Mother's Day Appeal


The Jesuit Office of Advancement will be continuing our tradition of the “Carnation Mass” to celebrate Mother’s Day this year.

On May 12, at 11:00 am, Father Vernon Boyd, SJ, will offer a Mass at Holy Rosary Parish, 175 Emma Street, in Guelph, ON, for all our mothers. At this Mass the special women in the lives of our benefactors and friends will be honoured and remembered. Carnations will be placed in the sanctuary to symbolize the love we all share for mothers, grandmothers, and any woman who is special to you and for whom you wish to pray. If you are in the Guelph area and are able, Fr. Boyd would enjoy welcoming you to the parish on this day.

On Father’s Day, June 16 at 11:00 am, Father Boyd will remember those important men in our lives at Mass, whether they are fathers, grandfathers, sons, uncles, or special friends.

Please send us the names of those women and men who have made a difference in your life and for whom you wish to give thanks on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. These names will be placed in a special basket in the sanctuary at Holy Rosary for the Mother’s and Father’s Day Masses.

The Jesuits are always grateful for your prayers and support, and please be assured they are praying for you, and for the special people in your life this Mother’s and Father’s Day.

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Please enjoy this prayer of unknown (but most certainly Irish) origin:

There is but one and only one,
Whose love will fail you never.
One who lives from sun to sun,
With constant fond endeavor.
There is but one and only one
On earth there is no other.
In heaven a noble work was done
When God gave us a Mother.

Barry J. Leidl

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