Prayer for the Year of Renewal for Catholic Education

Heavenly Father, we pray for your guidance in the renewal of Catholic Education in Brooklyn and Queens.  Focus our mission in helping children to grow in the love and understanding of Jesus. As Your Son welcomed the children, may we work to welcome all children in Your name.

Help us to remember the roots of Catholic Education and embrace the poor, the underserved, and the immigrant; so that we may be a community that provides for all in need.  Open our hearts to the call of sharing the faith.  Provide us strength to work as St. Joseph did: tirelessly and selflessly providing for others.

May we embrace the challenges ahead; knowing that our work is guiding a new generation of the faithful in Your Name.

Amen. 
St. Joseph, pray for us!