If you are attending the St. John’s Stated Communication on July 3rd, keep in mind that that is the evening of Portsmouth’s Annual  Fireworks display at Leary Field.  Although the fireworks do not start until some time between 9:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., many people tend to arrive during the late afternoon to “stake out a spot” on the field and a nearby parking place for their vehicle.  Since the St. John’s parking lot is relatively close to Leary Field,  you may want to arrive at Lodge earlier than usual and/or “carpool” with other brothers to insure a parking spot.