Corpus Christi Church is looking to build grotto to the Blessed Virgin Mary

From Corpus Christi Church:

The Parish Community of Corpus Christi Church has embarked on an ambitious project that will provide you and your family with a permanent legacy, not only to the Church community, but most importantly, to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

I had frequently visited the Dominican Sisters when they lived at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Monastery located on Doat Street in Buffalo. When I was informed that these prayerful sisters were to be relocated, I was heartbroken. However, it delighted me to find out that the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernadette, and Our Lady Help of Suffering Souls would be made available to Corpus Christi Community. These statues, which were often prayed in front of by these cloistered sisters, would remain here on the East Side of Buffalo as a memorial to the sisters’ presence here. The sisters are grateful that their statues have found such a welcoming home.

The Pauline Fathers of Corpus Christi Church will erect, with your prayerful and financial help, a Grotto to house the statue of Lady of Lourdes in the garden of the Monastery located here on Clark Street. The Grotto will resemble a small cave made of interesting or attractively shaped rocks. If you wish, your intentions will be placed in a time capsule and then sealed in the stone construction. This Grotto will be a tribute to Our Lady of Lourdes requesting her intercession for an end to the corona virus pandemic. We want this Grotto to Our Blessed Mother to be a beautiful place where you will have occasions to pray with the Pauline Fathers.

Anyone wishing to have their name and prayers placed in the time capsule, please send this information, along with a donation if possible, to Corpus Christi Church, 199 Clark Street, Buffalo, New York, 14212 with “Grotto” marked on the envelope. Your prayers and contributions are greatly appreciated.

Anyone making a donation of $30 or more will receive a decade of the Rosary made from beads contributed by the Dominican Sisters in the hope of keeping St. Dominic’s spirit alive. Donations are now being accepted and it would be appreciated if all contributions are received no later than October 10, 2020.

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