Faith Formation families celebrated the start of the month of May — a month to honor Mary, Jesus’ Mother — with a May Crowning on Sunday, May 1st. After the 9:00 Mass, they processed out of the church, bringing flowers and the crown to the statue of Mary outside, as Fr. Brian Conley, SJ read a blessing. You can see that statue throughout the month near the altar at St. Pius X. Our thanks to Lauren Tigerman for creating the beautiful crown and to the parents who provided refreshments to parishioners who joined them for this holy tradition.
You might find this blessing from a Book of Blessings, published by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, as a prayer prompt or reflection at home:
Blessed are you, Mary, mother of our Lord, for you have believed the word of God.
In faith and love, you have reflected on the words and actions of God in your life and the life of God’s holy people.
With Jesus, we call you mother. We honor you in this crowning.
Pray for us and lead us to you Son.