Blessings and prayers for this week
May is a lovely month. There are buds and blossoms on trees and the weather is beginning to get warmer. It is also a special month for us, as it is a month when we remember Mary, the mother of us all.
It is not clear why May was chosen to honour Our Lady, but many believe that May being the month when spring is in full bloom has a lot to do with it. This new beginning, and new birth in nature, reminds us of the life Mary gave to Jesus. Without Mary giving birth to Jesus, we would not have had the events that followed: Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. So, it’s believed that May (when nature is showing signs of life) is the ideal month to celebrate the woman who gave life to our Savior.
We are encouraged to say the Rosary throughout the month. The Rosary is divided into four sets of mysteries: Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious. Here at St Bede’s, the children are saying their own version of the decade of the Rosary according to their age: our wonderful Guardian Angels are leading the worship in their classes. In Rosary Club (which we began on Tuesday), we all shared our personal intentions for those who needed our prayers.
Please encourage your children to bring in their rosaries to give them more confidence in how to say this wonderful prayer. I will also put the details on how to say the Rosary in the reflection room, so you can share this beautiful prayer at home.
Next week our prayers will be for the children and staff of Year 6.
Prayers and Blessings