Sacred Heart Mission honored our Blessed Mother Mary with an "Ave Maria" procession before Mass today, May 1st. Men, women and children carrying long stem red roses and singing Immaculate Mary processed into the church. This celebration is a beautiful church tradition, and today's freezing temperatures, cloud-covered day with snow flurries in the Sacramento Mountains seemed to compliment rather than deter the enthusiasm. Marisa Romero, who made her First Holy Communion last Sunday, was assisted by Father Christopher Williams in placing the crown on Mary.
We are a community that comes together to model Jesus to all peoples by addressing physical concerns and spiritual mattere and to do as Jesus did, giving everything to bring people into a closer relationship with God, in celebration.