May Crowning

Each May the Sacred Heart Academy Community gathers together to crown an image of Mary, the Mother of God, our Mother and the Queen of Peace and to consecrate ourselves to God through her prayers. All students, faculty, and staff participate in yhis paraliturgy which includes a prayerful Living Rosary with scriptural meditations and beautiful hymns.

A senior is usually selected by her classmates to crown the Blessed Mother. Other seniors are also selected as the crowner’s attendant or as part of the Honor Guard. The seniors are asked to consider seriously the following criteria before casting a vote: Christian values such as honesty, sincerity, kindness, caring, service, and respectfulness and womanly qualities of gentleness, courage, conviction, and compassion.

Act of Consecration to Mary, Our Mother and Model

Crowner: Mary, Woman of Faith, Hope and Love….

All: …we entrust our hearts to you. We give over to your care, our lives, our souls, our minds and all our concerns. Help us to consecrate ourselves to Jesus today, through your intercession. Allow us to become His heart and His hands in our world today. Help us to envision and work towards a world without war, hatred or oppression. Teach us to establish peace in our homes and through our daily actions. In a special way, we consecrate to you those individuals and nations that especially need your loving care, because of poverty, injustice, sickness or any other danger, difficulty or sorrow. We ask you to inspire us to do our part to help them. Mary, we place all those in our world in your prayers and protection. Obtain for us and for our loved ones, the graces and blessings of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen!

Crowner: Mary, Queen of Peace!

All: Pray for us!

 

 

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