On October 8, students from Holy Cross Catholic School will take an all-school field trip to the Robinsonville Chapel, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.
The time of year chosen for the trip, October 8 and 9, have spiritual and historical significance at the Robinsonville Chapel. October 9 is the date that Adele Brise first saw the apparition of Mary (1859) that would spur the founding of a chapel, school, convent and ministry to the people of the area, and has inspired thousands of people to make pilgrimages to the site ever since. October 8 marks the anniversary of the Great Peshtigo Fire (1871). The great fire raged through the area, destroying everything in its path except the convent, school, chapel and five acres of land consecrated to the Virgin Mary.
The students at Holy Cross Catholic School have been learning about Sr. Adele Brise, the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, and the Peshtigo Fire since the beginning of the school year. The connection between Holy Cross and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has not been lost on the students: Sister Adele Brise was on her way from Mass at Holy Cross when she saw one of the apparitions of Mary. The Virgin Mary urged her to “Gather the children in this wild country and teach them what they should know for salvation.” Sister Adele and her followers would go on to establish many ministries, among them catechizing the people of the Bay Settlement area.
For more information about the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Hope, please visit: http://www.shrineofourladyofgoodhelp.com/.
Please join us October 8:
10:00 AM, Mass, celebrated by Holy Cross Pastor, Fr. Tom Hagendorf
11:00 – Noon, Tour of the crypt (where the visions occurred)
12:15 – 12:45, Living Rosary
Directions to the Shrine
About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. The school educates children within the Catholic faith and provides them with opportunities to develop the values, attitudes and skills that will enable them to become vital members of the community. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence for 142 years and has an enrollment of 208 students in grades EC3 to 8th grade. For more information, please visit the school's website: http://www.holycrossfamily.org/.
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