All of us at St. Leo’s are truly, deeply grateful to our Covenant Parish, Our Lady of the Visitation, for inviting us to join them at their annual parish picnic. Not only did they include St. Leo’s in the food, fun and fellowship, they sent a bus to transport St. Leo’s parishioners so that they would be able to attend.
St. Leo’s filled the bus as well as both of our passenger vans and a couple of more carloads to boot! Everyone who attended felt so very welcome. We were delighted to be a part of God’s Universal Church with our partner parish at this end-of-summer social event.
Kids will be kids! And all of the kids, the big kids, the little kids, and the kids-at-heart, had a really great time! The younger ones especially enjoyed riding the rides. What could be more exhilarating than the thrill of the ride, the wind in your hair, and not a care in the world other than to decide which ride to try next?
Of course, it just wouldn’t be a picnic without the traditional picnic fare including burgers, brats, metts, and hot dogs. Even though St. Leo’s is a very diverse, multicultural community, we do appreciate good old-fashioned American picnic cuisine! We are especially thankful for the bountiful supply of left-overs given to our St. Leo Food Pantry. Your gift provides the immeasurable gift of dignity for our guests. Truly a gift of indescribable value!
Your warm welcome and widespread friendliness made us “feel at home, part of the family, well in.” We are inspired by your kind embrace and committed to expanding our faithfilled partnership with you, our family at Our Lady of Visitation, in building the Kingdom of God together.
Wording based on lyrics from “Consider Yourself” by Lionel Bart