Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mass first, Scrum later.

Before their final practice ahead of their departure for the Midwest Rugby Championships, I celebrated mass with the members of the CMH Girls Rugby Team.

Throughout the school year I have made an effort to celebrate mass with each of the varsity teams at least once. I hope it serves as a special way to bond the team together, and to bond them to the spiritual life of CMH even more closely.

We prayed for safe travels, safe competition, and blessings upon all. Good Luck Girls!

I haven't posted it in a while so, before the end of the year, let me once again share the CMH Team Prayer --

Heavenly Father,
Our Life, Health, and Abilities are gifts from you.
Give us the courage to devote each,
not to our own gain, but to your glory.

Let us compete today
with all our heart, mind, body, and soul.
If you choose,
allow victory to come as a blessing and reward;
but, if necessary, assist us to learn integrity in defeat.

Keep all players safe this day.
Allow us to give our best as a memorial
to those who have given their all for our sake.

St. Sebastian, patron of athletes, R:/ Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Memorial, R:/ Pray for Us.
Our Lady of Victory, R:/ Pray for Us
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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