Mother’s Day 


In Catholic tradition, the month of May is dedicated to Mary. Chosen by God above all other women, Mary’s faith and obedience paved the way for the Incarnation. Her example teaches us faith, obedience, humility and most of all, how to love. As St Thomas of Villanova said, “If in this world any creature ever loved God with whole heart, with whole soul, and with whole mind, she was the creature.”

On Friday 13 May we held our Mother's Day breakfast to celebrate mothers and the significant women in our lives who care for us. It was a beautiful event where mothers, and some grand mothers and their children were treated to a beautiful breakfast. Part of this event was a special prayer chosen for the occasion: 


In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 
May you be loving-kindness to those who call you ‘mother’.
May you delight in nurturing and relish the gift of children. 
May your heart be open to friends and strangers in need of mothering and mentoring.
May you grow in wisdom as you experience the struggles and rewards of life. 
May you go to sleep each evening aware of the protection and warmth of God’s embrace.
Today as we gather at St Mary’s, we celebrate Mary the mother of Jesus, our mothers and those that take on a mothering role. We give thanks for the dedication, commitment and love that you always give to us. May we cherish the memories we make together each day and grow in our love for one another. For those mothers who are no longer with us, we can trust in God that they watch over us and stay close to our hearts and in our minds.
May God bless all our mothers this day and every day.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. 



Identity Coordinator | Jane Marandu