Praying for America
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
The Oct. 16 recitation of the most holy rosary will be held in the Panther Valley and surrounding towns. Team captain Pat Rabayda said, "Human efforts are failing to solve America's growing crisis, and things will only get worse unless we ardently beg our Lord and our Lady to save us through the intercession of the Holy Rosary." More than 7,300 groups will be praying that day at rallies. Holding the banner are Walter Camier, representative from the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property; Pat Raybada, captain; Pat McHugh and Veronica Bazik. The public is invited to join in the recitation on Saturday, Oct. 16 at noon at either of these locations. Summit Hill: Gazebo in Ludlow Park; Lansford: in front of St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church, Bertsch Street or at Kennedy Park on East Patterson Street; Nesquehoning: St. Patrick's Cemetery (across from Turkey Hill); Tamaqua: Depot Station Fountain; Jim Thorpe: in front of St. Joseph's Church at 526 North St.; Hometown: in front of Rocky Mountain Glen, Route 309 (across from Wal-Mart). For more information, contact Rabayda at 645-4340. Saturday was selected for the rally in recognition of the final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to three shepherd children in Fatima, Potugal on Oct. 13, 1917.