Students from St. Francis International School in Silver Spring, Maryland, who recently received their First Holy Communion attended a May 12, 2021 Mass at nearby St. Camillus Church and then helped lead a May crowning afterward outside the school at a new statue honoring Mary as Our Lady of Grace. (Catholic Standard photos by Andrew Biraj) 

Franciscan Father Brian Jordan, the pastor of St. Camillus, celebrates the May 12 Mass preceding the May crowning. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
In the photos above and below, students from St. Francis International School who recently received their First Holy Communion participate in the May 12 Mass at St. Camillus Church before the May crowning. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj) 

Hadley Florentine Rodrigues, a third grader of St. Francis International School who received her First Communion a week earlier, attends the May 12 Mass at St. Camillus Church prior to the May crowning ceremony. (CS Photo/Andrew Biraj)
The recent First Communicants of St. Francis International School exchange signs of peace during the May 12 Mass at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj) 
Franciscan Father Brian Jordan, the pastor of St. Camillus Church, gives Communion at the May 12 Mass to a St. Francis International School student wearing the dress from her recent First Holy Communion. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj)
St. Francis International students gather at social distances from each other as they participate in the May 12 May crowning outside their school. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
Franciscan Father Brian Jordan, the pastor of St. Camillus Parish, blesses the new statue of Our Lady of Grace near St. Francis International School during the May 12 May crowning and procession there. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj)
In the photos above and below, during the May procession and crowning on May 12, students from St. Francis International School line up to place flowers in a vase set up before a new statue of Our Lady of Grace near the school. (CS photos/Andrew Biraj) 

Thea Krishnan, a third grader at St. Francis International School in Silver Spring, Maryland, crowns a statue of Mary during a May procession and crowning for students there on May 12, 2021 following a Mass at nearby St. Camillus Church. She was among 45 St. Francis International School students who received their First Holy Communion there one week earlier. At left is Tobias Harkleroad, the school’s principal. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj) 
Tobias Harkleroad, the principal of St. Francis International School, stands with Dr. Kathy Perencevich, the school’s academic dean who organized this year's May crowning. They are holding a photo of  Franciscan Father Chris Posch, St. Camillus’s former pastor who led the last crowning and procession, and Dr. Kirk Gaddy, a longtime middle school leader and religion teacher at the school. Both died last summer during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CS photo/Andrew Biraj) 
After the May crowning ceremony, Carolyn Johnson, the librarian of St. Francis International School shows the hall of fame dedicated to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur who taught at St. Camillus School for many years. (CS Photo/Andrew Biraj)