Join us for this festive service in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 14 @ 4:00pm
Captured by Irish raiders and sold in to slavery, the tale of a young British/Roman boy’s journey from shepherd to Saint will be woven in to a festive service that brings together prayer, song, meditation, and storytelling in the finest Celtic tradition.
This is an opportunity to step back from the green potatoes, and the pop culture image of Patrick, and truly learn something about a man whose extraordinary life and vision is a cornerstone of Celtic spirituality. All this and traditional Irish music too.
Flute and fiddle by Mickey Koth of The Wild Notes.
Songs by Saint Michael’s choir
Narrative by Claudia Chapman.
This service builds upon a new tradition of Celtic style Saturday worship at Saint Michael’s. We hope you will join us.
From our service:
His days were spent watching sheep graze on a green mountain not far from the sea. Living out of doors, with neither books nor friends to occupy his mind, young Patrick’s attention turned to the natural world.
Huddled together for warmth he slept rough with the dogs who stayed by his side even through frost and rain. Not yet fluent in the local language and yearning for companionship, he began to speak with God. The pure white moon was the skullcap that covered his head as he learned to pray.