Feast of St. Patrick

St. Patrick, pray for us!

The Feast Day of St. Patrick, observed every year on March 17th, is a fun celebration that falls right in the middle of Lent, allowing for a little bit of joy amidst the penitential Lenten season. My husband and I both have Irish ancestry, which makes this feast day even more meaningful for our family.

We like to decorate with shamrocks, our St. Patrick statue, and our Irish Angel statue.

For our St. Patrick’s day meal we make and eat traditional Irish foods including corned beef with cabbage and Irish soda bread.

For desert we make shamrock shaped sugar cookies decorated with green frosting.

We also like to read about the life of St. Patrick and the history of the traditions incorporated into this feast day’s celebration.

For our St. Patrick’s Day crafts this year we traced, cut out, and painted shamrocks. We also painted wooden Celtic crosses.

Hopefully this gave you some ideas for celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick! Now it’s your turn, let me know what your family does to celebrate in the comments!

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

– St. Patrick

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