Church: Colby St. Mary’s – Shrine/Statue Dedication (May/Jun 1976)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Rushman, Kilty, Schemmer

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 09 Jun 1976

A new shrine and statue outside of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby, was dedicated recently, with the children of the parish participating in the program.

Second graders of the First Communion Class sang several hymns and led the congregation in the Rosary. The program took place both inside and outside the church. Father Frank Rushman blessed the statue, it was crowned by Dolores Kilty, an eighth grade student.

Benediction and mass followed the dedication ceremony.

The shrine and statue were donated by John Carl Schemmer in memory of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. L. Schemmer, a local physician in the Colby area for many years.

The statue was imported from Italy.




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