Mass for the Feast of St. Patrick

Come celebrate an icon of the Christian faith and get ready for the Feast of St. Patrick by wearing something green for mass.

Date: Monday, March 17th
Time: 12:05 pm
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel 

The Saint

Patrick was born in Scotland around 385 CE from Roman parents.  As a boy, he was taken to Ireland as a slave to be a shepherd.  He learned the language and practices of the people.  He escaped at the age of twenty aided by God in a dream.  He entered the priesthood.  When Patrick became bishop, he was sent to Ireland to bring the Gospel.  He preached for forty years all over Ireland, and many converted to the Christian faith.  He died March 17, 461.

Why a shamrock?

Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity, and has been associated with him and the Irish since that time.

For more information, please contact the Department of Campus Ministry at campusministry@barry.edu and/or call 305-899-3650 or visit our offices behind Cor Jesu Chapel.

*Content was taken from Catholic Online in Cactholic.org

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