O God, since you have given us Mary, the Mother of your Son, to be our mother and our queen, grant that we, who crown her image, may attain the glory of your children in the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through Christ our Lord. R: Amen

For May Day, we were blessed to have two children at 8:30am Mass on Sunday, May 2. Shelley and Kaleb put crowns of flowers on the two statues of the Virgin Mary at St. Elizabeth.

Anthony lifted Shelley up so she could crown the Virgin Mary statue in the church. Father Jim blessed the statue and prayed the Hail Mary. Linda T’s grandson Kaleb crowned the statue in the garden outside of the church. Kaleb was proud of himself for climbing up a ladder, placing the crown on Mary’s head, watching the crown fall off Mary’s head, and putting it back on just right.
The May Crowning is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual held during the month of May. A statue of the Blessed Virgin is crowned with a garland or crown of flowers honoring Mary as “the Queen of May.”