Faith/ La FoiMay, the Month of Mary
During the month of Mary, Catholics honour Mary, the mother of God. Mary has a special position because of her role as the first believer. She was with Jesus from his conception to his death and resurrection. Mothers have a special place in our hearts. As the mother of Jesus, we ask Mary to pray to her Son on our behalf; we ask her to intercede for us. From John 19: 26-27, we believe Mary is our mother too: "When Jesus saw His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He said to His mother, "Woman, here is your son."Then He said to the disciple, "Here is your mother." ..."
Every culture has different ways of honouring the Virgin Mary during the month of May. Usually, the customs include flowers and the praying of the rosary. One popular custom is the May Crowning. In the May Crowning, a statue or image of Mary is given a crown made of flowers. The flowers are a symbol of Mary's virtues (charity, humility, faith, patience) and remind us to be like her. We will be celebrating our May Crowning on May 7. Ms. McGeragle and Ms. Jansen's Kindergarten class is organizing the Mass.
There are many prayers to ask for the Mother of God to help us. The most popular is the "Hail Mary". Other prayers include the Litany of the Virgin Mary and the Magnificat.
Hail Mary, full of grace,The Lord is with you
Blessed are you among women
And blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
|Je Vous Salue Marie|
Je vous salue Marie, pleine de grâce
Le Seigneur et avec vous
Vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes
Et Jésus, le fruit de vos entrailles est béni
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu, priez pour nous pécheurs
Maintenant et a l'heure de notre mort. Amen
The Easter season
The Easter season continues until Pentecost – the arrival of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1–31) celebrated on Sunday, June 9, 2019.
Our students who have been preparing for their First Communion will be receiving the sacrament on Sunday, May 5, 2019. We pray that they more fully feel the presence of Jesus as they receive his body.