Children in the Religious Education programs at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Peotone and St. Boniface Catholic Church in Monee honored the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, with a traditional May Crowning on May 6.
All of the children brought flowers to the altars.
At St. Boniface, Abby Hansen placed the crown upon the statue of Mary.
At St. Paul, where the children wore their First Holy Communion dresses and suits, Caitlin O’Neil and Abraham Montesdoca performed the crowning.
–photos by Karen Haave