As student, teacher, catechetical leader, and consultant, the start of the school year represents a time of new beginnings. Possibilities lie on the horizon as we are brought into contact with various people and open ourselves to diverse experiences.
Download a Prayer for New School Year Prayer Card and use it with your children, school faculty, or with your parish catechists. Then take time to write down your own feelings about the school year approaching. What anticipation and/or trepidation do you sense? What hopes do you hold? What might you learn as the year unfolds? Place your writing in a calendar or journal where you will find it when the year ends. It is likely to provide some interesting insights into the expectations you hold now and how they are met as the year unfolds.