The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
Numbers 6: 24-26
Summer is upon us. Our year has been guided by the theme We Are Called…To Be Leaders of Hope and Mercy, and it has been filled with countless examples of staff and students turning towards others and extending the invitation to come and experience the peace and love to be found in building a relationship with Jesus.
I wish you all a blessed summer that now affords you the time to turn your focus a little more closely to your families, your friends, and yourselves, so that you, too, can experience the hope and mercy of Jesus in the many, many gifts of summer.
Have a wonderful, restful break!
Let's put ourselves into the hands of the Lord,
and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts,
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Adapted from A Blessing Before Summer Vacations www.catholicdoors.com