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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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A crown for Jesus

Jesus you are king of my heart — this popular song we sing at our First Holy Communion Mass… Of course, then, we truly want Jesus to be the King of our hearts. Unfortunately, later on everything else is more important than He…  Today we, as a parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka, offer our sincere thanks to the anonymous donor of the beautiful crown for the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus located in the side altar. May this symbolic crown remind us all that Jesus Christ is King of the Heavens, and that He aspires to be king of every mortal heart.

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