May and Mothers go together! Today we celebrate Mother’s Day and we give thanks to God for the gift of our mothers. May we always be grateful for the women who carried us in their wombs and gave us life! There is great truth in the maxim, “the hand that rocks the cradle holds great power!” How our mothers (and fathers) form us in our character. The Church teaches us that the family is the “domus ecclesiae” or “the home of the Church”. It is the place where we learn how to be a Christian! It is from our mother’s laps that we learn our prayers; it is from our mothers that we learn how to be a Christian gentleman or gentlewoman; it is from our mothers that we learn the ways of love, compassion and forgiveness. May we eternally be grateful!
May is also the month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. From the May Crowning in church (I thank the First Holy Communicants for their help with this last week!) to shrines to Our Lady in the garden in home to an extra rosary during the month, during May we renew our devotion to the Blessed Mother of God! May our devotion be sincere, lively and heartfelt. Oh what a Mother we have in the Blessed Virgin Mary! “Pray for us, O holy Mother of God! That we may made worthy of the promises of Christ!”
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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