On Saturday March 18th 2006 at 5.00pm, St Vincent De Paul Parish will celebrate the 8th annual Mass of St Patrick with the blessing and distribution of shamrock,traditional Irish instrumental music, the music of Sean O Riada sung in Gaelic and performed by the Castle Island Choir, Peggy Woods School of Irish Dance along with the McDonough Post and the Ladies auxillary.
|St. Patrick's Mass at St. Vincent's
Each year on the eve of the St Patricks Day Parade in South Boston,Saint Vincent's celebrates its Catholic Faith and Heritage with a special Mass honoring St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of Boston.The Mass will take place at 5.00pm on March 18th and will include the music of Sean O Riada sung in Gaelic, traditional Irish instrumental music, Irish step dancing by the Peggy Woods School of Irish Dance, the presentation of colors by the Martin F McDonough Post Color Guard with the Ladies Auxillary and the South Boston Castle Island Choir.
The shamrock, a symbol of our Irish faith and heritage, is not only something we associate with St Patricks Day but is also symbolic of the Blessed Trinity.It is tradition in Ireland to wear fresh shamrock on your lapel for the parade.Keeping with this tradition, fresh shamrock will be blessed and distributed for all to enjoy.
For those not familiar with our Parish, St Vincents (located at the corner of E and West Third Streets) is truly the Immigrant Church of South Boston. Our church was once located in the Fort Hill section of Boston. The church was moved piece by piece by barge and was rebuilt at its current location by it's faithful Irish Parishioners in 1872, a tremendous testament to the faith of our fathers and quite an accomplishment.
Please join us on Saturday March 18th as we congregate to celebrate our faith and heritage