About the Grotto at Holy Angels Parish:
Under the direction of Father Terry Sawchuk, the Holy Angels Parish Grotto and outdoor sanctuary planning started in 2017 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima and to provide a more permanent site for the town’s annual Heritage Days outdoor mass in July. All the work for the grotto was done by volunteers, and all the stone and rock material were donated. The cross made from western red cedar was constructed from old hydro poles.
Inside the cave are rocks from families of the parish to honour the families that helped develop the parish over the years. The rocks either came from the yards where they grew up in town, with some even going back to the homesteads of their parents and grandparents (Saskatchewan, Gaspe Penninsula, Italy, Ottawa Valley).
Schreiber, a small town of 1100 residents, has had four priests and seven nuns ordained into the Holy Orders. There are rocks from each one of the yards that they grew up in above the Blessed Mother.
Many tourists are beginning to visit the Grotto as well as tour buses and organized groups.
The first stone was laid by their parish priest, Father Terry Sawchuk, on June 2, 2018 and they had the official blessing by Bishop Colii at their annual outdoor mass July 21, 2018.
Finding Holy Angels Parish in Schreiber, Ontario:
Addrss: 103 Superior St., Schreiber, Ontario
Tel: +1 807-824-2010
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