June 9 – Saturday

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Reading 1: 2 TM 4: 1-8

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 71

I will sing of your salvation

 

Gospel: Lk 2: 41-51

His mother kept all these things in her heart

 

Reflection:

Do you know the pain and grief of losing someone close to you? Mary and Joseph must have felt anxious and helpless when the boy Jesus disappeared. Nonetheless they returned to Jerusalem with confident trust that God would guide them in their hour of trial.

Jesus would later ask them “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?

Our Heavenly Father calls each of us. With the call God gives grace – grace to say “yes” to his will and grace to persevere through obstacles and trials.

 

Prayer: all together

Lord Jesus, in love you have called us to live for your praise and glory. May we always find joy in your presence and trust in your wise and loving plan for our lives.”