St. Brendan’s parish had a special fundraising luncheon this afternoon, so I went. The parish had access to a banquet hall, and the food was all-you-can-eat genuine homemade Italian pasta. WOW, was it good — I went back for seconds! There was also entertainment in the form of Calabrese dancers and Ukrainian dancers. The first troupe was more folk/family style, while the second you could tell were semi-professional. Both were very impressive and lots of fun. I left after three hours and I honestly had the impression the party was just getting started! What was nicest of all, mind you, was how the parishioners were so glad just to be together for something fun. Congrats to Father Paul and to Connie for a successful parish event.