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DENVER — For the first time ever, Holy Spirit Church’s Knights of Columbus brought the statue of Mary in at the beginning of Mass and placed her in the sanctuary. Then a group of the parish’s first Communicants placed flowers before the statue, making thi
DENVER — For the first time ever, Holy Spirit Church’s Knights of Columbus brought the statue of Mary in at the beginning of Mass and placed her in the sanctuary. Then a group of the parish’s first Communicants placed flowers before the statue, making thi
FOREST CITY — Emily Jimenez, assisted by Ricki Tounge, crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at Immaculate Conception Church. (Giuliana Polinari Riley | Catholic News Herald)
FOREST CITY — Emily Jimenez, assisted by Ricki Tounge, crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at Immaculate Conception Church. (Giuliana Polinari Riley | Catholic News Herald)
JEFFERSON — St. Francis of Assisi Church also held a May crowning earlier this month. (Patrick Hession | Catholic News Herald)
JEFFERSON — St. Francis of Assisi Church also held a May crowning earlier this month. (Patrick Hession | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Our Lady of the Assumption School held its May crowning May 4. (Photo provided by Deacon David Reiser)
CHARLOTTE — Our Lady of the Assumption School held its May crowning May 4. (Photo provided by Deacon David Reiser)
HUNTERSVILLE — St. Mark preschoolers honored Mary with their yearly crowning ceremony May 5. Five-year-old Madeline Fender, the oldest girl in the preschool, had the honor of placing the crown on Mary’s head in the church’s Mary garden while all of the ot
HUNTERSVILLE — St. Mark preschoolers honored Mary with their yearly crowning ceremony May 5. Five-year-old Madeline Fender, the oldest girl in the preschool, had the honor of placing the crown on Mary’s head in the church’s Mary garden while all of the ot
CHARLOTTE — Christina Kay crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. (John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Christina Kay crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. (John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Christina Kay crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. (John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Christina Kay crowned a statue of Mary May 7 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. (John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald)
GREENSBORO — Second-grade student Marika Graziani at Our Lady of Grace crowns Our Blessed Mother. (Photo by Joan Sloyan)
GREENSBORO — Second-grade student Marika Graziani at Our Lady of Grace crowns Our Blessed Mother. (Photo by Joan Sloyan)
SYLVA — St. Mary's Catholic Church had our May crowning. Jany Echevarria placed a crown on the statue of Mary at the beginning of the 8 pm Spanish Mass on May 6. The following day, Ula Sikorska placed a crown on the statute of Mary at the beginning of the
SYLVA — St. Mary's Catholic Church had our May crowning. Jany Echevarria placed a crown on the statue of Mary at the beginning of the 8 pm Spanish Mass on May 6. The following day, Ula Sikorska placed a crown on the statute of Mary at the beginning of the
GREENSBORO — Students at Our Lady of Grace School honor Mary. (Photo provided by Aphton K. Lang)
GREENSBORO — Students at Our Lady of Grace School honor Mary. (Photo provided by Aphton K. Lang)
CHARLOTTE — Our Mother Mary was crowned by two of St. Matthew School’s second grade students who recently received their First Communion. (Photo via Facebook.)
CHARLOTTE — Our Mother Mary was crowned by two of St. Matthew School’s second grade students who recently received their First Communion. (Photo via Facebook.)
CHARLOTTE — St. Patrick Cathedral’s May crowning May 4 after the 9 a.m. Mass. (Photos by John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald.)
CHARLOTTE — St. Patrick Cathedral’s May crowning May 4 after the 9 a.m. Mass. (Photos by John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald.)
CHARLOTTE — St. Patrick Cathedral’s May crowning May 4 after the 9 a.m. Mass. (Photos by John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald.)
CHARLOTTE — St. Patrick Cathedral’s May crowning May 4 after the 9 a.m. Mass. (Photos by John Cosmas | Catholic News Herald.)
CHARLOTTE — May crowning at Our Lady of Consolation Church in May 14: Some of this year’s first Communicants are pictured with Father Carl Del Giudice, pastor. (Photos by Travis Burton | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — May crowning at Our Lady of Consolation Church in May 14: Some of this year’s first Communicants are pictured with Father Carl Del Giudice, pastor. (Photos by Travis Burton | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Other parish youth at Our Lady of Consolation Church laid roses at the statue of Mary in the parish’s Marian garden. (Photos by Travis Burton | Catholic News Herald)
CHARLOTTE — Other parish youth at Our Lady of Consolation Church laid roses at the statue of Mary in the parish’s Marian garden. (Photos by Travis Burton | Catholic News Herald)
MOORESVILLE — Little Way Preschool at St. Therese Church celebrated May crowning with Father Don Ward on May 11th.  (Photo provided by Lisa Cash)
MOORESVILLE — Little Way Preschool at St. Therese Church celebrated May crowning with Father Don Ward on May 11th. (Photo provided by Lisa Cash)
MOORESVILLE — Little Way Preschool at St. Therese Church celebrated May crowning with Father Don Ward on May 11th.  (Photo provided by Lisa Cash)
MOORESVILLE — Little Way Preschool at St. Therese Church celebrated May crowning with Father Don Ward on May 11th. (Photo provided by Lisa Cash)
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17.  Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist.  (Photos provided
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17. Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist. (Photos provided
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17.  Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist.  (Photos provided
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17. Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist. (Photos provided
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17.  Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist.  (Photos provided
CHARLOTTE — St. Gabriel School students joyfully honored the Blessed Mother at their May Crowning Mass on May 17. Second grade students presented beautiful white roses to Our Lady and celebrated recently receiving their First Eucharist. (Photos provided
SHELBY — May Crowning was held at St. Mary Help of Christians on May 14 at the 1 p.m. Mass.  First Communicants who had received First Communion the previous day, were invited to participate in the ceremony in their First Communion attire. (Photo by Giuli
SHELBY — May Crowning was held at St. Mary Help of Christians on May 14 at the 1 p.m. Mass. First Communicants who had received First Communion the previous day, were invited to participate in the ceremony in their First Communion attire. (Photo by Giuli
SHELBY — Father Kottar emphasized the sacred occasion of receiving Second Holy Communion. (Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley)
SHELBY — Father Kottar emphasized the sacred occasion of receiving Second Holy Communion. (Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley)
SHELBY — The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was crowned and taken in procession in front of the church in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparition and miracles. (Photo by  Giuliana Polinari Riley)
SHELBY — The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was crowned and taken in procession in front of the church in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparition and miracles. (Photo by Giuliana Polinari Riley)
CHARLOTTE — Second grade students at St. Gabriel School wore their First Holy Communion outfits and crown our Blessed Mother May 17. The celebration was beautiful and reverent. (Photo via Facebook)
CHARLOTTE — Second grade students at St. Gabriel School wore their First Holy Communion outfits and crown our Blessed Mother May 17. The celebration was beautiful and reverent. (Photo via Facebook)
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