Sunday, February 05, 2006

St. Patrick's - March 17

Image hosting by PhotobucketThis year, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, falls on a Friday during the Lenten Season. After receiving some requests, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath has decided to grant a dispensation from the obligation of abstinence on that day.

This dispensation is granted to the Catholic faithful who may wish to celebrate the feast of St. Patrick more festively.

March 17 is also the eve of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Diocese of San José. Be sure to celebrate St. Patrick's Day wisely so you can wake up in time for our diocese's Jubilee Mass the following day, March 18, 2006, at 10:00a at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph!