Mother of Christ, Mother of Christ
I toss on a stormy sea.
O lift thy child as a beacon light
To the port where I fain would be.
May, the loveliest month of the year, is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of our Saviour, and our Mother also. She is there, ready to offer consolation and comfort to all of us, her children. This is terribly important as we come out of the Pandemic with so many suffering the effects of personal illness and grieving the loss of loved ones.
As we set off into May we are still in Eastertide, continuing to rejoice in the wonderful news of the Resurrection. We are the “Easter People” and through our example in everything that we do or say we should be a witness to this glorious event.
In this month are some of the major feasts in the church calendar.
The 16th is the Feast of the Ascension when Jesus ascended into Heaven, and on 23rd we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples, giving them the strength and wisdom to go forth to preach the Gospel. We close the month with the Feast of the Holy and Blessed Trinity on 30th.
I extend my best wishes to you all as we draw ever nearer to the blessed day when we will be able to worship together without restrictions; in the meantime, keep safe and keep well.