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An Invitation to Join in Prayer

Dear families,

We hope you and your families are doing well and are safe. We are facing difficult and uncertain times, the Pope has made several special calls to get together in prayer, like the Holy Family did! It is through prayer that God moves and transforms our hearts, and situations that are out of our reach! So many families who are ill or homeschooling in lockdown, as well as medical, service, and religious heroes who are risking their lives! Let’s become Prayer Warriors! The more hearts getting together to pray, the greater the blessings! God is God.

We invite you to join to pray every day at 7pm with your family,
so that we can all unite spiritually in prayer from home,
and help each other stand strong in this moment of so much need!

Families are invited to pray a decade,
or the Rosary, or the Stations of the Cross!

Contact your grade level Connection Rep to pray virtually together!
We are already over 40 families praying from our homes internationally!

You can also set another time of the day that works for your family, and here are other ways to pray that you could explore in your Family Spiritual Journey!

Family time is precious and it is the best school for life, where we all learn to grow in virtue and love! As parents, we all know how important it is to form our children’s souls, minds, and bodies to grow and thrive in our loving mission, to serve, to become the saints we are all called to be.

I. Spiritual Communion Prayer

“My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”

II. Rosary for Families

1. Friendly Animated Rosary for kids to pray here. It includes, Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries, it only needs to add 9 Hail Marys to each decade, but it is very appealing and sweet for little ones!

2. Friendly Rosary Booklet (.pdf)

3. Rosary Cell Phone Apps "The Catholic Rosary" or "iRosary"

Promises to those who pray the Rosary
Our Lady promised to those who pray the Rosary, to sanctify them with graces, virtues, mercy, and love from Jesus; also, to cause virtue and good works to flourish, to destroy vices, decrease sins, and give special protection, as well as the grace of final perseverance. Prayer is one of the best gifts!

III. Stations of the Cross for Families

1. Stations of the Cross animated for kids with music and reflection – Watch the 20 min. video here

2. Inspiring Way of the Cross in Holy Land, by Catholic Online – Watch the 40 min. video here

3. Stations of the Cross App "Via Crucis: Catholic Meditations on the Way of the Cross by St. Francis of Assisi"

Explanation of the Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus
Christ's passion that took place on Holy Friday. The 14 stations are a journey, a pilgrimage leading us to meditate on the different loving moments from Jesus’ condemnation to his laying in the tomb.

IV. Live Stream Masses

Archdiocese of Atlanta Masses
HSCC Masses
LC Masses
Mass Booklet Youth (.pdf) “The Miracle of the Mass: Preparing our Hearts to Encounter Jesus”

Let’s take this time, that has come upon us, as a family adventure to see Jesus in everyone and love them with all our hearts, minds, words, actions, and prayer!

Thanks with all our hearts, count on our prayers, and God bless you always!

HSP Connections


Connections is our community of women, devoted to building prayer, spiritual growth, and personal formation opportunities, as well as fellowship among the HSP ladies.

Our Patron Saint is St. Teresa of Calcutta. Her holy and joyful testimony of praying and loving every person with Jesus heart, and being a spiritual mother to us all, is truly inspiring!

Our Motto is: “When you know how much God is in love with you, then you can only live radiating that love.”

This year’s leading phrase of the Connections journey to pause and hear God’s loving calls in our hearts is: “The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” -St Teresa of Calcutta

I . E V E N T S

Through the year, Connections hosts movie nights, retreats, book studies, 

March 11th: Family Pro-Life Night of Prayer from 6pm to 8:15pm in HSCC. Mass, Dinner, Pro-Life Rosary, and Pro-Life Testimony in the presence of the Holy Sacrament.

April 23rd: Upper School Library from 7pm to 9pm
Couples Conference and fellowship: “Ways to Connect with our Spouse, to Build a Strong and Faithful Marriage and Family” by Patti Di Rito, counselor and cofounder of Holy Family Counseling Center.

I I . P R A Y E R

1. R o s a r i e s – “The Rosary is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings” Pope Leo XIII

Preschool: First Fridays of the Month – Connections Rosary at 1pm in the Preschool Teacher Lounge, and brief reflection and fellowship get together right after.

Lower School: First Fridays of the Month - Connections Rosary at 7:50am in the LS Chapel, mass at 8:15am, and brief reflection and fellowship get together in Campus Ministry Lounge. Sacred Heart of Jesus Society for parents.

