In the past few years, as a parish, we have enjoyed the parish picnic as a way to come together as a community. We have also been the recipients of some extraordinary generosity (both in terms of time and effort expended) from some of our parish families.
This year, we are going back to the Country School from the church grounds. The church grounds were much easier for our committee to use. In order for the picnic to return to the Country School, we are going to need some new people to step up and volunteer with some of the tasks associated with properly preparing for the picnic. Specifically, the night before the picnic, we have trucks that need to be loaded with all the tables and tents that provide shade during the Mass and the picnic – a total of 10 tents with poles and material.
On the morning of the picnic, we need people to help unload the trucks and set the materials up for the picnic. At the end of the picnic, these things all need to be taken down, put back into the truck, driven back to where they come from, unloaded and put away. In the past, this has been done by a few families: it is now time for us to step up as a parish and take over this responsibility.
We need your help to allow us to continue the tradition of faith and fellowship that is our annual outdoor mass and picnic – please let us know if we can count on you to help us with these important tasks (and others). Your participation will insure that this annual event is not simply an “event,” but rather will remain a wonderful opportunity for us to worship together as a parish, forge new while renewing old friendships, and welcome all under God’s great tent of community (pun intended).
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration. If you can help, please contact John O’Rourke.