Sunday, January 1, 2012

Mary Mother of God

On the altar the statue of Mary holding the baby Jesus reminds us that today we not only end our Christmas octave, eight days of Christmas, but are celebrating the Feast of Mary the Mother of God.  
Mary Mother of God
In our gospel (Luke 2: 16-24) we hear how Mary listened to what the shepherds had to say and 'treasured all these things and pondered on them in her heart'.  Throughout the year we can pray the rosary to help us remember, like Mary, the joyful, sorrowful and glorious moments in the  life of Jesus.

Children may like to make their own image of Mary and Jesus.  There are black and white templates (which can be coloured yellow / gold, or blue) or coloured templates ready to cut out.

Template 1 - colour                    Template 2 - colour

Template 1 - black & white         Template 2 - black & white