I am practicing compassion when I...
-Notice when someone is hurt or needs a friend
-Use empathy to imagine how he or she must be feeling
-Take time to show that I care
-Listen with an open heart
-Forgive others and myself for our mistakes
-Do some kindness for a person or animal in need
-Freely offer my attention
Compassion is following the example of Jesus, showing concern and care for all who are hurt or troubled.
Prayer for Compassion
Lord, help us to remember that others don't always see the way we do, hear what we hear, feel what we feel, or understand things the way we've come to understand them. You give each of us gifts that are uniquely ours but so often we fail to value the gifts in another, judging other gifts as wrong or somehow less important than our own. Give us the compassion you want us to have, O Father, and teach us to embrace each other with compassionate arms, no matter what our age, colour, creed, history, or belief. Help us to remember that you are Life Itself, and that you are using every one of your unique gifts to bring us together with you once again.
St. Peter & St. Paul's School is a dynamic school community located in Durham. We are a small school celebrating differences while embracing our unity in the Catholic Faith. We strive to build relationships and respect with high educational expectations, as our students move through to high school and beyond.
We have been experiencing numerous changes in the past year with staffing and students, but especially with the beautiful new addition to our building. We are in the midst of planning an official opening of the new section which will contain two new classrooms, computer lab, music room, library and an expanded gym with stage area.
Our school's staff all take responsibility for each and every child, building on their strengths. We set high standards for ongoing growth and accountability in spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development.
We encourage a close working relationship with our parents, and parish and community partners through our social justice projects and open communication. St. Peter & St. Paul's welcomes all while following the path of Jesus.