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Queenship of Mary

This feast day celebrates the queenship of Mary, our Blessed Mother. As the mother of Jesus Christ, the Lord of all creation, Mary shares in his royal heritage. She is the Queen Mother.

The queenship of Mary foreshadows the glory in heaven which awaits all of us who recognize her son as ruler of the universe.

Daily Mass Readings for the Memorial of the Queenship of Mary

Readings for the Memorial may also be taken from the Common of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  • First ReadingIsaiah 9:1-6: “You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils.”
  • Responsorial PsalmPsalm 113: “Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever.”
  • Gospel Luke 1:26-38: “He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”

Make a Rosary Slide Bracelet or Key-Chain

A rosary slide bracelet or keychain is a nice craft to remind children and teens to pray. I like making the key-chain which can actually be used for keys for teenagers

Pray the Rosary

The rosary is one of the most misunderstood Catholic devotions. While some non-Catholics see it as worshiping Mary, it is in fact focused on Christ. When we pray the rosary we focus on important events in the life of Christ.

Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary and the Saints? A Lesson Plan

Why do Catholics pray to Mary and the saints? This lesson plan will help youth understand that it is like asking a friend to pray for you. And it points out that prayer is not the same as worship.

Quote for the Queenship of Mary

Jesus is King throughout all eternity by nature and by right of conquest: through Him, with Him, and subordinate to Him, Mary is Queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular choice [of the Father]. And her kingdom is as vast as that of her Son and God, since nothing is excluded from her dominion.

Pope Pius XII

Sister Act – Hail Holy Queen

For a humorous and upbeat way to introduce this topic to youth, try this video.

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