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May Crowning

May is the month of Mary.  It is also the month we celebrate Mother’s Day.  This year Mother's Day was extra special as the First Holy Communion class of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Baltic participated in the Crowning of the Virgin Mary statue prior to the 10:00a Mass.  

The students, who received First Holy Communion on May 11th, processed down the aisle each carrying a red rose. The roses were placed in a vase which was then placed in front of a statue of the blessed Mother.

Throughout the month of May special devotions honor the Virgin Mary.  “May Crowning” is a traditional Catholic ritual recognizing Mary as Queen of heaven and earth.  Mary teaches us what it means to pray and always points us to Jesus, her son, Lord and the source of her strength.

At the end of Mass, Father Joseph Tito, the pastor of St. Mary Church, enrolled the new communicants in the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  Each student received a scapular and wore it proudly in procession down the main aisle.

If your church held a May crowning this year and you would like to share a picture of the event, please send it to editorial@norwichdiocese.net Be sure to include the name and city of your parish along with the photographers name. We will post as many as we can in the gallery.
Click Here to view additional photos of the event.

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