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Religious Education Office

Part of the RCCDSB NETWORK

Monthly-Seasonal Prayer

 The prayers below are freely available for non-profit evangelization purposes. Please use and adapt them as you see fit.

New:  Why do we Pray in our Catholic Schools and Classrooms?

RCCDSB Board Prayer

Bereavement Book Collection
(We have 3 bins of bereavement books available to school communities upon request)

September

New:  Prayers for First Week of School based on Catholic Education Week 2016 Theme, Opening Doors of Mercy
(Prayers authored by OCSTA, adapted for use in Renfrew County Catholic Schools)
New:  Integrating the Catholic Faith Through Critical Analysis of the Arts, Media and Technology
(Prayer for Catholic Educators to begin school year, focusing on integrating Catholic faith through a critical analysis of the arts, media & technology)
A New Year of Leading and Serving
(Prayer service for leaders in Catholic schools at the beginning of a new calendar year – easily adapted for new school year)
Prayer Service to Invoke the Holy Spirit at the Beginning of a School Year
New Employee Orientation Opening Prayer
(Easily adapted as staff prayer to begin new school year)
Intentions for Opening School Mass
Staff Prayer to Invoke the Holy Spirit
(For the Start of a New School Year)
Prayer Service for Peace
(Can be used as commemoration of September 11th or Remembrance Day)
Back to School Prayers from blog of  Fr. Austin Fleming (Archd. of Boston):
• A Student’s Prayer
• A Parent’s Prayer for Students
• A Teacher’s Prayer
• A Parent’s Prayer When a Daughter Leaves Home
• A Parent’s Prayer When a Son Leaves Home
Additional Staff Prayers on Prayers-By-Theme Page, see Teacher Orientation, Inservice and Leadership Prayers
Divine Mercy Prayer and Classroom Resources:
EWTN Introduction and Resources
Divine Mercy Chaplet Instructions
Divne Mercy Colouring Pages and Word Search for Kids

October

Rosary
Living Rosary Outline with Joyful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Sorrowful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Glorious Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Mysteries of Light 
Mysteries of the Rosary for Youth
(By Deacon Doug McManaman)
Teaching the Rosary to High School Students
(From Engagingfaith.blogspot.com Practical advice for teaching the Rosary, with helpful links resources related to Mary)
Prayers to Our Lady
Prayer to Our Lady Before a Staff Meeting
Prayer to Mary, Mother of Hope
(From prayer in Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation, Jesus Christ Alive in His Church, the Source of Hope for Europe [Ecclesia in Europa], 2003)
Marian Prayers
(Classic, papal, litany, novena and other Marian prayers from University of Dayton Mary Prayer Page)
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Day Prayer Service
Thanksgiving Blessing
(for inclusion in prayer service) by Teresa Cosentino, PVNCDSB)
Catholic Catechist Thanksgiving prayers and resources
Thanksgiving ideas from Catholicmom.com
Ste. Marguerite d’Youville (Memorial October 16)
New:  Feast of Ste. Marguerite d’Youville Morning Announcement
New:  Ste. Marguerite: Model for Leaders in Catholic Education
(Prayer service written for board leadership meeting on feast of Ste. Marguerite, easily adapted for use at other times.  Although written for leaders in Catholic education, it may be adaptable for staff use.  Sections can be removed and used as part of school morning announcements to commemorate Memorial of Ste. Marguerite)
Kateri Tekakwitha (Canonization October 21, 2012)
See Kateri Tekakwitha Resource Page for prayers, classroom activities, stories etc.,

November

General
Special Events for November 
(From Catholicblogger1.blogspot.com)
All Saints and All Souls
 Prayer Service for All Souls and All Saints
(Suitable for elementary and secondary use)
Resources and Articles from Catholicmom.com
Saints Colouring Pages and Resources
(Catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com – Always an excellent place for resources)
Printable Saints Colouring Pages
(From Catholicplayground.com)
More Printable Saints Colouring Pages
(Listed in alphabetical order at coloringsaints.org)
St. John XXIII Colouring Page
St. John Paul II Colouring Pages
(Printablecolouringpages.co.uk)
SPQN Resources on Saints
(Great links to information on saints of all kinds)

