May 9, 2021
There are two very important things we observe this weekend – Mother’s Day and First Communion.
The second Sunday of May has been set aside as Mother’s Day for many decades. It is a very beautiful day to say thank you to our mothers for all they have done for us. It goes without saying that we should say “thank you” every day, but how often we do not. All of us might have wonderful memories of giving our mother things we made in school, items we bought after spending hours of considering what to get or maybe just spending alone time together.
Whatever your memory, cherish it. In your own way say thank you to your mother. If your mother is deceased, speak to her in your heart expressing your thanks and closeness.
We also have the first of our Communion Days this Saturday, May 8th. What a great day. We congratulate all of our young people and their families as they celebrate this day. During the past year, with its many challenges, they have prepared themselves to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion. As a parish family we pray for them, may the reception of Communion feed and nourish their faith and the faith of the Church.
During these days of May let us seek the intercession of Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. May she tenderly care for us all and bring us closer to her Son, Jesus Christ.