Our Lady of Snows Country Bazaar

Our Lady of the Snows Parish once again entertains the Abingtons with food, live music, games and a special luminary service on the grounds of the Church of St. Benedict in Newton Ransom.

Pastor Msgr. Joseph Quinn highlights the importance of the event’s 25-year milestone to the parish community. “It’s a very special year for us, and it’s all thanks to our faithful volunteers, generation to generation.” The event also marks the return of the popular “Cathedral Capers” concert fundraiser, which Msgr. Quinn hosted throughout Northeast PA for over 20 years. The performance features Msgr Quinn himself on piano and comedic and musical performances by 12-15 other priests. “This is more of a cabaret picnic setting,” says Msgr. Quinn, as opposed to the 1,800-seat Scranton Cultural Center, where Capers often performed.

The weekend’s entertainment also includes the Beatles tribute band, The Fab Three, local rockers Black Tie Stereo, the Gallagher School of Irish Dancing and a Sinatra celebration featuring Chris DiMattio and the Ken McGraw Jazz Ensemble. For the first time, parishoners may purchase a luminary for The Garden of Light and Hope service, write an intention on it and watch as the field next to St. Benedict’s glows with the word “hope” spelled out in luminaries. Visit www.olsparish.net/Bazaar. –Joseph Letcher