It is 08th September 2016. We celebrate the Feast day for our Beloved Mother Mary on her Birthday. Happy birthday to you mama Maria. We love you so much. Intercede for us all and lead us to your beloved son Jesus. We read in the entrance Antiphon, “let us celebrate with joy the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for from her arose the sun of justice, Christ our God.” Mother Mary’s birth signalled singularly the unique contribution in our salvation history. God the Father entrusted the highest mission of bringing the souls to her only beloved Son Jesus. The readings are from Micah 5:1-4 and the Gospel from Matthew 1:1-6, 18-23. First reading promises the Saviour through a lady. “Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labour has brought forth;” (Mic.5:2). The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “With delight I rejoice in the Lord.” (Is.61:10). The Gospel brings out the generosity and the willingness of Blessed Virgin Mary to cooperate with the plan of God in bringing Christ into the world for our salvation. Mother Mary offered us the privilege to feel the presence of God so tangibly in the human form of her Beloved Son Jesus. “Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’ (Mt.1:23). May the celebrations bring us closer to Christ. May you be blessed through the powerful intercession of Mother Mary. Have a good day.