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May – Month of Mary

The month of May is the “month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world [pay] to the Queen of Heaven.

During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance”

“We are delighted and consoled by this pious custom associated with the month of May, which pays honour to the Blessed Virgin and brings such rich benefits to the Christian people. Since Mary is rightly to be regarded as the way by which we are led to Christ, the person who encounters Mary cannot help but encounter Christ likewise. For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the Christ in her arms, to seek our Saviour in her, through her, and with her? To Him men are to turn amid the anxieties and perils of this world, urged on by duty and driven by the compelling needs of their heart, to find a haven of salvation, a transcendent fountain of life.”

“Because the month of May is a powerful incentive to more frequent and fervent prayers, and because our petitions more readily find access to her compassionate heart during it, it has been a favorite custom of Our predecessors to choose this month, dedicated to Mary, for urging the Christian people to offer up public prayers whenever the needs of the Church demanded it or some grave crisis threatened the human race.

(Paul VI: Encyclical on theMonth of May, no. 1).

An Act of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mary, Mother of God and Virgin, I choose thee this day for my queen, patron, and advocate, and firmly resolve and purpose never to abandon thee, never to say or do anything against thee, nor to permit that aught be done by others to dishonour thee. Receive me, then, I conjure thee, as thy perpetual servant; assist me in all my actions, and do not abandon me at the hour of my death. Amen. — St. John Berchmans

Devotions to the Mother of God

(Source: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/overviews/months/05_1.cfm)

PRAYER FOR THE CONSECRATION TO THE HOLY FAMILY 

O Lord Jesus,  

you lived in the home of Mary and Joseph in Nazareth.  

There you grew in age, wisdom and grace  

as you prepared to fulfill your mission as our Redeemer.  

We entrust our family to you

O Blessed Mary,  

you are the Mother of our Saviour.  

At Nazareth you cared for Jesus  

and nurtured him in the peace and joy of your home.  

We entrust our family to you.  

O Saint Joseph,  

you provided a secure and loving home for Jesus and Mary,  

and gave us a model of fatherhood  

while showing us the dignity of work.  

We entrust our family to you.  

Holy Family,  

We consecrate ourselves and our family to you.  

May we be completely united  

in a love that is lasting, faithful and open to the gift of new life.  

Help us to grow in virtue,  

to forgive one another from our hearts,  

and to live in peace all our days.  

Keep us strong in faith, persevering in prayer,  

diligent in our work, and generous to those in need.  

May our home, O Holy Family, truly become a domestic church  

where we reflect your example in our daily life. Amen 

Jesus, Mary and Joseph, pray for us! 

(Source: Microsoft Word – Consecration prayer to the Holy Family (sacredheartbath.org) 

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Welcome to St Michael’s Church, Meadowbank

Welcome to those who like to know or be involved at St Michael’s Church, Meadowbank.

We hope that you will learn about us and that we will be able to learn from you and help grow our parish community.

Caring for Children and Vulnerable People:

The Parish is committed to the Christ-like care of all children, young persons and vulnerable people. By following in the example of Jesus Christ and his words to “Let the little children come!”, the Parish is doing all it can to build a community and a Church that safeguards the voice, freedom and life of children, young persons and vulnerable people. Please click on LINKS to view some of our essential policy documents.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SYDNEY

Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with crimes are the police. If you, or anyone yo know, have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and MInisterial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or click on the link https://www.sydneycatholic.org/safeguarding-and-child-protection/

You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest – Fr Emmanuel Seo who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.