Today’s Gospel is frequently used in funeral liturgies, and why wouldn’t it be? It starts with words of comfort to calm the anxious disciples and ends with Jesus’ promise to go ahead to prepare a place so as to return and take them home. There is however a phrase that is puzzling, where Jesus says that His Father’s house has “many mansions.” As Father Jerry says in his new video below, “We live in the eternal hope of one day living in God’s dwelling place or abode.”
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, and as a parish we have always provided you with Mother’s Day cards enrolling your mother, either living or deceased, in Novena of Masses. Because we are staying at home and not having public liturgies, there are no Masses, but we have a Novena of Prayers for your mother. In Father’s video you’ll learn how to download and print your complimentary All Hallows Mother’s Day Card.
We are also asking that you email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your mother, living or deceased, if you would like to include her in our Novena of Prayers. Once we receive your mother’s name, we will put it in our chest, which will be part of our Marian Shrine for the month of May. We pray that all of our mothers, living in deceased, be richly blessed.