Catholic Catechist.org Prayers and Activities
Questions and Answers on Saints and Sainthood from St. Anthony Messenger Press
Saints Come Alive!
(By Judith Costello, Catechist Magazine. Suggestions to “help make the saints come alive for your students as you prepare to celebrate the solemnity of All Saints.”)
Video Resources
All Saints Day | Columbia Catholic Ministry #9
(Father Daniel O’Reilly explains the meaning of All Saints Day, when we celebrate the souls in heaven whose name is known only to God. Suitable for senior elementary, secondary, staff)
Fr. Robert Barron on All Saints Day
(Suitable for senior secondary and staff)
All Saints’ Day (Featuring “Your Heart” by Chris Tomlin)
(Music slide show of saints through history. Might be useful for Jr, Int, Sr viewing or as part of prayer service, with some introduction on its meaning)
All Saints Day (featuring “Lifesong” by Casting Crowns)
(Music slide show of saints through history. Might be useful for Jr, Int, Sr viewing or as part of prayer service, with some introduction on its meaning)
How Does the Catholic Church Declare Official Saints?
(Video by Busted Halo showing the steps to canonization. Useful for Jr, In, Sr viewing – primary may not understand)
Remembrance Day
Prayer Service For Remembrance Day  (best suited to secondary school and adults)
Remembrance Day Prayer Service (best suited to secondary school and adults)
Remembrance Day Prayer (Short prayer that can be used with announcements or as part of prayer service)
Prayer Service for Peace (Can be used as commemoration of September 11th or Remembrance Day)
Reflection on Peace
Veterans’ Affairs Canada Teachers’ Resources Page 

Planning Template for School Remembrance Day Service
(Template from EOCCC resource, Curriculum Support for Catholic Schools)

Bullying Awareness Week (Nov 16th-23rd)
RCCDSB Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Page
RCCDSB Bullying Awareness Week 2015 Resource
(Resources, Daily Announcements, Reflection Activities, Prayer and Music) 
Who I Am Bullying Awareness Week 2014 Song music
(Song MP3s at top of this page)
Restorative Justice Week 2015:  “Inspiring Innovation”  (Nov 16th-23rd)
Correctional Services Canada Restorative Justice Web Portal
Church Council on Justice and Corrections Services Resources
(See Prayers and Theological Reflections for a helpful prayer service – dated 2010 but still current)

Advent-Christmas
(for Year of Mercy resources click here)

RCCDSB Resources
Prayers from Revised Translation of the Order of Mass
(Printable 2-sided flyer, easy reference sheet for students & staff)
- Handouts
Advent Wreath Handout
(One page handout explaining the Advent wreath, the meaning of its symbols and colours)
Wish List for Christmas and Easter
(Classroom exercise for students of all ages by John Artymko, St. John Bosco Catholic School, Barry’s Bay)
- School Prayer Services
NEW:  
Advent Prayer Service:  Opening Doors of Mercy
(Adapted from Catholic Education Week 2016 Advance Kit)

