Tag: Mary

Friday 9th December: Fast Route to Knowing Jesus

The theme of this school week is: Mary.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Reflection

Mary knows what Jesus likes to eat for breakfast; she spent 30 years with Him – sharing cereal bars and pop-tarts. (Okay, Mary probably cooked.) But think of how much time Our Lady must have spent with her Son . . . the deep conversations they had and probably some great inside jokes too. Mary’s heart beat in union with Jesus in her womb, and she journeyed side by side with Him to His tomb. Who better to teach us about Jesus than the one who knows Him best?

Mary is our greatest advocate. At the Wedding Feast of Cana, she was the one who asked Jesus to work His first miracle (John 2:5). And if we come to her in need, (even if it’s the slightest annoying issue with your brother, a test, or our deepest, unspoken fears) she will ask Jesus for you. And trust me, what son doesn’t listen to his mam?

Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us.

Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thursday 8th December: Immaculate Conception

The theme of this school week is: Mary

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reflection

Yesterday was the feast of the Immaculate Conception. Belief in the Immaculate Conception has existed since the beginning of the Church. It is often misunderstood, because it is not referring to Jesus’ conception, but Mary’s. It is saying that God preserved Mary from original sin from the very beginning as a privilege of God.

Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Wednesday 7th December: Mary Our Mother

The theme of this school week is: Mary.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of he Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Reflection

Being the Mother of Jesus, Mary is also our Mother. Good mothers always stand up for their children. Certainly this Mother does. While still on earth she prayed with Jesus for others; for example she protected a bride and groom in Cana from embarrassment. In the Upper Room on Pentecost she prayed in the midst of the disciples. Because her love for us never ceases, we can be sure that she will please for us in the two most important moments of our life: “now and at the hour of our death”.

Prayer

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Tuesday 6th December: Saying Yes to God’s Love

The theme of this school week is: Mary.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Scripture

From Luke 1:28-38

God sent the angel Gabriel to the Galilean village of Nazareth to a virgin engaged to be married to a man descended from David. His name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name, Mary. Upon entering, Gabriel greeted her:

Good morning!
You’re beautiful with God’s beauty,
Beautiful inside and out!
God be with you.
She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.

Mary said to the angel, “But how?”

The angel answered,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
the power of the Highest hover over you;
Therefore, the child you bring to birth
will be called Holy, Son of God.
Nothing, is impossible with God.”

And Mary said,

“Yes, I see it all now:
I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve.
Let it be with me
just as you say”.
Then the angel left her.

Reflection

After John the Baptist, the second figure in Advent is Mary. As we think about her life, she can teach us how to welcome Jesus into our hearts and lives. Mary’s role was unique: to be the Mother of God, which was to bring Jesus into the world. The vocation of each one of us is also unique: we aim to bring Jesus and his love into our world. Mary’s response was instant and generous.

Prayer

May the Lord bless us as we journey through Advent. May he open our ears to his call, our minds to his will and our hearts to say “yes” to his love. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Monday 5th December: What’s Advent Again?

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Reflection

The theme of this school week is about Mary, the mother of Jesus, but first: what’s advent again??

Prayer

Thank you Father, for your patience with us;
Loving you one moment
Forgetting you the next
Thank you for your endless love
Which does not give up
But wants the best for us
Despite our faults
Thank you for your promise
To all who believe
And put their trust in you
Everlasting life
And in this Advent season
May the endless love of Jesus
Resound in hearts and minds
Drawing many to Him
Where they might find forgiveness
And knowledge of your plan for their lives.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.