On Sunday, May 9 we celebrate Mother’s Day. We treasure and reflect upon the beautiful vocation of motherhood and the gift of life. We cherish the gift of life that we receive from our mothers and to pray for all women to whom God has entrusted life in a very special way. As we pray in thanksgiving for the gift of all mothers, we also specifically remember mothers experiencing difficult pregnancies and pray they may find support and encouragement in choosing life for their children.

The month of May is also dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. Mother’s Day provides an opportunity to pray for mothers while honoring and seeking the intercession of Our Blessed Mother. It is a fitting day to ask God’s special blessing on all mothers.

As we honor our mothers, we pray:

Mary, Mother most holy, You sanctified the vocation of motherhood; Pour out your heavenly aid on all mothers and help them to be holy. Mary pray us..