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MARY, MOTHER OF GOD, AND THE MONTH OF MAY

When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. (John 19:26-27)

For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of Mary to honour Mary, Mother of God. The ways Mary is honoured in May is as varied as the people who honour her. It’s common for parishes to promote praying the Rosary during May, and many erect a special May altar with a statue or picture of Mary as a reminder of Mary’s month. Additionally, it’s a long-standing tradition to crown the statue of Mary during May – a custom known as May Crowning. Often, the crown is made of beautiful blossoms representing Mary’s beauty and virtue. It’s also a reminder to the faithful to strive to imitate our Blessed Mother’s virtue in our own lives.

Some opportunities in our Parish you may like to participate in include:

  • Praying the Rosary on Monday’s at 10:00am in St Joseph’s Church

  • The “Flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” devotion. Prayer cards and information pamphlets are available in the Church foyer.

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