29th ANNUAL MASS
IN HONOR OF ST. PATRICK

Saturday, March 15, 2014

At St. Patrick's Church, 1021 South 7th at Washington Street, Milwaukee

The 29th Annual Special Mass To Honor St. Patrick takes place on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Patrick's Church, 1021 South 7th at Washington Street, Milwaukee.

The Shamrock Club Choir sings the liturgy. The Shamrock Club Color Guard, Pipes and Drums pipe in the colors and stand as honor guard for the Mass. There will be a sign reader for hearing impaired. There are readings and songs in Irish and English.

If your Irish group is interested in being a part of the Mass, please contact us. We will reserve a pew for you.

For more information, please contact Chuck McLaughlin at 414-771-0458, or at Chuck McLaughlin Mass Enquiries.



POST MASS BREAKFAST

A full Irish breakfast takes place after the Mass in Parlor B. The cost is $7. Please contact Glenn Nowak at ganowak@wi.rr.com or (414) 466-8060.



BUS SERVICE FROM ICHC TO MASS

We will again have bus service to/from the ICHC before and after the Mass. The cost is $5 for the trip to and from St Patrick's. We also have a breakfast special, of $10 for the bus to Mass and Traditional Irish Breakfast at the ICHC.

FLOWER DONATIONS

We will again be collecting donations for flowers to be used at the Mass, and at the Easter Rising Mass. Your name, and the name or names of those whom you wish to remember will be listed in the Mass Program. Any size donation is accepted.

Please call Gail Neville at (414) 354-1355 for information. You can email her at [gailtacht@aol.com]. Requests must be in by March 2 at the latest.


Archbishop Listecki and flowers at St Patrick's Altar

CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED FOR ST PATRICK MASS

More voices are needed for the Choir for the Mass in Honor of St. Patrick on March 10. If you would wish to join, please contact Maggie Blaha at slainte4142-shamrock@yahoo.com, or (414) 344-0688.

Practices are February 26th and March 4th. If you are interested or know someone who might be, please have them contact Maggie. .



HISTORY OF MASS IN HONOR OF ST PATRICK

The Mass in Honor of St Patrick was started when Shamrock Club Color Guard director Chuck McLaughlin and Color Guard member and Dublin native Joe Pembroke decided to honor the patron saint in a manner that was much more religious. In late 1984, Chuck went to the Shamrock Club board and proposed that a Mass be held prior ro the parade. He chose St Patrick's Parish on Milwaukee's South Side because it was his boyhood parish, and that it was also the home of many of Milwaukee's immigrant Irish families.

Interior of St Patrick's Church

St Patrick's is a beautiful church, decorated in Celtic knots and crosses. Many members of the Shamrock Club donated hours on its remodeling and restoration, and the Shamrock Club donated over $30,000 towards the work.

The Mass combines Irish and English hymns, pagentry, from the many Irish cultural and religious societies, and is a wonderful way to start a day of celebrating St Patrick.

Former Milwaukee Archbishop, and now New York City Cardinal Timothy Dolan was brought to tears during the singing of Lady of Knock.

Over the history of the Mass, we have had archbishops, bishops, and now one Cardinal celebrating the liturgy.



Beannachtai na Feile Padraig

The Blessings of St. Patrick Upon You


St Patricks Day Parades International Listings

For a listing of St Patrick's Day Parades around the world, go to St Patricks Day Parades.




Copyright 1998-2013 Brian G Witt

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