It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flowers. This lovely devotional ceremony is a favorite tradition at St. Joseph. The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to especially honor the Blessed Mother of Jesus, and to give thanks to her for bringing our Savior into the world.
The May Crowning service is led by our soon-to-be graduating eighth graders. The crowning ceremony takes place in the church, where a special statue of Mary is placed for the occasion.
The children dress their best for this special day, and line up for a procession to the statue of Mary. Each eighth grader carries a flower to place in front of Mary; and one child is chosen to place the crown of flowers on Mary's head.