The Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 Knights of Columbus have scheduled Memorial Weekend Rosary recitations at six area Catholic cemeteries including the recitation at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic cemetery in Springdale, Fayette County, as part of the homecoming of the historic church which also includes 11:30 a.m. Mass, the blessing of the graves, and a covered dish lunch following the Mass.
On Sunday, May 29, the Rosary recitation will also be at Mount Lorretta Cemetery adjoining St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m.
On Monday, May 30, the Rosary Recitations will be held at St. John of God Cemetery near Sam Black Church, off the Smoot Road at 9 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery near Williamsburg.
That afternoon, the Rosary Recitation will be at the two cemeteries associated with St. John, the Evangelist, Catholic Church in Sweet Springs, the oldest Catholic Church still in use in West Virginia, having been built by 1839 and in full use by 1849.
The Knights recently honored the area Catholic high school graduates from the eastern Fayette County area, Greenbrier West High School., Pocahontas County High School, Greenbrier East High School and James Monroe High School.
For additional information on any of the Knights activities, telephone the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley, 304-645-1813 or the Knights of Columbus 304-645-1373.