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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Daily Reflections
D​uring Distance Learning


Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, 
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’
Joshua 1:9b


Twelfth Week of Ordinary Time


As we conclude our school year with the anticipation of rest and reunions, let us reflect on our journey together -- one that has challenged us to grapple and grow, to find love amidst isolation, courage in the face of fear, and gratitude in the space of grief.  Let us be mindful of our blessings, looking forward with the theme of faith, hope and courage in this week’s daily reflections.



Friday, June 26, 2020​


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” 

     Romans 15.13


Our school year is drawing to a close, and we can see in ourselves so much growth! The last few months have been filled with uncertainty, some anxiety and the willingness of our school communities to come together to support one another. With each passing day, God worked through each person to create moments of hope and promise. Together, let us thank our Creator for the many blessed memories we have shared in our time together.


Taize' Song: In the Lord I'll Be Ever Thankful


Let Us Pray:

Loving God, 

Heavenly Father, Thank you for all your blessings. We especially thank you for family and every opportunity we get to spend and uplift and encourage one another. As summer begins, we pray for a time of peace for our family as well as those around us. We pray that our time is filled with  kind words, patience and support. We pray for continued health and safety. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


We wish you a very Blessed and Safe Summer!


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Thursday, June 25, 2020​


Join us for our final weekly reflection, TCDSB End of the Year Celebration. The broadcast, with special guests, will be live from the NCC YouTube Channel starting at 4 pm.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020


"God's love calls us to move beyond fear. We ask God for the courage to put on faith, hope and love as we go out into the world and become the word in body as well as spirit." 

    Pope Francis


In Corinthians 13.13, Paul tells us about three gifts that God gives us. Faith means total belief and trust in God. It is a gift that God gives by his word, especially by his promises. Hope is something certain. It is the sure knowledge that God will do good things for his people (Hebrews 6:18-19). God is good; he will not disappoint his people. Paul tells us that love is the greatest gift. We receive God’s love and share it with others. Love allows us to constantly care about and help other people. God’s love for us will never end. 


ReflectionInterview With God - www.InterviewWithGodSite.com

 

Let Us Pray:

Gracious God, 

Inspire us in our work of faith, selflessness and humility in our labor of love, and grant us a sense of unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ that sustains us in all the trials and triumphs of life. 


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Tuesday, June 23, 2020


“Get to know people, listen, expand the circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important this is that they lead towards the Good” 

     Pope Francis


Pope Francis tells us to “use three gestures of love for another person: those of the head, the heart, and the hands... we can think about what we feel and do, can feel what we think and do, and can do what we feel and think. Unity within a person."


Let Us Pray:

Dear God, 

We ask for your help in being a light for all those we mee. Give us care and wisdom as we live and work with one another. Help us to look to the needs before our own, and to always be ready to serve those around us by the power of your love within us. Continue to  give us your joy, your grace, and the powerful presence of your peace.

Amen.


4 Prayers for Unity in All Situations


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Monday, June 22, 2020


“Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all of the darkness.” 

     Desmond Tutu


All my hope is centered in Christ. He is our Savior and Redeemer. He truly is the Good Shepherd who gave His life for His sheep. “God be thanked for the matchless gift of His divine Son” - “The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles” 


We continue to face the uncertainty and impact of Covid 19 and acknowledge the disturbing and heartbreaking effects of anti-black racism and ALL forms of racism and discrimination. During these difficult times, it is the commonality of hope that all of us can share. It is this hope that will comfort us, and help lead us out of the darkness.


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Let Us Pray:

Heavenly father, I am your humble servant,

I come before you today in need of hope.

There are times when I feel helpless,

There are times when I feel weak.

I pray for hope.

I need hope for a better future.

I need hope for a better life.

I need hope for love and kindness.

Some say that the sky is at it's

darkest just before the light.

I pray that this is true, for all seems dark.

I need your light, Lord, in every way.

I pray to be filled with your light from

head to toe. To bask in your glory.

To know that all is right in the world,

as you have planned, and as you want

it to be.

Help me to walk in your light, and live

my life in faith and glory.

In your name I pray, Amen.   

A Prayer for Hope


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