“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
- Pastoral Council Nominations and Elections, May
- Parish Raffle and Picnic, Early June
- Parish Family Festival, Early Fall
- Ministries Weekend, Late Spring
- Fr. Mike Book Club, Spring and Fall
- Pancake Breakfast, February
- Fish Buffet, during Lent
Parish Raffle and Picnic, Early June
In 2011 the raffle ticket price went to $50, a sizeable cash award became the first prize, and all ticket purchasers were invited to a parish barbeque in the church hall after the Saturday Vigil Mass. The raffle drawings cap the barbeque. Everyone enjoys good fellowship and plentiful food. John Kuczo and Jim Alvord chaired the parish raffle for its first fourteen years. Karen Christensen became raffle chairperson in 2011.
Parish Family Festival, Early Fall
CONTACT: Dan Loch, 203-846-3980, email@example.com
From 1999 to 2011 the festival location was Norwalk’s Cranbury Park and several years a different theme – be it Octoberfest, Country & Western, Caribbean, or Renaissance – determined the afternoon’s activities and cuisine. A late-afternoon Liturgy of the Eucharist concluded the festival at the park. Starting in 2012 the festival has been located at the church hall with a focus on Parish Family and an emphasis on families and children’s activities. To encourage participation by families and children the festival now begins right after REACH religious education classes and admission was reduced to the 2005 price for adults with free admission for children 12 and under. The festival menu was simplified and the need for volunteer helpers reduced.
CONTACT: Pancake Breakfast, Lee Larchevesque, 203-247-5944, firstname.lastname@example.org