IT’S PICNIC TIME!! Have you been to our parish’s Mass and Picnic? It is a memorable, faith-filled experience. This year will be the 13th annual event! Last year over 350 members of all generations of our parish community came together to worship, sing, play, eat and celebrate together. This year we are repeating our carnival theme with booth games for all ages! Plan to come! It is a great opportunity to get to know fellow parishioners and to have a wonderful time.
The event will begin with a full-community Mass at 11am in St. Julia Church, Weston, on Sunday, September 17th. Please arrive early for Mass to allow time for parking and seating. Mass will be followed by a delicious barbecue lunch, and carnival games for everyone! Everyone is invited to this parish-wide event.
*Why is the Mass inside? Isn’t this the annual outdoor Mass and pic-nic??? After last year’s move to St. Julia Church and grounds because of feared bad weather, there was such a positive response to having the Picnic on our own property that we are trying it again this year. It saves the parish over a thousand dollars on the event, and we had a higher attendance from people of both towns than in previous years.*
Donations for the Picnic are needed: We are hoping to collect 36 bottles of quality wine for the 21-and-over Ring Toss game, and at least 14 scrumptious homemade cakes or pies, which will be the prizes for another game booth. Please contact Andrea Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org if able to donate. The wine needs to be collect-ed by September 10. Thank you!
Many volunteers are needed to continue to make this day a huge success. Volunteer opportunities include: publicity, field set-up and clean-up, parking, greeting, food preparation, food serving, providing a dessert, families to help with games, helpers for crafts and activities, and help with many other small tasks. Sign-up now to be part of one of our parish’s best-loved traditions! Contact volunteer coordinator, John O’Rourke at email@example.com or 617-842-7929. You can also sign up below.