May is such a beautiful month…a month of nature’s rebirth, the wonders of spring coming to fruition.
It is also the month of exciting graduations, and the time of expressing our gratefulness on Mother’s Day.
For Catholics, it is much more… It is the Month of Mary, the month of First Communions, Confirmations and May Crownings! A glorious month indeed!
This year, we had our first little batch of granddaughters receiving First Communions. Up to this point it has been grandsons. We had three young girls receiving Jesus for the first time…and what a blessing it was!
I was so inspired by my daughters and daughter-in-law! They made this day so special for the First Communions of their daughter. I’ve never seen anything quite like it…it was almost as big as a wedding! And shouldn’t it be? It is the most important day of their life!
They were ready on the inside. They studied and studied the First Communion Catechism questions throughout the year. When it was time to get tested…they were nervous, but ready!
And all the exterior prep that the mothers went to great length to accomplish…done with such care and fastidiousness, making everything as perfect as they could….They will always remember this day!
Below is the gallery….
Getting prepared for the big day!
Theresa’s getting Sienna ready.
Margy is helping out beforehand.
Margy’s in the choir but had time to do last minute touches.
Little Grace is ready!
Juliettte and Zaelie….best friend/cousins!
Cousins are ready!
Gin and her two girls.
The Knights of Columbus are ready.
Father gives the girls last minute instructions.
Our Traditional Council of the Knights of Columbus add a beautiful touch!
Group photo with Father Adams.
Vin and Gin’s family.
Colin and Z’s family.
Devin and Theresa’s family.
Outside with the Knights of Columbus.
Vincent/Grandpa with the three granddaughters.
Next day, Mother’s Day…Getting ready for May Crowning!
Little First Communion girls have their roses ready.
Grace carries the crown for Sienna to place on Our Lady’s head.
Devin waits for Sienna and Grace to bring up the crown.
The girls process in with roses.
Sienna is blessed and excited to do the crowning this year.
Vin and Gin at Mass
Emma, Gin, Sienna
Emma, Hannah, Sienna
Rosie and Emma
Sienna, Rosie, Grace
Theresa, me, Grace and Sienna
“The objection that a child should wait until he can understand what he’s doing when he receives Holy Communion is no objection at all. He understands as well at seven as at seventy. The Holy Eucharist is a mystery as profound and unfathomable as the Trinity. One does not understand how Christ can assume the form of bread and wine. One believes.” -Mary Reed Newland, How to Raise Good Catholic Children
Beautiful pictures! I remember the May crownings as a little girl… we had a lovely lilac bush and would weave crowns for Our Blessed Mother from the branches. Thanks you so much, as always, for sharing, Leane. God bless you and your family.
Very beautiful pictures! I hope they grow to love Our Lord and Our Lady more and more each day! God bless!
Congratulations Sienna,Grace and Emma. Blessings and happiness to you. Beautiful ceremony.
Thank You for sharing your special day. Emma,Sienna and Grace you look lovely. Blessings.
Such a beautiful tradition of May Crowning of Mary! And those little girls are like angels
Congratulations and blessing to Sienna ,Emma and Grace. You all look so beautiful. God Bless you and yours.