Sunday, November 27, 2011
Letter and miraculous medal found.
After much anticipation, the opening of the time capsule found in the basement of the old St. Mary’s Church in a cornerstone took place today after Sunday Mass. A letter by Rev. John McNamara and miraculous medal was found inside. The Miraculous Medal, also known as the Medal of the Immaculate Conception, is a medal created by Saint Catherine Labouré following a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many wear the medal, which they believe will bring them special graces through the intercession of Mary if worn with faith and devotion at the hour of death. The contents of the capsule came to a surprise to the crowd. “We all know what time capsule mean to us today, but I guess they had different expectations back in the 20s,” said Tom Golota, …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time capsule found under old St. Mary's.
It was like a scene from a movie as a woman came running across the street to St. Mary's Church to stop the demolition of the old, unused building. Only, it wasn't the church she was trying to save. She told the crew that a time capsule was buried on the property. "It's not as big as the one for the Tricentennial. It's the size of a shoebox," said Brian Coughlin, who told Norton Patch about the incident. The capsule will be opened in the new St. Mary's Church tomorrow at noon. Follow Norton Patch tomorrow for more developments on this story.
Monday, April 18, 2011
There was history, emotions and more than a few good laughs
This past weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the time capsule prepared by those celebrating the 250th birthday of our town in 1961. It was opened as part of the ongoing Tri-Centennial celebration, and some of the town’s most distinguished individuals and families were present. It was fun, as well as often emotional and meaningful. But the unsealing of the capsule was also something else. It was – well, very Norton. Rather uniquely Norton in fact, in a way that has to bring a smile to the face of any longtime native. It began when someone from the crowd asked where the time capsule had been buried. Tri-Centennial Committee Chairman Daniel Rich joked that was top secret, but then Town Historian George Yelle …
Your Patch Facts for the day.
Five Things You Should Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Check back later for more, and let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. 1. April school vacation begins for Norton Public Schools. School will be back in session Monday, April 25. 2. The Junior Golf Program will be held at MGA Links over April vacation April 18 to 21, 8 to 9 a.m. There are limited spots available. Email Pete Walsh to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $40 for the session. 3. Maplewood Country Day Camp & Enrichment Center, 150 Foundry St, South Easton, will have a vacation program for children in grades kindergarten through eight. Come for the week or pick a few days. …