little girl places crown of roses on statue of virgin mary

A tradition dating back to the nineteenth century, the May Procession and Crowning is a beloved event to commemorate the Holy Mother. At Mother Seton School, we celebrate by reflecting on the mysteries of the Rosary together. Students in each grade alternate the prayers and readings. Kindergarten is invited to lead the procession and two students from the class are selected to place the crown on the head of the statue. First Communicants are invited to wear their Communion outfits or Sunday Best. All students brings flowers and at the beginning and end of each Mystery, are invited to place the flowers on to the altar by class. Keeping this beloved tradition is one of the ways in which we help our students deepen their faith and understanding, as well as celebrate our strong Catholic identity. 

May Procession and Crowning 2019