From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Today is Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day! I assure you of my prayers and blessing. I share this quote that I often resurface for this day:

“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral——a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body.”

“The Angels have not been blessed with a such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new Saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the Creator than any other creatures. God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation.”

“What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother?”

— Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty

I think our Easter Sunday music may have been our best ever this year! Yet that amazing beauty is ephemeral. However, the beauty
of soul loving God is created to endure forever! Thanks moms for all that you do to give us life and lead us to Life Himself. Today we thank you for your love, generosity and faithfulness. Even if we don’t express our love and gratitude daily, you are faithful and treasured. Be strengthened by the grace of God to carry on your vocation.

Next week we will have our little May Crowning Ceremony at the beginning of Masses. All (yes all — children especially, but all) parishioners are will be invited to bring forward a flower to be placed at the feet of the statue of Mary while we sing a Marian hymn. Just bring a flower to Mass, and you and/or your children will be called back to the vestibule before Mass begins. Children who made (or will make) their First Holy Communion this year, are also encouraged to wear their Holy Communion clothes and given a place of honor in the procession.

Again moms, we love you and thank God for you.

pax et bonum,

Father John Mosimann

IV Sunday of Easter
May 8, 2022
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