Afterward they were rewarded with a delicious meal of handmade ravioli and meatballs with spaghetti! There is a line that starts immediately after church gets out and then the doors open for the meal to begin at noon. The first time I looked at the time it was 11:24am. This can be a long time for anyone, especially for little kids! We had a few snacks and some pads of paper for them to draw on and it wasn't a terrible experience waiting in line.
One of the stopping points was a set of stairs--out of the way for the boys to rest and not get in anyone's way.
It is a very chaotic event--so many people running around, serving, finding tables. We had a great young kid named Seth as our server who worked hard to make our meal enjoyable.