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Rosary recitations planned for cemeteries

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Members of the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus will lead the recitation of the Rosary at the area Catholic cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend.

The Rosary service at Mount Lorretta Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 25, adjoining St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, U.S. 60 West, where the Knights will also place American flags on the known veterans’ graves.

In Springdale, Fayette County, the Knights will lead the Rosary at 11 a.m. May 25 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Cemetery as part of the annual reunion for that historic church and congregation.

On May 26, Memorial Day, the Knights will lead the Rosary at 9 a.m. at St. John of God Cemetery, Sam Black Church; at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery near the Catholic Church of Mary Immaculate on the Catholic Church Road near Williamsburg. At 3 p.m., the Knights will lead the Rosary at Mount Carmel Cemetery at Low Moor, Alleghany County, Va., and at 4:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Sweet Springs, Monroe County, which has two cemeteries connected with it.

In addition, the Knights will host the 30th annual graduation dinner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Parish Hall on May 26, as they honor the class of 2014 high school graduates and their parents who are Catholic from Alleghany, Bath, Craig counties in Virginia and for students in Greenbrier, Monroe, Pocahontas and Summers counties in West Virginia.

For more information on the graduation dinner and/or the Rosary recitations, contact the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536-1813.

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