St. Patrick’s Day 2017
FEASTING, SINGING AND LOTS OF IRISH JOKES
St Patrick’s Day 2017
The 17th of March was a very important day for St Patrick’s Parish and School because it was St Patrick’s Feast Day. The date is believed to mark the day Saint Patrick died. He was thought to have introduced Catholicism to Ireland. The day was celebrated with a Mass, which was performed by Father Novie, who did a great job as usual. The whole of St Patrick’s Primary School attended and a number of students participated in the readings. We also listened to the Grade 6 Social Justice representatives from St Bernard’s Primary School inform us of the sacrifices they were making for Lent and the fundraiser that they were having for Project Compassion, which was a giant Toblerone raffle!
After the Mass, six Grade 6 leaders from St Patrick’s and from St Bernard’s were invited to join the parishioners for a light lunch in St Patrick’s Hall. It was great because not only did we get to see our friends from St Bernard’s but we also got to speak to parishioners and have a social connection with different generations, which was lots of fun. We had delicious food and all of the parishioners helped in the kitchen, doing an excellent job. One of the highlights was the extraordinary home-made cake which was greatly appreciated by all.
After everyone had eaten, Mr Dillon presented a bit of a show which included singing, trivia and some hilarious Irish jokes. It was a terrific way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and my friends and I are extremely grateful to have been given this special opportunity.
St Patrick’s Primary School