Bishop LeVoir celebrates May Crowning Mass with St. Raphael students

SPRINGFIELD, MN - On Friday, May 3, students and teachers of St. Raphael Catholic School in Springfield (Pre-K through 6th grade) gathered for a May Crowning Mass celebrated by Bishop LeVoir. A "May Crowning" is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual that occurs in the month of May.

Prior to Mass students entered the church each carrying a flower that they placed near the statue of Mary, followed by the traditional placing of a crown on Mary’s head.

Following Mass the bishop visited classrooms and later joined the students for lunch.

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