Relationships need to be nurtured, and that involves spending time getting to know one another. What better way to do that than by sharing a meal together! Providing dinner on Sunday evenings after the 4:30 pm Mass and before our youth group meeting is an effort to offer such an opportunity. Although you are not required to participate in the Sunday evening meal, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to help us build a stronger faith community.
Approximately 45 students are registered in our High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12), and on average 30 students join us for dinner each week. If your family chooses to participate, you are asked to sign up to provide dinner once a year. If you have more than one child in the program, please sign up for the corresponding number of dinner slots. You will receive a reminder email about 10 days prior to the date you signed up for.
- Families can choose to prepare dinner at a minimum cost. Examples of popular dinners have been spaghetti, tacos, subs, soup and salad, even pancakes and sausage. Iced tea and lemonade mixes are available in the Parish Hall to make in large coolers.
- Families can also purchase prepared food. Discounted prices may be available at Baja Bean (contact owners Ron and Heidi Morse, Incarnation parishioners) and Cici’s Pizza. Little Caesar’s is also an economical choice. You can also save some money by using Incarnation’s tax exempt status.
- Please make sure there is an option for the vegetarians in our community!
- The meal is served buffet style on the rectangular tables in front of the kitchen.
- The buffet line should be ready by 5:30 pm. Youth Group begins at 6:00 pm.
- Paper products (plates, napkins, cutlery, and cups) can be found in the locked pantry at the back of the kitchen (see Patrick for the key).
- Tables and chairs should be taken out of the closet for setup. Eight chairs can be placed at each round table. Please only set up three round tables!
- Allow enough time to set up. It is recommended that families set up prior to Mass.
- Please leave the Parish Hall in the condition you found it, or cleaner!
- Students are expected to throw away their trash, put their chairs back on the chair racks, and help return tables to the closet.
- Trash bins are lined with black plastic bags and should be emptied if full. New bags can be found in the metal cabinet across from the sink. Full bags should be taken out to the dumpster (on your right at the end of the walkway after exiting the door by the Parish Office).
- Pitchers, coolers, and other non-disposable dishes should be washed and put away.
- Any extra food can be taken home by your family, given to other people to take home, or left in the refrigerator. Please let Patrick know if you decide to leave any food in the refrigerator so that it won’t go to waste.