Hudson Valley Chapter- Charity Drive 2017
As previously announced, the selected Charity for the Hudson Valley Chapter 2017 Charity Drive is the
Restoration of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs located in Auriesville, N.Y. www.auriesvilleshrine.com
A brief history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs follows:
- Erected in 1884, the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs was a pilgrimage destination for Catholics for 130 years.
- During the 1640s three French Jesuit missionaries - Father Isaac Jogues and his two lay companions, René Goupil and John Ialande - were killed by the Mohawks while bringing Christianity to the new world and buried at the site.
- The first recorded recitation of the Rosary took place in what now is called New York State at the site in 1642.
- It is also believed to be the 1656 birthplace of the Mohawk maiden, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha. Kateri was canonized in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI.
- Fr. Issac Jogues and his lay companions were canonized in 1930 as the North American Martyrs.
The Jesuits no longer have priests available nor the resources required to continue the operation and maintenance of the Shrine.
Consequently, Supreme and the NYS Council have made generous grants, totaling $600.000., to the Shrine that facilitated the replacement of the Roof and Glass Windows of the Coliseum Church.
However, in spite of these generous grants, much work lays ahead requiring additional funds. The Shrine and grounds are in need of major repairs.
Towards that end, the Hudson Valley Chapter will donate the net proceeds its 2017 Charity Drive Raffle to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs.
Please Support this Worthy Charity!
I thank you in advance for your anticipated support.
Dan McNamee PGK, PFN, FDD
Hudson Valley Chapter Chairman
15 Ethan Circle
Monroe, NY 10950-3201
845-782-6764, c: 917-859-5875
Charity Drive Chairman
Jeffrey T Boldrin
68 South Mesier Ave
Wappinger Falls NY 12590-3722
845-298- 1635, c: 845-527-4417
Charity Ball Reservations Charity Ball Special Arrangements
Daniel T Keenan Sr. PCC Walter Wych PCC
12 Cathy Drive 193 Old Sylvan Lake Rd
Newburgh NY 12550-27O4 Hopewell Junction NY 12533-5402
845-562-9383, c: 845-401-6304 845-227-6810, c: 845-380-6465
Charity Drive Raffle Tickets Charity Drive Journal
Peter Stafford, DD Thomas W Tompkins PCC
1 Scofield Hts. 12 Monitor Road
Poughkeepsie NY 12603-5821 Poughkeepsie NY 12603-5662