Message from Fr. Damian Breen

Good day to one and all,

I take this opportunity to salute all the mothers of our parish family (grandmothers, spiritual/godmothers) on this Mother’s Day, the 5th Sunday of Easter. We remember our deceased mothers as well and pray that they shall be with our Lord and our Lady in the happiness of heaven with all the angels and saints.

As we observe the month of May we are also aware of Mary, the Mother of God, whom our Lord entrusted to us on Mt. Calvary as His greatest gift to be our advocate and an unfailing source of consolation for us as we make our journey from this life to the next in and through her Son, our Savior. As promised in my homily this past weekend (livestreamed at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 5/9/20), I want to share with you a new prayer to our Lady I learned only recently as we invoke her motherly help and assistance to us during this challenging time.

As the old saying goes, no one who follows Mary will not fail to find her Son – another way of saying this spiritual maxim: To Jesus through Mary.

Anima Mariae

Soul of Mary, sanctify me.
Heart of Mary, inflame me.
Hands of Mary, support me.
Feet of Mary, direct me.
Immaculate eyes of Mary, look upon me.
Lips of Mary, speak for me.
Sorrows of Mary, strengthen me.
O Mary, hear me.
In the wound of of the Heart of Jesus, hide me.
Let me never be separated from you.
From my enemy defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to your Immaculate Heart.
That thus I may come to the Heart of Jesus.
And there with all the saints praise you
For all eternity. R/. Amen.

Wishing all a happy Mother’s day and praying for all of you in the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Damian Breen