Welcome to our special Online Worship on St. Patrick's Day. St. Patrick was a 5th century Christian missionary to Ireland. He had been kidnapped as a child and taken to Ireland. While there he remembered his Christian heritage and later, after he escaped, he returned to Ireland to evangelize the people there.
The Celtic people who lived in Ireland were a pagan people until they were influenced by the preaching of St. Patrick and others. Their spirituality focuses on the Trinity, the interconnectedness of God with all things, especially nature, simplicity, embracing life's pains and joys, and listening for the "heartbeat of God."