May Crowning

On May 19th Mrs. Sidoti’s second grade class celebrated receiving their First Holy Communion during May Crowning. Parents and students were interviewed about the ceremony. First we asked Ms. Smith some questions.

Q: Did you like the song the class sang How Beautiful?

Ms. Smith: Yes, it is a very touching song.

Q: What was your favorite part?

Ms. Smith: The class singing the song along with the sign language.


                Then we asked Mrs. Miedel some questions about the ceremony. We asked her if she also liked the song and what her favorite part was of May Crowning. Mrs. Miedel said “yes the song really was beautiful!” and her favorite part was the children crowning Mary. Adelina Bompensa and Anthony Dacierno were the two students chosen to place the crown of flowers on the blessed mother statue.


                We asked three of the second graders questions about the day. Colton Duca was up first.

Q: Did you have fun?

Colton: Yes!

Q: What was your favorite part?

Colton: When they crowned Mary.


                Brady Miedel and Owen Smith (our younger brothers) were asked the same questions. They both said that “Yes” they had fun and their favorite part was when they each read at the podium. While reading they seemed to have enjoyed it. The May Crowning was a beautiful ceremony and is a wonderful tradition at our school. Congratulations to the second grade class on receiving your First Holy Communion!


Written by Grace Miedel and Gretchen Smith (4-1)

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