Honoring our Mother, Mary

Many things can be said about Catholics,  but it can never be said that we don’t honor our Mother!  May, when the earth blooms in springtime beauty, is an ideal time for our thoughts and sentiments to be directed towards this supremely lovely Queen of Heaven and Earth, who busily labors from her heavenly throne to conquer hearts, minds, and souls for the greater glory of her Son.

Here are nine ways that you can honor Mary:

            1.  Flower your Mary statue.                                   2.  Pray a novena to our Lady.  

            3.  Read a book about Mary.                                   4.  Spread devotion to the rosary.  

            5.  Learn about a new Marian devotion.              6.  Share the Miraculous Medal.  

            7.  Get invested in the scapular.                             8.  Memorize a Marian prayer or hymn.  

            9.  Pray the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE GRADUATES

If you have a student who will graduate high school or college, please call the office with their information as soon as possible.  We would like to recognize them in the bulletin and the Gulf Pine Catholic.  Our deadline for this information is Wednesday, May 25th .

May Crowning

May Crowning is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual held during the month of May.  It is a solemn procession at the close of the procession a statue of the Blessed Virgin is crowned with a garland or crown of flowers honoring Mary as “the Queen of May.”

In honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we encourage you to say the Rosary every day during the month of May. The rosary is a powerful prayer and is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary. We will recite the Rosary 30 minutes before Mass.

Sunday, May 8th

May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2022 Vacation Bible School

Blessed Seelos, Our Mother of Sorrows  & St. Michael

When: June 6th  – 10th  from  9 am – Noon, Daily

Where: St. Michael Parish Hall

Registration Forms are in the back of Church

Rosary before Mass

In honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we will begin saying the Rosary 30 minutes before Mass during the month of May.  The Rosary is a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary, asking for her intercession.

Divine Mercy Sunday Mass

There will be an exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the praying of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm on April 24th (Divine Mercy Sunday.) Priests will also be available for those who would like to avail themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.