May Crowning Ceremony

Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.
At the outside amphitheatre (in gym if weather is bad)

Please bring a potted plant or fresh cut flowers to be used during the crowning and then planted on the school grounds.

The 2nd graders at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic School will be honoring Mary with a Catholic tradition called the May Crowning. During the Month of May — a month both named for and dedicated to Mary — Catholics have long honored her by placing a crown on her image. The tradition in the United States and many other countries has been for school children to have a “May Crowning” ceremony, with a procession, pretty dresses and a wreath of fresh flowers that one child gets to place on the statue.

The 2nd grade students at St. Vincent’s school will be holding their May Crowning at 2:15 on Thursday May 11th at the outdoor amphitheatre behind the Holy Family Hall. In addition to the traditional Crowning of Mary, the students will present hand and dance movements to interpret the Rosary. Theologians have traced the origin of the Rosary back to the Ninth Century, and a form of prayer that evolved in the monasteries of the early Irish church. The number of Hail Marys in the Joyfoul, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries still total 150, the exact number of psalms chanted by the early Irish Monks.

We invite everyone to attend this Catholic Tradition and spiritual event on Thursday, May 11th at 2:15 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School.