Friday, July 21, 2017

Visit to Mayville, New York

On Saturday July 15th we began our drive from Connecticut USA to Schaumburg, Illinois for the CMN Catholic Conference.  There we would have a Children's Rosary booth and also help lead the Rosary at the Conference. As the drive is a long one to Illinois from Connecticut, we had the opportunity to stop and visit a Parish that has a Children's Rosary prayer group along the way. The group is at St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Mayville, New York.  
This is a town in the southwest corner of New York not far from the Pennsylvania border. It is an area with very cold and snowy winters but the summers along Chautauqua lake are magnificent. We had an opportunity to go to Sunday morning Mass at St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Mayville and also attend Mass on Monday morning before setting out on our journey west. Jon Schmitz, the Children's Rosary group leader for the parish, welcomed us with his lovely life Elizabeth. They are pictured above in front of the statue of Our Lady of Victory. Jon, a historian, gave us the background of the church. It was originally called Our Lady of Victory and was built by Ven. Nelsen Baker a priest on the road to canonization who is responsible for the construction of many Churches in the area. Jon also pointed out that carved in the wooden altar were the names of several of the mysteries of the Rosary. The stained glass windows also depicted many of the mysteries of the Rosary as well. It seemed a beautiful home for the Children's Rosary. We are most grateful to the warm welcome and hospitality of Jon and his wife.
Jon as we mentioned is a historian by profession and shared a great amount of information and background with our children about the area.  We wish to humbly thank both Jon and Elizabeth for all they do to help the Children's Rosary.  We also wish thank Pastor Fr. Remick who also welcomed us warmly to his parish and for his support of the Children's Rosary. 

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
Under the Protection of Our Mother
Resources to Help Begin a Group

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