Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that Bishop Peter Libasci will celebrate Mass at the school’s May Crowning Celebration on Friday, May 22. The Mass, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph’s Center on Mount Royal’s campus.
There is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary this month with a May crowning. In this beautiful ceremony the students are joined by those in attendance in a procession to place flowers at the foot of the statue of Mary. Prayers of thanks and continued guidance are offered along with the flowers. At the conclusion of the procession, the entire school community reconsecrates it mission to the Mother of God, entrusting the mission of the school to the intercession of its beloved and venerable instrument of grace. This ceremony will also include a special recognition of key benefactors.
“We are blessed to have Bishop Lisbaci preside over this celebration for us,” said Mr. Derek Tremblay, Headmaster. “Events like these are so important to our school community, as they renew our focus, and support our mission of educating the whole person. The blossoming of our school can be attributed in large part to both Mary, and also the instruments she invites to carry out the will of her son, Jesus. The support of Bishop Peter coupled with the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Broom have made a profound impact on our school, and we cannot think of a better way to complete our 20th anniversary. ”
The May Crowning is one of the school’s oldest traditions, so it is fitting that the school will also conclude its year-long 20th Anniversary celebration following the ceremony. The school first opened its doors in September 1994. Mount Royal Academy’s enrollment is now over 200, which is the largest in the school’s history.