Prayer & Daily Announcements

Daily Prayer – Wednesday, April 8

 

Today’s prayer is read by JCA senior Stephanie Bertino.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

It seems that I return to you most easily when I need comfort, O God.
Hello… here I am again, knowing that you are waiting for me with love and warming light.
In the shadow of your wings I find respite and relief that feeds my innermost self and renews my soul. Day and night, you are my refuge.

These uncertain days of news conferences and quarantines tempt me to assume the worst for my loved ones, myself and my community. “Pandemic” is a frightening word, and I can easily feel confused or helpless to respond. Now I am relying on you to lead and guide me, to put my anxiety in its place. Help me see it as a human response that keeps me conscious of the seriousness of this moment, but do not let it overwhelm my spirit. Buoyed by your love, I choose each day to let peace reign in me. Breathing deeply of your calm, I repeat, again and again, “You are here.”

Good and gracious Companion, my family and friends need tranquility and assurance. Help me to offer them your tenderness. Those in my community who are suffering need care. Help me to be generous and to keep contact with the forgotten. Our world calls for cooperation among national leaders, scientists, health care providers, and all who are instrumental in overcoming this crisis. May my prayers and support be with them all.

I have come back to you, and I will return, knowing that your open arms will never fail. God of hope, may your love blanket the earth, as you teach us to live more generously today than yesterday. May my anxiety be transformed into love. Amen.

  • OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL….. Pray for us!
  • ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI……. Pray for us!

 IN THE  NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer – Tuesday, April 7

 

Good morning JCA family. This is Senior, Connor Myers,and today is Tuesday April 7th, 2020.

Today is the feast day of St. John Baptist de la Salle. Born in 1651, St. John Baptist was called to the priesthood at a very young age. At that time, only people of Noble birth were educated. Fr. John Baptist started a new order, the Brothers of the Christian school, who provided education to the poor and needy. His school taught in the language of the people rather than Latin, he grouped children into classrooms and required silence for a more focused learning environment. St. John Baptist devoted his life to education and was named the patron saint of teachers by Pope Pius the 12th.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

God of Love, Thank you for every teacher who notices a child’s special gift. Thank you for teachers who are listeners and gentle guides. Thank you for teachers who expect much and love enough to demand more. Thank you for the special teacher each one of us remembers. God of Mercy, Sustain teachers who give everything they have and feel abandoned when society expects too much. Strengthen teachers who assume the blame for so many problems beyond their control. Help exhausted teachers rest. God of Strength, Encourage teachers to care and inspire them to nourish. Motivate teachers to keep on learning for the fun of it and to make learning fun for children. Bless the people who are expected to accomplish miracles and who know how to comfort children when miracles don’t happen. We pray these things in the name of our great teacher, Jesus Christ. Amen.

· OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!

· ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us!

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer – Monday, April 6

 

Today’s Daily Prayer is courtesy of JCA senior Makenzie Kaput.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Loving God, Your desire is for our wholeness and well being. We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our world at this time. We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened. We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an uncertain future. We pray: may love, not fear, go viral. Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with the common good. Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity. Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence, You, the God who does not abandon.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us!

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer – Friday, April 3

Today’s Daily Prayer is courtesy of JCA senior, Chris Messino

Good morning JCA family. This is Senior, Chris Messino, and today is Friday April 3rd, 2020.

Please keep in your prayers today, all people who are battling the COVID-19 virus. Special to the JCA family are the older sisters of Senior Paul Kosinski, the Aunt of Mrs. Gedvillas and the close friend of Mrs. Blackburn’s. Please remember as well, Mrs. Gedvillas’ uncle who lost his battle with this virus.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

God of mercy, you gave us new life through baptism, – make us grow day by day in your likeness. May our generosity today bring joy to those in need, – in helping them may we find you. Help us to do what is good, right and true in your sight, – and to seek you always with undivided hearts. Forgive our sins against the unity of your family, – make us one in heart and spirit. Amen. 

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us!

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer – Thursday, April 2

 

Good morning JCA family. This is Senior, Bella Ray, and today is Thursday, April 2nd, 2020.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Loving God, Your desire is for our wholeness and well being.

We hold in tenderness and prayer the collective suffering of our world at this time.

We grieve precious lives lost and vulnerable lives threatened.

We ache for ourselves and our neighbors, standing before an uncertain future.

We pray: may love, not fear, go viral. Inspire our leaders to discern and choose wisely, aligned with the common good.

Help us to practice social distancing and reveal to us new and creative ways to come together in spirit and in solidarity.

Call us to profound trust in your faithful presence, You, the God who does not abandon.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer – Wednesday, April 1 

Courtesy of JCA senior Claire Dow.

 


Daily Prayer – Tuesday, March 31 

Courtesy of JCA senior Mia Bertino.

