We have been blessed with beautiful weather in recent weeks. The first days of May, the beautiful month of Mary, have been spectacular. Everyone is looking forward to the forthcoming First Holy Communion ceremonies on Sat. May 13th & 20th. While much is changing in our country in regard to faith and religion, there is a tangible nostalgia around the month of May. The ‘Queen of the May’ remains an evocative and powerful statement of our residual faith in God and our sense of identity. People increasingly reflect on their childhood memories of May altars and May processions. These memories have left a warm and deep impression on many people. It is still possible for us to shape enduring, deep and warm experiences of faith and belief for the children of today. We celebrate the First Holy Communion ceremonies with warmth and faith. We share a prayer with the children that they will treasure and respect in their adult lives. We can still do so much to pass faith to children and the next generations. The month of May is a special moment. Preparations for the World Meeting of Families in our parish can be another such opportunity. May God bless the children, their families, their schools and our beloved church and parish in this month of Mary. Our Lady Crowned, pray for us.