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May Procession and Crowning
to Honor Our Lady

When: Friday, May 1, 2009, 6:00 PM

Where: Start at St. Patrick's Church, 3027 6th Avenue, Troy, New York; end at St. Peter's Church, 2310 Fifth Avenue (at Hutton St.), Troy, New York (approx. 0.7 mile)


St. Patrick's Church, Troy, NY
St. Patrick's Church, Troy, NY

May Day 2003
May Day at St. Patrick's, 2003
St. Patrick's, Troy, NY


  • St. Patrick's Church
    • Hymn: Faith of Our Fathers 
    • Regina Coeli
    • Prayer to St. Joseph the Workman
    • Litany of St. Joseph
    • 5 Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
    • Hymn: Bring Flowers of the Fairest
  • Proceed up 6th Avenue, Troy.
  • Arrive at St. Peter's Church,
    • Hymn: Salve Regina.
    • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 5 Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
    • Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • Prayer to St. Joseph for the Protection of the Church
    • Benediction.
    • The Divine Praises
    • Hymn: Holy God We Praise Thy Name


Order of Procession from St. Patricks to St. Peters

(please proceed in the following order):


  1. Crucifix with Clergy
  2. Knights of Columbus
  3. Statues of Mary and Joseph
  4. Laity (may pray Sorrowful Mysteries in small groups during procession)
Statue of the Virgin Mary
Statue of the Virgin Mary, St. Peter's, Troy, NY
May Day 2003, St. Peter's, Troy, NY

THE 6th ANNUAL MAY DAY PROCESSION in honor of OUR LADY AND ST. JOSEPH was held Tuesday, May 1, 2007. It began  at 6 pm with the crowning of the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Patrick's Church, Troy. There will then be a procession south on Sixth Avenue to St. Peter's Church, Troy for concluding prayers and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament to be celebrated by Father Bill. If you cannot make the walk, you may join the group at St. Peter's at approximately 6:45 pm. Please remember to bring your Rosary.

Between February 11 and July 16, 1858, Our Lady appeared 18 times to a 14 year old girl, Bernadette Soubirous. On the day of the Annunciation, March 25, she told the young shepherdess, "I am the Immaculate Conception." This revelation of the absence of Original Sin has earned Mary the title Mother of God.

We cannot help but to reflect on the utter trust we must place in Our Lady and her Son amidst confusion and times of difficulty. We see many examples throughout the life of Christ of how practical a mother was Mary. We must stay close to Mary, and honoring her with a public procession and crowning gives an unambiguous message to the world of our devotion to her as our intercessor to Her Son.

Holy Mother Church has long observed the month of May as devoted to Our Lady. Please join us as we honor Mary in our May Crowning procession.

Ad Caeli Reginam:
Encyclical of Pope Pius Pius XII on Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary
October 11, 1954