Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Crowning

Today was the May Crowning mass for the second graders and all the kids of our school. This was my third time having a second grader/First Communicant be part of the procession and ceremony. I admit, when our kids first started attending Catholic school, I really didn't "get" the May Crowning tradition... But, over time, I have grown to love it. It is one of the most special masses I can imagine attending. It is beautiful and joyful and emotional, especially for mommies.

May Crowning is a mass usually held toward the beginning of May, to honor May as the month of Mary Our Mother. The Lord is and always will be the center of our lives, but, without Mary, how would we have had salvation through Jesus? May Crowning is right in line with Mother's Day, and it is so special to acknowledge Mary in that way. At the kids' school, May Crowning is also an opportunity for the second graders, who have all recently received Holy Communion, to celebrate the sacrament with their classmates. It gives me such joy to see my son and the children with whom he is growing up all dressed up and acting with such reverence.

It was a glorious day!

1 comment:

Noel Paukert said...

Blessed be our Benjamin!