Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Parish Sunset Cruise: August 8, 2005

Each year our parish sponsors a sunset cruise aboard the Argia, an authentic 81 foot replica of a 19th century schooner that sails out of Mystic, Connecticut (click here for more information).
The cruise takes us into Fisher's Island Sound, just opposite St. Edmund's Retreat. There we hold a brief prayer service, led by Deacon Fran Valliere and Mark Gordon.
This year the sky was a little hazy, but the air was warm and comfortable. Dinner was enhanced (once again!) by great wine, provided by John and Carol Marzano.
Enjoy the pictures!

Everyone waited patiently for the boat to arrive, with the exception of Joey Brocato (the guy with his arms crossed).

Ready to go!

Fran and Donna (a.k.a. Mr. and Mrs. Deacon)

Deacon Fran gave the homily during the prayer service, but Fr. Ray couldn't resist the opportunity to preach to a captive audience.

Two stowaways known only as SW and SM.

Top to bottom: John and Charlotte, Mike and Mary Ellen, Bob and Luann, Mark and Michelle. All are happy because the kids are with babysitters!

Deacons--always serving!

Thanks, John! We couldn't have done it without you!