A Solemn Mass will be celebrated in the Auditorium at 10:30AM, after which a procession with the Blessed Sacrament will be made through the streets of St. Marys. The procession begins at approximately 12:30PM, exiting the campus by the main entrance off Highway 24, crossing to Grand Ave., continuing west down Palmer St. to Fifth St., where it turns north and stops at the vacant lot on the southwest corner of Fifth and Bertrand. After Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament the procession will cross north to Mission Street and return to the campus for a second Benediction before the annual festival begins.
Festival booth registration is open for the parish’s largest event! Forms are available in the vestibules. The current territories include: Cuba, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Slovakia, Egypt, Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Spain, the Netherlands, Philippines, Wales, Germany, Ireland, France, Sugar Creek Mission, Antarctica, Louisiana, the Caribbean, Catholic French Canada, Olalla Lakota Nation, and Mexico!
Donation: $20/family with children up to 18 years old, $5/individual (all proceeds cover the expenses of the festival).
Tug-of-War: Teams of five must weigh under 900lbs! Sign up your team now by contacting the event coordinator.
Human Foosball: Teams of six, sign up now by contacting the event coordinator.
If you would like to help in any way with a current or new territory, general assistance, a stage performance, or if you have the need to be reimbursed for booth expenses, please contact the coordinator: Emma Bryan - (785) 323-7664 or [email protected]