Sunday, May 10, 2009: (Mother’s Day)

Jesus said: “My people, as you read the Acts of the Apostles, you are seeing how faith in Me was blossoming in conversions, even as you see the flowers blossoming in the spring time. As you look around at the empty seats in your church, you can see that the declining numbers of faithful are the reason some churches have closed. It is difficult for the parishioners of a closed church to travel a long distance to another church with a shared priest, when other churches may be closer. Closing churches may be dictated by the finances and the priest shortages, but it is a traumatic experience to adjust to leaving a parish that you have gone to for many years. Pray for these people who have to endure such a hardship. Today is an honoring of My Mother as your Blessed Mother who takes care of you spiritually as her mantle of protection is over all of her children. Give thanks to her and honor her for all that she does for you. Those, who pray her rosary and wear the brown scapular, are promised protection as you recall your own mother on this Mother’s Day.”