Month of May for May Crowning and Devotion to Mary
The month of May is dedicated to the special veneration of Mother Mary. It is a great tradition in Catholic families to read the 'Vanakkamaasam' daily during family prayer, and children are encouraged to decorate the statue or picture of Mother Mary, especially during this month. At the end of the month, families come together to celebrate the feast of Mother Mary with celebrations, games, dinner, and fireworks with firecrackers, as is the tradition of Kerala families.
'May Crowning' and praying with Mother Mary at home are great traditions and heritage of fathers and forefathers in Kerala. Reciting the Rosary together at home and encouraging children to dedicate themselves to BVM and growing in faith with the intercession of BVM are always great memories of my childhood times.
Keep our First Communicants and Confirmation Students in our prayers.
Please keep our First Communicants and Confirmation students in your prayers as they are the future of our parish and community. We need to support them. I see great enthusiasm among the Holy Childhood children and CML children to come together to our Church and have some prayers with BVM and their peers, and to have some activities together in our auditorium. They will have their retreat on May 13th, and all the children and parents are supposed to participate in the retreat. Let them grow with our Mother Mary, and then they will never go astray.
Night Vigil on First Friday, May 5th
We are planning a Night Vigil on Friday, May 5th, starting with 7 PM Mass and ending with Saturday 9 AM Qurbana. Please join us to be with the Lord for some time alone.
The graduates will be recognized on Sunday, June 4th, at the 8:30 AM Mass. All those who will graduate from high school and up in 2023 will be recognized on that day. Please give your names to our trustees before May 28th.
God Bless You.
Fr. John Melepuram
Vicar / Pastor