Advent Prayer Service: Listening in the Light of Christ
(Adapted from Catholic Education Week 2012 Advance Kit)
Advent Prayer Service
(Prayer Service For Schools)
Week 3 Advent Celebration:  Joy
(Prayer service for schools to celebrate the thrid week of Advent)
Prayer to Open a Christmas Concert
(Short prayer that can be led by a student before start of concert)
- Staff Prayer Services & Reflections
Expectant Waiting in Joyful Hope (Advent Prayer Service for Staff )
Adult Advent Prayer Service
History, Mystery & Majesty Advent Staff Reflection Guide
Music
CBW III Advent Hymns
Advent Antiphon (As He Comes)  – CBWIII #301
Awake, Awake, Fling off the Night – CBWIII #304
Come, O Long Expected Jesus – CBWIII #306
Version set to Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
Another version (different tune)
Every Valley Shall Be Exalted – CBWIII # 308
Listen, My People – CBWIII #309
O Come, Divine Messiah – CBWIII #310
Venez, Divin Messie – CBWIII #322
O Come, O Come Emmanuel – CBWIII #312
The Advent of Our God – CBWIII #315
-On Jordan’s Bank the Baptist’s Cry CBWIII #351)
Glory & Praise
People, Look East – G&P 300
Melody bell setting
Organ setting
Save Us, O Lord – G&P 301
Others
Advent Candle Song by Mary Lu Walker (for lighting Advent wreath candles during prayer services)
Joy, Joy, Joy by Carey Landry for Week 3 Advent prayer services
Come, Lord Jesus (popular children’s song)
Advent Counterpoint
(Printable sheet music for a simple three-part Advent counterpoint for class/assembly/prayer service/Christmas concert.  Hint:  try teaching the three parts to three distinct groups.  Have the first group run through once; as they begin the second time, have the second voices come in and sing it through; on the third time through, bring the third group  in, and have all three groups sing the piece together 5 or 6 times. You just need a good leader to keep all 3 groups on track.)
Lyrics to Favourite Advent Hymns
(From Domestic-church.com)
Christmas Carols, Lyrics and Music
Freesheetmusic.net Links to Lyrics, Chords, Sheet Music for Many Christmas Carols
Christmascarolmusic.org Free Sheet Music
Bluebonkers.com Lyric Sheets for Christmas Carols and Songs
Video
Busted Halo Advent Videos
(May be suitable for showing as part of a classroom or school Advent introduction)
Downloadable Classroom Activity & School Prayer Resources
New:  Advent Classroom Resources from Katie Bogner’s Look To Him And Be Radiant Blog
(Excellent downloadable resources, primarily for the elementary classroom)
Nativity Coloring Pages
(From Clipartwizard.com.  Lots of downloadable colouring pages related to Nativity theme)
Advent Resources for Your Family
(By Lisa Hendey, Catholic.net)
Christmas Around the World
(Lesson planning article from education-world.com on how Christmas is celebrated in countries throughout the world.  Lots of links to interesting information for young people.)
Advent:  Dates, Traditions & History
(By Holly Hartman)
Advent Wreath Craft | Christmas
(Bible Preschool Lesson Plan, Printable Activities)
Advent Resources from domestic-church.com
(Excellent collection of downloadable classroom and family resources for Advent)
CatholicMom.com Advent Resources
(Lots of helpful resources and links)
4CatholicEducators.com Advent Links
(Formerly catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.ca, links to online resources for Catholic school teachers)
Our Sunday Visitor Advent Resources & Articles
(For parish, school and family use)
St. Anthony Messenger Press Resources and Information
DLTK’s Online Christmas Activities & Resources
(Printable colouring pages, craft ideas and classroom resources)
Advent-Christmas-Epiphany Clip Art
CCCB Resources
ADVENT: JOY and HOPE We look forward to the coming of Jesus
(CCCB National Liturgy Office)
The Celebration of Christmas Masses
(History and guidelines for Christmas Mass Liturgy. CCCB National Liturgy Office)
U.S. Bishops
Blessing of Advent Wreath
(From Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers, USCCB)
Various Advent Blessings
(USCCB blessings on EWTN website)
Resources and Interactive Advent & Christmas Calendars
Christmas Music
Catholic.net Christmas Songs Collection
(Podcast Christmas songs to sing along with class or family)
French Language Resources:  Avent / Noël – 2015
(Ressources excellentes de l’Office provincial de l’éducation de la foi catholique de l’Ontario [OPÉCO])
Trousses d’animation pour l’élémentaire et le secondaire  

 January

January – Serving in the Love of Christ:  Serving With Humility
(Adapted from Catholic Education Week Advance Kit.  Suitable for school assembly or classroom prayer; for opening school council, staff, trustee, parent meeting or as adult faith reflection)
A New Year of Leading and Serving
(Prayer service for leaders in Catholic schools at the beginning of a new calendar year)
Brother André Resources (Feast Jan 6, 2014)
Classroom Reflection and Prayer With Brother André’s Life Story

St. Andre Bessette Colouring Page
(By artist, Mary MacArthur)
Link to St. Joseph’s Oratory 
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016 (Sun Jan 17-Sun Jan 24)
 New: 
Daily School Announcements for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
(RCCDSB-Adapted, based on weekly and daily themes)
Canadian Ecumenical Resources
(Canadian Council of Churches)
International Resources
(Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
 

February (Lent resources below March section)

Catholic Education Week 2015: February – Welcoming Others to the Table. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
(RCCDSB-adapted from CEW 2015 Advance Kit.  Suitable for morning announcement, staff or parent council use)
Catholic Education Week 2014:  February -  Serving in the Love of Christ – Serve With Compassion. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
St. Valentinus and Valentine’s Day Activities
February 14th is the feast day of Saints Cyril and Methodius.  It is also affectionately known to children as Valentine’s Day.  Most children that day will be passing valentines to one another.  Younger ones may be making valentines-related crafts to bring home for their parents.   Here are some links on the martyr St. Valentinus, which may help staff relate Valentine’s day activities to our Catholic history and faith.  There are also some links to Valentine’s day-related colouring and crafts activities for children.
Valentine’s Gift Heart
Valentine’s Gift Heart (Larger Version)
(Printable craft activity with a cutout valentine with a line for recipient’s name, and caption that says “Receive the ________ of Christ.”  The giver can fill in with a word like “love” or “peace” or “joy.”  Shared by RCCDSB teachers Dana Cotnam and Mandy Cotnam)
Catholic.org’s Catholic Online Saints and Angels
Catholic Forum:  Valentine of Rome
Danielle’s Place Valentines Day Crafts for Kids
Valentine’s Day Printables
More Printable Activities

