We begin our prayer with the sign of the cross
The month of May is a special time for us, because it is dedicated to Mary. We celebrate that Mary is the mother of Jesus and also our mother. Mary knows Jesus better than any of us, so she’s the best one to show us how to live like Jesus, and help us to get to know Him. Mary also knows how to pray better than any of us, so we ask her to pray for us and with us.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.
Glory to you O Lord.
God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. He had a message for a young woman, her name was Mary.
The angel came to her and said, "Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!"
Mary was deeply troubled by the angel's message, and she wondered what his words meant.
The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you. You will have a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God!"
Mary said to the angel, "How, then, can this be?"
The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God's power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God."
"I am the Lord's servant," said Mary; "may it happen to me as you have said." And the angel left her.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
To learn more about the Angel's visit to Mary watch the video below!
Today we invite you to create your own flowers at home. There are lots of different ways to do this using paper, leaves, colours, paints, or cardboard from the recycling bin! Think creatively!
Once your flowers are ready, write down why Mary is a good mother to us all.
For example, you might think that Mary is kind, loving and a great example showing us all how to love God.
Once you have created your flower, put it on display somewhere in your homes to remind you of Mary, the Mother of Jesus who is our mother too.
Here are some great ideas...
We will now spend a few moments in silence and reflect on the words of this song. You may wish to make this song your prayer.