SAY YES TO OUR BLESSED MOTHER!
Our Lady of Hope Parish will soon have a new addition to our campus! We are currently transforming our retention pond into a beautiful Grotto and meditation space dedicated to our Blessed Mother!
This project is a part of our Catholic Strong Campaign endeavors and all contributions are welcomed. Please contribute to our Catholic Strong Campaign to assist us in making our grotto/meditation area a reality for our Parish Family and more importantly for Our Blessed Mother.
Take moment to view the picture below as we progress through this project.
Join us on this journey and help Our Lady of Hope Parish turn this…
Our Lady of Hope property is about 21.5 acres and is bordered by Little Gloucester Road, Cole Road and Peters Lane. Located by the exit on Little Gloucester Road and the rear parking lot is a retention basin for all the water from our parking lot.
Over the last twelve years or so, we have tried to keep this area manicured, without much success. Through the leadership of our Pastor Fr. Joseph Szolack we will create an outdoor meditation area, which will include stations of the cross, lighting, benches and a grotto for Our Blessed Mother.
Upon completion of the project, Memorial opportunities will be available where one can have various grotto items dedicated to their loved ones. Names will be engraved on most items or memorial plaques will be posted in the meditation area. Some of these opportunities will include: Benches, Lighting, Stations, and Lighting for paths.
Many people have been asking … How can I donate to Our Lady’s Grotto? Donations can be sent to the Parish Office and must be marked ” Grotto Donation”. Memorial donations for loved ones like Stations of the Cross, benches, lights etc. will start being accepted in the early fall, while we continue our focus on the Catholic Strong Capital Campaign in progress.
five feet wide and easy to sit on and meditate.
for the path ways around the grotto area
Located on a 12 x 12 square grey marble base almost 5 foot in height. Stations are 12x 18 x 24 in size and will be lighted.
Our Grotto project is moving right along…..
Coming Soon… the Grotto Entrance
Installation of foundation
the Retention Pond fountain
the storm drains have been installed