May has traditionally been a month where the Blessed Virgin Mary is honored by the Church. Recently I placed an image of Mary under the title, Immaculate Conception, near the main school entrance. This picture is a photograph of the Mary statue from our Church – this serves as a symbol of the interconnectedness of the parish and the school. Below is paragraph 971 from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on devotion to Mary:
“‘All generations will call me blessed’: ‘The Church’s devotion to the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.’ The Church rightly honors ‘the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the most ancient times, the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title of ‘Mother of God,’ to whose protection the faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. . . . This very special devotion . . . differs essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters this adoration.’ The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God and Marian prayer, such as the rosary, an “epitome of the whole Gospel,” express this devotion to the Virgin Mary.”
Please ask for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for our school and parish community.