All are invited to join us for this year's International Festival sponsored by our parish's Sanctuary Society. The fun begins at 5PM and will run until 9PM. Come and experience the international flavors, games, prizes and cultural performances! Bring your friends and family and enjoy! Also, sponsors of this event will receive reserved seating!


Volunteers Needed: The Santuary Society is looking for volunteers and donations for the International Festival, February 3rd.  Volunteers are needed for event set up on Friday and for games at the event.  Please consider donating an hour of your time to help make this event fun for everyone.  Donations of soda pop, water and desserts are also needed.  To donate or volunteer, please go to the Signup Genius at or scan the QR code. There will be a table in the back of the church before and after mass to sign up.


About the Sanctuary Society:

  • ALL WOMEN of the parish and school that are parishioners of St. Sebastian ARE AUTOMATICALLY members of the Sanctuary Society
  • Sanctuary Society was the 1st organization founded in the church in 1928
  • Sanctuary Society is financially responsible for EVERYTHING related to the altar, which includes the hosts, flowers and candles.
  • Sanctuary Society hosts some of the biggest events in our parish:  The Christmas Tea and the International Festival.
  • This year, Sanctuary Society also plans on bringing back the Servers Outing for our well-deserving altar servers.
  • Membership Dues are only $20 and you can submit that in your yellow “Sanctuary Society Membership” envelopes.  All funds collected benefits the many works that Sanctuary is involved in.  Please send in your dues either by the collection baskets at mass or thru the mail. 

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming events:

2024 International Festival - Saturday, February 3

2023-24 Sanctuary Society board members

  • President: Lori Oakes
  • Vice President: Jennie Kilker
  • Second Vice President: Missy Knauer
  • Recording Secretary: Erin Ereth
  • Treasurer: Mary Childers

If you would like more information on the Sanctuary Society or would like to become an active member, please contact Lori Oakes, Sanctuary Society President,