Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows


Colusa, CA


Site of the first Catholic mass to be said in Colusa County in May of 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, the first pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, secured a deed from Mrs. Anna Myers to this parcel of land and constructed a small shrine from hand kilned bricks in 1883.
The present cross was erected by the Knights of Columbus and replaced the one erected here in 1864

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.



745 Ware Ave.  Colusa, CA. 95932