Tonight we heard the story of the Annunciation and talked about the answer that Mary gave to the angel Gabriel. It was a very special “yes” that Mary said and she probably had only a little idea as to how important her “yes” was. Because of the graces she received, she knew that she should accept what God was asking of her, even if she was scared or confused about why or how it would happen.
Mary’s “yes” changed everything. She became Mother of God and Our Blessed Mother. Jesus grew up and died to take away our sins. It changed everything in the lives of those met and followed Jesus, how they honoured God and loved each other. Our Holy Church had a beginning, and it set the path of every Christian even to today. Your very lives are the way they are today because of Mary. We need to continue trying all our lives to say the same “yes” to God as Mary did so long ago, and to pray for the graces that can make that possible.
Tonight our classes reviewed the Angelus together, and we’ve included the words to the Angelus on tonight’s sheet so that your family may enjoy it together as our classes did.
The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord
Be it done to me according to Your Word.
And the Word was made flesh
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray:
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace unto our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and death be brought to the glory of His resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.