For those whose mothers and grandmothers are still with us – cherish them today. Hug and kiss them. Honor them. Thank them. For those whose mothers have gone home to the Lord, remember them, pray for them, and thank them!
For all who bear the name Christian, the name of our eternal family, let us also honor the Mother of the Lord today. Her maternal care for Jesus still embraces all those who are joined to Him, as members of His Body, by that great new birth of Baptism.
Finally, let us ask the Lord to open our eyes, and our hearts, to come to more fully understand the great mystery and gift of the Church as our Mother. Let us live our lives as Christians, by living in the heart of Mother Church, for the sake of the world into which we are sent to bear the Good News.
…from Pam Ferron, Director of Parish Life & Communications
“WHERE IS MY WHITE TANK TOP?”
“Why would I know?”
“BECAUSE I LET YOU BORROW IT!”
Have you heard a similar “conversation” in your house? Probably, if you have two teenage girls (yes, I’m stereotyping, but growing up with two sisters and having two daughters, it is what I know. Maybe boys argue just as much over clothes, hmmm?). As a mother, what is our role? Stop the argument, try to get the siblings to have a rational conversation (good luck with that!), ignore it?
My mom always did a good job of being a peacemaker, and I’m fortunate that my mother is still living and continues to be a wonderful example for me. She was not just the peacemaker, but she was also the one who helped us with our homework, fed us, encouraged us when we struggled, forgave us when we misbehaved, loved us even when we weren’t that lovable. Hmmm, who does that sound like? Continue reading What To Do?→
Sacred Heart Church
509 N. Florida Avenue
Visiting Hours: Mon-Fri, until 3:00 pm
PO Box 1524
Tampa, FL 33601-1524
518 N. Marion St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm