What a night it was! The 40th Annual Lawn Party held on September 29th reached a record number for support - $ 385,000! The day was an exciting one, leading up to a night we have all been anticipating since the pandemic restrictions. Gathering for great conversation and great food, to welcome the new class of seminarians and welcoming back many alumni made for a joyful night. We are grateful to the Lawn Party Chair, Christine Roessel, and to seminarian Michael Young of the Class of 2022 for sharing their experiences as part of the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary community. We are most grateful to Cardinal Seán O’Malley for hosting this notable event – the annual signature event for the Seminary. It is always a great way to “kick-off” the formation year for seminarians, faculty, and staff, setting the right spirit for working together in the formation of mature men to become priests for God and His Church.
We were fortunate to have The Boston Pilot in attendance and write about the successful event. You can enjoy a fantastic view of the night here: https://www.thebostonpilot.com/article.asp?ID=190802
Additionally, if you visit our YouTube channel, you can view the entire speaking program of the night, in four short videos. A link to the YouTube channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIvN0-r-e-l6VYv-MqxegQ/videos
We certainly hope to see you again next year at the 41st Annual Lawn Party. Stay tuned to our website and social media for a date to save so you may join us once again…. under the tent!