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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Feast of St. Brigid Being Celebrated at Irish Pastoral Centre in Boston on Feburary 4

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 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
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