OLM Celebrates First Annual Octoberfest

Our Lady of Mercy Parish and School wrapped up Mercy Week in a true celebratory style with their first annual Octoberfest Friday, September 28.  This new event replaces the Parish Picnic from previous years and despite the damp weather, close to 200 people were in attendance.

The lights on the tents were glowing and the good times were flowing.  Many enjoyed traditional German food including bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, hot dogs, German Potato Salad, German Apple Strudel, German Pretzels and of course German Beer.  The event was a joyous occasion for all with games, raffles and prizes.  Of course the festivities wouldn’t have been complete without the authentic attire.  Several adventurous guests adorned their lederhosen or dirndl to really commemorate the German tradition.

Our Lady of Mercy Parish is located in the heart of East Greenwich, RI.  OLM offers a Roman Catholic Community committed to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

With a tradition of excellence in Catholic elementary and middle school education since 1951, Our Lady of Mercy School offers its students an opportunity to pursue excellence in academics, athletics and the arts on their journey as young saints and scholars. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Pre-K through Grade 8, co-educational Catholic school located in East Greenwich provides a nurturing, values-driven environment built upon the teachings of the Catholic Church.