Pastor's Corner

2013 01-27 For the Feast Day of Saint Brigid

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From Guest Columnist— Music Director, Meredith Kane…..

For the Feast Day of Saint Brigid,

which is celebrated on February 1st. , our parish will be hosting a grand celebration to provoke a continuing devotion to our patroness. The event commences at 6:30 p.m. with a short concert featuring our Children’s Choir, the Adult Traditional Choir (9:00 and 10:45), the Servant Song Ensemble (12:15pm), Sursum Corda (our Gregorian Chant group), and our organist, Nick Johns.  Mass will begin at 7pm. The music will be lead by all of the adult ensembles mentioned above. A major highlight of the music for this mass will be the premiere of a new work commissioned by our Music Department. 

 A local composer, Linda Cable Shute, has set a lovely poem about Saint Brigid, entitled “The Lily of Erin,” to a delightful Irish melody featuring harp, flute, and violin. This piece will become part of our choir’s regular repertoire to be sung every year on the Feast Day of Saint Brigid.

 After mass, we’ll meet over in Corbett Hall for a party!  We’ll be entertained by music from our Life Teen and Youth Bands. We’ll have appetizers and desserts for everyone to eat. And what celebration of the life of Saint Brigid would be complete without beer? One of her most famous quotes is, “I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity.” We are hoping to make this celebration an annual tradition.  Our success depends on your involvement.

 Please come out on February 1 at 6:30pm and join us for our celebration!

 * Babysitting provided


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