Faith: Lived, Deepened, Celebrated

Today we find ourselves away from the physical address, 1213 E. Oakton St., where the Mission, Vision, and Values originate. Though we are dispersed and are connected almost entirely through technology, this is the opportunity to extend our mission out into the neighborhoods where all members of the Saint Viator Family live. 
 
Our mission is not our own. Fueled by the Gospel, we discern who God wants us to be, discover the needs of the world, and transform the communities around us. Like the early Viatorians, we have been sent out in ones and twos to live the mission. In the 28th chapter of  Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations… and, behold I am with you always.”  
 
In these days and weeks ahead, it is important to know that we are connected through this community. Keep praying each day. Use your own words, traditional prayers you have learned, or pray from your heart. Even though churches are closed, we are encouraged to make a four-step Spiritual Communion every Sunday. 

  1. Make an act of faith - (a traditional prayer or your own that express your faith in Him)
  2. Make an act of love - (a prayer expressing love and gratitude to the Lord)
  3. Express the desire to receive Christ
  4. Invite Jesus to come into your heart
Another way to engage in Spiritual Communion is to attend a live-streamed Mass. Please refer to your local parish website or the Archdiocese of Chicago, https://radiotv.archchicago.org/television/broadcast-masses. Another option is Mercy Home for Boys and Girls at https://www.mercyhome.org/sunday-mass. Fr. Scott Donahue '72 serves as the President and CEO of Mercy Home. 
 
To access the liturgical readings of the day, go to www.usccb.org and select the date on the calendar.
 
During these uncertain times, we also welcome your prayer requests. Like with the prayer book at the main entrance of the school, the Viatorians living on the third floor will include your intentions in their daily Chapel prayers. The entire Saint Viator community will lift you up in prayer as well.

Let us walk together and keep one another in prayer. In the words of the Venerable Louis Querbes, “People are bolder when they dream they are doing God’s work.” Let us be bold and pray for all those who are ill and their caretakers.
 
St. Viator. Pray for us. Adored and loved be Jesus.
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Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.