As students make their final preparations for the HSC, Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, has shared a heartfelt message of support for the Class of 2020.
Acknowledging the challenges students faced as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Bishop Vincent reminds students that help is available at school if they need support at this time.
“I am so proud of you and the resilience and persistence you have shown during this challenging year,” Bishop Vincent said.
The Diocese of Parramatta wishes all Year 12 students across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains the best of luck in their upcoming HSC exams, and pray that students be gifted wisdom, knowledge, clarity and calm. We also pray for their families to support the students during this difficult time, and wish them every joy in their future endeavours.
A Parish HSC Prayer
Heavenly Father, we bring before you our HSC students.
Give them the gifts of wisdom, right judgement, knowledge and courage.
Bless them with calm hearts and clarity of mind as they sit for their exams.
May they be affirmed in their efforts and may they know that you are there with them.
We pray that they will stay calm under pressure and work to the best of their ability.
May they feel your loving presence in their lives, now and always, and may they be strengthened by the prayerful support of us, their parish community.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.