When we say ‘THANKS,’ we grow a little; thanks is like food for the heart and soul.
We are thankful for a compliment, for encouragement, for advice with a problem, for good friendships, for fun and laughter. When we are grateful, we know we depend on others – for most of the good things in life and we cannot go it alone.
Think for a moment of something you are truly grateful for; or someone you feel gratitude towards; allow yourself to feel the thanks in your heart and think of your THANKS to God.
Maybe you are grateful for your health, your family, your friends, your faith, your gifts and talents and above all, yourself.
Be grateful this moment for who you are, for the friendships in life and for the faith you have in God.
Thank you for your encouragement and support this year as we work in partnership to educate the students of Sacred Heart in the Catholic Faith.
May the peace, love and joy of Jesus be in your hearts this Christmas.
in Jesus you give us your own friendship.
We thank you for this gift.
Help us to cherish it and nourish it and never demean it for anyone.
Make us true friends in the name and the spirit of Jesus, our Lord.
Lord God, We praise and thank you for the gift of this school year. It has been a time filled with grace and blessings, with challenges and opportunities, joys and sorrows:
The days have passed quickly, O Lord.
The weeks, the months, the seasons and holy days,
The tests, the assemblies and holidays,
All have come forth from your hand.
While we trust that your purposes have always been at work each day,
Sometimes it has seemed difficult to understand and appreciate
Just what you have been up to in our school.
Give us the rest and refreshment we need this summer.
Let our efforts of this past year bear fruit.
Bring all of our plans to a joyful conclusion,
And bless us, according to your will,
With the fulfillment of our summer hopes and dreams.
Watch over us in the weeks of rest ahead,
And guide each day as you have done this past year.
Help us return to school with a new spirit and a new energy.
May we continue to grow
In age, wisdom, knowledge and grace
All the days of our lives.