Prayer Going Back to School!


The Diocese of Clonfert sent out this prayer, for families and children, as the children go back to school, in these days. We encourage you to copy it and make it your own. Perhaps light a candle together, before you begin. We wish the very best to all students and teachers and staff members in our schools, as we set out on a new voyage together:

Diocese of Clonfert:
Prayer as we Begin this New School Year 2020/21

In these days, throughout our Diocese, so many people are working to create a safe learning environment for pupils and staff. In the midst of it all let us pause for a moment to invoke a blessing on the challenges of this particular school year.

This prayer may be adapted to be said at home, at Mass or in school. Perhaps before you begin you might safely light a suitable candle and pause for a moment in silence to become aware ofGod’s Presence.

Sign of the Cross

Father in Heaven!

Thank you for all those who have worked to reopen our school this year. Bless our board of management and our principal.
Bless our teachers and all our school staff.
Bless our priests and all who work in our parish.

Bless our parents, our families and our friends.
Help us to get used to new ways of doing things.
Help us as we prepare to grow in knowledge.
Help us also to grow in love for you and for each other. Keep us safe and healthy.

Keep all those we know and love safe and healthy too.
Be with our school and our whole world at this time. Amen

Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Sign of the Cross

When finished extinguish the candle safely.



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