Tuesday, 17 March 2009

St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to one and all.

Our parish celebrations began in the best way possible with celebration of the Holy Mass in honour of St Patrick. A good number of parishioners were present for Mass at St Ann's and while not quite raising the roof, it was very fitting that we opened our celebration with that well-known hymn, 'Hail, glorious St Patrick.'

After Mass many parishioners stayed behind for coffee and a chat in St Ann's Room, our meeting room above the church. It was lovely to be able to spend some time with parishioners (not all of them Irish) and chat together about life 'back home' and previous celebrations of this great feast.

Later in the day I welcomed other local clergy and religious to a celebratory lunch in the presbytery and it was very enjoyable indeed.

I hope many of you also celebrated in some way or another. It is important to celebrate the Feast Days the Church has given us and remember the great number of Saints who have done so much in spreading the faith and who set us such a good example of how to live the Christian life.

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