On May 7, 2016, the Ladies of Charity of the Archdiocese of Washington (ADW) gathered at St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Families (St. Ann’s) to celebrate May Day and the Crowning of the Blessed Mother. This year, Carmen Kosko of St. Matthias the Apostle Church had the honor of crowning the Blessed Mother. Rev. Philip Simo, OSB – ADW Spiritual Advisor was the Mass celebrant and homilist. Sister Mary Jean Doyle. DC provided the inspirational music during the celebration of Mass. The ladies enjoyed the buffet luncheon and desserts. As always, the raffle of gifts was a big success. Sister Mary Bader, DC – CEO of St. Ann’s thanked the ladies for the many gifts, layette supplies and monetary donations provided to the children and families of the Center. Mary Louise Hand, President of ADW thanked the ladies as well for their many acts of kindness. Kudos to Gloria A. Lessington, 2nd Vice President of the ADW Board of Directors and the entire May Day committee who help make this event a great success! A good time was had by all.