Diocesan News

St. Matthias Parish Goes Outdoors

Families at St. Matthias in Ridgewood said goodbye to the summer with a street festival filled with board games, dances, and American, Polish and Hispanic home-made food. (Photos: Antonina Zielinska)

Children played carnival games, adults enjoyed each other’s company over American, Polish and Hispanic homemade food, and Auxiliary Bishop Neil Tiedemann was able to spend time with his parishioners on a sunny afternoon on Sept. 21.

St. Matthias Parish in Ridgewood organized the outdoor festival, complete with free inflatable games for the children and plenty of food and desserts. Everything was free for all who came so that parishioners could spend a care-free afternoon together among friends and family. The event was capped off by a magic show and dance party.

There was also face painting, arts and crafts and hairstyling during the second annual festival. The Polish and Slavic Credit Union joined in on the fun by giving out free prizes for all participants.