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Lithuanian Scouts Festival
St. Casimir Church
Cleveland Ohio - March 25, 2012

The Catholic Lithuanian community welcomed Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania to their parish, St. Casimir.

Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania

Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania


The Bishop assisted with the annual Pre-Easter Lithuania Reconciliation on Friday and Saturday.

Banner about Lent in Lithuanian


Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania


On Sunday March 25, 2012 the Bishop celebrated Mass.

St Casimir Altar


Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania


Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Lithuania


After Mass, Lithuanian Scouts marched into the Church Hall to continue the day's festivities.

Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church





Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church

The Scouts, young and not as young, pledged their loyalty.

Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church





Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church

Grace Kudakis explained that scouting is very important in the Lithuanian community because it represents both faith and family.




Grace Kudukis

Grace Kudukis

Bishop Rimantas Norvila marched in and cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the Lithuanian Scouts Craft Fair.

Scout Leaders welcomed the Bishop and crowd and made introductions (in Lithuanian).

Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church





Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church


Lithuanian Scouts at Cleveland's St Casimir Church

Booths at the craft fair sold everything from beautiful hand carved crucifixes to baravykai (mushroom cookies).

Lithuanian ladies at Scout Festival


Lithuanian ladies at Scout Festival


The riestainiai (roughly translated to "little bagels") were very popular.

Lithianian Scouts with riestainiai

Lithuanian Scouts with Riestainiai


Lithuanian Riestainiai


Bishop with Riestainiai

Bishop Rimantas Norvila with Riestainiai



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