Message from Msgr. Kenneth Schwanger

Our Lady of Lourdes Church

My Dear Family of Our Lady of Lourdes,

Today’s column is all about the party – August 7th, 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the Festival Grounds!

As you know, we had an extremely successful Raffle Ticket Campaign this year that even raised more money that last year’s Festival. That said, I still missed the Festival. We haven’t had the chance to get together and visit, play and just enjoy each other’s company. Until now! The party on August 7th is for the whole parish family. It is our chance to celebrate ourselves as the family entrusted to Our Lady of Lourdes and to whom her mission has be entrusted. Its purpose is no more and no less than to have fun.

But these days, that requires preparation and planning. An invitation will come out that is addressed to the whole parish family. There is no charge for the party but we do need everyone to make reservations so we can prepare for everyone who wants to come. We will decorate the Festival Grounds. We will have music and dancing. We will provide the drinks. You will bring your own “picnic”, whatever food you would to have at the party.

If you are coming to the party, we will ask you to let us know and to reserve a table. Each table has room for eight people, and you can reserve as many tables as you need. You will check in as you enter the Festival Grounds and be taken to your table. That will be your home base throughout the party and as long as everyone lets us know that they are coming, everyone will have a home.

Please mark your calendar and plan to be at the party. I would love to see everyone there. Just remember to keep your eyes open for the invitation and to reserve your tables so we know you are coming. There is a time for everything under heaven. Now is the time to party!


Msgr. Schwanger