Under the direction of Fr. Paul the Mary Help Buildings and Groundsteam, Tom and Kay Conroy our missionaries, the MHC Youth Group,parents and volunteers transformed the gym into a sacred space!
With all the seats occupied, the crowd spilled over into the bleachers.Over 600 people came together to celebrate their faith and the charismof St. John Bosco, Friend of the Young and the Poor.
Fr. Dennis Donovan, former director of Mary Help of Christians Centerwas on hand to greet everyone, preach the homily, and take part in therededication of the pool. Everyone was glad to see him!
Fr. Steve Ryan rededicated and blessed the recently repaired pool.Thanks to the Donovans and other generous donors who made thispossible. Now we get to swim!
God sent us a perfect day! The children played field games, enjoyed thebounce house and simply enjoyed being kids! Many took advantage ofthe horse rides over near the petting zoo.
Thanks to the Mexican community of Pope John XXIII for providing andsupervising the bounce houses. They were a hit!
The Costello Clan with the help of dedicated volunteers turned thebasketball courts into a flea market. Many bargains were to be found.
At Mary Help we can never have too many cooks in the kitchen!
There was plenty to eat and plenty to choose from: Filipino food;Mexican chicken, rice and beans; hamburgers and hot dogs; spaghettiand meatballs; and scrumptious desserts donated by local bakeries.