Dear Historical Families, Loyal Friends & Friends we haven’t met yet,
Thanks to a VERY generous donor, we have begun the process of purchasing a Corpus Christi for the Landmark Cross at the Old Mission Historic Cemetery.
This sacred image will be a lasting memorial to all who are buried at this historical site. However, it will need to be professionally installed. Additionally, it is up to our committee to maintain/make any necessary repairs to all of the Eagle Scout projects in the cemetery. Old Mission Historic Cemetery situated on a hill located between the two rivers of the Capistrano Valley is this sacred and consecrated ground. It is a perfect resting place for San Juan Capistrano’s historic families. This cemetery dates back to the 1860’s and was sold to the Catholic Church by James Sheehan, soon after his wife Ann’s death in 1878. Native Acjachemen/Juaneno families from the early Rancho period and later settlers to this Valley are buried here. On the headstones can be seen the names of those historic families who have been, and who still are a part of San Juan Capistrano’s rich history.
Like many other non-profit organizations in the midst of COVID-19, we have been deeply impacted financially. Therefore, we have set a fundraising goal of $20,000.00 and we are asking for donations of any amount to help achieve this goal. If you are unable to contribute financially, please know your support and prayers are also greatly appreciated.
On behalf of the entire Board of Directors both past & present of the Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee, THANK YOU for your generosity.
For more information about Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee, please visit our website at San Juan Capistrano, CA - Capistrano Historical Alliance Committee
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