Saint John the Baptist Elementary's annual May Crowning Mass will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. As a community of faith, we will gather to honor Mary, patroness of the Americas and Queen of Heaven & Earth. During the Month of May - a month named for and dedicated to Mary - Catholics around the world honor our Mother with special devotional services. Saint John the Baptist Elementary's May Crowning Mass begins with the school's 2nd Graders (dressed in the First Communion dresses and suits) processing under an arch of flowers (held by the 5th Grade girls). During the Offertory, the 2nd Graders sing, "The Banner Over Me is Love," and following Communion, the 2nd Graders will crown Saint John the Baptist Parish's statue of Mary with a wreath of flowers.