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May 20, 2011 > Festival celebrates Blessed Virgin Mary

Festival celebrates Blessed Virgin Mary

Submitted By Madelane Ramos

Flores de Mayo and Santacruzan Festival, a Marian Celebration during the month of May is a traditional Filipino celebration of thanksgiving and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. At each Sunday Mass, a procession of children portraying angels offer flowers to our Blessed Mother. The celebration culminates with the Santa Cruzan event on Saturday, May 21 at the Old Mission (Fremont), a beautiful flower festival to commemorate Queen Helena's discovery of the Holy Cross of Jesus. Children will participate in a procession of historic biblical personalities such as queens, angels and the various titles of Mary. The procession begins at 10 a.m. followed by Mass at 11 a.m.; a reception will be held immediately after Mass.

For more information, contact Madelane Ramos at (650) 796-1078

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