LDCSB schools will participate in Jersey Day Thursday as a show of support of Humboldt Bronco families. Flags within the board will be lowered to half-mast and we continue to remember and pray for all affected by this tragedy.
Our Christian response to tragedy is always one of compassion or empathy. We are called to suffer with others in their grief and pain. As Catholic educators, we hope that we can help cultivate compassion in our students for those who have suffered. Praying for someone is an act of charity (charity here being the virtue of love). So, praying for others is an act of love. So, anything we do to respond to this tragedy (donations, prayer, etc.) should be rooted in compassion.
Prayer for the Victims of the Humboldt Bus Tragedy
Lord of all compassion, As the school community of (school name), we offer our prayer this morning for the victims of the bus crash in Humboldt, Saskatchewan last Friday. We remember those who lost their lives so suddenly in this tragedy. May those who died experience eternal happiness in your loving arms. In solidarity, we also pray for those who were injured and who continue to recovery in mind and body. We hold in our hearts the families and friends forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort during this difficult time and surround them with our prayers for strength and hope. Turn our sadness into compassion and help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Finally, we thank you Lord for those who are ministering to the Humboldt community through counseling, prayer, hospitality, and presence.