|Madonna del Buon Consiglio-detta Madonna delle " Mele "|
Sunday January 1st is the special feast day honoring Mary as Mother of God.
My prayer for January 1st and for the year of 2012 is that God might incline my heart to do His will. When we follow the example of Mary who gave her total and complete "yes" we will have a great year, come what may.
January 1st is also the World Day of Peace. So let's all get to mass and pray a family rosary together for peace on earth and peace in our towns and families.
One way to live our faith more deeply this year is to be prepared when we come to mass. To read the readings before hand, to arrive early and be ready when mass begins, instead of walking in 10 minutes late and being unsettled. One thing I have really enjoying doing this year is listening to Fr. Robert Barron's homily before I go to mass. Every Thursday, www.WordOnFire.orgposts his homily for the coming weekend. You can download the ap to your smart phone or listen on your computer.
Click here to listen to his homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.