by Amanda Nassar
On 12 May, Mother’s Day, St. Stephen Church in Charlotte, NC, was honored by a Pastoral Visit from Bishop Gregory Mansour. Bishop Gregory celebrated the Sunday liturgy. In his homily, he emphasized that Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate both our mothers and our Mother Church. His Excellency stated, “The Church is Our Mother that we seek in times of need. Like Saint Peter who pulls the net full of fish to Christ; the priest is our shepherd who pulls us closer to Christ.” We are grateful for our loving and nurturing mothers; and also for our Mother Church, that guides us in faith to Jesus Christ. To all mothers on Earth and in Heaven, Thank You!