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St. Patrick’s 200th Anniversary Celebration!

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, St. Patrick’s Chapel celebrated its’ 200th anniversary. Approximately 150 people attended. Mass was celebrated by the Reverend Francis Malooly, Bishop of the Wilmington Diocese, which owns the chapel property. Bishop Malooly was assisted by Frs. Jay McKee, John Abrahams, Jack Kavanaugh, and Thomas Peterman. Fr. Peterman, a former pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, is a historian whose historical publications on St. Patrick’s Chapel, were of considerable help in the chapel’s restoration process. The Good Shepherd Church choir, directed by Reneé LeBrun, provided the outstanding music for the mass. The altar flowers were donated by the Harford County LAOH, and arranged by Kathy Lay. The Harford County AOH prepared the chapel grounds and also provided water and soda. A huge tent, erected on the chapel’s south lawn was the site for the lunch which was provided by the chapel’s historical society, as well as the Cecil County LAOH. The Irish Jasper Greens musical group, which has been a long standing supporter of the chapel restoration effort, entertained the crowd with their music. They also introduced a brand new CD of their music with all sale proceeds donated to the chapel. A song written by the IJGs, honoring the chapel, was played for the first time. We were delighted that many members of the Glackin family, whose family ancestors were founders of the chapel 200 years ago, were able to attend the celebration. We were fortunate that Bishop Malooly, as the pictures above indicate, was able to “spend time” with the chapel supporters. It was a wonderful very memorable event, and we sincerely thank all the people and organizations that contributed to the chapel’s restoration and made this celebration possible. Thank you!

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