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Crowning of Mary and May devotions…

crowning1One of the Catholic practices is the dedication of May as the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May crownings and other special events in May in honor of Mary, such as public recitation of the rosary and singing of the Loreto Litany are communal events. We can take the month of May as an opportunity to renew our own devotion to the Mother of God by dusting off our rosaries and adding a few more Marian prayers to our daily routine. Parents, in particular, should encourage Marian devotion in their children, since the non-Catholic Christians they encounter today often downplay (if not denigrate) the role that the Blessed Virgin played in our salvation through her fiat–her joyous "Yes" to the will of God.
In our parish, on this 1st day of this beautiful month of Mary, we began our month-long devotions in Honor of the Blessed Mother. On Sunday, May 5th, we had the ceremony of the crowning of the statue of the Blessed Mother by the BVM Sodality from St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy.

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Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Sunday, December 5, fifteen girls from grades 6-8 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy were accepted in a special ceremony into the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  After the homily at the 9:00 A.M. Mass, the girls were called by name to approach the altar.  Rev. Marek Sobczak, pastor, asked the girls the reason for their being at the altar, to which they replied that they wish to be received as members into the Sodality that honors the Blessed Mother in very special ways.  Continue reading Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary