History and Future Planning
25, 2003, John and Anna Mombach of New Hyde Park, New York, gifted St.
Cecilia’s Church with 89.5 acres of Adirondack woodland in Stony Creek,
New York. The year-round log cabin with two-car garage, screened-in
porch (providing safety from the bugs in June and July!), perennial and
vegetable gardens, and view of the mountains is a place of peace and
relaxation. The gift was given for the purpose of providing a place of
rest and renewal for church ministers and church members. In addition,
the Mombachs hoped that the property would be available for various
opportunities for persons with disabilities.
acquiring the property, St. Cecilia’s Church has developed
two-and-a-half miles of hiking trails on the property including a “Trail
Guide and Environmental Information Center.” An outdoor information
booth at the trail head is completed and an indoor center is in the
future plans. The study of “eco-spirituality” is an on-going
parish has numerous picnics and snow-shoe parties, as well as gatherings
for prayer, study, and support and outings for persons with mental
handicaps. The cabin is often used by religious women, priests, and lay
church ministers for days of prayer and re-invigoration. Parish couples
are encouraged by our Marriage Ministry to "get away without going far
away." West Wing is just seventeen miles from Warrensburg.
Program Goals and Objectives
To provide an affordable place of prayer
and renewal for clergy and church members.
To provide activities and opportunities to
study and promote Eco-Spirituality.
To provide activities and opportunities for
persons with disabilities.
89.5 acres of Adirondack woodland on which
sits a log cabin, two-car garage, and a wood shed with a screened-in
Two and one half miles of hiking trails.
The “West Wing” is available for use by
clergy, members of St. Cecilia’s Church, and others whose beliefs,
goals, and philosophy resonate with those of St. Cecilia’s Church.
Scheduling the use of the property is done
by contacting St. Cecilia’s Church. A donation toward the upkeep of the
property is encouraged and welcome.