Parish Picnic 2002


Council 12686
Metairie, Louisiana
affiliated with Saint Catherine of Siena Parish
105 Bonnabel Blvd, Metairie, LA, 70005

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Parish Picnic 2002

On Sunday morning, 9-22-02, about 9:30AM Knights started showing up. Meeting with Tina D'Antoni, Family Life Director, they hung the 20 ft banner across the front of Shelter House #6. They arranged steel picnic tables so that we all could attend Mass at 11:00AM. Then, they covered them with plastic table cloths.

Brother Emile Casadaban built an altar that can be folded to store for future uses. He did it on his lunch hours and a Saturday morning. The work is professional and will serve for many years. Family life will store it.

Brother Paul Bates persuaded the Boy Scouts to lend a professional Sound system by Fender in order to amplify our chaplain, Msgr. Roger A. Swenson, as he celebrated Mass.

Brother Micky Lacombe and the SCS Men's Club cooked hamburgers and hot dogs.
John Barnitz was the reader. A Knight was the cantor.

When Deacon Don Richard gave his homily on the parable of the master who paid a full day's wage for workers who only worked a portion of a day he preached before the children who were on the floor before him. He drew an analogy using chocolate chip cookies. When he asked a boy if his dad gave chocolate chip cookies to his brother but none to him, what would he say? The boy shouted at the top of his voice, "It's not fair!". Then, Deacon showed the difference between the way of the world and the way of Heaven, God's way.

Before the baseball games started, it rained. Everyone gathered under the shelter, visited and listened to the Saints play a real nail-biter.