St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church invites residents to explore the world through food at its upcoming Heritage Festival on June 4
The inaugural event will feature culturally diverse food stalls, a silent auction, a sit-down bar, bingo, live music, children’s games and more.
Some dishes include Italian sausages from the Italian Catholic Federation, barbecue from the Knights of Columbus and Filipino food from Couples for Christ. Silent auction items include a getaway for two to Cayucos, an autographed poster for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and a massive toy cart.
The festival will also serve as a fundraiser to help construct the new St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church building.
“After a few years of very small church functions, this is a great opportunity for our community to have some family fun while benefiting from the ‘Building Fund’ for our new church project,” Bishop Perry said. in a press release. “I can’t wait to see our many diverse families having fun this summer.”
The event is the first of its kind at St. Elizabeth’s, as it will provide an opportunity for the church to showcase the “Catholic” or universality of its church, allowing families in its congregation to showcase their heritage through dishes of diverse ethnic origins.
It will also coincide with the celebration of Pentecost, which is a time in Church history when the very first disciples came together, received the Holy Spirit and “spoke in many tongues”, as they were about to evangelize the whole world. (Acts 2:1-31).”
The Heritage Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 4 at the Church, 12300 Reina Road.
Free entry. Catering tickets will be available in advance at the church or on the day of the event as well as tickets for bingo and children’s games.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is located in northwest Bakersfield, where thousands of families live. It was established in 2008 by then-Bishop John T. Steinbock as the ninth Catholic church in the city of Bakersfield. The 24-acre site on Reina and Allen Roads was acquired a few years earlier. Eighteen acres have been set aside for the development of a new parish – the first Catholic parish established in Kern County since 1968.
— Press release from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church