Catholic Education Week 2016 

Celebrate the gift of Catholic faith-based education May 1 – 7. Under the theme Opening Doors of Mercy, over 38,000 students in Saskatchewan—17,000 with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools—will reflect on God’s mercy and how we can all answer the call to be merciful through service to others.

Join us in prayer in thanksgiving during the week, especially on World Catholic Education Day, May 5 (Ascension Thursday).

Read a letter from the bishops of Saskatchewan

Monday: Mercy that Welcomes
Scripture reflection: Jesus and the woman at the well (John 4)

Prayer:
Merciful Jesus, as we go through our day, let us be sure to welcome one another. Let us make an effort to greet each other by name and welcome them with a smile, especially the ones who need it most. We make this prayer in your name. Amen.

Tuesday: Mercy that Loves
Scripture reflection: Jesus gives a new commandment—love one another (John 13)

Prayer:
Merciful Jesus, as we go through our day, let us be sure to love one another. Let us make an effort to kind and loving to everyone in both our words and our actions. We make this prayer in your name. Amen.

Wednesday: Mercy that Forgives
Scripture reflection: The Prodigal Son (Luke 15)

Prayer:
Merciful Jesus, as we go through our day, let us think of and pray for someone we have a hard time to forgive, asking Jesus to bless them. Help us show them the kindness you show us. We make this prayer in your name. Amen.

Thursday: Mercy that Grows
Scripture reflection: Jesus dines with Zacchaeus (Luke 19)

Prayer:
Merciful Jesus, source of all life, bless each of us as we say yes to your invitation to open wide the doors to the mercy of Jesus. Make the doors of our hearts, our homes and communities big enough to welcome, love, forgive, and grow in your mercy.
We make our prayer in your name. Amen.

Friday: Mercy that Rejoices
Scripture reflection: You did it for me (Matthew 25)

Prayer:
Merciful Jesus, as we go through our day, and as we continue onward in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, let each of us make a special effort to bring mercy to others with joyful hearts. We make our prayer in your name. Amen.