As many of you are aware, Jeanette Johnson has worked for the parish for nearly 16 years. For most of those years she faithfully served the St. Peter School community as school secretary. After the closing of our school, Jeanette stayed on in various roles to meet the needs of the parish. Recently, she made the decision to leave her position with us. Please, join me in thanking Jeanette for her years of service to our parish family!
On this Mother’s day weekend, let us ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for all our mothers:
Mary, on this day when we honor all mothers, we turn to you. We thank the Lord whom you serve for the great gift of motherhood. Never has it been known that anyone who sought your intercession was left unaided by grace. Dear Mother, thank you for your "Yes" to the invitation of the angel which brought heaven to earth and changed human history. You opened yourself to God's word and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Dear Mother, ask your Divine Son to give all mothers the grace of surrendered love so that they could join with you in giving their own "Fiat." May they find daily strength to say yes to the call to the sacrificial love - the very heart of the vocation of motherhood. May their love and witness be a source of great inspiration for all of us called to follow your Son.