Church of the Home for Saturday, May 7

Happy Mother's Day

In our celebration of Mother's Day tomorrow, we thank all the moms who gave us life and show sacrificial love to us. Motherhood is a vocation - how God calls individuals to serve Him in the world - and is expressed in many different forms, both physical and spiritual. We have Godmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, work moms, teachers, etc. Anyone who has taught us life lessons, inspired us, and cared for us is a mother.

  • What is one quality your mother gave you that you now carry into your life?

  • Who are the mothers that have shaped your life?

  • To whom are you a mother?

As Catholics, we also look to Mary as our Heavenly Mother and the perfect example of Mother. She is the mother entrusted to all of us by Christ at his crucifixion.

A Mother's Day Blessing

Loving God,

as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,

so you give life and care for your Church.

Bless these women, as we celebrate this day in their honor.

May they be strengthened as mothers.

Let the example of their faith and love shine forth.

Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor and appreciate them with a spirit of profound respect.