St. Raphael School in Rockville invited mothers to spend Friday morning with their children at the school as part of its annual celebration of Mother’s Day.
Students and their mothers celebrated Mass, followed by brunch and an opportunity for children to take pictures with their mothers.
“Every mom that can possibly make it shows up. It’s a beautiful day,” said Maryann Kearns, who works in the school’s marketing and development office. She attended this year’s Mother’s Day event with her children, who are students at the school.
Kearns said St. Raphael School has held a Mother’s Day celebration each year since the school opened, beginning in 2007, and some children say it’s their favorite school event.
“It’s a really special day for them,” she said.