Today, St Patrick’s day, is one of the few days here when we can lift our Lenten austerity for a day. His witness for evangelisation, and the ways in which he bridged the gaps between these islands, are an important example for us. Please pray particularly for the people of Ireland today, where (for example) the vaccination programme is not going well; people are under a lot of pressure. He is also the patron saint of Australia and Nigeria. We’re conscious too that many of the traditional ways of celebrating today are not possible this year.
Latha feill sona
Happy St Patrick’s day, Latha Naomh Padraig sona. Live-streamed rosary at 930 before Mass; Mass at 6; talk in our parish Lent programme 730.