Fr. Killian's Letter - May is Mary's Month

May 9, 2018
Ordinary Time


Welcome to River Oaks Church, your home for spiritual growth and community. In this letter, Fr. Killian invites you to celebrate the beautiful month of May with a special focus on our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Join us as we deepen our faith and honor the Mother of Jesus.

May and Mary

May is a month of new beginnings, fresh blooms, and the warmth of spring. It is also a month where we pay homage to Mary, the mother of Jesus, and a revered figure in our faith. Mary holds a special place in the hearts of millions, and May offers a unique opportunity to celebrate her unwavering love, intercession, and guidance.

The Power of Devotion

Mary's devotion resonates through generations, transcending time and culture. When we honor Mary, our hearts are filled with gratitude, love, and renewed faith. By devoting a whole month to honor her, we acknowledge the profound impact she had, and continues to have, in people's lives.

Community Gatherings

Throughout the month of May, River Oaks Church has planned various community gatherings for our congregation to come together in prayer, reflection, and celebration. These events provide an opportunity for everyone to deepen their relationship with Mary and strengthen their connection to the Church.

Mary Procession and Crowning

One of the highlight events during May is the Mary Procession and Crowning ceremony. Join us as we commemorate Mary's queenship and honor her with a beautiful crown of flowers. This procession is a symbol of our love and devotion to Mary, as well as a reminder of her role as our spiritual mother.

Prayer Services and Reflections

Throughout the month, we will gather for special prayer services and reflections centered around Mary. These services allow us to deepen our understanding of Mary's life, virtues, and immense love for her son Jesus. Join us as we offer our intentions and seek Mary's intercession.

Rosary Devotion

Consider joining our weekly Rosary Devotion, where we will seek Mary's intercession through the powerful prayer of the Rosary. Together, we will meditate on the mysteries of Christ's life and find solace in Mary's gentle guidance.

Family Activities

Engaging in family activities is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and faith as you celebrate May as Mary's Month. River Oaks Church encourages families to come together and participate in the following activities:

Mary Crafts and Art

Tap into your creativity and explore various crafts and art projects inspired by Mary. From making handmade rosaries to creating beautiful Marian artwork, these activities offer a chance for families to bond through shared devotion.

May Altar at Home

Create a special May altar in your home dedicated to Mary. Decorate it with flowers, candles, and images of Mary. Gather your family for daily prayers and moments of reflection in front of this sacred space.

Marian Retreat

Consider embarking on a Marian retreat as a family to deepen your spiritual journey during May. Choose a serene location where you can immerse yourselves in prayer, reflection, and discussions related to Mary's role in your family's faith life.


As we embrace the beauty of May, let us remember the significance of Mary's Month. Her unwavering devotion and love continue to inspire and guide us on our spiritual path. May this month be a time of reflection, prayer, and renewed commitment to living a life of faith. Join River Oaks Church as we honor Mary and grow in our love for her throughout this special month.

Thank you for choosing River Oaks Church, your trusted source for community and spirituality. May Mary bless and watch over you always.

Alma Quintanilla
I look forward to deepening my faith and honoring the Mother of Jesus during this special month of May. Join us at River Oaks Church!
Nov 8, 2023
Dan Hayes
I love the idea of dedicating May to honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary. It's a beautiful way to deepen our faith and grow spiritually.
Aug 4, 2023
Eric Russek
I appreciate Fr. Killian's reminder to focus on Mary and deepen our faith. I'm eager to participate in the upcoming activities and deepen my devotion.
Jul 23, 2022
Boaz Navott
I find great comfort in turning to Mary during times of need. Her intercession brings peace and hope. May's focus on her is timely and uplifting.
May 19, 2022
Danielle Tymitz
I feel blessed to be part of a community that places importance on honoring Mary. Looking forward to the events and teachings during this special month.
Nov 14, 2021
Melvin Huat
Mary's Month is a beautiful tradition that allows us to deepen our connection to her and grow in faith. Grateful for Fr. Killian's guidance in this journey.
Apr 21, 2021
Daniel Bobo
Let's all come together to honor Mary this May. Excited to be part of the spiritual growth and community at River Oaks Church.
Jan 3, 2021
Barbara Cecil
The devotion to Mary is a significant aspect of our faith. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate her throughout the month of May.
Jul 18, 2019
Alexander Terry
I'm excited to dedicate this month to Mary and deepen my faith. Looking forward to the spiritual growth and community activities at River Oaks Church.
Jun 18, 2019
Li Tan
Thank you, Fr. Killian, for reminding us to focus on our devotion to Mary during this special month. Looking forward to participating in the celebrations at River Oaks Church.
May 6, 2019
Hyeri Sim
May is indeed a perfect time to reflect on the role of Blessed Virgin Mary in our faith. Looking forward to the special events and activities at the church.
Aug 24, 2018