The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the garden is growing. “May” is likely named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Alternatively, the name might have come from the Latin maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated now. May acts as the bridge between spring and summer, hinting at warmer weather for those still stuck in spring’s grasp, while heating things up for those already well on their way.
Hover on the boxes below for the answers to our May Riddles – sure to give you and your students a healthy dose of laughter!
This year’s celebration entitled, “Catholic Education: Nurturing Hope” is scheduled for the week of May 2 – May 7, 2021. The overall scriptural theme is taken from the Book of Isaiah:
“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.” (Isaiah 40:31)
CORONA VIRUS PRAYER
We are living in a time of uncertainty and fear.
In our search for answers and reassurance, we are often left with more questions and greater anxiety.
As we navigate this challenging time, it is easy to give into worry and fear, yet our faith reminds us that You are always with us, and You will never abandon us.
We ask that You provide us with the peace and calm we are seeking.
Protect us from this virus — especially those who are most vulnerable — and help to heal all those who are ill.
Protect and guide all the medical personnel who are faced with the tremendous task of tending to the sick.
We also pray that You provide the scientists and researchers with the knowledge, insight and skills they need to find effective treatments and to create vaccines to prevent future illnesses.
It’s a Catholic tradition to honor Mary during the month of May by crowning her statue with flowers. The reason why we crown Mary is best summed up by Pope Paul VI, who wrote in 1965 that May is an occasion for a “moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pray to the Queen of Heaven.”
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SHARING DANCE REMINDER: I hope you school is buzzing with plans and rehearsing with the choreography that is now released from SHARING DANCE! Please support this worthwhile cause from Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS). Have an ongoing space chosen in the school yard, at every recess, with Sharing Dance Captains running rehearsals for any kids who want to join in. Provide kids who enjoy dance to shine, as they learn the choreography first and teach it to 1-2 classes 3 times each week. Don’t forget to invite parents to ‘get moving ‘too! A great way to build a strong sense of community! Celebrate, celebrate – dance to the music!
Knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom
Even inside the abysmal abyss.
Hope secretly feeds
– Sri Chinmey