From the Associate Rector - March 2021
Growing up Irish Catholic, my family took Lent very seriously. But we also took the feast days scattered throughout very seriously, and we always paused to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March! We were also very aware of our Italian American neighbors celebrating St. Joseph’s Day on the 19th of March.
Given the success of our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner by Zoom last month, we realize how important it is to gather just to have fun. Therefore, we are going to have a St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s Day Party by Zoom on the day in between the two feasts – Thursday, 18 March from 6:30-7:30 pm. All are welcome! We will learn about Blessed Patrick and Joseph through some fun Saintly Trivia, and in the spirit of “Lent Madness,” vote to see who wins the day. Those who register will receive suggested recipes and party favors to have on hand in advance.
And lest we be too Euro-centric, we recognize that not everyone comes from an Irish and Italian background! So, all are also welcomed to suggest their own saint to battle Joseph and Patrick, especially one who plays a large role in their background or culture (and if you don’t know who that is, feel free to reach out and ask me to make some suggestions).
As always, it is wonderful to join you in worship, prayer, and fun, whenever and however we can find ways to have it.