Many things come to mind when one thinks of the month of May.

There is Mother’s Day, graduations, flowers, and one really sweet tradition — a May crowning!!

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Springfield continued this long-time tradition with a lovely coronation ceremony on May 1.

Regina Mastrangelo and Vincenzo Romeo participate in the May crowning.

 Many of the younger members of the parish were involved in this moving event.

Eamon Divenuto, Rory Divenuto, Regina Mastrangelo, Vincenzo Romeo, Nicholas Culver and Frank Marasi gather for the celebration.


The children were all smiles as they processed in church and their joyful enthusiasm and the act of honoring the Blessed Mother brought smiles to the congregation.

Riley Banas, Cezza Cardaropoli, Ava Banas and Luciana Alves lead the way.

Photos and information provided by Sister of St. Joseph Betty Matuszek, pastoral minister