In this weekend’s Gospel, Jesus asks his disciples what people are saying about his identity. The disciples indicate that most people believe that Jesus is a prophet of Israel. Then Jesus asks his disciples who they believe that he is. Simon Peter identifies Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. The use of the term church in today’s Gospel is one of only three such occurrences in Matthew’s Gospel. Peter is credited as the foundation for the Church, a privilege granted to him because of his recognition of Jesus’ identity. The Church continues to be grounded in the faith that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Join with us in prayer for the teachers, staff, and students of our school, St. James Academy, and for all teachers and school children as they begin the next school year in the coming weeks. Below is a school prayer that can be used.