Right on cue, the warm weather has reached us with highs near 80 predicted for this weekend. Just in time for the start of the parish picnic season. And kicking off the fun is Our Lady of Lourdes in De Pere on May 23. The fun times continue across the diocese, from Holy Cross in Mishcot (June 6) to Holy Family in Marinette (July 11) through St. Mary in Greenville on Sept. 18-19. And then the harvest festivals start! Picnics are major fund raisers for parishes and showcase the work of countless volunteers. So be sure to patronize those in your area – or take a Sunday drive. The picnics we know about are listed on The Compass Calendar page. After all, who can resist brats, hot dogs, ice cream, booyah, pizza, sweet corn, soda… Yummmm.