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St. Patricks Party at Blessed Sacrament
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St Patrick's Day Party

This year (March 2018) we will be celebrating our 125th annual Saint Patrick’s Party. Although a church fundraiser, this festive occasion has long since become a town tradition dating from at least 1893 (first documented in the Mendocino Beacon). Click here for a brief history of St. Pat’s Parties in Elk.

On Saturday, March 18th, the festivities will begin at the Blessed Sacrament Church at 12:30pm, with Matthew Tyson singing Irish ballads. Mass at 1pm celebrated by Father Louis Nichols will follow. The party then proceeds to the Greenwood Community Center where a dinner of steaming mounds of corned beef and cabbage plus all the trimmings will be served from 3pm – 7:30pm. A dinner ticket earns the chance to win a delightful door prize which will be awarded every half hour from 3:30pm until 7pm.

Throughout the evening folks may bid on numerous splendid silent auction items donated by generous locals. The silent auction will close at 7:00pm.

Don’t forget the Grand Raffle. The traditional First Prize is a completely filled hope chest; there will also be an array of numerous other prizes. Tickets will be on sale until the drawing occurs at 10pm. Following the meal, tables and chairs will be put away to prepare the floor for dancing which commences at 9pm. Dance to the tunes of ?????? Band with Matthew Tyson, Denny Lundsford, Francisco and ??

Come join us in Elk and be part of the Saint Patrick’s tradition.

Proceeds from the event go toward the maintenance and restoration of the historic Blessed Sacrament Church and rectory as well as outreach to the community.

For a brief history of St Patrick’s Party, click here.

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Our beautifully furnished, rustic rectory is available as a retreat site for priests, deacons and religious. For more about retreats and our beautiful rectory, click here.

Cuffey's Cove Catholic Cemetery Information:
   Patrick Robards (707) 882-3122

General Information:
   Dorothy Cong: Administrative Assistant / Liaison Officer (707) 877-3275

   Dorothy Cong: (707) 877-3275

   Dorothy Cong for reservations and pricing: (707) 877-3275
   Father Louis Nichols: (707) 937-5808

Parish Priest:
   Fr. Louis Nichols 707-937-5808 (resides in Mendocino, California)

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