Annual picnic offers camaraderie, relaxation for priests and seminarians

By Tom McCarthy Jr. 

tmccarthy@CatholicReview.org

Priests and seminarians from the Archdiocese of Baltimore gathered at the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House in Sparks for an afternoon of fraternity by the pool June 24. The picnic is an annual event, which has been taking place for more than a decade. 

Archbishop William E. Lori lead the men in the recitation of the Evening Prayers before Father Michael Carrion and Father Patrick Carrion served up a selection of international grilled sausages and homemade Maryland crab soup. The men also recognized the 10-year anniversary of Father Michael DeAscanis’ ordination, giving him an icon of The Good Shepherd as a gift. 

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