MANSFIELD -- By tradition in the Catholic Church, each month is dedicated to a certain devotion. In May, it is the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. May Crowning and other special May events, such as public recitation of the rosary, take place during this time.
On Wednesday, May 1, St. Peter's High School seniors wore their gowns for the first time to take part in the May Crowning ceremony presided by Father Gregory Hite in St. Peter's Parish Church. Ten members of the senior class were elected by their classmates for May Court.
This year's ceremony marked the 87th anniversary of the May Crowning at St. Peter's.
Students from the second grade who made their First Communion on Sunday also participated in the ceremony.
May Court members include queen, Lauren Haus escorted by Luke Henrich. Ladies of the Court were Leah Allen, Jersey Heffley, Emily McCarrick and Sydney Newton. Gentlemen of the Court were Harrison Hecker, Nate Schemine, Caleb Stewart and Nick Todd. Crown bearer was Olivia Sandwall. Soloist of the “Ave Maria” was Ta’Laisha Elder.