In June, we celebrated the feast of St. John the Baptist. Lunch consisted of a pig pickin’ picnic on the front lawn. The menu included pulled pork, barbecued chicken, potato salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. We had a wonderful time celebrating together.
The nativity of St. John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24th each year. Because our parish is named after him, we celebrate his birth with a picnic lunch on the last Sunday of June. The Council of Agde, in 506, listed the Nativity of Saint John among the highest feasts of the year, a day on which all faithful had to attend Mass and abstain from servile work.
At St. John’s, we use the feast day for fellowship. A picnic lunch on the lawn is a great opportunity to share a meal with our parish family.