Devotions and Prayers


The Direction of Intention

My God, I give you this day.
I offer You, now, all of the good that I shall do
.... and
I promise to accept, for love of You,
all of the difficulty that I shall meet.
Help me to conduct myself
during this day in a manner
pleasing to You.

St. Francis de Sales


St. Mary's High School Prayer

Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary,
that we the school community of St. Mary's High School
have placed ourselves under your name.
With confidence, we seek your protection and implore
your assistance
to hear and answer our prayers.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
come to each of us today,
help us to know and love Jesus your Son as you did.
Help us to see goodness in every person we encounter
as Jesus did.

O Virgin of Virgins, Our Mother,

give us the wisdom, courage, and perseverance
to live the message which your Son lived and taught.


Fr. John Fallon, O.S.F.S

Adapted from the Memorae




Diocesan Prayer for Vocations



Abba, Father, you loved the world so much

that you sent your own Son, Jesus the Christ,

to be our Lord and Savior.

He established your kingdom

of justice, love and peace.

Through Baptism into your Church,

you have called us

to be faithful disciples of your Son

and servants of the Kingdom.

Grant a generous heart to those

you are calling to be ordained Priests and Deacons,

Consecrated Religious, and Lay Ministers.

By the power of your Holy Spirit

may we as your Church never lose confidence

that you will send forth laborers into the harvest.

This is our prayer through Christ Our Lord.


Bishop Stephen E. Blaire
Diocese of Stockton



St. Mary's High School
5648 N. El Dorado St.
Stockton, CA 95207