The Knights of Columbus Ohio State Council is happy to announce that a Silver Rose Ceremony has been scheduled for May 22 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Macedonia. The Silver Rose Ceremony will take place following the 6:30 p.m. mass. The Knights of Columbus, and the parish of O.L.G., invite all who are interested to attend.

The ceremony will provide an opportunity for those attending to join in song, hear inspirational readings and a Homily as well as participate in praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.

At the end of the formal service, the Silver Rose will be on display and there will be time for a personal visit and private prayers.

The history of the Silver Rose dates to1960. The Blessed Mother -- known in Mexico under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe -- had done so much for her people in Mexico that the Columbian Squires, the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus, wanted to give something back to her.

The idea was a planned running of a rose to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. The Squires wished to share this with the Squires from the United States and Canada. The idea was a success and a relay of running the rose started in Canada, proceeded through the United States and ended in Mexico.

To repeat this tribute to Our Lady of Guadalupe, a silver rose was fashioned to replace the natural rose used the first time. Over the years the relay and ceremony has expanded and this year, 2017 there will be six silver roses.

Ohio will be part of the relay of the Fourth Silver Rose, which starts its journey in Ontario and moves through the Midwest (including Ohio) and some of the mid-Atlantic states before ending in Washington D.C. on Nov. 12. The rose will be on display there until Dec. 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.