May this year of Becoming truly be a year of Transformation. As the Eucharist transforms us, so let us be the “Bread of Life” to all we encounter. May we experience transformation this year – from the challenges of new learning situations, platforms and teaching environments – to allow us to emerge from our chrysalis healthy and strong and to successfully be able to spread our wings and soar.

Loving Father you call us to belong to your family so that we may be gathered to become.

You constantly speak your word to us to call us to right relationship with yourself and with one another.  In the fullness of time you sent your only Son, Jesus to be your Word made flesh.  In the very being of Jesus there is perfect integrity between who he is and what he speaks.  Though your Word and Sacrament you provide opportunities for us to grow in that same integrity.  As you raised Jesus to new life from the tomb, you also transform the caterpillar into a butterfly in the chrysalis.  So too, loving God, shape and form our becoming according to your divine plan in the image of your Son, by the power of the Holy Spirit in our gathering as a Christian Community.   Amen.

Fr. Joseph de Viveiros C.R.