Her children rise up and call her BLESSED Her husband also, and he praises her: Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all. Proverbs 31:28-29
WELCOME Welcome to a tribute to mothers. Today we come to celebrate our mothers and those in our lives who love and nurture us and others.
Mothers are God’s special people who deserve our great love, honour and admiration. Mothers are our greatest strength and our greatest comfort. Please stand and join in our opening hymn, Welcome to God’s House
Penitential Rite Father: Jesus, you love us at all times. Lord, have mercy. All: Lord, have mercy.
Father: Jesus, you forgive all our sins. Christ, have mercy. All: Christ, have mercy.
Father: Jesus, you protect and guide us. Lord, have mercy. All: Lord, have mercy.
Opening Prayer Let us pray: Mothering God, you love us and care for us in all our needs. We give you thanks for our mothers and for all the women in our lives who love us and care for us like mothers. We pray that you will bless them in all that they need. We ask this through Christ our Lord. All: Amen
Father : Let us now pray through the intercession of Mary to our heavenly Father, asking Him for His protection and love.
Reader: We pray Lord for our Holy Give him strength and wisdom as they lead us in our journey. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We thank you Lord for Saint Mary of the Cross and we pray for our country Australia. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: Lord, you chose Mary as the mother of your son, Jesus. She shows us how to trust and to put our lives into your hands. Help us to learn and trust like Mary. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for all mothers and women in our lives that have been like a mother to us: grandmothers, aunts, sisters and family friends. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: For our mothers who care for us, that God will bless them. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: For children all over the world, that they will always be thankful for what their mothers do for them. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: For all our family members and parishioners who are unwell and for those who have died and gone to you in heaven. Lord, hear us. All: Lord, hear our prayer.
Father: Lord, you care for us with a father’s love. Listen to these prayers which we make in faith and keep us always under the protection of Mary, our mother. We ask this through Christ our Lord. All: Amen
Prayer over the Gifts Father: Pray, brethren, that our sacrifice be acceptable to God, the almighty Father. All: May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name for our good, and the good of all his Church. Please Stand
The Eucharistic Prayer Father: The Lord be with you All: And also with you. Father: Lift up your hearts All: We lift them up to the Lord Father: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God All: It is right to give him thanks and praise
Holy, Holy Holy Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Memorial Acclamation Christ has died Christ is risen Christ will come again.
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.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen
Sign of Peace Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: I leave you peace, my peace I give you. Look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom where you live for ever and ever. All: Amen. The peace of the Lord be with you always. All: And also with you.
Peace Song Here is my hand, here is the other, Here is a smile, here is another, These are my friends, My sisters and brothers, May happiness and peace be with you.
Breaking of the Bread Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world: grant us peace.
Communion All: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.
I live within you Deep in your heart O love. I live within you Rest now in me.
Blessing of Mothers All mothers and those who are like mothers stand in their places so that we can pray a special blessing.
Father: Loving God, pour out your abundant grace and blessings upon these women who mother and care for their children. May each of them be strengthened according to their need and rejoice in your love and peace. All: Amen.
Prayer after Communion Father: Let us pray. As we proclaim Mary to be mother of the Church and our mother, may our communion with Jesus her son bring us happiness and peace. We ask this through Christ our Lord. All: Amen
Greeting Father: The Lord be with you. All: And also with you. Blessing Father: May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. All: Amen.
Dismissal Father: Go in the peace as children of God and may you love and respect your mother always. All: Thanks be to God.