Catechetical Corner

Mother's Day

From the desk of Ms. Kathleen Cook, Director of Religious Education

The Special Angel – Mom

The child asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?” God replied, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you and you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.” “And what am I going to do when I want to talk with You?” God responded, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” “Who will protect me?” God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking their life.” “But I will always be sad because I will not see You anymore.”

God instructed, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.” At that moment there was much peace in heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard, and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave You now, please tell me my angel’s name.” “You will simply call her MOM.”

Happy Mother’s Day to all those Mothers living in Heaven and on Earth!

Family Sharing and Discussion:

Thank your Mother for her constant example of faithfulness and for raising you in the faith. – Deuteronomy 6:7

Thank your Mother for the depth of her love. … 1 Peter 4:8

This might also be a good time to pledge to be more obedient to your Mother’s authority and vow to change behavior, if necessary. … Ephesians 6:1-3

Be specific. List the ways and examples of times that your Mother has exemplified love in action. Point to her virtue and affirm her for it. … Colossians 3:12-17, Galatians 5:22-23, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Romans 12:9-18