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Unique Feast for the Senses Honors Patron Saint

October 22, 2019

A popular event at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas returned this year, drawing together parishioners of all ages in celebration of its patron saint.

Viatorian associates, brothers and priests enjoyed the Taste of St. Viator.

Literally, the Taste of St. Viator is a feast for the senses.

This year’s event continued a tradition started 11 years ago, that showcases the parish’s diversity — and draws families together for a smorgasbord of culinary delights.

(L-R) Fr. Richard Rinn, pastor, and Fr. Lawrence Lentz, associate pastor

Held outdoors in the parish courtyard, the Taste of St. Viator features food stations from American Southern Cuisine, Cajun, Italian, Polish, Indian, Hispanic, Filipino and Japanese — to name just a few. Young people from the parish’s Campus Ministry program helped out with serving and clearing, as well as manning the activity booths for children.

Younger parishioners helped out with face painting.

Chef Tom Rosenberger, a parishioner, organizes the event every year. He uses the Parish Center as his staging area for food prep and serving. Families peruse the different specialties, before taking their meals out to the courtyard, which is set up with tables and chairs and set off by twinkling white lights.

Beyond families, the event draws Viatorian associates, brothers and priests from the area who come together in celebration of their patron, St. Viator.

Chef Tom Rosenberger, back row, center, and the army of young people who volunteered for the parish event.