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Feast of Mary, the Mother of God

Friday January 1st is the Feast of Mary the Mother of God. Prayer to Our Lady Take my hand O Blessed Mother; Hold it gently lest I fall; I am nervous when I’m walking, so to thee I humbly call. Guide me over every crossing; Watch me while I am on the stairs. Help me […]

Prayer for the Start of the New School Year

We give you praise, O Lord, for everything that is new and beautiful. Bless us all as we start this new school year with our friends and teachers. Help us to make the most of every chance we receive as we start anew. May we show love to one another and to all that we […]

Prayer for Exam Students

God our Father, we bring to you all students who are preparing for exams and for those for whom we have promised to pray.  Keep them calm and focused over the coming weeks.  May they know your loving and gentle presence.  Be their guide in their life decisions.  Bless all young people and keep them […]

Prayer for Emigrants

As we prepare to celebrate St. Patirck’s Day, we remember our Emigrants and offer this prayer:- Bless all those who have left our country and now live in other lands.  Give them a strong faith so that they will always put their trust in you and make you known by the example of their lives.  […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed from 18th to 25th January.  In Dublin, it begins with an interdenominational Service in St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church, Clyde Road on Sunday January 18th at 3pm.  This year’s theme is ‘Give me to drink’ (John 4:7).  The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman invites […]

Prayer for the New School Year

It’s that time of year again!  We ask God’s blessing on all our schools, our students, our teachers and other staff members as they prepare to begin another school year. Prayer for the New School Year Father, Bless the students who are beginning another school year or starting school for the first time.  Give them […]

Prayer for Vocations

God our Father, thank you for your son, Jesus our Good Shepherd, who leads us to fullness of life.  By our baptism, we are called by name to continue the mission of Jesus.  Give us the grace to listen with an open heart to the voice of Jesus and to respond generously with a joyful […]

May the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary

May is traditionally a ‘Marian’ month, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Traditionally, families have set up a ‘May altar’ and made a special effort to recite the Rosary in this month.  When Mary’s earthly life was completed, she was taken up body and soul into the glory of heaven.  There she now […]