Feast Day of St. Patrick!

Friday, March 17, 2023 07:00 PM - Friday, March 17, 2023 08:00 PM
St. Patrick's Parish (137 McCaul St. Toronto)


Please join us on Friday, March 17, 2023 as we celebrate our patron St. Patrick on his feast day with a Special Mass to be celebrate by Bishop Robert Kasun and Choir at 7:00 pm. There will be NO 12:10 pm Mass on this day. (There is a dinner afterwards but due to the high response to this event, tickets are all sold out. Sorry but there will be no tickets available at the door.)

Does the Irish Stew Dinner break the law of abstinence from meat since it is Friday? A parish patron's feast day, such as that of St. Patrick, is celebrated as a solemnity in the parish. A solembity is a feast of the highest order in the Church. Abstinence from meat is required during Fridays of Lent, unless, as Canon 1251 of the Catholic Church explains, "a solemnity should fall on a Friday". Therefore for those celebrating this solemnity, you are permitted to eat meat. On all other Fridays of Lent, which are days of abstinence from meat, Catholics may substitute special acts of charity of piety.

May God give you...
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song
And an answer for each prayer...