We used to have our party for our employees and volunteers during the Christmas season. A few years ago we changed the time to right after Easter because inevitably there would be a snow storm and very few people made it out to the abbey for the party. This year we had over 50 guests. We started with the celebration of Eucharist. After Mass we moved into the refectory for a bruncheon. It was wonderful seeing volunteers that we haven't seen since candy season and to visit with our employees and their families.