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Marist Family Fun Day at Esopus

On Saturday, October 17th, about 25 people from the NY/NJ area enjoying each other’s company, as well as the beautiful fall weather in Esopus.  Faculty from Mount St Michael, Archbishop Molloy, St Joseph Montvale and Roselle Catholic were represented, joined by family members and friends.

They were welcomed with a snack table of hot apple cider, hot chocolate,  cider donuts and a big bowl of freshly picked apples from the Apple Bin.  Golf cart tours and walks to the river were next on the agenda.  The highlight of the afternoon was the hay ride, courtesy of Tomas O’Riordan pulling the hay filled wagon with the property tractor.  It was a gorgeous ride through the woods, part way to the river and back, around the cemetery, up to the pool and over to the mansion.

 

 

Later in the afternoon, we gathered for prayer by the pond.  Using “Simple Gifts” as our theme, we celebrated the beautiful day, and prayed in gratitude.  In spite of the daily struggles with Covid, we acknowledged and thanked our God for the blessings of our lives, even in these difficult times.

We then enjoyed a BBQ dinner, cooked by none other than our favorite chef, Henry Miller.  Hot dogs, burgers, mac and cheese, and green salad were on the menu.  Followed by some delicious apple pies, also from the Apple Bin.  By this time, the camp fire was burning in the firepit, moved to the courtyard for more camaraderie.  

 

 

People left feeling nourished in body, mind and spirit!

A big THANK YOU to Tomas, Tim Hagan, Matt Fallon, Monica Estrellada and Henry!

Look for details of our next gathering – Saturday, November 14 – a Day of Remembrance and Thanksgiving!