The Irish Pastoral Centre of Boston is celebrating the Feast of St. Brigid, one of Ireland's beloved patron saints, on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. Brendan's Parish in Dorchester.
The event begins with a craft workshop for children, who will learn to make a St. Brigid's cross, and discover the history of Saint Brigid, who lived in the 5th century and is known as The Mary of the Gael.
At 5:00 p.m. Father John McCarthy will celebrate Mass at St. Brendan's Church, and that is followed at 6:00 p.m. by supper and traditional Irish music and dancing. Musicians will be performing from Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and Céol Trad.na hEiréann
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance for adults, $5 for children ages six or above. Children under five are free. To order tickets in advance, please call the Centre at 1 855-479-2472 or organizer Maureen McNally at 781 871-1247. Here are directions to St. Brendan's.
Formed in 1987, the Irish Pastoral Centre of Boston is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year assisting Irish immigrations in making a positive transition to living in the United States. Read a recent story on the Centre in the Boston Pilot.
For a calendar of upcoming activities at the Irish Pastoral Centre, click here.
For year round details on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston, visit IrishBoston.org.