To celebrate the Feast of St Patrick’s day there will be masses in Church of Divine Mercy on:
- Thursday 16th March vigil mass at 7pm
- Friday 17th March family mass @ 10:30am
- Friday 17th March mass @ 12:00pm
St Patrick is our patron saint of Ireland, known for spreading Christianity throughout the country as a missionary during the 5th century.
When Patrick was about sixteen years old, he was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland. He was put to work as a shepherd. He lived in Ireland for six years. During this time, he turned to prayer.
One night, Patrick had a dream that a ship was waiting, and he knew it was the answer to his prayers. Patrick ran away and found a ship that took him home to Britain. But his dreams did not end there. In another dream, Patrick heard the voices of the Irish people calling and begging him to come back and help them learn more about Christianity. Patrick did not want to go back to Ireland but he trusted in God, and he went anyway. As soon as Patrick got to Ireland, he knew he had made the right decision.