Today, we celebrate the life of St Patrick, the dear saint of our isle. While many will celebrate the day that it is, with singing, dancing, alcohol and merriment, let us not forget to celebrate our patron with a prayer of thanksgiving. On this special day, we also thank God for the team at Catholic Ireland as it celebrates its 16th anniversary. May it continue to shine the bright light of faith on our nation.
Lord God, we thank you for the life of Patrick, his simplicity of heart, his faithfulness and friendship which are examples to us today. Through the example of Patrick, may we bear witness to you, reflecting your love in whatever we do, Amen.