Our parish has been described as "praying hard and playing hard too." Throughout the year we mark a number of events large and small that are a big part of who we are.
Carnevale is one of our most important fundraising opportunities. It is a grand party that combines dinner, dancing, silent and live auction events to support the ministries of our parish. Held just before the beginning of Lent, it is a great way to push away the winter blues and support our parish at the same time. It’s also a great way to dive right into the fun side of our community!
A highlight for the summer! This is an opportunity for summertime fun and for parish fellowship for all ages. The committee overseas the planning and set up for the parish picnic that takes place on the lakefront or in a local park in June.
Many hands are needed for our annual Rummage Sale that takes place in July. This annual summer event builds community and family support as we share our experiences with fellow buyers.
The Hispanic Religious Education families hold an annual festival in the courtyard of the church to help raise funds for their programming. This festival is held all day long on one Sunday in the fall. Mexican delicacies, music, and dance are part of this traditional event.
The Sharing Committee plans a Sharing Fest to raise funds for and awareness of our sharing parishes in Haiti, Mexico, Nigeria, and Chicago. Through parish support and through a sponsorship program, we fund scholarships for students of all ages in Haiti and Nigeria. We also support churches now under construction in La Cruz and Ojo Seco, Mexico, and help fund micro-lending operatives in Haiti.
The Holiday Fest is a yearly parish fund-raiser, in honor of our patron saint, St. Nicholas and consists of a Christmas tree and greenery sale, Craft Fair, Raffle, and Pasta Dinner followed by a visit from St. Nicholas himself. It takes place the first weekend in December.
Coffee Cake Sunday
Coffee Cake Sunday generally happens from September thru May on the fourth Sunday of each month following the 9:00 am Mass. Coffee, baked goods, and fellowship are offered in Oldershaw Hall.