Our patronal feast on Aug. 6th, marks the end of the summer program. We have an outdoor picnic with all our guests in the rose garden. The liturgy is always the highlight of the day as we remember the manifestation of the Lord, the Saviour on the Mount.
On Sunday, August 15, a large crowd came for mass and enjoyed the delicious brunch. It is a day of thanksgiving for the support of our friends and benefactors. Many friends who used to help for the Fall Festival of yesteryears come for the occasion to reminisce the old customs. Some friends came from as far as New Jersey, New York City and Buffalo. Claire Smock and Daniel Paul, played individual pieces and some for 2 pianos. Mrs. Pat Ciccariello, studying piano with Claire, accepted to play for us. The large crowd was well served with a nice selection of classic and popular music.
Our fields are visited by wild animals who feast on our lambs. Lately, they only attack one or two sheep a week and bite their throats; they don't bother to eat them. Also since the the drought of our area persists, Br. Bruno decided to send the lambs to the auction before more are lost. The condition of the fields would make it difficult to fatten them up. Therefore a limited number of market lambs will be available this year.