St. Patrick Catholic Church
Solemnity of Saint Patrick
Friday, March 17, 2017

All parishioners and friends of St. Patrick's Catholic Church are cordially invited to join us for our annual celebration of the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Each year St. Patrick's Church welcomes cardinals, bishops, and priests from the Washington area to our parish as we remember the life of this beloved saint. In attendance will be some of Washington's leading Irish Americans, who have made so many contributions to our city and our parish community. We also look forward to the presence of representatives from the government of Ireland.

Adding to the festivities are the Washington DC Fire Department's Emerald Society Pipes and Drums greeting parishioners, children performing traditional Irish step dancing, and guest brass instrumentalists from Ireland performing traditional Irish hymns with our choir, accompanied by our famous pipe organ.

The principal celebrant for the 2017 Mass will be His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington. The homilist will be the Rev. Dr. John S. McNerney, University College Dublin, Visiting Scholar at the Catholic University of America.

Be sure to wear something green and join us for this very special Mass!

Novena to Saint Patrick
Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 12
Novena prayer recited at all Sunday Masses on March 5 and 12, and the 12:10pm daily Masses.

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