St. John Evangelist Catholic Church
St. John Evangelist Parish officials plan to swap the Our Lady of the New Millennium statue on the parish grounds with another Virgin Mary statue that has stood for nearly 60 years along U.S. 41. The plan won't be altered despite a campaign to stop the moves, the Rev. Sammie Maletta said. "T…
Scaffolding is set up Wednesday at the Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine on U.S. 41 in anticipation of the statue's relocation to a site closer to St. John the Evangelist Church. The group Save Our Lady plans to seek a restraining order to stop the parish from swapping the statue erected in 1954…
The Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine was placed along U.S. 41 in 1954 so it could be seen by those of all faiths as they traveled the highway, according to a group fighting its relocation. St. John the Evangelist Parish plans to move it closer to the church on Olcott Avenue.
Our Lady of the New Millennium has stood outside St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in St. John for about two years. The parish plans to move the statue to a location on U.S. 41, where another Virgin Mary statute has stood for nearly 60 years.
The Legion of Mary Wayside Shrine was placed along U.S. 41 in 1954 so it could be seen by those of all faiths as they traveled the highway, according to a group fighting its relocation. The state was moved a half mile Wednesday to the St. John the Evangelist Parish grounds.
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