May is the Month of Mary

"May Our Lady, the great Mother of God, help all who come to her in their need, with her intercession and motherly protection.”


- Bishop Frank Caggiano

For centuries, the Catholic Church has set aside the entire month of May to honor Mary, Mother of God. Not just a day in May, mind you, but the entire month. We honor her and esteem her because she is the Mother of God. As Mother – your mother, my mother, everyone’s mother –she cares for all of us day-in-and-day-out without fail, interceding for us in even the tiniest matters. As the Ten Commandments state, we only have one God whom we worship, adore, and glorify.   We therefore do not worship Mary. Rather, we pray to her, asking for her intercession and for her to take our petitions to the Father (just as the video mentioned the Queens of old did).


At the start of this year, Pope Francis said that having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary isn’t just something that is nice or good to do, but is an obligation in the life of a Christian.

“The gift of the Mother, the gift of every mother and every woman, is most precious for the Church, for she too is mother and woman.” the Pope said.
“Where the Madonna is at home the devil does not enter; where there is the Mother, disturbance does not prevail, fear does not win.”

How Can You Observe this Month of Mary?

  • Visit our Marian Prayer Garden
  • Attend May Crowning at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, May 12
    View photos from our May Crowning!
  • Pray a Hail Mary … or a decade of the Rosary … or the entire Rosary
  • Put an image of Mary in a special place in your home, and let it be a good reminder to ask for her intercession throughout the day.
  • Ask for Mary’s intercession for a special intention
  • Five Ways Your Family Can Honor Mary in May - Catholic Exchange
  • 5 moments which you can turn to Mary - Catholic-Link Facebook Video
  • Observe the Marian feasts in May in a special way: 
    Have a special treat with your family, pray a Hail Mary (or the Rosary).
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    Every Saturday
    - Feast of Our Lady of Fátima – May 13, 2019
    - The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth – May 31, 2019 

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Additional Reading

Why is May the Month of Mary?

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Pope on New Year’s Day: Devotion to Mary is a must

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Pope Francis: Where Mary is, ‘the devil does not enter’

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Do Catholics Worship Mary? (Video)

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Month of Mary-May Devotions

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Nine Ways to Celebrate the Month of Mary

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7 Attitudes that the Virgin Mary Teaches Us on the Feast of the Annunciation

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7 attitudes of the Virgin Mary to imitate today and always

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