Dear Lord, today I turn to you to give you thanks for my mother. With your own gift of life, she bore me in her womb and gave me life. She tenderly, patiently cared for me and taught me to walk and talk. She read to me and made me laugh. No one delighted in my successes more; no one could comfort me better in my failures. I am so grateful for how she mothered me and mentored me, and even disciplined me.
Please bless her, Lord, and comfort her. Help her loving heart to continue to love and give of herself to others. Strengthen her when she is down and give her hope when she is discouraged.
To all the mothers in our Parish Community we say thanks for the many ways you model the love of Christ in our lives. We wish you a very peace-filled and special day.
Fr Jude, Fr Silvio, Fr Mario, Fr Brendan,
Dcn Royden and the Parish Council.