This year, we celebrate the second of five pastoral themes, “Beloved Children of God", which calls us to delight in the understanding that each and every person is cherished, valued and loved unconditionally by God. We are amazed by the love and mercy that God freely offers all of us, without exception. As a Catholic education community, we celebrate the inherent dignity of each person who is created in the image and likeness of God.
Loving God, you see us and love us as we are, beautifully and wonderfully made.
Help us to see ourselves and others with your same loving eyes.
Help us to fully understand that you are always with us, even when we feel alone.
Help us to accept your unconditional love, even on the days when we feel unloved.
Help us to joyously and freely live like we're loved.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, may we be a community that lifts each other up and instils hope
with our words and actions so we may share God's unconditional love with everyone we meet.
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
+ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.