Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Fr. MaroDear Parishioners,

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers! Once again, I thank you for your love for your children which comes close to the love of God for His people – freely given and unconditional. My prayers and sacrifices for today are offered for all of you. May God continue to bless you as you continue your mission of helping not only your husbands become saints in heaven but also your children. May your life be an example of love and service for all you minister to as disciples of Jesus Christ. I know next to Jesus Christ, no one has ever done more for me than my mother. Mothers, we are grateful.

It is interesting how the celebration of Mother’s Day falls on the month of May – the month of Mary our mother. It is a beautiful month to be reminded of a mother’s great love – especially the great love of our Blessed Mother, Mary. She is the model of fair love, the love of every mother. In every mother on earth, in every Christian mother most especially, we should see the reflection of our Blessed Mother who is in heaven. This is a great call and challenge. I hope that all of us, your children, with your husbands, are helping you to be who you are meant to be as Christian mothers caring for God’s children here on earth.

Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary, I pray for all mothers, especially in our parish community. I thank God for giving you to us your children. May we always love you and honor you as God commanded us to do.

In Christ, Fr. Maro