St. Patrick's Day Festival March 19, 2017

Please join us on March 19, 2017 ( Rain Snow or Shine ) for our Saint Patrick Day Festivities. 

DATE CHANGES DAILY A pictorial cancellation will be available at the St. Patrick, Missouri USA Post Office March 1-31, 2017. The date changes daily. One large smiling shamrock surrounded by tiny vine-ing shamrocks and 
the words "Happy Saint Patrick's Day Station, 2017, Saint Patrick, MO 63466" will be on theMarch cancellation.

Stamped, self-addressed envelopes requesting the pictorial cancellation may be mailed to Postmaster, St. Patrick, Missouri 63466 USA. There is no charge for the cancellation. Any day between March 1 and March 31 can be placed on the pictorial cancellation and your envelope will be mailed that day. Please specify your mailing date. Customers who want the postmarked envelope returned under protected cover should include a large, stamped, self-addressed envelope. If you want the shamrock cachet (designed by Father O'Duignan in 1936) on your envelope, please mail to: Shrine of St. Patrick, Box 11, St. Patrick, Missouri 63466 USA and ask for the cachet. Shrine volunteers will hand stamp the green shamrock cachet on your envelope and mail the envelope on your requested mailing date. The St. Patrick Post Office will be open on Sunday, March 19. 

The Shrine of St. Patrick will sell a specially designed envelope with a greeting card inside. The commemorative envelope features a Celtic cross with shamrocks and a prayer. The greeting card has a an Old Irish Prayer. The envelope sells for $1.50. The envelope price includes the envelope, first class postage, pictorial cancellation, shamrock cachet, and a St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card. Shrine
volunteers will address the envelope, write the return address of the sender, sign the card for you and mail it on the day in March you specify, if you request it. The envelope can be mailed only on the day
listed on the postmark unless it is mailed under separate cover. Please tell us your postmark mailing
date. Please make all checks and money orders payable to the Shrine of St. Patrick, as all proceeds go to the Shrine. Envelope orders may be mailed to: Shrine of St. Patrick, P. 0. Box 11, St. Patrick, Missouri,
63466 USA. A different card, envelope and postmark are offered each year.

The five Shrine postcards may be addressed, stamped, postmarked and mailed for you by Shrine volunteers for 75 cents in 2017. An unstamped postcard sells for 40 cents in 2017.

A limited supply of previous March 17 postmarked envelopes are available for $1.00 each. The 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1988 envelopes are sold out. These old envelopes must be mailed under separate cover so a large, stamped, self-addressed envelope should be included with your order.

The st. Patrick Novena will be March 9-17. Novenas are prayerful nine-day preparations for an important feast day. Shrine of St. Patrick parishioners will pray the novena at their homes and the
novena will always be prayed when the faith community of the Shrine gathers for Mass,

Word/Communion Services and parish meetings. Names to be included in the Novena will be placed on St. Patrick's altar during the novena. The Novena names may be mailed to the Shrine address listed

Start March 19 at the Shrine of St. Patrick with Coffee & donuts at 9 a.m. at the church hall.

If you pre-register by March 8, 2017 for the March 19 Leprechaun 5 K Race and Walk which begins at the Shrine Concession Stand on the south side of the church at 10 a.m., you will be guaranteed a T-Shirt the day of the race. Registration and Liability Waiver forms can be obtained at St. Michael Rectory, 622 W. Exchange, Kahoka, MO 63445 Call 660-727-3472 or St. Joseph Rectory, 812 Lewis St., Canton, MO 63435 Call 573-288-3198 or contact John Wheeler,, 660- 342-1011 or Melody Uhlmeyer,, 660-341-3119. Make your $15 check payable to Shrine of St. Patrick. You can also register for the Leprechaun SK Race and Walk on March 13 the day of the race from 9 -9:45 a.m. at a cost of $20 but a T-shirt cannot be guaranteed to those who register after March 8.
At 10:45 a.m. an announcement of awards for the 5 K race will be made. Roger and Aaron 

Watson, a father and son combo, will provide live Irish music at 11 a.m. to get your feet in a jigging
mood. A delicious Roast Beef Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m.-:-2:00 p.m. in the church basement at a cost of $10 for adults; $5 for Children Ages 6 -12; Age 5 and under eat free.

Tours of the church and museum will be conducted between noon and 2:00 p.m.

Throughout the day you can purchase grab bags at a cost of $1.00 and get an Irish surprise.
Envelopes, postcards, religious goods and souvenirs will be available all day in the church basement. We will feature a silent auction of items you'll want to bid on and a raffle with prizes pleasing to all. The Daughters of Isabella will be enticing you with a super Bake Sale.

Fr. Christopher Aubuchon will celebrate Mass at the Shrine of St. Patrick at 3 p.m.

All events of the day will be at the Shrine of St. Patrick except for the pictorial cancellation and postal mailings at the St. Patrick Post Office. For additional information, contact:

Kristin Roth, Pastoral Administrator Shrine of St. Patrick
622 W. Exchange
Kahoka, MO 63445
www .sa i ntpatricksh ri ne .com