MAY The Month of MARY

Praying to Mary in the Month of May

The month of May is the “month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady,” and it is the occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world (pay) to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God’s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance.” This Christian custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin arose at the end of the 13th century. In this way, the Church was able to Christianise the sec-ular feasts which were wont to take place at that time. In the 16th century, books appeared and fostered this devotion.

During the month of May the church asks us to pray the rosary—Our Lady’s favourite prayer. Please try to pray the Rosary with your family and friends each day during May.


“O Mary, my mother, I offer you my soul, my mind and my heart.

Make me God’s instrument. Give me a penetrating mind to discover,

firm to judge, free to serve the truth;

an honest mind in telling what it sees rather than what it wants to see;

a tolerant mind which does not dictate to other people, but which explains what it sees clearly;

a mind infused by the light and truth of your Son Jesus,

patient in faith, while waiting for the vision of eternal life.”


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May Flower Festival
During the month of May we celebrate the May Flower Festival which is dedicated to Our Blessed Mother Mary.
At each Sunday9am Mass one of the Parish school will participate.
Sunday 9th MayPREP children
Sunday 16th May St Francis of Assisi
Sunday 23rd MaySt Andrews CPS
Sunday 30th May – All three schools along with PREP children (there will be a sausage sizzle after the 9am Mass held by IMCC on this Sunday)