The St. John's Chapel was opened this day to celebrate the Mass of the Feast of the Assumption. That event was preceded a group of six visitors driving up the hill behind the Lynnside house to visit the cemeteries at the top of the hill.
Here's the Press Release that described the Mass followed by some pictures taken that day.
"The last resident pastor of the Catholic Churches of Monroe County will be officiating at the special Mass of the Feast of the Assumption at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the historic St. John, the Evangelist, Catholic Church, Sweet Springs. Father Harry Winter, OMI, current pastor of St. Casimer's Catholic Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, is scheduled to visit the oldest Catholic Church in West Virginia on its 155th anniversary. The special Mass of the Assumption will be co-celebrated with Father James Conyers of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley and current chaplain for the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus. Other priests are welcome to join in the celebration of the feast. The church is located at the intersection of W.Va. 3 and Virginia/W.Va. 311, just one mile from the Virginia border. Music for the Mass will be provided by the Hymns and Hers, the choir of St. Catherine of Siena, Ronceverte. An ice cream social will be held on the grounds following the special Mass."
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