Members of the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus have scheduled Memorial Day weekend Rosary recitations at six area Catholic cemeteries in eastern Fayette, Greenbrier, Monroe and Alleghany, VA counties. The public is invited to join the Knights at any or all prayer services.
On Sunday, May 27, the Knights will lead the Rosary at 8:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church’s Mount Loretta Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
At 11 a.m. the Knights will lead the Rosary at Sacred Heart Catholic Church cemetery in Spring Dale, Fayette County at 11 a.m. as a part of a day-long commemoration at the historic church.
The historic Springdale church will observe its annual reunion with Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m., followed by the blessing of the graves by Father Rae and the annual covered-dish reunion picnic will follow that in the shelter on the church grounds.
On Monday, May 28, the Knights will lead the Rosary recitation at St. John of God Cemetery at Sam Black Church at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery near Williamsburg.
That afternoon, the Knights will lead the Rosary recitation at 3 p.m. at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Low Moor, Va. and at 5 p.m. at St. John, the Evangelist, new Catholic Cemetery at Sweet Springs in Monroe County. The Knights will also be placing American flags on veteran’s graves marked in the Sam Black Church, Sweet Springs, White Sulphur Springs and Williamsburg Catholic cemeteries.
In addition to the Rosary recitations, the Knights are also sponsoring a multi-family yard sale and flea market on the west parking lot beside St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on Saturday, May 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with table rentals still available at $10 a table. A few pup tents are also available for those selling in the flea market and reservations can be made by telephoning 304-536-1813 between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday prior to the sale.
The market and sale are being held in conjunction with the WV Dandelion Festival in White Sulphur Springs, which runs May 24 through Memorial Day.
All proceeds from the yard sale and flea market go to support the St. Charles Borromeo parish.