St. Bridget's of Rochester
October 24, 2004


THE MARIAN CHILDREN AT SUNDAY MASS

Flower offering by Miss Sau Ling Chau. Thank You.
May the Lord and his Blessed Mother continue to guide and protect you in all that you do in seeking his will. Amen.



Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee;
blessed art thou among Women, and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.



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

THE PRESENTATION OF THE ROSES/ FLOWERS AND RECITATION OF THE ROSARY

I thank the Lord for the children - The Marian Children, who were very eager to participate and did it with joy and pride, especially Dave, David and Debbie. Terry shared with me how much she was touched seeing the children taking it seriously and were so into it. Each of them was a flower offering themselves to the Blessed Mother and the Child Jesus. We did not have just 10 children bringing up the roses, but ALL THE CHILDREN brought up the flowers as the community of believers prayed the rosary and cheered them on.

Again, it was quite a unique experience we witnessed, a very positive one indeed! The Spirit sure was so present among us. We feel reassured and consoled as we continue to move on to the next stop of the journey as the angels lead our way with songs of praise to God the Most High.

Dear Lord, dear Blessed Mother, please continue to be our light, our guide and open the way for us so that with divine graces, the children may come closer to you to learn how to love and be the children of God. Amen.


Fr. Tony and the community at Sunday Mass

Wow! What an awesome experience!
On our way home, my friend Debbie, a junior at SUNY Geneseo College, kept on telling me how much she liked St. Bridget's. The people's friendliness and hospitality really moved her. Their Gospel choir was great and dynamic. The Liturgy was beautiful and edifying. And last but not least, the community took their time and enjoyed one another's company at the coffee hour and did not disappear quickly after mass. She felt so nourished and refresh as she had to leave the church to get back to the college life!

I agreed with her totally! In addition, I feel very grateful to the Lord for Fr. Tony, Terry, Susan and all the wonderful people who helped made the day a beautiful, pleasant and memorable one. This is my second visit to St. Bridget's and again, I felt very welcome there. Terry and Susan were such great help, especially in organizing the youth and the children to lead the rosary and present the roses/flowers. I am sure the Blessed Mother loved it. She sure got a lot of attention from all the children who were at mass that day. I thank them all very much.

Thank you all for praying for us. Together let's hope and pray for that day when we all will be united and so ready as the beautiful and unique flowers to present ourselves to the Lord and the Blessed Mother of loving compassion.


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