This Month

During the month of May the month of Mary, we are going to be thinking about Mary and her love for all of us and her love for God. She was so unapologetic in Her Yes to God and we remind ourselves of this Yes that she so willingly said and knew that Gods plan for her was steadfast and true.

“Mary’s “yes” is most profound to me in the way that it changed her life. It is believable, even without God’s request, that she and Joseph would have become parents. Because of her “yes” though, she became not only a mother, but the mother of Jesus. An ordinary life was made sacred by way of an invitation that she affirmed. “

We are told that Mary did not run or hide when the angel came to her. Somehow, she was present to the experience and the request. We think about this joyful “Yes” this month.

Notable Dates

Sat 1                 Memorial of St. Joseph the Worker 
Mon 3               Feast of Ss Philip and James, Apostles 
Tue 4                Feast of the English Martyrs 
Thurs 13          Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 
Wed 19             Memorial of St. Dunstan 
Sun 23              Pentecost Sunday 
Mon 24             Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church  
Tue 25              Memorial of St. Bede the Venerable  
Wed 26             Memorial of St. Philip Neri 
Thurs 27           Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest  
Sun 30              The Most Holy Trinity
Mon 31             The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Link to the Chaplaincy Daily Thoughts: Sway Page (link)