2023 Parish Picnic with Backpack Blessing

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 6–7:30 P.M. on the front lawn, patio, and labyrinth. No registration; RSVP welcome but not required—email Canon Barrie

Everyone is welcome to an end-of-summer, back-to-school gathering on Friday evening, September 8—to reconnect in person, have some fun together, and celebrate the amazing kids of our community. Bring a blanket and your own picnic dinner. The cathedral will provide ice water and lemonade for everyone, plus cupcakes for dessert!

Activities will include:

  • Live string band music! (banjo, fiddle, guitar)
  • Cupcake decorating! (and meet others who share your birth month)
  • Blessing of Backpacks and Briefcases! (all ages are invited to bring their bags)
  • Lunchbox Dessert Dash (featuring cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and bars) to benefit the the youth of Saint Mark's.

No registration required! Contact Canon Barrie with questions or to RSVP (welcome but not required): wbarrie@saintmarks.org

UPDATE: if you would like to contribute some lunch-box sized sweet treat for the dessert dash (cupcakes, cookies, small breads or tarts), please submit the form here

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