Brothers and the Patron Saint of the teachers. The prayer was composed using words and phrases from the mission, vision, and belief statements that were defined by the school community. Originally there were two versions of the prayer: a student prayer and a faculty prayer. The original faculty prayer was longer than the student version, and the student prayer included the word “students.” The student version became the prayer preferred and the phrase “members of the Catholic High Family” was added. The mission prayer is recited by the entire school every friday before the start of the day. It is included in the Catholic High Student Handbook and on the web site under the spirituality tab.

Inspired by the beliefs of the Sisters of Mt. Carmel and St. John Baptiste de LaSalle (the founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers), faculty, administrators, and students live each day with Christ at the center of their words and actions.

 

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