May Crowning of the Blessed Mother
The May Crowning is an act of popular devotion to the mother of Jesus and is customarily held during May, the month of Mary. The custom fell out of favor a few decades ago, but has recently made a comeback along with other traditional Catholic practices that serve to nurture the faith and devotion of the faithful. The time-honored tradition at St. Jerome School and Church will continue in 2016. On Wednesday, May 4, following the 8:30 a.m. All School Mass, Mary will be crowned outdoors with a wreath of spring flowers by second graders who made their First Holy Communion on May 1st. Later in the month, on Sunday, May 15, members of the St. Jerome Altar & Rosary Society will crown a different statue of Mary in the church following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to join the parish for this festive and joyous tribute to Our Lady.