Whether you're on your way to the library or stopping by City Hall, chances are you're driving by St. John Vianney School, located in the heart of Brookfield. This blog will provide insight into life and education at SJV, a 4K-8 educational anchor in Brookfield since 1957.
On Wednesday, May 9, St. John Vianney students will gather in the church at 1:30pm for the annual May Crowning celebration. There will be an opening hymn, first reading, responsorial psalm, Gospel reading, short homily and then the crowning rite. An eighth grade girl and eighth grade boy have been selected by faculty to crown Mary and Baby Jesus. They were selected using the virtues of Mary as they appear in the Bible as criteria for the selection.
The advanced strings will play Ave Maria, while the second grade and eighth grade students take their place for the living rosary. The second grade students encircle the church, moving toward the altar and around the church as each prayer of the rosary is recited.
The prayer service will end with a hymn. The crowning and rosary should take approximately 1 hour. All are invited to attend.