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2018 Parish Appreciation Picnic

Our annual parish appreciation picnic will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 from noon to 4pm on the school grounds.  Last year, thousands of parishioners attended and we can’t wait to see you (again) this year after the 11am Sunday Mass.  (11am Mass in the church (English) and Spanish Mass in Deasy Hall - no 1:30 pm Spanish Mass on picnic day.) 

This annual parish event requires many volunteers before, during and after the picnic and you can sign up to volunteer here.  (Paper forms will be available at the welcome desk.for those without computer access beginning Saturday, August 4.)  

The picnic’s popular “Hometown Way” features tents set up on the school fields which represent the many states/countries that our parishioners call home.  The tents are decorated and offer hospitality from parishioners who staff them throughout the afternoon.  Click here to see if your “hometown” has a tent and sign up to help.  Or, if no tent yet exists for your hometown, you can start one!  (Hometown Way volunteer registration is a separate sign-up; it’s not part of the general picnic volunteer sign-up.)  (Paper forms will be available at the welcome desk for those without computer access beginning Saturday, August 4.)

All picnic questions to picnic co-chairs Bridget Carter  or Vic Graffeo.

See photos from the 2017 picnic here.

2018 Parish Picnic Schedule

11 am                Mass in main church and in Deasy Hall (Spanish)

                           (There is no 1:30pm Spanish Mass)

Noon                 The picnic begins!

                           Lunch by Jim ‘N Nicks in school cafeteria

                           Beer garden and hot dogs in school courtyard

Noon-4pm        “Hometown Way” tents open on school fields

                           Inflatables open on school fields for the kids

1-1:30pm          LiveWire band plays on school field (bring a blanket or camp chair)

1:30-4pm          Bingo begins in the school gym

2-2:30pm          LiveWire band plays second set on school field

2-3pm                Fr. Jose Luis and his band entertain in the courtyard

3-6pm                Cafeteria clean-up begins



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