As a parish we wanted to be in solidarity with our persecuted Christian brothers and sisters throughout the world. Some wondered why we chose Mother’s Day. On this day, we reflected on Mary our Mother who stood at the foot of the cross while her son was persecuted and put to death, all Mary could do, was pray!
At 3:00 in the afternoon on May 10th, we had a holy hour and prayed before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament for our brothers and sisters who are being persecuted.
We were all encouraged to wear the color orange to Mass on May 10th because orange is the ‘new color of martyrdom.’ Many of our Christian brothers and sisters are put to death in orange jump suits!