Saint Patrick


Saint Patrick Cathedral Easter Mass

HARRISBURG, Pa. — On Easter Sunday, a few Harrisburg diocese churches were open for in-person worship. This time last year, worshippers at Saint Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg could only attend virtual services because of the pandemic. Now parishioners are thankful to be back. "We haven't been able to go to...
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Kansas City,

Seven Days of Saint Patrick

We have spent the last 12 months dreaming of the moment we could gather with friends at a venue to share in the experience of listening to Kansas City’s best bands. We believe this summer will be filled with incredible shows, great friends, and memories we will have for the rest of our lives. That is why we are stepping in to bring more live music to Kansas City this summer than ever before. Supporting the bands, venues, and performers who lost out on live shows last summer and thanking them for the music they shared to help us through the challenges of the last year.
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The Mary Sue

The Truth About Saint Patrick, Snakes, Pagans, and More

The story of Saint Patrick’s Day is really a story about stories themselves, how they change and evolve, and how one story or figure can become something different for different generations and eras. Today we mark St. Patrick’s Day as a celebration of Irish history and heritage, and yes, for a lot of folks that just means an excuse to have a drink or two (please, go with Guinness and not disgusting green beer) and wear a fun hat, but the real history of Saint Patrick and the evolution of the holiday is a fascinating tale.
Pottsville, PAPottsville Republican Herald

Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church Rededication Anniversary

Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Pottsville celebrated Saint Patrick's Day on Wednesday and the church's 50th anniversary of its rededication. The celebration was unique since the 50th anniversary fell on the same weekday, holiday and time. From 1969 to 1970, Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church underwent needed repairs and...

Faith & Folklore: The Dialogue of Oisín and Saint Patrick

The life of St. Patrick is more story than history, with myths and legends weaving and twisting their way through his deeds like Celtic knotwork through the Book of Kells, intersecting fact and fantastical and the truthful with the truth. One of these tales features an extraordinary debate between the holy patron of Ireland and an ancient hero of Ireland, where the pagan past comes into sharp contact and contrast with the Christian present. It is a Rip-Van-Winkle-ish episode of Irish folklore that weighs what has been lost against what has been gained and gives the old voices of times long gone an enduring chance to challenge the theology St. Patrick brought to Erin’s Isle.
San Francisco, CAMarin Independent Journal

Raise a pint of red ale to honor Saint Patrick

I am 42 years old. Exactly. Being born on St. Patrick’s Day always made the Irish holiday — or maybe my birthday — seem redundant. I used to celebrate by taking a long bike ride into Marin County and then, after dinner with my family, going out to a local bar in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset (where most of the popular bars are Irish). Here, friends and family would buy me drinks while throngs of strangers, elbow-to-elbow, drank and cheered and sang. Sometimes it felt like one giant birthday party. For me, that is; Saint Patrick died on March 17.
AnimalsWashington Post

Did Saint Patrick get rid of the snakes in Ireland?

With Saint Patrick’s Day approaching, people will be slurping minty green shakes, setting out pot-of-gold decorations and adorning themselves in every shade of lime, jade and Kelly green. Wearing green makes you invisible to the leprechauns, it is said. And if a leprechaun spots you not wearing green, you’ll get pinched. (My mom comes from an Irish family that loved to help the tiny, bearded fairies. She was an epic pincher.)
Scranton, PAWNEP-TV 16

Saint Patrick: The Man Behind The Holiday

SCRANTON, Pa. — As many prepare to wear their green and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, we thought we'd find out about the amazing man behind this beloved holiday celebrating all things Irish. We visited Saint Patrick's Church in Scranton to find out about the life of Saint Patrick.
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Saint Patrick' Day race and parade are set for Saturday

The race route for Manhattan's annual St. Patrick's Day 10K race will weave through Kansas State University's Manhattan campus from about 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. K-State Today reported that for the safety of runners, police will close Denison Avenue from College Heights north to Kimball Avenue; College Heights from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive west to Denison; Vattier Street west from North Manhattan Avenue; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive north of the roundabout at the K-State Student Union; and the entry of Mid-Campus Drive at Anderson Avenue.

Saint Patrick is on his way back to Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID — Covid-19 caused St. Patrick to miss a big party on March 17, 2020 at Wet Dogs Brewing. He promised to show up this year and revel with Lake Placid folks to enjoy a beer and some dancing by Irish dancers led by Alexandra “Shreds” Maxwell and her students. They will be joined by the band Highland’s Celts for a fun filled celebration. No green beer will be served as that is not an Irish tradition, according to brewery owner Mike Noel. But you will enjoy four home brews and many guest taps.

Chicago celebrates Saint Patrick differently this year

Céad míle fáilte, a hundred thousand welcomes, may greet customers of Chicago area eateries and bars in March. And expect the city’s skyline to be filled with green lights from March 11 through March 17. Even though the city’s famed downtown and the two neighborhood parades, Southside Irish and Northwest...
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Huntington Hibernians To Host First Virtual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York. The Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a beloved annual event that takes place every March in Huntington. Yet the ongoing coronavirus pandemic made a traditional event an impossibility for 2021, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians made the agonizing decision to cancel. In response to this, parade organizers have decided to host a virtual parade, billed as a direct result of Irish pride and yankee ingenuity.
ScienceCumberland County Sentinel

Saint Patrick students and staff celebrate 100 days in school

Chalk it up to the whole community coming together to make a difference. On Thursday, Saint Patrick School celebrated its 100th day in school. It’s customary for students, especially in the younger grades, to recognize this milestone in the academic calendar. But in the age of COVID-19, the tradition carries special significance.