As we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter this weekend, with a spirit of profound respect, we also honor all mothers, living and deceased: for our own mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, friends, and indeed, all women who have loved us with a mother’s love. Thank you for the gift of life and the sharing of your maternal heart!
Also, Aga needs your help with our closing hymn this weekend (especially all you kids out there): she said she’s feeling lonely! Make your own musical instruments: rice, beans, or cereal, etc., in a small plastic container with a lid and help her “shake away” at the end of Mass!
This Wednesday, May 13, is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima. It was one year ago on that date, that I met with the Bishop, as he handed me my official assignment as pastor to Saint Noel. On that day, we will record and post a May Crowning with a worship aid to help foster your participation. Maybe you can plan on designating an area in your home that day with a statue or image of Mary and place flowers near or around it as you follow along with us.
Pope Francis has asked us to return to the prayer of the rosary as individuals and families throughout the month of May. He released a letter on April 25, with two additional prayers for our consideration as we conclude the prayer of the rosary:
For all you guys out there, check out this “rugged” and “manly” rosary.
Bishop Pilla once addressed us in the seminary: “I hope each of you has a great devotion to Mary. It’s the manliest thing you can do.”
Peace, love, and prayers,