Mother’s day

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BLESSINGS TO ALL MOTHERS and GRANDMOTHERS!

How different Mother’s Day will be for us this year!

Here is a Prayer that we hope will speak to your hearts and honour the gift that is a Mother.

Each Mother’s Day,  a Mom from the parish shares her personal reflection at each of our Masses.  While we aren’t there physically to hear them this year, these Moms have generously shared their reflections here.

We thank these special Moms:   Mary Jo Cartwright, Janet MacMillan, Alison Roberts and Anna Zentil.

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Mary Jo Cartwright
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Mary Jo Cartwright
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BLESSINGS TO ALL MOTHERS and GRANDMOTHERS!

How different Mother’s Day will be for us this year!

Here is a Prayer that we hope will speak to your hearts and honour the gift that is a Mother.

Each Mother’s Day,  a Mom from the parish shares her personal reflection at each of our Masses.  While we aren’t there physically to hear them this year, these Moms have generously shared their reflections here.

We thank these special Moms:   Mary Jo Cartwright, Janet MacMillan, Alison Roberts and Anna Zentil.

Dear Lord, Bless every mother and every grandmother with the finest of your spiritual blessings today. Confirm in her heart and spirit the work of her hands and the love that she has freely given to the children under her care. Validate her worth daily so she has no doubt that she is loved, valued, and cherished in your eyes.

Create in her a deep sense of your protection and trust, so that worry and fear disappear as she places her loved ones into your care. Let her know that every prayer she has prayed and every encouraging word she has spoken on behalf of her children/grandchildren have been transformed into sweet, fragrant offerings.

Whisper deep within her spirit the sweet words she longs to hear from you. Show her that nothing can ever separate her from your love. Help her to nestle daily into the promises of your Word, standing with faith on the things you declare are true. Let her know that you reward faithfulness, and that true success doesn’t lie in accomplishments or accolades.

Let her rest in knowing that she has done all she can and that she and those she loves truly belong to you. Bless her with a servant spirit so she can teach her own the joy of hearing one day, “Well done!” 

Remove any guilt, false or real, and replace it with your amazing grace and forgiveness. Help her see her children or grandchildren through your eyes.  Let her see that, in your hands, is the safest place they can ever be. Calm every doubt, and strengthen her confidence in the Only One who can bring good out of any situation.

Teach her that she cannot meet every need of her child’s life, but that you can. Give her wisdom and guidance to train those precious children in your path, and then to leave the results to you, Lord. Help her to love without limitations, to pray without ceasing, and to live without regrets.

Bless her with such a sweet dependency on you that she will acknowledge her inadequacies, yet recognize and accept your reward of praise and your sense of pleasure in having her as your own beloved child.

Where prayers may still seem unanswered, and dreams are not yet realized, open her eyes to see beyond this world to a Hope that never disappoints. Show her Your faithful character: a Father who will never leave or abandon her.

Give her courage to persevere even in the most difficult moments of her life. Bless her with honesty, integrity, and a playfulness that shows her children she is human, yet unswerving in her desire know You.

Let her joy be contagious; let her passion be pure; and let her life overflow with all the blessings she deserves—on special days, and on every day of her life.  In  Jesus’name.  Amen.