On Mother’s Day, 2022, we celebrated the many ways of mothering. First of all, we honored our Blessed Mother by crowning her statue during Eucharist. Father Sullivan presided. In his homily, he linked the Scripture Readings of the Mass with this Day for honoring motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. He then blessed the crown according to the Roman Book of Blessings. Linda, just returning from 3 months in the hospital and rehabilitation, carried the flowered crown up the aisle. Katherine “Who,” Holy Family Home’s longest-present Resident, crowned Our Lady.
Of course, we are remembered our biological mothers with prayers of gratitude.
At the Mothers’ Day Tea in the Social Hall, we read this message from an RN, who was a volunteer in the Medical Corps that came to our rescue when we lost so many regular staff during the first COVID crisis in early 2020:
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