Catholics have long considered May to be a special month to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary

All are invited to cut flowers from their garden, bring them to church and put them on the available stands in front of the statue of Mary.  Take time to pray a special Marian prayer like the Memorare, Hail Holy Queen or the Rosary.

MEMORARE PRAYER

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

HAIL HOLY QUEEN

Hail Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us.
And after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.
Pray for us Oh Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

MOTHER’S DAY – Sunday, May 10, 2020

Sons and daughters, please don’t forget to honor and give thanks to your mothers on Mother’s Day. Whatever way you choose to honor her, please let her know how much she means to you and how important she has been to you throughout your life.  The following prayer may be used prior to the Grace Before Meals or at the conclusion of dinner, or you might have a prayer that you prefer. 

MOTHER’S DAY PRAYER

Loving God,
as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children,
so you watch over your Church.
Bless our mother.
Let the example of her faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, her family, may honor her always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Amen.

JUST A COUPLE OF NOTES:

  • We hope you will continue to drop off or mail to us your prayer intention sheets that were mailed to you last week for the celebration of St. Joseph the Worker; and if you choose, spend some time in prayer with St. Joseph before the Blessed Sacrament in church.
  • As we continue to celebrate the Easter Season, the parish continues to offer an Easter candle for your prayer at home. (Home Easter candles are available on the tables in the back of church). If you would like to have one, but cannot get to church to pick it up, please give us a call or email us and we will be sure to get one delivered to you. (513) 531-3164    parish@nativity-cincinnati.org