Dear God, you are our beginning and our end, and you are with us in every beginning and ending. The closing of our school continues to be a source of sadness and challenge for us. We pray for your comfort and healing for all who grieve this ending. We pray for our students, that each one will experience a safe and happy summer and a warm welcome into new schools. We pray for our faculty and staff as they seek new positions. We pray for our school’s administrators as they carry out the business tasks involved in closing a school.
Endings precede beginnings. While we haven’t yet discerned the new beginning that will come from the closing of the school, we trust that you, who make all things new, have something wonderful in store for us and for those whom we will serve in the future. And so we pray also for ourselves, that we may listen well for your voice and be infused with the creativity and energy of your Spirit as we engage in our parish discernment process.