March

Catholic Education Week 2015: March – Recognizing Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
(RCCDSB-adapted from CEW 2015 Advance Kit.  Suitable for morning announcement, staff or parent council use)
Catholic Education Week 2014 March – Serve With Justice. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
Catholic Education Week 2013:  March - Faith that is Witnessed. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
Catholic Education Week 2012 -March-  Loving in the Light of Christ. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer 
Catholic Education Week 2011- March - The Spirit of Justice. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
St. Patrick
The Real St. Patrick
(Story of St. Patrick’s life and significance by Julie Zimmerman, Americancatholic.org)
Life of St. Patrick from Catholic Saints Online
St. Patrick Videos
St. Patrick. The Irish Legend
(Feature length movie. Suitable for senior elementary and secondary. Opening scene has scary moments – preview recommended. 1:32:21)
St. Patrick. The Patron Saint of Ireland
(Short video by Rome Reports on life and legacy of St. Patrick. 1:16)
History of St. Patrick. A Short Story
(Briefly tells story of St. Patrick’s life in narrated picture and graphic form in lighthearted, but respectful manner. 3:15)

 Lent

RCCDSB Resources
Prayer Services

Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
Lent:  A Time for Justice
(Suitable for secondary level students, staff prayer)
Adult Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
(Suitable for Secondary level and staff  prayer)
Preparing for Lent Prayer Service
(Suitable for adult, staff use)
Stations of the Cross for Young Followers of Jesus
(Primarily Elementary Use)
Mass Intentions
New: 
Prayer of the Faithful for Lenten Mass
(Updated from Ash Wednesday Prayer Service; please adapt for Year of Mercy)
Support Resources 
Stations of the Cross Art & Prayer Booklet
(Printable personalized booklet with windows for students to draw stations. Suitable as a prayer service and as Lenten Visual Art activity)
My Lenten Calendar
Downloadable Ash Wednesday to Easter calendar for helping students understand the meaning of Lent. Each day, students are invited to colour a square and record for their personal Lenten observances…
-to be helpful (something helpful)
-to be kind (something kind)
-as a sacrifice (something left behind)
Can be modified to suit class needs.
Lent:  A Season of Grace
(Reflection on Lent, Primarily for Adults/Staff, suitable for use with secondary and senior elementary)
The Chrism Mass, its Symbols and Their Meaning
(A resource for teachers; suitable for use with senior elementary, secondary and staff)
Online Resources and Activities
Adult Faith and Secondary School  Resources:
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2016
(Theme:  “I desire mercy, and not sacrifice” (Mt 9:13). The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee)
Lenten Resources from St. Anthony Messenger Press
Catholic-Pages.com Lenten Resource Directory
(A dated, but helpful directory of links to resources for teachers and information on Lenten prayer, customs and their history. Includes writings by Noted Catholic authors, and audio files for online listening)
Stations of the Cross in MP3
(Pope John Paul II’s reflections on the Stations.  Very clear, not too long, and well-done.  Can be burned to a CD and played for a school/classroom)
Classroom Resources
Look to Him and be Radiant Blog Resources, Activities, Video Links
(Excellent resources for school and classroom)
Lenten Activites for Children from Catholic Mom.com
(Great resources for teachers and parents!)
Lent for Little Ones
(4 weekly activities for young children during Lent from domestic-church.com)
My Lenten Calendar
Downloadable Ash Wednesday to Easter calendar for helping students understand the meaning of Lent. Each day, students are invited to colour a square and record for their personal Lenten observances…
-to be helpful (something helpful)
-to be kind (something kind)
-as a sacrifice (something left behind)
Can be modified to suit class needs.
Links to Lent Resources and Activities
(From Michel Coté’s Catholicfaitheducation.blogspot.com site – great selection, lots for teachers and parents to browse) CARFLEO Way of the Cross Links
NCEA Lenten Infographics
(Linked from CARFLEO.com blog)  
Social Justice Lenten Resources

