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May is the Month Mary

We celebrate Mary during the month of May.

We invite you to create a May Altar in your home this month to honour Our Lady.

Please send us a picture of your May altar. Email your photos to communicationsgroup@greystonesparish.ie stating “May Altar” in the subject line of the email.

May is also the first month of summer, so it comes to pass that altars which are created during this time are adorned with flowers that bloom at this time of year and with particular prayers, or items of devotion such as rosary beads to decorate this special space and to express our love and honour to Mary.

Many people create a small altar in their home during the month of May. The altar is traditionally dedicated to Mary, the mother of God as May is the Marian month when Catholics give special praise and honour to Jesus’ mother Mary, gifted to us as our mother too.

Guidelines and ideas on setting up a May Altar are available here.
Below are some lovely images from St. Antony’s Church in Kilcoole,