By Sheila Vosen-Shorten
For the Courier 

St Raphael Community Comes Together To Build Grotto


September 13, 2023

Courtesy Photo / For the Courier

A dedication of Our Lady of Lourdes grotto at St. Raphael's Catholic Church was held on Aug. 15. The grotto is open to all as a place for mediation and prayer.

Fr. Jose Valliparambil, pastor of St. Raphael's Catholic Church, had a vision. Five years ago, in 2018, he asked Perry Shorten if he could build a grotto to honor Jesus' mother, Mary. He said, "Yes," and the masonry project located east of St. Rap...

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