Knights of Columbus Pig Roast Scholarship Fundraiser
For the last three years, St. Mary's Knights of Columbus have sponsored a pig roast to benefit a small but growing scholarship fund for St. Mary Presentation seniors as they graduate from high school. This event has grown in popularity, and 2013 was its greatest year yet. The Knights now have a terrific new barbecue to use for this and for other events. The new barbecue was designed by Martin Griesehaber and has a motorized spit, an electric motor to turn the spit, a counter-weighted cover, two doors for adding fuel, an exterior thermometer, and accessories such as an adjustable cage for meat, a smaller insert to go in the cage, and a rack for grilling.
The cooking of the pig took over 12 hours, and along with potato salad, coleslaw, beans, and special cakes, the evening was a delicious success. (In future weeks we should have images of the recipient of the scholarship, once these recipients are chosen.)
The new barbecue worked wonderfully.
The pig weighed over 150 pounds and the cage over 100. It roasted for 12 hours
When it was done, the tender meat was removed.
Dick Anderson, Dennis Allard, Pete Van Doran, Marty Grieshaber
Many people attended this delicious event.
The Knights even had a special cake depicting the guest of honor.
Facts about St. Mary Presentation Catholic Church’s Ambry
The Ambry, with the The San Damiano
The San Damiano Cross is considered an icon because it contains images of people with special meaning to the actual cross. The largest figure on the cross is Christ crucified. Beside him are the five major witnesses to his crucifixion, Mary, Mother of Jesus; St. John the Beloved; Mary Magdalene, Mary, Mother of James, and the centurian. There are also two minor witnesses to the crucifixion, Longinus, the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus, and Stephaton, the soldier who offered Jesus a sponge soaked in vinegar wine. Amongst these prominent witnesses are six angels and six patron saints of Umbria: St. John, St. Michael, St. Rufino, St. John the Baptist, St. Peter, and St. Paul. At the top of the Cross is the right hand of God.
The San Damiano Cross is the cross beneath which St. Francis was praying when he received his commission from the Lord to rebuild the church. The original San Damiano Cross now hangs in Santa Chiara Church (St. Claire Church) in Assisi, Italy. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals and ecology and the patron Saint of Italy is the namesake of our new pope, Francis.
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s life-long study of light culminated in the powerful window he entitled the “Holy Spirit Window” which was completed about 1895. In the original, depth is achieved through the use of up to three layers of glass, and the border sparkles with sapphire and emerald colored jewels. The window depicts a dove descending among the folds of brilliant sunlight. This miniature reproduction is done in enameled glass. Many of you will recognize this image from our “Living the Eucharist” prayer card.
This oak cupboard is called an “Ambry” and will be used to store our holy oils, Oleum Catechumenorum (OC) for Catechumen; Oleum Infirmorum (OI) for the sick; and Sanctum Chrisma (SC), the chrism for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Orders. The holy oils are blessed by the Bishop at the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday and are to be kept in a venerated place in our church.
This ambry was created by Jim Bertramson in honor of our own Fr. Albert Grasher.
Cross, and "Holy Spirit Window" designed by
Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The San Damiano Cross