Mark your calendars for one of the summer’s best  traditions – the St. Mary’s Parish Picnic featuring famous kettle-cooked chowder. Picnic weekend kicks off on Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m. with the Chowder Chase. Post-race party features music by PARTY of NINE, craft beer and food trucks! Race registration is now open at: Learn more about the Chowder Chase by visiting the Chowder Chase page at: 5K Chowder Chase.  The highlight of Saturday, July 22 is an outdoor Mass under the Chowder Tent immediately followed by community vegetable cutting for the chowder.  Picnic Day is Sunday, July 23 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit the picnic page for more details: Picnic 2017.  Volunteers are needed throughout the weekend and are invited to register on the parish website Picnic Volunteer Registration  or contact Janice O’Brien at 688-9380, ext. 41.