Sunday, September 4, 2016- Fr. Gabriel and the congregation of St. Mary's held a small prayer service for all of our children and young adults as they begin their studies for the upcoming school year. After the blessing, all of the students were anointed with Holy Oil which streams from the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.
May Christ our Lord, the Giver of light and wisdom, who opened the eyes of the blind man and transformed the fisherman into wise heralds, teacher of the Gospel through the coming of the Holy Spirit, shine also in the minds of our students the light of the Grace of the Holy Spirit. Grant discernment, understanding, and wisdom in learning. Enable them to complete their assignments and to abound in every good work. For unto Thee is due all glory, honor, and worship, to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen!