The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting a May procession at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m. The procession will begin with a Liturgy of the Word in the cathedral and will be followed by an outdoor procession, rosary and crowning of a statue of the Blessed Mother.

First Communicants are invited to wear their suits or dresses.

Mary’s Court for Crowning will be selected from brief essays submitted by individuals or families entitled “Why My Family Calls Upon Mary.”

For more information, including guidelines for essay submissions, visit