Pastor’s Corner – May 13, 2018

Happy Mothers’ Day to all of our beloved Mothers, Grandmothers, Godmothers, and ALL women who nurture the precious and sacred gift of life!  We honor you for your many sacrifices of love on behalf of your families, communities and the entire human race!

Be sure to do something special for Mom today, but let’s not limit our loving expressions to just this one day of the year.  Let’s use the spirit of this observation to move us to do “nice things” for our moms throughout the year; to deepen within us a sense of appreciation for the priceless gift that our mothers are to us, as is the gift of motherhood itself.

Let’s pray for our moms of every kind:  the good, kind and gentle ones; the stern yet compassionate ones; and even the cold or indifferent ones; the kind that are well in the minority but may be more in need of our prayer than others.  Let’s also pray for all women who long for a child to cradle in their arms but for one reason or other are experiencing difficulty.  May their longing soon be fulfilled!

Of course, let’s also pray for our deceased mothers…well, maybe more to them than for them.  How much we miss them!  (I sure do miss mine!)  How much we still and always will love them.  And how they love us!  We can be sure they’re still watching over us, as “Mother’s work is NEVER done!”

Let us also take some time to honor the Blessed Mother of God, Mary most holy, patroness of our nation and the Diocese of Camden under her title of the Immaculate Conception; Mother of the Church in her motherhood of Jesus; and the Queen of May.  Let us also honor the many great mothers of faith, such as  Sarah, Rebecca and Rachel; St. Anne, St. Elizabeth, St. Monica, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and St. Gianna just to name a few.

Today is a great day to acknowledge not just the many great contributions our mothers have made, but also to acknowledge and honor all women who have contributed to the development of humanity and human civilization, both within the family and the world beyond it.

 

Happy Mothers’ Day, Moms, from all your grateful children!

 

Let’s go Sixers (still hanging in as of this writing, God bless ‘em) and Phillies!

In His Love,

Fr. Mike

 

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