Also known as The Little Shrine at Sycamore
National Register of Historic Places #1974000508
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This marker is located 8 miles south of Colusa on CA 45, Colusa, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are 39° 06' 56.9" N 121° 56' 12.6" W.
Site of the first Catholic mass to be said in Colusa County, May 1856. In 1864, a Catholic mission was conducted and a large wooden cross erected to commemorate the occasion. Masses, pilgrimages and visits were made here continuously thereafter. In order to preserve the identity of the place, Father Michael Wallrath secured a deed from Mrs. Anna Myers to this parcel of land and constructed a small shrine from hand kilned bricks in 1883.
Point of Historical Interest
Site of the first Eucharist celebrated in Colusa County in May, 1856, Rev. Peter Magagnotto, C. P., presiding.
The present cross, erected by the Knights of Columbus, replaces the one first erected here in 1864. The shrine itself was built by Rev. Michael Wallrath, the first pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.
The Eucharist is celebrated here on the last Sunday of April and on Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting).
You are welcome to pray here. Any other activity is allowed only by permission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Colusa.