Holy Childhood Association
See Thailand mission video, The Quality of Mercy
Catholic Missions in Canada
(Formerly, the Catholic Church Extension Society)
Chalice.ca
Development and Peace Share Lent 2016 Campaign
(Theme:  Create a Climate of Change)
Canadian Foodgrains Bank Lenten Worship Resources
(Ecumenical resources emphasizing biblical justice for the poor and hungry, through prayer and suggested action)
Videos
You Don’t Know Jack… About Lent (Busted Halo)
(Good video for covering the basics of Lent and Ash Wednesday with secondary students. 4:31)
What are the Practices of Lent?
(Fr. Robert Barron explains Lenten practices. Best suited to secondary students and adults. 6:14)
Father Barron on Lent
(Shorter version of the above video from his Word on Fire series. 4:10)
Scott Hahn: 40 Days
(Scott Hahn talks about the image of 40 days in the Bible, beginning with 40 days of rain in Noah story, culminating with Jesus’ 40 days in the desert, and the meaning of Lent for us. 8:12.  Best suited for secondary/adult viewing.)

April

April School Newsletter for Catholic Education Week (RCCDSB Adapted)
Catholic Education Week 2016 April – Mercy That Rejoices.  Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
(RCCDSB-adapted from CEW 2016 Advance Kit.  Suitable for student or staff/parent council/Trustee use)
Catholic Education Week 2015: April – Proclaiming the Good News. Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
(RCCDSB-adapted from CEW 2015 Advance Kit)
Catholic Education Week 2013: April - Faith that is Celebrated.  Advance Kit Monthly Prayer
Catholic Education Week 2012: April - Leading in the Light of Christ.  Advance Kit Monthly Prayer

Holy Week & Easter Triduum

RCCDSB Resources
Holy Week School Mass Introduction and Prayer Intentions
(Suitable for elementary or secondary school use)
Stations of the Cross for Young Followers of Jesus
(Primarily Elementary Use)
Stations of the Cross Art & Prayer Booklet
(Printable personalized booklet with windows for students to draw stations. Suitable as a prayer service and as Lenten Visual Art activity)
Holy Thursday Prayer Service
(Suitable for elementary or secondary school use)
The Chrism Mass, its Symbols and Their Meaning
(A resource for teachers; suitable for use with senior elementary, secondary and staff)
Wish List for Christmas and Easter
(Classroom exercise for students of all ages by Mr. John Artymko, teacher at St. John Bosco Catholic School, Barry’s Bay)

Online Resources
Our Holiest Week: A Practical Guide to the Liturgies of Holy Week
(Helpful resource for teachers, senior elementary and secondary students by Fr. Tom Richstatter, St. Anthony Messenger Pres)
Paper Plate Easter Basket
(Classroom art activity by Colleen and Darcy Hammond, Domestic Church.com)
Holy Week Activities, Projects, Devotions for Children
(CatholicMom.com)
Holy Week & Easter Clipart
(from Hermanoleon.org)
Images of Shroud of Turin
Resources to Prepare for Holy Week and Celebrate the Sacraments
(US Catholic Bishops)
Multimedia Stations of the Cross – Loyola Press
(Slide show of the stations of the cross with an image and prayers for each station. Suitable for school use)

Easter

New:  Octave of Easter Prayer Service for Catholic Educators
(Prayer service for administrative leaders, easily adapted for other staff or school-wide use)
New:  Easter Resources for Children’s Ministry
(Classroom-ready crafts, colouring pages, activities downloadable from ministry-to-children.com)
New: Easter Colouring Pages
(From Clipartwizard.com)
Easter:  The Church’s Season of New Life
(Faith First.com)
Easter to Pentecost
(Seasonal feature from St. Anthony Messenger Press with articles, sound bites and video)
Paper Plate Easter Basket
(Classroom art activity by Colleen and Darcy Hammond, Domestic Church.com)
Holy Week & Easter Clipart
(from Hermanoleon.org)
Images of Shroud of Turin
Easter Story Images on Printable Flash Cards

Feast of Divine Mercy (1st Sunday After Easter)
EWTN Introduction and Resources
Divine Mercy Chaplet Instructions
Divne Mercy Colouring Pages and Word Search for Kids

St. Kateri Tekakwitha:  April 17th

Resources to help schools celebrate the feast day of St. Kateri can be found at our Kateri Tekakwitha Page.

