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May- The month of Mary

Usually during the month of May, we would have had a big focus on Spring time and thinking about all the joys that come with it. May is traditionally the month when children in Year 3 would make their First Holy Communion. We would always have celebrated Mary, the mother of Jesus, during this month. We would have had a special May altar with a Spring flower procession, to celebrate her. We would have had special assemblies and songs dedicated to Mary. We would usually have had a blue cloth on our RE prayer station as this is the colour associated with Mary. 

Unfortunately, this obviously cannot happen this year, so instead, we at Holy Cross would like to ask you to do something ...

We would like to make a video of how the children celebrate May, the month of Mary, at home. 

We are sending through some resources (below and on class dojo) to support with this.

What we would like for you to do, if possible, is to hold a May procession at home. Below is a YouTube links so you can see how other people do this. 
Can you use the assembly we have below and talk to the children about Mary? Show them the pictures, tell them about the Hail Mary prayer and get them to say it for you (They should be familiar with it from assembly). We are also providing  a stained glass picture of Mary for them to colour, if this isn't possible, they can draw a picture of her or draw some Spring flowers? 
Can you present some flowers to the picture of Mary or if you have a statue, or a cross, present them to that. Then you can use the attached prayer service to have a short service, coming together as one family, God's family.

There are lots of songs that we can use at this time: Ave Maria, Let it Be (The Beatles), As I Kneel Before You, Queen of the May. 

We are going to gather all the pictures/videos that you and the rest of the school send in and put them all together so that we can have a virtual May procession this year.

Thank you so much for all that you do, I think the children will enjoy having this opportunity to do some RE as they always love learning RE in school. 

Stay safe everyone and God Bless You.

May is the month of Mary. It's an opportunity for everyone to ask Mary to help intercede in our requests for help from Jesus. We ask her to bless our intentions and pass them on to Jesus.

Below are some resources to help us celebrate this special month.

  • A Hail Mary poster- To be said Daley
  • A Picture of Mary (stained glass), to print and colour or draw your own (Pictures could be sent on class dojo)
  • An assembly slideshow (Mission Together) and accompanying notes, to know more about Mary and this special month.
  • A prayer service, once a week during May or just a one off. could you take photos or a short video of this or of your own 'PROCESSION' to the May altar. (We usually have a May procession for Mary where flowers are presented to her)

There is a song that accompanies the May processions (below),  the lyrics fit really well, if parents send the photos  on class dojo, then we, as a school, can put them together with this song as a movie of our May processions.

May Procession 2017

The Annual May Procession here at St. Benedict Center in Still River MA with a focus on the 100th anniversary of Fatima

Bring Flowers of the Rarest

(Queen of the May)

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