Catholic Schools Week Prayer

Catholic Schools Week PrayerYou are welcome to use this Catholic Schools Week prayer in any school promotional materials, prayer services, school newsletters, emails, or webpages. Please cite the prayer with a link back to this website:

Almighty Father,

You sent forth your Son as a beacon of hope for all people.
As Teacher, he has given us the prime example of the importance of education.
As disciples, we look to him for inspiration and strength.

Thank you for the many sisters, brothers, priests, and laypeople who have dedicated their lives in service to our Catholic schools.
Thank you for the teachers and administrators who sustain our schools today.
Thank you for the parents who have given support and witness to the importance of Catholic education in their daily lives.
Thank you for the students who work hard to further their education.

Bless ___________________ [this school] and the many people who advance our mission.
May our building be a home for those who seek to grow in faith, knowledge, and service of others.
May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers.

Fill our minds with knowledge and wisdom.
May our understanding of the world help us to grow in appreciation for it.

Fill our hearts with gladness.
May we always turn to you in times of need.

Fill our hands with the tools we need to serve others.
May we show them your unceasing love through our actions.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us.

St. John Neumann, pray for us.

St. _____________, pray for us.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.



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  1. Katie Hannan says:

    Hi Jared,
    I just came across your site on pintrest, and I love your ideas. I am a mom of 4, and will be guest at their school for Catholic Schools Week and was wondering if you were going to post any ideas for this year. I believe the theme is Raising the bar. You seem to make it fun and interesting for the kids. The classes I will be visiting are 2nd and 3rd grade.


    • Hi Katie, welcome! Yes, we’ll post ideas for this year soon. Check back again in the next week or so. God bless!

    • Jared, your Catholic Schools Week prayer is beautiful. We just shared it with Catholic school teachers across the country who work with bilingual children. Our favorite line was “May our community always support one another and exhibit hospitality to newcomers.” Amen!

      In gratitude,
      Clare Roach
      Coordinator, English as New Language Program
      University of Notre Dame