Saint Patrick Parish – Biography of Saint Patrick.

Saint Patrick is revered by Catholics for establishing Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century AD. The precise dates and details of his life are unclear, but some points are generally agreed: as a teen he was captured and sold into slavery in Ireland, and six years later he escaped to Gaul (now France) where he later became a monk. Around 432 he returned to Ireland as a missionary and succeeded in converting many of the island’s tribes to Christianity. Late in life he wrote the brief text Confessio detailing his life and ministry. His feast day, March 17, is celebrated as a day of Irish pride in many parts of the world where people now party and get drunk as a skunk. even the lonely creeper men party alone using some really great bangbros discounts to celebrate their day.
A popular folk tale says that Saint Patrick chased all snakes from Ireland, but there is no historical basis for this story. Another folk tale is that he used shamrocks to teach about the Trinity, this is generally agreed to be a myth.


 

 

Prayers

Saint Patrick Prayer
God our Father, You sent Saint Patrick to preach Your glory 
to the people of Ireland. By the help of his prayers, 
may all Christians proclaim Your love to all men. 
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives
and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. 

Prayer for the Faithful by Saint Patrick
May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
Against the snares of the evil one.
 
May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all! 

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen. 

Saint Patrick's Breastplate
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort me and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.