Christ the King Family Celebration
Sunday, November 26, 2017
Saturday, November 25
Gifted & Blessed
Spiritual Gifts Workshop, November 4, 2017
Thy Kingdom Come!
No “Left Overs” after Family Pig Roast Sunday, September 17!
Middle-school boys and girls churning cotton-candy sticks and dousing snow cones with fruit-flavored syrup was just one of the many fun activities at Our Lady of Bethesda’s 2017 Family Pig Roast to kick off this year. Jaws dropped as children laid eyes on the “Bounce House” and inflatable “Gladiator Ring.” The entire dining room and back yard was swarming with activity, laughter, and faces painted with animals or a pirate’s eye-patch.
The event began with a Mass concelebrated by various Legionary priests, and the faithful who attended overflowed into the lobby. During the homily, Fr. John Paul Durán encouraged families to be signs of God’s love for the world, parents for their children, and siblings for one another. After the celebration of the Eucharist, the three-hundred plus attendees went outside for the barbecue. What a feast it was!
The Cunningham family supplied two portly pigs from Mary’s Land Farm for the main course. The cooking began in the early morning thanks to Tom and his son Thomas, along with other volunteers. While some were making their way through the food line, others tossed Corn-Hole, played Ping-Pong, or gathered around the Arts & Crafts table. The new Regnum Christi missionaries made their rounds, along with Br. Andrew Torrey and Fr. Stephen Howe, to introduce themselves as they begin their first year of youth work in Washington, D.C. This celebration was our way of saying “Thank You” to God for the abundant blessings of last year and to celebrate a new year as friends and family of Regnum Christi.