Friday, 6 March 2009

Aifreann Gaeilge / Irlandalingva Meso

…de Glucksman Ireland House:

In honor of St. Patrick, an Irish- and English-language Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral on Mott Street in Manhattan, between Prince and Houston streets, on Saturday, March 14th at noon.

Father Andrew M. O'Connor of Holy Family Church in the Bronx will celebrate the Mass, with Msgr. Donald Sakano, pastor of the Old Cathedral, as a concelebrant.

Readings will be done in English by Father O'Connor and in Irish by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Language Lecturer of Irish Studies, NYU. The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, led by Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies and Music, NYU, will perform liturgical music. Jared Lamenzo will play the beautiful and historic 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ. More information and photographs of this organ are online at

After the Mass, a party celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick will be held in front of the church, with traditional Irish music and refreshments.
The Old Cathedral was the seat of the Diocese (and then the Archdiocese) of New York from 1815 to 1879. The architect for this Gothic building was Joseph-François Mangin, who also designed Manhattan's City Hall.

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