Parishioners celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with mass and banquet

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Photo: Photo by Cassandra Kerwin

St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, used the shamrock to demonstrate the Holy Trinity when converting people in Ireland in the fifth century.

As spring approaches, Irish people across the globe don their green and get out fiddles, guitars and beer for an evening of music, dance and folklore. And on March 17, the local community held its traditional annual banquet for St. Patrick’s Day in McMahon Hall at St. Patrick’s Church.