St. Patrick's church sets celebration

The stained glass of St. Patrick behind the altar at St. Patrick’s Church in Lagro. Photo by Joseph Slacian

By Joseph Slacian

LAGRO – St. Patrick’s Church will be the site of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 17.

Activities will begin at 1 p.m. when Father Levi Nkwocha, pastor of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wabash, celebrates mass.
At 2 p.m., a time for meditation, prayer and lighting vigil candles will take place.

At 2:30 p.m., harpist Sara Wall will perform.

Wall has performed as a harpist for more than 35 years and plays a blend of classical, inspirational, spiritual and contemporary music.

Following Wall’s performance, a time for fellowship and refreshments are planned.

Founded in 1838, St. Patrick’s Church was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

It is no longer an active parish, rather it serves as an oratory and offers mass once a month. Mass is generally on the first Sunday of the month from March through December. However, this year the March service was postponed until St. Patrick’s Day, which happens to fall on a Sunday.

A group, the Friends of St. Patrick’s Church, now oversees the building. It hosts fundraising events throughout the year to help raise funds for upkeep.

Posted on 2019 Mar 12