Upper School: Connections Rosaries before all US Masses, both offered in a special way for the families of each grade level, in a rotating schedule. For the rotation dates per grade level, please refer to the Pilgrim Queen signup genius.

We pray for your intentions anonymously if you add them to the Prayer Boxes at: PS (entrance lobby), LS (front office), and US (St. Joseph Chapel). We always pray for many blessings to be bestowed upon all the HSP families!

2 - P i l g r i m  Q u e e n - Gathering families together at home to pray (talk to God) once a day!
Grade level Connections Reps will accompany families who are visited by the Pilgrim Queen, and aid in logistics.

Preschool: Our Lady’s blessed visits to families will be every other Friday. Students signup with their teacher, so they are motivated to pray by being Christ’s superheroes at home!

Lower School: Our Lady’s blessed visits to families will be after their grade level mass. Students signup with their teacher (non IB) or Elizabeth Stromberg (IB), very motivated to pray and be Christ’s superheroes at home!

Upper School: Our Lady’s blessed visits to families will be after the US Mass offered for their grade level. Students signup with Yvonne Fontaine, and signup genius in HSP Communications for parents.

3 - P r o – L i f e  G r o u p s  o f  P r a y e r
Leader: Margaret Grigorian, gmalgorzata@hotmail.com

I I I . B O O K  S T U D I E S

Every book we read becomes part of who we are.

Preschool “Discovering God Together” book, led by Xiomara Pastor. RSVP xiopastor@hotmail.com

Lower School “The Temperament God Gave You” book, led by Leyla Lewis. RSVP matthew.and.leyla@gmail.com

Middle School “Hold On to Your Kids” book, led by Stephanie Donner. RSVP stephanie@donner.pro

Upper School “Beloved” book, led by Melissa Olsen. RSVP m4olsen@gmail.com
 

I V . F E L L O W S H I P + C O N T A C T S 

Get together to share heart to heart, organized by grade-level Connections
Reps. Fellowship moments are at every Connections event or Book Study.

Connections Organizing Team
Araceli Sanroman aracelisg_78@yahoo.com.mx
Heather Kerutis hkerutis@holyspiritprep.org
Stephanie Donner stephanie@donner.pro
Margaret Grigorian gmalgorzata@hotmail.com
Kathleen Magnusson kbm48@aol.com
Michelle Sipos mbuck105@yahoo.com

Grade Level Connections Reps
MMO Leah Martin leahmartinrealtor@gmail.com
PK2 Kaitlyn Dreifus kaitlyn.dreifus@gmail.com
PK3 Xiomara Pastor xiopastor@hotmail.com
PK4 Meghan Pietrantonio meghan.pietrantonio@gmail.com
K/P1 Araceli Sanroman aracelisg_78@yahoo.com.mx
1st Marcela Friedrich marcelamt@gmail.com
2nd Leyla Lewis matthew.and.leyla@gmail.com
3rd Bibiana De Santolo bibianamanganelli@hotmail.com
4th Tricia Mulcare and Erika Lindholm mulcare@homrichberg.com vaticanista@icloud.com
5th Gisele Villazon sagisele@hotmail.com
6th Kathleen Magnusson kbm48@aol.com
7th Clara Olguin clara_richardson@hotmail.com
8th Lorraine Tully and Rosa Haller tullyemail@gmail.com rosa.haller@gmail.com
9th Lori Rubio lorirubio@me.com
10th Paula Sautre coachpaula@gmail.com
11th Melissa Olsen m4olsen@gmail.com
12th Patty Torres celsot57@gmail.com

 

When do we meet?
Each grade will have the opportunity to get together at least twice throughout the school year, organized by grade-level Connections Reps, to connect, enjoy each other, build each other up, and/or pray. The possibilities are endless! We also get together every First Friday of the Month for Rosaries, Reflection and Fellowship at each campus. If you would like to help by sharing your "gifts" of time, talents, ideas, or prayer, and/or are interested in being the Connections Rep for your student's grade, please email us at connections@holyspiritprep.org

What else do we do?
CONNECTIONS will also organize book studies and host events for women with motivational speakers, reflection, formation, prayer, and retreat opportunities. Please know that our ongoing prayer includes support of those in need through prayer requests and other outreach methods of help and support. You can always reach us at connections@holyspiritprep.org.