“The Rosary Path at Marylake” is well underway to fulfilling Mary’s wishes.
All 59 Rosary Beads have been Donated.
The Rosary Path at Marylake has made great strides this past month. We now have the foundation piers in place to accept the 18’Crucifix. The Beautiful Bronze 11’ Corpus arrived from the foundry on August 5th and will be mounted to a stainless steel Cross. Then, delivered and installed on the Piers on a 20 degree angle. The Crucifix will be Dedicated/Blessed in late Septemberor early October this year. Many other expenditures are required to establish this Rosary and Pathway for initial use starting this fall. Also, the first five Beads are in place on the Chapel Hill. And thirty Beads in the upper field. We have installed a work tent and facilities for the work people and have fenced off the entire construction area…..for your safety. The Chapel Hill roadway is almost complete. A separate Fund Drive is planned to help pay for the Corpus.
We hand dug 54 concrete slab holes 16” deep by 42” dia. Then the holes were filled with foundation gravel. We then placed all the Pads in the upper field. The Pads are the foundation and anchors for the Beads. The Bulldozer operator, Armando, continues his magic in the upper field. The removal of 12”-16” of topsoil from the Pathway is almost complete (over one Km.) and ready for the gravel topping. You won’t believe your eyes when you see the change.....the entire treed area has been opened up...it looks fantastic.
We have also installed the temporary Statue of Our Lady (on loan from the Sisters) in the Fountain area. This is a temporary installation, during construction, so you can see where the Fountain will be placed. We will have a separate Fundraising effort to build this beautiful Fountain of Our Lady of Grace.
Our Directors have been very busy organizing some of the other amenities needed for the completion of the Rosary Path. i.e. Benches, Trees, Park Lamp Posts, Gazebos, etc. I am happy to report that we now have available, for a $1,500.00 donation, Beautiful Park Benches. They are made of a sturdy composite and will have an engraved plate on them. You can dedicate the Bench to a loved one or Group. The funds will go toward completion of the Pathway.
Sample Benches can be viewed outside the Marylake, Our Lady of Grace Church main doors.
The first 18’ white cedar 8”x8” Cross has been put into place and the remaining Station locations have been prepared. The Stations of the Cross will be fundraised in two sections. One section for the large wooden Crosses at $5,000.00 donation each and the Artwork section which costing has not been completed yet (this is separate donation funding).You can make an appointment to view the 1st Station Cross.
Anyone wishing to make such a donation toward the rosary path can do so in a secure, tax deductible manner by simply going here or by calling Ted Harasti, President, 905 427 1775. Cell 905 995 6302
We, the Directors & Members of “The Rosary Path at Marylake”, and the “Augustinian Fathers at Marylake”, thank you for your kind support, without which Our Lady’s Wishes could not be fulfilled.
An Environmental Sculpture
Whether you are leisurely walking down its natural pathways, crossing over its foot bridges, or simply sitting by the stream to read or to rest, this tranquil, natural facility will nourish and refresh you. Our Holy Mother will guide and help you.
Many people who meet here will become life-long friends. Some will join in efforts to establish the Path while others will volunteer their time and talents to maintaining the Rosary Path as a Catholic renewal centre for saving and enriching many souls!