This is our dedicated page for all students preparing for and taking exams at this time. It will remain open for the duration of this year’s summer exams. As the young people of our parish and beyond begin their exams, we wish them all well and remember them in our parish prayers.
Prayer is a beautiful, as well as essential, way to ask for Our Lord’s help and blessings. Even when God doesn’t answer our prayers as we would like, He gives us the grace to cope with our problems and tragedies better in any case.
Please don’t feel that any request is too small! Our Lord Himself said “Ask, and you shall receive” (John 16:24). Your requests become so much more powerful when others are praying for you as well. Also, it is a truly divine form of charity to pray for others, especially for those most in need.
There are many different prayers and petitions to choose from and some are shown below. We hope that students and other visitors to our site will find one or more of these to resonate and perhaps carry a special meaning in your heart.
We also provide a Petition Space (opens in new window) which can be downloaded, completed and placed in the Petitions box provided in Patrickswell and Ballybrown churches (please cut your petition to size). These will be placed before the altar during the period of exams throughout June.