Today is Mother’s Day and we wish all our Mothers a beautiful day of peace and joy. What a gift is our Mother. No one can replace her. From her we receive everything. From her our human features and our character is formed. From our mother we receive the first taste of true love, unconditional and sacrificial. We place our trust in our mother who is at the beginning of our life “the guardian of our soul”. There can be no higher vocation than that of a mother. The tenderness and constant care of a mother knows no boundaries or obstacles. A mother is always alert and constantly listening to the cry of her child. No more perfect image of God’s love for us as creator and redeemer is found other than a Mother. Jesus himself refers to His love for us as that of a mother who wishes to gather her young ones under her wings.
Today, may we remember with deep respect and honour, the gift of our own mother. She is worthy of our high esteem and gratitude. For in her, we hear and feel the tender love of God which has no limits.
Happy Mother’s Day to all women in our parish. For in every woman the gift of life and maternal love is found in her voice. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever”. “No gift to your Mother can ever equal Her gift to you – Life”.
God love you
Mother’s Day Prayer
Loving God, You wrap your arms around your people and show your everlasting love in the same way a mother loves her children. We are grateful for the love you have taught us through the mothers in our lives: our own mother who brought us into this world, the mothers of friends who have welcomed us into their homes and families, our grandmothers who took time for us, and the mothers who have helped us even though we were not their children. Bless all the mothers in the world today. May they know the fullness of love they have shared and be blessed every day of their lives. Amen
St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish
Pastor: Fr. Frank Jones
Associate Pastor: Fr. Prem Rethnamony
12 Hardy Road, Birkdale QLD 4159
Phone: 07 3822 2139 | Fax: 07 3822 4060
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm
Emergency Contact: (07) 3207 4566