By GEORGIA BULLETIN STAFF | Published May 11, 2023
DECATUR—The Mother’s Day Mass and reception is a long-standing tradition for the fifth-grade students at St. Thomas More School.
The students at the Decatur school lead the Mass and invite their moms or special friends to attend. This year’s Mass was Wednesday, May 3 and included a May crowning, a placement of flowers upon the statue of the Blessed Virgin. Many schools and churches hold May crownings this month, which is devoted to honoring Mary.
The celebrant for the Mass was Father Jim Stormes, SJ, parochial vicar at St. Thomas More Church.
After the Mass, the students sang special songs for their guests and then hosted a reception where they presented their mothers or guests with poems they had written especially for them.
This year’s Mother’s Day Mass was particularly meaningful because the eighth-grade students and their guests also attended. In 2020, when the current eighth graders were in fifth grade, they weren’t able to have the Mass due to the pandemic.