Earth Day

Earth Day Prayer from Appleseeds.org
(Suitable as part of classroom/school prayer service. Just add:  “We make this prayer to You through Christ, our Lord. Amen”)
Catholic Character Theme:  Stewardship
(Scripture quotes, and many links to online resources from Catholic character development resource, Our Language, Our Story)
St. Francis and the Birth of Earth Day
(Provides a short history of Earth Day, uses St. Francis’ Peace Prayer)
Stewardship Prayer Service
(RCCDSB Prayer Service)

Catholic Education Week 2016 Sun May 1 – Fri May 6, 2016
Catholic Education: Opening Doors of Mercy
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” (Luke 24:32)

Daily Sub-themes:
Five sub-themes for Catholic Education: Exploring Paths of Joy
Monday:   Mercy that Welcomes
Tuesday:   Mercy that Loves
Wednesday:   Mercy that Forgives
Thursday:  Mercy that Lives the Gospel
Friday:  Mercy that Rejoices

Music

2016 Theme Song With Lyrics (karaoke version)
Cover Page
Lyrics

Music Sheets 

Guitar Chords

In My Father’s House (Audio-English) 

In My Father’s House (Audio-Bilingual)

In My Father’s House (Audio-Instrumental) 

Community Resources and Sample Templates
Sample Church Presentation (RCCDSB-Adapted)
April School Newsletter for Catholic Education Week (RCCDSB Adapted)

Secondary Schools Package (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Complete Secondary Package (RCCSDB Adapted)
Elementary Schools Package
Introductory Section (RCCDSB-Adapted)
(Cover Page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Book List, Eucharistic Celebration, Prayer Service)
Complete Elementary Lessons, Days 1-5
CEW 2015 Mental Health Activities (RCCDSB)
(Written by Rebecca Paulsen, RCCDSB Mental Health & Wellness Lead)
Day 1
Prayer Service (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Lesson Plans
 Day 2
Prayer Service (RCCDSB-Adapted) 
Lesson Plans
Day 3
Prayer Service (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Lesson Plans
Day 4
Prayer Service (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Lesson Plans
Day 5
Prayer Service (RCCDSB-Adapted)
Lesson Plans
Additional Resources
Faith Play Day
WELCOME in Many Languages
God’s Love Grows and Grows
Letter from Jesus
Pinwheel Directions
Living Rosary
Quotes of Saints and Scripture 

See also RCCDSB Living Rosary Outlines
Living Rosary Outline with Joyful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Sorrowful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Glorious Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Mysteries of Light 

May

Living Rosary
Living Rosary Outline with Joyful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Sorrowful Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Glorious Mysteries
Living Rosary Outline with Mysteries of Light 
Mysteries of the Rosary for Youth
(By Deacon Doug McManaman)
Teaching the Rosary to High School Students
(From Engagingfaith.blogspot.com Practical advice for teaching the Rosary, with helpful links, resources related to Mary)
Prayers to Our Lady
Prayer to Our Lady Before a Staff Meeting
Prayer to Mary, Mother of Hope
(Adapted from longer prayer in Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on Jesus Christ Alive in His Church, the Source of Hope for Europe (Ecclesia in Europa), 2003)

Teaching the Rosary to High School Students
(From Engagingfaith.blogspot.com.  Practical advice for teaching the Rosary, with helpful links resources related to Mary)
New:   Thanksgiving for the Gift of Mothers. Prayer Service for the Month of May
(Most suitable for senior elementary, secondary and adults)
Marian Prayers
(Good online collection of classical, papal, litany, novena and other Marian prayers from the University of Dayton’s Mary Prayer Page)
Downloadable Children’s Colouring Pages
Stained Glass Window of Mary
(From saintanneshelper.com)
Mary Says “Yes” to God
(From Jclubcatholic.org Pauline resource website)
Lots of printable Mary images/prayers to colour
(From catholicicing.com)

 

June

Graduation Prayer Service
Some Graduation Thoughts
(Ideas that might help preparing address to graduating students)
Looking Back and Looking Ahead: The Value of Friendship
(End-of-year student reflection sheet and prayer exercise on the subject of friendship)
End of Year Staff Prayer
A Year of Growth and Blessings
(Prayer to begin inservice for new teachers at end of year. Easily adapted for school staff)
End of Year Prayer Services from York Catholic Gifts of Love Prayer Collection:
Angels Among Us  A Prayer Service in Honour of our Volunteers
Nurturing Our Inner Gardens A Liturgy to Celebrate the End of the School Year
We Are Gifts A Teachers’ Year End Liturgy
Other Useful Prayer Services:
Rejoicing in Hope
(Prayer to celebrate gifts of Joy and Hope in Catholic Schools, suitable as end-of-year prayer)