Pastor’s Reflection for May 8, 2016

Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers. It was through God’s design that we began our lives in the womb of our mothers. Psalm 139:13 states, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” What a beautiful picture of God knitting me, putting my body together, my eye color, hair, Mothers Day Cover2fingers and toes in the womb of my mother. In the background, I hear the music of the beating of her heart. I was in the environment of love. My life was so dependent on her breathing the breath of life before I took my own first breath. And after my birth, my mother took care of me, providing for my needs and protecting me. She died unto herself and made me the focus of her life. Now, doesn’t that speak of God? I breathe because God is breathing His life into me. He is the source of my life and I am the recipient. He takes care of me, provides for my needs, protects me and died for me, showing the depth of His love for me. A mother’s love is a true reflection of the love of God. May the Lord bless our mothers this day and every day with the embrace of His love.

The month of May is dedicated to Mary, our spiritual mother. May we thank Mary for the gift of her Son. She gave Jesus to us as our Savior. May we follow her example by faithfully following the ways of her Son. Mary has requested that we pray the rosary. May this prayer be a daily practice and may you pray it as a family.

Answers from 2nd grade children to the question, “what is the difference between moms and dads?”

  • Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
  • Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
  • Dads are tall and stronger but moms have all the real power ‘cause  that’s who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend’s.
  • Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.  

We congratulate all those who received their First Communion these past few weeks. May this food from heaven strengthen them on their journey to the kingdom of heaven.

This Friday, 56 of our tenth grade high school students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. We pray for them as they prepare to receive a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

I will be available for confessions on Tuesday, May 10, from 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,