Thank you for our Mothers, who have given us life and love, may we show them reverence and love, and thank you to all who show us a Mother’s love. Let us pray for mothers who have lost a child through death, may their faith give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them. We pray for adoptive mothers and for the women who wish to give birth, but experience challenges. May they know your loving care O Lord. We pray for those who wish to serve as mothers, but are not able to do so, that they know your comfort O Lord. We pray for mothers who have died, that God may bring them into the joy of his kingdom. Blessings to All the Mothers in our lives.

We are the Church

The Church is comprised of all believers or the People of God. Ordained clergy have a distinct role and function in the Church; all of the baptized are a part of the whole of the Body of Christ. Together with ordained ministers, the lay faithful are called to live out their baptism through spreading the gospel message and ministering to people in need.

The entire body of the faithful, anointed as they are by the Holy One, cannot err in matters of belief. They manifest this special property by means of the whole peoples' supernatural discernment in matters of faith when ‘from the Bishops down to the last of the lay faithful,’ they show universal agreement in matters of faith and morals. That discernment in matters of faith is aroused and sustained by the Spirit of truth. (Lumen Gentium #12)