Prayer in the
Classroom prayers Liturgical Year B, Cycle II
for Secondary School students
Week 21 (week commencing 18/06/2012)
Thursday 21 June, 2012
St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious:memorial
First Reading: Sirach 48: 1-14
Psalm: 96 (97): 1-7
Gospel: Mt 6: 7-15
Liturgical colour: White
Leader: Today is the memorial for St Aloysius, a religious of the Society of Jesus –
the Jesuits. Aloysius was a young Italian, who left a wealthy and noble
family to join the Jesuits and become a priest. He was a seminarian living a
life of service and study when he died, having become infected by the
plague while working in a Rome hospital.
His holiness was recognized and he was beatified quite quickly after his
Lord thank you for your saints, who inspire us with their lives. St Aloysius
pray for us.
Response: St Aloysius pray for us.
Leader: The gospel gives us the Lord’s Prayer, the universal prayer used by Christians
Reader: A reading from the gospel of Matthew 6: 7-15
Response: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Leader: We shall now pray the Our Father, very slowly, pausing at the end of each
phrase. Reflect on the meaning of what you are saying. Imagine you are
hearing it for the first time.
All: Our Father…
Song: ‘Here I am Lord’ D. Schutte, As One Voice.
Prayer in the
Prayer Suggestions — Week 21 Liturgical Year B, Cycle II
(week commencing 18/06/2012)
Monday 18 June Tuesday 19 June
Ordinary Time week 11 Ordinary Time week 11
1 Reading: 1 Kg 21: 1-16 1st Reading: 1 Kg 21: 17-29
Psalm: 5: 2-3, 5-7 Psalm: 50 (51):3-6, 11, 16
Gospel: Mt 5: 38-42 Gospel: Mt 5: 43-48
Read the gospel and reflect on these famous
Love for enemies is a challenge!
sayings of Jesus.
How might you prepare to be more tolerant
We still say ‘turn the other cheek’, and ‘go the
extra mile’. What does that mean for you?
Lord grant me a spirit of generosity and a
Pray for a forgiving heart.
desire to work for peace.
Wednesday 20 June Friday 21 June Mass of the Saints
Ordinary Time week 10 Sts John Fisher, bishop,& Thomas More, martyr
1st Reading: 2 Kg 2:1, 6-14 1st Reading: 2 Kg 11: 1-4, 9-18,20
Psalm: 30 (31):20. 21, 24 Psalm: 131 (132):11-14, 17-18
Gospel: Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18 Gospel: Mt 6: 19-23
The two saints we remember today lived
The gospel challenges us to be modest and
exemplary lives and died for their faith.
not show off.
What do you know about John Fisher and
Think of an example.
Thomas More? (they lived during the reign of
Hail Mary… Make an Act of Faith.