Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary
1: Receive the Sacraments
Receive the sacraments, especially confession and the Eucharist, where Jesus waits for us with open arms.
2: Read Bible passages about the Virgin Mary
Read and meditate on Bible passages, such as the annunciation (Luke 1:26–38), the birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-20), the presentation of Jesus in the temple (Luke 2:22-40), or Mary at the foot of the Cross (John 19:25-27).
3: Pray the Rosary
Praying the rosary is one of the principal prayers of the Church. The Virgin Mary herself is said to have taught St. Dominic how to do it.
4: Participate in a Marian procession or May Crowning
Marian processions and May Crownings are traditions involving walking with an image and/or crowning an image of Mary while saying Marian-themed prayers and songs. St. Monica School’s May Crownings are May 3, May 5 and May 7 at the 8am Mass
5: Put up an Image of Mary
Decorate your home, office or workplace (if permitted) with an altar, a statue, a painting or any image of the Virgin Mary.
6: Perform Works of Mercy
You can help a pregnant mother in need, help out at a food pantry or visit a nursing home, where you may find older women who feel lonely or abandoned.
It is important to remind others how much the Virgin Mary—and her son, Jesus!—loves them!
8: Give someone a Marian gift
Give someone a Marian medal, a picture, a small statue or the Scapular of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, blessed by a priest.
Note: A priest must formally enroll a person into the Brown Scapular Confraternity in order for the Scapular wearer to receive the scapular’s blessings. Once enrolled, the Scapular-wearer already receives the blessings attached to the Scapular.