May is often referred to as “Mary’s month” within the Catholic Church. The month of May is traditionally dedicated to honoring the Blessed Mother in many cultures. A daily recitation of the Rosary takes place in many parishes and Catholic schools. Additionally, another way of celebrating Mary’s month is through a ceremonious crowning of the Blessed Mother’s statue.
May Crowning is one of Immaculate Heart’s religious ceremonies that holds a special place in the school’s history and tradition. The ceremony features students from all grade levels participating in a procession of flowers, reading scripture, leading the Rosary and prayers, singing songs, and crowning the statue in front of our school. The statue previously stood in front of Immaculate Heart Academy on West Main Street, and was relocated when the school moved to its present site and was renamed Immaculate Heart Central High School in 1965.
Students know this is a special day and enjoy paying homage to the namesake of our school. Parents and community members are always invited to attend and share in this devotion and important tradition.