Celebrate the Third Day of Christmas

On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me, Three French Hens

On the church calendar, today is the feast day of St. John the Apostle (St. John the Divine). When Jesus was on the cross, he gave John the responsibility of looking after his mother, Mary.

On this day, look for ways to support, help or celebrate a mother. Perhaps a relative that was unable to make your holiday celebrations; a mother who has lost a child in the past year; or a senior who is on her own at this time of year.

  • Give them a call
  • Invite them for a meal
  • Take them out for coffee
  • Take them a gift basket
  • Volunteer to take them or run errands for them.

This can be a lonely time of year for some mothers. Look for ways to wrap them in friendship and love.