From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day, an opportunity to extend to our mothers our deep appreciation for their love and care for us. As mothers age they often are unable to provide physical support as they once did. In many cases their last gift to us is their prayers.

Of course, many of our mothers have now passed from this life. I believe that they are now interceding for us in heaven.

At the funeral of Judy Stolper’s mother, Jane Romanowski, Judy read the poem, “I Had A Mother Who Prayed For Me”

I think you will find it inspiring on this Mother’s Day weekend.

 

I Had A Mother Who Prayed For Me

I had a mother who prayed for me
Pleaded with the Lord every day for me.
Oh, what a difference it made in me
That I had a Mother who prayed for me.

Some have kings in their heritage,
Men to whom honor was paid.
My noble ancestry was
That I had a Mother who prayed.

Some boast of worldly success,
And trust in the riches they’ve made.
But this was my surest asset-
I had a Mother who prayed.

I had a Mother who prayed for me
Pleaded with the Lord every day for me.
Oh, what a difference it made in me
That I had a Mother who prayed.