Dear Friend of the Sacred Heart,
Whenever I pray the “Our Father” I think of my mother.
It was the first prayer she taught me. I can still see her gentle smile as we’d kneel beside my bed, hold hands and recite the words together.
Though she’s now gone, she lives on in my heart and always will be one of the most important persons in my life. She was a pillar of the family, and she always knew the right things to say to teach and guide me through every situation.
My mother’s love and faith supported my decision to dedicate my life to Christ. I’ll never forget how proud she was the day I took my final vows as a Priest of the Sacred Heart!
It is now my privilege to stand at the altar to celebrate our Mother’s Day Novena of Masses beginning on May 14. During these nine days we will honor all the special women who have nurtured us throughout our lives. I invite you to join us in prayer.
Please send me the names of those you want to remember in our Mother’s Day Novena of Masses before May 12, along with your own intentions. And when you do, I ask that you remember the many mothers living in desperate conditions who also need our prayers.
All around the world, the Priests of the Sacred Heart work with mothers in poor communities who sacrifice their own comforts every day for the sake of their children. Through your generosity to our ministries, you help these mothers care for their children, feed and nourish them, clothe and educate them. (Click here to send your intentions and offering.)
Indeed, you walk beside us in spirit as we spread the message of God’s love by reaching out to the needy. Together, we can truly uphold them through difficult times. Your gift of any size will support our works and ministries for the many mothers who count on us to keep their families strong in faith.
Let us pray that God will bless all the mothers of this earth, that the example of their devotion and love will shine forth and that we may honor them always with profound respect and remembrance.
May the loving Heart of Christ and our Blessed Mother Mary be always present to you, blessing you with their gifts of unending love!
Sincerely in the Sacred Heart,
Father Dominic, SCJ
P.S. I look forward to including your prayer intentions in our beautiful Novena of Masses for Mother’s Day. At this time, I also hope you will find it in your heart to make a special offering of $10, $20 or more for the poor and needy who rely on our continued support and love. Click here to send your gift.