Have a blessed Mother’s Day!

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms!

              This month we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus who is also our spiritual mother.  Jesus knew that we would need two mothers to guide us safely through this life and home to heaven.  Today is Mother’s Day, be grateful for your mother who gave you life and nurtured you to the best of her ability.  We are also honor our spiritual mother, Mary.  When we get home to heaven we will learn of all the wonderful ways she has assisted us.  Let us never forget all those women who have nurtured us, like the religious sisters, wives, female coaches, counselors, siblings and the list goes on.

I have included in this bulletin an article taken from the book Forever, Erma Best-loved Writings From America’s Favorite Humorist Erma Bombeck entitled “When God Created Mothers” because it helps all of us appreciate our mothers.  (article below)

I, along with my staff, would like to wish every mother a blessed Mother’s Day.  May the Blessed Virgin Mary wrap her beautiful mantle around you and draw you and those you love close to her heart.

In joy,

Fr. David

“When God Created Mothers” by Erma Bombeck

When the Good Lord was creating mothers, He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said. “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And God said, “Have you read the specs on this order?” She has to be completely washable, but not plastic. Have 180 moveable parts…all replaceable. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of hands.”

The angel shook her head slowly and said. “Six pairs of hands…. no way.”

It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” God remarked, “it’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”

“That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel. God nodded.

“One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, ‘What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say. ‘I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.”

“God,” said the angel touching his sleeve gently, “Get some rest tomorrow….”

“I can’t,” said God, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick…can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger…and can get a nine year old to stand under a shower.”

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.

“But tough!” said God excitedly. “You can imagine what this mother can do or endure.”

“Can it think?”

“Not only can it think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek.

“There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You that You were trying to put too much into this model.”

“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s it for?”

“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness, and pride.”

“You are a genius, ” said the angel.

Somberly, God said, “I didn’t put it there.”

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