Fall time produced another beautiful Saturday. Thank you to Fr. Perez of Annunciation Parish in Shelbyville for celebrating Mass.
Fr. Perez spoke on the importance of motherhood in the family, which is the domestic church. He told us that the day’s Reading (Luke 11:27-28) pointed out what an example Mary was, not merely for having carried our Lord in her womb. Rather she was Blessed because when she heard the Word of God, she took it to heart and obeyed it. That she was an example of motherhood. And a reminder that all mother’s are the fiber of the family. A good mother gives strength to the family, which is the domestic church. And a strong domestic church provides the fruit, religious vocations, to our Holy Mother Church. He said we must be aware that the devil is trying to destroy this fiber and we must assist all mothers in this attack.
Composed by Pope Pius XII (Pont. 1939-1958)
O Holy Virgin, to whose feet we are led by our anxious uncertainty in our search for and attainment of what is true and good, invoking you by the sweet title of Mother of Good Counsel, we beseech you to come to our assistance, when, along the road of this life, the darkness of error and of evil conspires towards our ruin by leading our minds and our hearts astray. O Seat of Wisdom and Star of the Sea, enlighten the doubtful and the erring, that they be not seduced by the false appearances of good; render them steadfast in the face of the hostile and corrupting influences of passion and of sin. O Mother of Good Counsel, obtain for us from your Divine Son a great love of virtue, and, in the hour of uncertainty and trial, the strength to embrace the way that leads to our salvation. If your hand sustains us, we shall walk unmolested along the path indicated to us by the life and words of Jesus, our Redeemer; and having followed freely and securely, even in the midst of this world’s strife, the Sun of Truth and Justice under your maternal Star, we shall come to the enjoyment of full and eternal peace with you in the haven of salvation. Amen.
Our Mother of Good Counsel,
Pray for us.