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St. Thomas More School Honors Mary during May

May 20, 2015 | posted by Stephen Chavez

Topics: Catholic Schools

St. Thomas More School Honors Mary during May

The Month of May is dedicated to Mary, Mother of Jesus. Many schools across the Archdiocese dedicate this month to honor her. At St. Thomas More Catholic School (4427 Moana Dr., San Antonio, TX 78218), students and faculty dedicate their time and prayers to Mary.

“As Catholics we honor Mary because she is the Mother of Christ. She showed the most perfect act of obedience to the will of God,” said Kimberly Gutierrez, St. Thomas More Catholic School Principal.

Throughout time, the Church has turned to the Blessed Virgin in order to come closer to Christ, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

“God wills that all his gifts should come to us through Mary” – St. Bernard

On Friday, May 1, students brought in flowers to present to Mary at the school’s chapel.

During weekly Mass, the procession begins in the school’s foyer led by Father Kotara, Alter Servers and the school’s First Communicants. During the procession, a litany to Mary is recited.

The honor of crowning Mary is awarded to an 8th grade student with the highest religion grade. This year, Nicolas Tran, was bestowed the pleasure of crowning Mary during Mass.

Students at St. Thomas More Catholic School begin each morning with a prayer and for the month of May, recite a decade of the rosary. Students and faculty at St. Thomas More Catholic School are dedicated to living as Jesus did, developing their faith and increasing their own knowledge.

“Mary deserves to be honored because of her total willingness to fulfill God’s Perfect Plan,” said Gutierrez. “She sets a perfect example for us to follow.”

For more information about St. Thomas More Catholic School, visit or call 210-655-2882.