For the second year in a row, St. Patrick Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Homeschool Group joined together to celebrate the May Crowning of Mary. Students from the homeschool group served as readers and altar servers during the Mass and crowned Mary following the final blessing. St Patrick students laid tissue paper flowers at Mary’s feet while BSHG students brought fresh flowers to the altar.
Both the school and the group are happy for the partnership and foresee collaboration for years to come. Brenda Lamey, a leader for the homeschool group says, “We look forward to it each year… We would love to continue the tradition.” Lamey further reflects that their homeschooling families frequently reach out for Diocesan partnerships. “We feel so welcomed by the Diocese as well as the parishes that help us meet the needs of our homeschooling families.” Rhiannon Thomas, principal of St. Patrick Catholic School, notes that “it is great exposure for both groups” and an excellent reminder that we are One Family.