Friday 14th September marks two hundred years since the day Philippine Duchesne and her companions opened their first school on American soil. Saturday 15th has been designated Global Service Day, when Sacred Heart schools in particular will give a day of service in their local community.
What service, large or small, can you offer that day?
Why not join us in praying the Global Service Day Opening Prayer?
Creator God, source of all wisdom,
the life of Philippine Duchesne
speaks to us of Your fidelity and love.
Her courage, tenacity and total trust in You
empowered her as she reached out to new frontiers.
Bless your Sacred Heart family in every land.
In the silence
draw us ever more fully into Your presence.
In our relationships
may we discover the wounded and tender Heart of Christ,
with the promise of hope to sustain us.
In the journeying of each new day
teach us to raise one voice together
in praise of You.
Through our works of service today
may we walk in the footsteps of Philippine
with generous hearts on fire for mission,
celebrating Your light for our world.