Our Mother of Perpetual Help-Feast Day - June 27

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Ps 71:1-4a..5a.12)

Help me, O Lord, in my distress.


Standing near the cross of Jesus was his mother.

And Jesus said to the disciple , "Here is your mother."


Here is your son. Here is your mother.

Gospel: John 19:25-27

25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus saw his motherthere, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman,[a] here is your son,”

27 and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

The Gospel of the Lord.

For Reflection:

Our Lady’s help is never-failing, ever-enduring, and perpetual because from all eternity God intended she would be our spiritual mother and He gifted her from the moment of her conception with the infused virtues and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. She is the Plentitude of Grace and no creature nor all the saints and angels combined have a greater participation in the divine nature than she. It flows then, that we should never hesitate to elicit the help of the woman who is Full of Grace. As her image of Our Lady of Perpetual Help seems to be seeking compassion, so too does her gaze before the Triune God seek comfort for you. Journal your reflections.

Immaculate Mary
Immaculate Mary, thy praises we sing,
Who reignest in splendor with Jesus, Our King.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave Maria!

In heaven the blessed thy glory proclaim;
On earth, we, thy children, invoke thy sweet name!
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave Maria!

We pray for our mother, the Church upon earth;
And bless, dearest Lady, the land of our birth.
Ave, ave, ave Maria! Ave, ave Maria!

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinner, now and at the hour of our death.

Blessed Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help!