St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast 2013! (8am-2pm)

Join us March 17th as we celebrate our patron saint! We're serving breakfast in the Social Hall featuring Egg Casseroles, Fruit, Pastries, Shamrock Punch, Coffee (free will offering accepted!). Enjoy Irish music at 9:30am in the Main Church prior to Mass and in the Social Hall afterwards. Fun for the wee ones too!

Give $1 for a chance to win one of 16 Themed Pots o' Gold! Winners drawn at 2pm -- need not be present to win.  Themes: 2 Zoom! Zoom!, Fiesta!, Fight Like a Girl, Teen Scene, Top o' the Mornin', We Scream for Ice Cream, 2 Hawk-Irish pots, Life's a Beach, Family Fun, Irish Welcome, Over the Rainbow, IKEA, God's Green Earth, and Blarney Stone Soup. See a list of the donated prizes here!

St. Patrick's Day Celebration includes Liturgy, potluck, kid's games, and entertainment. Committee members begin preparations in January. The party is held after 4:30pm Mass in the social hall. Party guests are asked to bring food dishes to share at the potluck. The parish provides corned beef/cabbage (of course!), drinks and table service.

Themed pots o'gold are available to win for a donation of $1/chance. In the past we have chosen an Irish King, Queen, Lil Leprechaun and Irish Princess, each of whom win a prize basket and are treated as royalty at the party! Kids can enjoy games in the lower level after the meal.

2012 PARTY RECAP!

We p-a-r-t-y-e-d! Guests followed the shamrocks and ol' St. Patrick himself from the Main Church to the Social Hall at 5:30pm on Saint Patrick's Day. Guests enjoyed fellowship while last minute nominations were turned in and just one more pot o'gold chance was purchased. Saint Patrick then welcomed everyone to the wearin' o' the green. 2011 Irish Royalty David and Colleen Kane and Maggie Doyle along with Fr. Rudy O'Juarez drew names for the 2012 Irish Royalty and gave the winners wonderful gift bags. Congratulate those who won:

Fred Schieber-King, Sally Whittaker-Queen, Nick Hein-Li'l Leprechaun, Lilia Raymando-Li'l Princess.

About 220 guests enjoyed awesome potluck food from potato casseroles to salads to soda bread and a wide variety of desserts! Corned beef and hot dogs were donated by Michael Lensing, cabbage by Jerry Neuzil, with Hy-Vee chicken provided by Fred/Cleanne Schieber and the party committee.

Chances were available for 2 weeks prior to the party as well as at the party to win 11 themed pots o'gold. For a donation of either $1/chance or $5/6 chances wanna-bel-lucky winners could choose from the following 11 themed pots o'gold:

GOD'S GREEN EARTH featured lawn care items in a 32-gallon refuse container and was sponsored by the Buildings and Ground Commission; IRISH WELCOME featured items to make you feel welcome along with $25 in gold coins and was sponsored by the Evangelization and Stewardship Commission-Welcome Committee; TEEN SCENE sponsored by Youth Ministry and featured items enjoyed by teens--pizza coupons, McDonald's, ice cream, itune card, etc. HAWK-I-RISH featured, you guessed it--black and gold items--including a man's and lady's Hawkeye watch (from Herteen & Stocker) and was sponsored by the Finance Council; BLARNEY STONE SOUP featured "stone" items for your garden, to make soup and Blackstone gift cards and $20 in gold coins; FAMILY FUN sponsored by Youth Ministry and featured a family magazine subscription, overnight at a motel, fleece blanket, games and food gift cards; LIFE'S A BEACH sponsored by Youth Ministry and included 5 passes to the Coralville outdoor aquatic center, beach items, food items; ZOOM! ZOOM! was sponsored by the KC's and featured gas cards, car washes, car emergency kit and road atlas; TOP O'THE MORNIN' featured a homemade quilt donated by the Needle Workers, coffees/teas/creamers/mugs and bagel and coffeehouse gift cards; FIESTA! featured LaCasa food items and Mexican restaurant gift cards; and WE SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM featured ice dishes and certificates for ice cream stores.

Committee members sponsored kids' games in the lower level so the younger set could win prizes and have a good time. The Irish Choir was led by Joan Smith on the piano and sang some old stand-by Irish songs and got us all wishing for the green o'er the ocean. A GRAND GREEN time was had by all!  The Committee would like to thank Hills Bank and the UICCU for their generous donations of gold coins--$75 in all!

Contact Cheryl Schropp
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