The holy Bishop Patrick is the Apostle and Patron of Ireland. He used with profit the talents received from God to convert the whole Irish people which, thanks to him, has always been strongly loyal to the Holy See. He died in 464.
O God, Who didst vouchsafe to send blessed Patrick, Thy Confessor and Bishop, to preach Thy glory to the nations: grant, by his merits and intercession, that whatever Thou commandest us to do, we may by Thy mercy be able to fulfill. Through our Lord...
We've suspended all Lenten fasting, and the menu for the day looks something like this:
Breakfast: fried soda bread, fried eggs, bacon, and coffee with Irish cream.
Lunch: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, cabbage, and Kilkenny or Guinness beer.
Dinner: potato wedges and Irish car bombs.
Dessert: Irish cream over ice.