The Torch Is Passed
May 24, 2017
High school and junior high students gathered for the annual Torch Mass where the leadership torch is passed from the graduating seniors to the incoming seniors and class officers. It is a special tradition in the high school, and as the year draws to a close, we'd like to share this special prayer from the Torch Mass.
At the end of this school year we give thanks to God:
For all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom,
For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced
For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed
For the respect and care that have been given.
We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown.
For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles,
For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days
And for the love that has kept us going.
We give thanks for the community that we are and we ask you Lord -
Bless our students as they prepare for their exams: may your Spirit inspire
them with confidence and calmness.
Bless our families as we take our vacations, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish.
Bless our international students as they return to their homes, may God give them the joy and comfort of their families.
Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together .
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen