On Saturday September 22nd we held our Second Annual Neighborhood Fair and Cookout. The event was held on our church grounds and featured live music, barbeque and a moon bounce for the young children. We arrived early to set everything up and began cooking about 11am. By noon we had people from the neighborhood strolling in and children lining up to go in the moon bounce. Rob, Nick and Mark and others pitched in to make the event a great success.
Neighbors came and stayed for hours and we made several new friends. One young man and woman strolled by the parking lot as we were cooking and later returned. The young woman seemed very troubled and after some time asked if she could make her confession and receive prayer. She met with Fr. Matt who prayed with her and then spoke to them about options for recovery. Others stayed to listen to the music, enjoy conversation on a Saturday afternoon and watch their kids play.
Later in the afternoon the Kate Miserrochi band arrived, set up and began to play uplifting contemporary Christian music. Fr. Matt played the Drums. Meanwhile Fr. Dan and Fr. Bruce mingled, talked with folks and helped with cooking and serving food. The event was great fun and provided a wonderful way to reach out to the community and show them that there are people near by who care.