Daily Prayer – Wednesday, June 24th

This week we pray for clear minds as we continue to take final exams. We ask God to offer us the grace we need to remain focused and complete each exam with the assurance and confidence that we will do well.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord you are our friend and you are with us today and always.

You have blessed our life with many gifts and talents.

As we prepare to take this exam, we feel nervous so we pray for your peace.

Calm our mind so that we can think clearly. Help us to remember what we have learned so that we can do our best. Lord your loving presence surrounds us.

Help us to trust that you will guide us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Daily Prayer – Tuesday, June 23rd

This week we pray for clear minds as we continue to take final exams. We ask God to offer us the grace we need to remain focused and complete each exam with the assurance and confidence that we will do well.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, we know you are with us and love us.

Give us peace of mind as we prepare to take these final exams.

Help us to focus on our books and notes, keep us from all distractions so that we will make the best use of this time that is available to us.

Give us insight that we might understand what is being asked of us, and help us to remember it as we put pen to paper. Lord be with us now and always.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Daily Prayer – Monday, June 22nd

This week we pray for clear minds as we continue to take final exams. We ask God to offer us the grace we need to remain focused and complete each exam with the assurance and confidence that we will do well.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

God of Wisdom, we thank you for the knowledge gained and the learning experiences of the semester. We come to you this day and ask you to illuminate our mind and heart. Let your Spirit be with us as we prepare to take exams, giving us insight so that we can perform to the best of our ability. Please grant us the strength to handle the pressure during these final days of the semester, the confidence to feel secure in our knowledge, and the ability to keep an appropriate perspective through it all.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Daily Prayer – Friday, June 19th

On Friday, June 19th, the Catholic Church celebrates The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one whereby we see Jesus Christ’s physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity; a beautiful visual indeed; and one we need especially now, as we all deal with the tragic death of George Floyd, and the attention it has drawn to social injustice and inequality. So this week, our prayer theme will be to pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for those intentions we hold in the silence of our hearts.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lord, you deserve all honor and praise, because your love is perfect and your heart sublime. My heart is filled to overflowing with gratitude for the many blessings and graces you have bestowed upon me and those whom I love. Forever undeserving, may I always be attentive and never take for granted the gifts of mercy and love that flow so freely and generously from your Sacred Heart. Heart of Jesus, I adore you. Thank you for hearing and answering my petitions.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Driver Education Update – June 17, 2020

Dear Student,

We realize that you have been anxious to hear from us but we have been waiting for the Governor to direct two agencies that DIRECTLY have jurisdiction over all NYS Driver Education Programs before we could answer your concerns.

Since our program is a SCHOOL-BASED program we must abide by their directives. I personally have contacted the NYS Department of Education seeking permission to at least have the in-classroom aspect of the course continue REMOTELY ON-LINE. Their response was that unless we have already completed 75% of the SPRING course when lessons were halted, we CANNOT. There is no way that any School-based Driver Education Program that starts each semester would qualify. Our SPRING course started the week of February 3 and we had to stop the program after March 14th.

Taking into consideration the winter recess (we had NO driver ed during that week)…..students enrolled in the course received 5 weeks of the 16 weeks of lectures and in-the-car.

At this point in time, we are forced to make some tentative plans, keeping in mind that we still await directives from those 2 agencies….First of all, any student who enrolled in the SPRING Driver Education Program has two options:

OPTION 1: REQUEST and Receive a pro-rated refund of $478 (11 weeks @ $43.4375); NON-CROSS student who enrolled in the Spring Driver Education Program. A CROSS student to request & receive a pro-rated refund of $465 (11 weeks @42.1875).

OPTION 2: Continue the course in the FALL or earlier relative to the directives, restrictions and time-table of the above-mentioned NY State agencies. TO BE DETERMINED

TO ALL those students who registered for the 2020 SUMMER DRIVER EDUCATION COURSE. Two options: Request & Receive a full refund OR enroll in the FALL or earlier relative to the directives, restrictions and time-table of the above-mentioned NY State agencies. TO BE DETERMINED

Please contact us via email at drivered@holycrosshs.org to request Spring 2020 pro-rated refunds or Summer 2020 Summer refunds.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for the time it took for the above-stated response.
Regards,
Mr. Michael S, Genovese
Driver Education Administrator

Daily Prayer – Thursday, June 18th

On Friday, June 19th, the Catholic Church celebrates The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one whereby we see Jesus Christ’s physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity; a beautiful visual indeed; and one we need especially now, as we all deal with the tragic death of George Floyd, and the attention it has drawn to social injustice and inequality. So this week, our prayer theme will be to pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for those intentions we hold in the silence of our hearts.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Sweet Jesus, your heart beats for the brokenhearted, and you know their pain. I ask you for relief and release right now in this time of grief. I cry out to your heart, seeking comfort and consolation. Take this present heartache and unite it to your own for the good of others. (Petition). You are my hope, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, the symbol of your divine love for humanity; hear and answer my hope, hear and answer me.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Daily Prayer – Wednesday, June 17th

On Friday, June 19th, the Catholic Church celebrates The Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one whereby we see Jesus Christ’s physical heart as the representation of his divine love for humanity; a beautiful visual indeed; and one we need especially now, as we all deal with the tragic death of George Floyd, and the attention it has drawn to social injustice and inequality. So this week, our prayer theme will be to pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, for those intentions we hold in the silence of our hearts.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Holy Heart of Jesus, Sweet Sanctuary of rest, bring peace to my soul and settle my spirit, hear my petition that I speak in the silence of my heart. (Petition). I vow to place all of my worries and fears into your Sacred Heart; my hope is in your loving embrace. Your love alone is enough, and I surrender to it; clinging to the hope of a swift resolution and trusting with confidence in all of your promises.

Heart of Jesus, my hope, hear and answer me.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.