Monthly Archives: July 2011


Camp Howard

This year, we had families sign up to send their children to Camp Howard during the same week. We had a get together where we did tie-dye t-shirts and then the Sunday they left for Camp we had a blessing at the end of Mass. Fr. Kerns and Bridget Becker went up to visit the children on Thursday, July 28. Here are a few pictures from the Camp Howard activities.

Blessing for a safe and spirit-filled week up at Camp Howard.

Group picture taken after Mass before they left for camp.

Fr. Kerns with some of the St. Juan Diego campers.

This is a view from where they have campfires at night. As one of the workers at Camp Howard said “How can you not believe in God when you see all this beauty?” AMEN!


Here’s our own C.I.T, Cormac Connolly (in the red shirt). Counselor in Training.

Dinner up at Camp Howard. They learned a different grace each day and one of them very excitedly told me “We get dessert at every lunch and dinner!”

Who is that getting a cougar award?

and another cougar award for St. Juan Diego! Way to go, Mike!

Couples Bunco Night

On July 22, we had our first ever Couples Bunco night. Great snacks, friends and fun!

Jerzy had a lot of fun ringing the bell even when he didn’t have a Bunco!

And the prize for the most losses goes to Mike and Kathy. Hmmm… “Out of Order”. A great piece of St. Juan Diego memorabilia from the men’s restroom at PCC.

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

On Saturday, July 16th, the staff hosted a picnic to thank all the volunteers. This included choir members, Faith formation catechists, money counters, greeters, and many more ministries (too many to name). We love our volunteers and wanted to show some appreciation for all the time they give to our parish!

Who’s watching the church?

The water balloon hand-off.

No, it’s not rain. It’s a water balloon that burst in mid-air.

Every picnic has to have a water balloon toss!

Go Beavers!

The Choir Boss!

The chefs!

Food, friends and fun!