Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Genoa, Ohio Mass Celebration for 150th!
All parishioners (past, present, and future) are invited to attend the inaugural
Sesquicentennial celebration Mass for Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Genoa, Ohio, on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at 5:00 PM. This special Mass will commemorate the 150th Year of the founding of the parish.
Following the service will be a potluck supper and a movie about St. Bernadette and the Apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes in the year 1858. This is the first of many events planned for the upcoming year. Please call Ellen Bergman, committee chair, at 419-855-3166 or the parish office at 419-855-8501 for more info.
Editor’s Note: In 1858, in the grotto of Massabielle, near Lourdes in southern France, Mary appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous, a young peasant girl. She revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception, asked that a chapel be built on the site of the vision, and told the girl to drink from a fountain in the grotto. No fountain was to be seen, but when Bernadette dug at a spot designated by the apparition, a spring began to flow. The water from this still flowing spring has shown remarkable healing power, though it contains no curative property that science can identify. Lourdes has become the most famous modern shrine of Our Lady.