Cardinal Gregory celebrates Mass, May crowning at Mary of Nazareth School

Cardinal Gregory led pupils at Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown, Maryland in a May 6 First Friday Mass and crowning of Mary of Nazareth. To honor Jesus’s mother, students and staff at the school sang Marian hymns with the choir, including “Immaculate Mary” and “Be Joyful, Mary.”

The Mass, which was held in the school’s gymnasium, the Katie Fitzgerald Center, was attended by students in the second through eighth grades, parents, faculty, and volunteers, and was livestreamed to kindergarten, first grade, and preschool classrooms. During the crowning, eighth graders formed a line in front of the Mary statue, with the girls holding flowers. A student then placed a flower crown on the statue.

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