2022 FOOD FEST will be held the weekend of Fri-Sun Aug 12-14. Please come back for details as the planning progresses
2021 Food Fest: Thank you to all our sign sponsors,patrons, neighbors and especially our great families and youthful volunteers, who make the food festival a happy fun event. To our chair people of food fest, food prep, logistics, basket raffle, sponsorships, advertising, cleanup crews = a heartfelt THANK YOU!
20th Annual Lebanese-American Food Festival Aug 13-15, 2021
Delicious homemade Lebanese Foods: Kibbee, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Spinach & Meat Pies, Shish Kebobs, tabouli, garlic, bread, etc… Pastries include baklawa, shredded wheat with cheese/nuts, farina,[plus cakes, cupcakes & cookies. Local picnic favorites are sausage & peppers, potato pancakes, pizza frita, burgers & hotdogs, clams, canned beer, etc.
Set up is the same as last year where you come thru the line and get your items. Payment at the end either cash or credit/debit card swipe. Limited seating. You can preorder after Aug 8 by calling the rectory at the number above. The priced menu is above. (Pastries run around $3.00 piece to approx $12 for sampler 4 pack) Payment accepted by phone to credit card. Curbside & Takeout from church sidewalk on right side of street-please see designated area to pull in. Food Fest is on the left side in the parking lot near the trees across from church. We are all outdoors.
Over 50 variety baskets offered including gift certificates, cash and items. Please see some of our photos from last year below. We will be updating the page as the event gets near.
Please be cautious on Cabrini Avenue since this is a one-way street and a popular short cut to other areas. Adults and children will be crossing back and forth with foods and in preparation throughout the event PLEASE drive slowly and be aware. Our church was built 124 years ag0 in a residential neighborhood surrounded by homes and apartments. The residents are very patient with our festival since it disrupts their regular lifestyle, parking and sound. We appreciate their help in having the fest within them. Please stay on food fest grounds.
A Heartfelt Thank You to all of Northeastern PA who supported our
2020 Summer Food Festival.
We hope you enjoyed the food this year.
We certainly enjoyed seeing all again. We think of you as family and you are very dear to us. Please pray for us as we shall remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
A blessed rest of 2020. God willing we will see you again next year!
Our 2019 Festival.
Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, volunteered, ate, advertised, shared, etc. at our event. More pictures coming.
It was a pleasure to welcome all to our 17th annual Food Festival August 10-11-12, 2018. Thank you for your support in any way: sponsorships, donations, food donations and baked goods, volunteering for multiple tasks before, during and after, cleaning up, basket donations, smiling. Thanks to our residential neighbors to withstood the inconvenience to their homes & vehicles during the event.
If you missed our food fest and would like to make a donation- see our donate button on the tab marked “donate/amazon smile”
Preparing for and completing this event is a tall order for our very small parish community but we are up to the task. We do this through the wonderful foods prepared by the men,women & children of our parish & their friends and by the hospitality that we offer to our guests. We are proud to share our Melkite Greek-Catholic religious heritage & All-American Northeast PA Picnic favorites & Lebanese foods with all who are interested. Some of our families descend from the original founders of our church over 100 years ago (see the 100 year tab) while many have joined our parish to experience the rich traditions of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy and Services. We are from all ethnic backgrounds and locations in Scranton & other states and found that we can continue the work of the ancestors of our parish through worship and recipes passed down through the generations.
Our Food Festival helps us raise needed funds for the church, but more importantly, it brings friends and strangers together to share a meal and offers our parishioners a chance to serve the Lord through service to our neighbor. It is our hope that we grow in the love of Christ our God through our sacrifice and hard work, especially at the festival.