Introduction – Prayers Of The Faithful

The late Fr. Patrick Peyton (1909-1992) was known throughout the world. He promoted family prayer and the Rosary. One of his popular books was entitled “Five for Sorrow – Ten for Joy”. It was a reference to the 5 Sorrowful Mysteries and the 5 Joyful and 5 Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. It reminded us that there were sad and tragic moments even in the life of the Mother of Jesus but the joyful moments outnumbered the sad at least two to one! That’s a fairly accurate description for the lives of all mothers and their children. No one is immune from tragedy and loss but there is so much more to celebrate and be grateful for. Today it is our turn to celebrate and give thanks for our mothers and grandmothers and the women who filled those roles in our lives. Some of us are fortunate to express our gratitude and admiration in person, or by phone or with a card. Some of us will trust Jesus to give our love to our mothers He has gathered in His loving embrace in Heaven. Mary, the Mother of all, will make sure of that!