Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.

Even if you are not of Irish heritage, we invite you to join us as we gather for a St. Patrick’s Day carry-in on Sunday, March 15, at 11:30 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet in Sulanke Commons for you to reserve your seat. We encourage you to bring something of Irish flavor or something that’s green! And don’t forget to wear green– you don’t want to be pinched!