Saturday, September 24
3rd & Cherry St.
4:00-11:00 P.M.
We need your help to make our 16th Annual Oktoberfest a wonderful success. This festival needs many hands and hearts as we work together to show our hospitality, raise funds for our building and celebrate our parish.  Mark your calendar and invite your friends and neighbors to join us and celebrate our region's German heritage!  Read on to get the scoop and learn the many ways you can get involved.
September 24: Saturday Mass at 4:00 p.m.
VOLUNTEER!   It's not too late to lend a hand!  Sign up with a friend, or bring your family together in service to our parish family.  Stop by the table after Masses this weekend or sign up online. Over 300 slots are still open! 

DONATE!   Make a donation, large or small. Our booths still need many items, including cakes and pies, soda, gift baskets and more. Stop by the Oktoberfest table after Mass to see what you can provide. 

We are gathering assembled, themed baskets for this year's event. Be creative, use new items, and keep in mind that all ages browse through the raffle tent. Drop  baskets off in the Fellowship Hall by NOON this Sunday, September 18!

Gift cards (any denomination) are needed for game prizes. Deliver to the  Oktoberfest table after Mass or the parish office by Tuesday.

Drop off cakes/desserts in the school cafeteria from noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
SPONSOR!  Promote your business and support our parish as an official Oktoberfest sponsor. Contact Peggy & Nick Snyder, 618-201-2092 for sponsorship levels and benefits.
SELL!   Raffle ticket sales make a major contribution to the success of Oktoberfest!  With a grand prize of $10,000 to our Big Otto raffle winner, there's great incentive to take a chance. And win or lose, each ticket sold helps our parish pay down our mortgage debt.  Purchase your raffle ticket online.  
PRAY!  Pray for good weather! 
Lots of work and preparation are done beforehand. Consider volunteering an hour or two to with...

Basket raffle:  Sunday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the Choir Room to assemble baskets. Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. for set up.

Set Up : Friday, Sept. 23 from 9-6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 24 morning 8-Noon.  

Decorating:  Saturday, Sept. 24 from 8-11 a.m.

Oktoberfest gets off to a running start!   R ace starts/finishes at St. Clare School , Third & Oak St., O'Fallon, IL. Check-in held on site beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24; race starts promptly at 4 p.m.  Kids'  Fun Run immediately follows the 5K. German attire encouraged!   Register for the 5K online!

Help needed for Course Presence, Registration Table and the Kids' Run.

German Eats and Other Treats!
Folks line up for our wonderful German m eal, prepared by our parishioners. Feast on r oast ed pork, German potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage, green beans, and an array of desserts you've got to see to believe! A children's meal is also available which includes a hot dog, two sides and dessert. All in the air-conditioned school gym from 4 to 7 p.m.
On the Festival grounds, enjoy delicious grilled bratwurst, hot dogs, and hamburgers, plus spiral spuds, funnel cakes, and other carnival classics! No one goes hungry at Oktoberfest! 

LOTS of help still needed for the Funnel Cakes & Spiral Spuds booths!  Help also needed at the Brat Stand and Cake Table during Dinner.

Fun for the Kids!
Games! Inflatables! Horse Rides! Face Painting!

Plan ahead and save! Buy your wristbands in advance this weekend after Mass or at the parish office for only $14, and let your kids play all night long.
Single tickets also will be available Oktoberfest night for each activity, or you may purchase a wristband for unlimited use at the Fest for $17.

Help needed with Game Booths and Face Painting.

Beer, Wine, Live Music!
Enjoy authentic German beers on tap, your favorite domestic brews, and wine by the glass. Settle into our cozy Bavarian-themed Bier und Wein Garten for a relaxing evening out, or dance the night away to the beat of  Off the Cuff Dueling Pianos playing from 7-11 p.m.

Help still needed for the German Beer & Wine Garden and the Beer Stand.

Raffles, Games & Bingo!

Feeling lucky? Win $10,000 in our $100 Big Otto Raffle! Only 250 tickets will be sold.  And each Big Otto ticket also is entered in all Li'l Otto prize drawings!  Lil' Otto tickets are $10. Buy 'em, sell 'em, support our parish!

Raffle tickets can be purchased online!

Our popular Basket Raffle brings adults and kids together with an amazing assortment of prizes. Bid on vacations and big-ticket items up for grabs in the Silent Auction, and take a chance at the Cake Wheel, Big Six Wheel, Pull Tabs, I Dood It and Poker. And don't forget to stop by for Bingo in the gym starting at 8:30 p.m.

Help needed at all Game Booths and Bingo!

Take Down and Clean Up: Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from Noon to 2:00 p.m..  

Basket raffle: Sunday, Sept. 25 after Sunday Masses.  Help is needed to distribute baskets for winners to pick up.