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Our Ladyís 39th Anniversary Banquet

Sunday June 14, 2009 Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel 12 - 4:00 p.m.

 
 

The Baysiders enjoyed a superb buffet of first-class cuisine with fine desserts.

 

Pilgrims from Northern California

 
 

 210 pilgrims from throughout the world

"I was very pleased at the numbers present at the Banquet. It eases my heart to see so many true souls present."

Our Lady, June 21, 1992

 
Lay Order of St. Michael
 
A standing ovation for the Lay Order of St. Michael.
 

Regina Fox, SMWA International Pilgrimage Coordinator, gives a welcome address.

 

Her husband, Jim, reading a beautiful prayer for priests. A special thanks to Jim and Regina for all their hard work in assisting the Lay Order of St. Michael in making Our Lady's special weekend a successful one.

 
Peter Frank, LOSM, directing the service area
 
39th Anniversary Banquet Program
 

Regina Fox with Bill Dykes, LOSM, presenting the gifts to the children.

 

James Donohue, LOSM, giving a special thanks to all those who volunteer their time and talent for this vital Mission of the latter days.

 

Thanking the SMWA guards (standing), who help protect and maintain Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers Shrine.

 
 
 

Michael Mangan delivering his rousing talk: "Our Lady of the Roses Shrine: Reparative, Restorative, Crucial for Our End Times."

 
 

Michael said that prayer anywhere is good, but since the beginning of time, God has ordained that some places just pack more punch. The Eternal Father has especially chosen Our Lady of the Roses Shrine to be a center of atonement and a miracle-site of cure and conversion.

 
 

Fr. Robert Skurla (c.) keeps everyone laughing as he tells a few jokes.

 

Fr. Skurla also rallied the troops as he encouraged everyone to stay strong for the days ahead.

 
 

The pilgrims watched a dazzling video presentation of recent highlights along with rare 1970 photos and sensational miraculous photos.

 
A captivated audience
 

James Donohue, Vice President of SMWA and Bill Dykes, LOSM, give a rose to each organizer.

 

Regina Fox, assisted by some young devotees, announcing the winners of the door prizes.

 
Roland Escalante of Oxon Hill, Md., wins a prize.
 
Rene Boissonneault of Lexington, Mass., also wins a prize.
 

Rose Galatro of Oyster Bay, N.Y., wins Our Lady's garland of roses.

 

Jacinta Vinings won the exquisite first door prize: framed picture of Our Lady of the Roses, Mary Help of Mothers.

 
39th Anniversary Raffle
 

Picking the winners

 

1st Prize winner

Monica Dyche

Flagler Beach, Fla.

Pilgrimage Package for 2 to the 14th Anniversary of
Veronica of the Cross Weekend ($1500 value)
or $1500 cash

 

2nd Prize winner

Dalia Veliz

Jersey City, N.J.

18" St. Michael statue ($250 value)

 

3rd Prize winner

Susan Maravic

Woburn, Mass.

24Ē Our Lady of Fatima ($225 value)

 

4th Prize winner

Richard Daniels

ValHalla, N.Y.

$100 gift certificate to SMWA gift shop

 

Mary Rose and Catherine Bauer singing Ave Maria.

 

 The candlelight ceremony

 

Mary, Light of the world, pray for us
Our Lady of the Roses, pray for us
Mary, Help of Mothers, pray for us

 

 The priests giving us their priestly blessing to end the Banquet.

 

After the Banquet, the pilgrims venerated the Crucifix kissed by Our Lady.

 
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