May 14, 2023
Dear Parish Family:
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers of our parish! As we celebrate this special holiday, we remember all our mothers who have gone to their eternal reward and watch over us from heaven. We remember, too, all mothers who grieve the loss of a child, those who desire to be mothers, and all those who fill a motherly role. God bless you, ladies!
Let us honor, in a most holy and loving way, our Blessed Mother. She intercedes for us always with Jesus, her Son. She cares for us with a mother’s love. She wraps us in her mantle of compassion and grace. Let us entrust ourselves to her maternal protection.
Here is a prayer for mothers on this special day!
A Prayer for Mothers
we give you thanks and praise
for mothers young and old.
We pray for young mothers,
who give life and count toes
and tend to our every need;
may they be blessed with patience and tenderness
to care for their families and themselves with great joy.
We pray for our own mothers
who have nurtured and cared for us;
may they continue to guide in strong and gentle ways.
We remember mothers who are separated
from their children because of war,
poverty or conflict;
may they feel the loving embrace of
our God who wipes every tear away.
We pray for women who are not mothers
but still love and shape us
with motherly care and compassion.
We remember mothers, grandmothers
great grandmothers, and godmothers
who are no longer with us
but who live forever in our memory
and nourish us with their love.
Love and prayers,
Father Neil Sullivan