In Honor of Our Blessed Mother
May 7, at the 10:00AM Holy Mass, we honored Our Blessed Mother with our annual May Crowning. A spiritual bouquet to all the many parishioners whose helping hands assisted in making this a memorable tribute to Our Heavenly Mother.
Our appreciation to the Rosary Society and Legion of Mary for continuing their tradition of assisting us by exemplifying dignity and honor to Our Lord’s Mother. The colorful procession also included the Religious Education Students, Homeschool Students, and the First Communicants as the Children of Mary. This year’s Confirmation students composed the Crowning Court.
Those participating included:
Crowner: Anjelina Dushaj
Pillow Bearer: Elizabeth Scarchilli
Rosary: Megan Vitale
Scapular: Sophia Propson
Candle: Christine Truong
Court & Honor Guard:
Leo Abate, Megan Alindogan, Anna Blaski, Emily Bolda, Jeremy Cabrera
Kristan Paul Caoagas, Brent Charrette, Stephen Czach, Matthew Demeniuk
Mary Docken, Gabriel Dresen, Natalie Edmunds, David Eusebio, Brian Evans
Nathan Freundl, Layla Genna, Sebastian Gorvokaj, Monica Hill, Joseph Honce
Anthony Hudson, Anthony Kehrig, Joseph Lawler, Monica Lukomski
Marta Lulgjuraj, Alexander Manczuk, Isabelle Martin, Haley McCarty
Grace McNeill, Ryan Meldrum, Ailish Newell, Andew Nguyen, Aidan O’Brien
Luke Pogasic, David Potter, Erin Potvin, Christian Roginski, Antonio Santoro
Faith Simon, Michael Szczerba, Daniel Teper, Marigrazia Tocco, Renata Trujillo
Anthony Varchetti, Gina Marie Vitale, and Kylee Winiarski
May Crowning Essays
This year, we had many essays submitted by the young ladies of the Confirmation Class about “Why would I like to crown the Blessed Mother?” The May Crowning Court is determined based on these essays. Every essay was heart-felt and beautiful, making it a very difficult decision. Our priests, deacons and several parishioners were asked to rate the “anonymous” essays.
Essay about “Why would I like to crown the Blessed Mother?” was written by Megan Vitale, Rosary Bearer
I would like to crown the Blessed Mother at the May Crowning because it would be the greatest honor to crown the Mother of the Whole World and to be able to show my gratitude for someone who has done so much for me. When she said, “yes”, to God’s will, she not only took on the position of the Mother of God, but she also took on the position of the Mother of the Whole World, my mother. Mary taught me to say yes to God, to put others first, to be humble and accept the least. She taught me to suffer for others, to show my love for them, like Mary did during her son’s passion. Mary will always be my role model through life, teaching me to live a life full of happiness and doing God’s will. She is always here for me, she is never too busy for me. She is with me through my sufferings and struggles of life. My family had The Men of the Sacred Heart over to consecrate our house to Mary and we are also enrolled in the Saint Louis De Montfort, the Consecration to Jesus through Mary. When we received these two consecrations to Mary it was then when I truly started to become closer to her and go to her more asking for her intercession. Mary listens to my prayers and delivers them to her son. She has always been there for me, but I just never really noticed until then. These consecrations gave me a new perspective of Mary and that I can go to her whenever. They have helped me to recognize that I not only have my earthly mother, but I have the Mother of the Whole World, who will always be with me wherever I go. I love my earthly mother dearly but I know she will never be able to be with me forever on earth, but Mary is the mother who will be with me forever. Mary is never too busy to comfort me and help me through my struggles. Mary gave me a new perspective on the life God wants me to live. I am thankful I can take part in this coronation honoring her as “The Queen of Heaven and Earth”, and am thankful to her for all she has done for me. I have been given the greatest opportunity to partake in this special day.