 

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.

Dear Lord, 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our world, we continue to pray.

We invite you into our hearts, Lord — hearts that have so much on them right now.

Amidst our fear, disappointment, confusion, uncertainty, grief, anger, frustration and more…

We invite you in, Lord. 

We know you are bigger.

May we be given a peace and understanding of cancellations and social distancing rules.

May we act with humility to not just preserve our own safety and health, but to look beyond ourselves and think of how our actions will affect others.

May we be alert to the ways we may help those around us, and give us the grace to step forward without hesitation to be men and women for and with others, for Your greater glory.

Come to our aid, Lord.

Open our ears to hear your voice in these troubled times, may we listen and be prudent and may we draw ever closer to you.

Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!
FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us!

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


 

Daily Prayer – Monday, March 30

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

My loving Lord,
it’s so hard to love the world sometimes
and to love it the way Jesus did seems impossible.
Help me to be inspired by his love and
guided by his example.
Most of all, I want to accept that I can’t do it alone,
and that trying is an arrogance of self-centeredness.
I need you, dear God, to give me support in this journey.
Show me how to unlock my heart
so that I am less selfish.
Let me be less fearful of the pain and darkness
that will be transformed by you into Easter joy.

Amen.

  • OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…Pray for us!
  • FRANCIS OF ASSISI…Pray for us

IN THE  NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer for Friday, March 27

Good morning JCA family. This is Senior Andrew Sherman and today is Friday, March 27,  2020.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

It seems that I return to you most easily when I need comfort,

O God. Hello… here I am again, knowing that you are waiting for me with love and warming light.

In the shadow of your wings I find respite and relief that feeds my innermost self and renews my soul. Day and night, you are my refuge.

These uncertain days of news conferences and quarantines tempt me to assume the worst for my loved ones, myself and my community.

“Pandemic” is a frightening word, and I can easily feel confused or helpless to respond.

Now I am relying on you to lead and guide me, to put my anxiety in its place.

Help me see it as a human response that keeps me conscious of the seriousness of this moment, but do not let it overwhelm my spirit.

Buoyed by your love, I choose each day to let peace reign in me. Breathing deeply of your calm, I repeat, again and again, “You are here.”

Good and gracious Companion, my family and friends need tranquility and assurance.

Help me to offer them your tenderness.

Those in my community who are suffering need care.

Help me to be generous and to keep contact with the forgotten.

Our world calls for cooperation among national leaders, scientists, health care providers, and all who are instrumental in overcoming this crisis. May my prayers and support be with them all.

I have come back to you, and I will return, knowing that your open arms will never fail.

God of hope, may your love blanket the earth, as you teach us to live more generously today than yesterday. May my anxiety be transformed into love.

Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL… Pray for us!
FRANCIS OF ASSISI… Pray for us!

 IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.


Daily Prayer for Thursday, March 26

Good morning JCA family. This is senior Madison Mikuska and today is Thursday March 26th, 2020.

LET US BEGIN OUR MORNING PRAYER. IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.

Jesus, you have known us from the beginning of time, you have known us in the depths of our dreams and in the darkness of our shame, you know us as your beloved. Help us to own that core identity more and more in this season of repentance and mercy. Give us the rock-solid assurance of your unwavering faith in us as we seek the same in you. Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…pray for us!
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI…pray for us!


Daily Prayer for Wednesday, March 25

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May we who are merely inconvenienced

remember those whose lives are at stake.

May we who have no risk factors

remember those most vulnerable.

May we who have the luxury of working from home

remember those who must choose

between preserving their health or making their rent.

May we who have the flexibility to care for our children

when their schools close

remember those who have no options.

May we who have to cancel our trips

remember those that have no place to go.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home

remember those who have no home.

During this time

when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,

let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God

to our neighbors.

Amen.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel…Pray for Us!

St. Francis of Assisi…Pray for Us!


Daily Prayer for Tuesday, March 24

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Our Lenten journey evolves in ways that we never expected. With so much unknown, let us take a moment to come together and believe in the power of prayer. There is strength and solidarity in prayer that even though we cannot be together physically, we are supporting one another spiritually. Let us join together in our own way and tradition to pray. 

We pray for our world, especially those that are ill.

We pray for those that care for the sick.

We pray for our students and the JCA community.

We pray for our families, our friends, alumni and benefactors.

We pray for our school leadership.

We pray for our faculty and staff.

We pray for one another.

Gracious and loving God, we ask that you lift up these prayers and the prayers that we hold in our hearts. Calm our fears and anxiety and be with us through this trying time. Help us to understand the changes in our lives, to accept the things that we cannot control, and to be patient and loving to one another.

All this we ask through Christ, our Lord.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel … Pray for us

St. Francis of Assisi … Pray for us.


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