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Mothers at Bexar County Jail attend special Mass

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SAN ANTONIO – Mothers at the Bexar County Jail observed Mother’s Day a little early by participating in a special Mass.

About 40 women attended Friday morning’s Mass in the jail’s women’s chapel.

The Mass was delivered by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller. He said Mother’s Day is a beautiful day for women everywhere, including those who are serving time.

“We’re here to express our love for them and to let them know that the gift of being a mother cannot be taken away,” Garcia-Siller said.

This was the archbishop’s sixth Mother’s Day Mass at the jail. He said the incarcerated mothers usually ask for prayers for their children.

Garcia-Siller assures the women that their children love them, and he helps to convey their love to their children, as well.