Unless you’re an allergy sufferer, who doesn’t love the month of May? May is a month where we see our world transformed from dreary shades of brown to the vibrant shades associated with spring. This is a month we continue journeying through the fifty days of Easter, the holiest season of our Church year. Our second graders from St. Bernard and third graders from St. Matthew are very excited about May since they will be receiving their first Holy Communion. Please remember to keep our young ones in prayer as they prepare for their special day. We are also very proud of our high school students who will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation this month and the beginning of next month. We pray the Spirit guides them into lives that are healthy, happy, holy and honest. And who can forget May 8th, a day we set aside for our moms. Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and godmothers deserve our respect and love for all that they have done to support, guide and love us. Thank you moms – we love you!
And finally, we especially love the month of May because it is the month set aside to honor the Mother of God. Mary is our example of what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. She is our great intercessor and our heavenly mother.
In closing, I would like to leave with you a beautiful prayer to Mary:
Blessed are you, Mary, for you gave the Son of God to our world. But even more blessed are you for having believed in him. Full of faith, you conceived Jesus first in your heart and then in your womb, and thus became the Mother of all believers (cf. Saint Augustine, Sermo 215,4).