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Celebrations set for 100th Anniversary of Historic St. Patrick Cathedral

The Cathedral of St. Patrick will begin centennial celebrations on March 16, including a special dinner, parade, 5k run, tours and mass.

Located on the Northeast corner of Mesa and Arizona, the Cathedral is a work of art and an historic landmark. On November 19, 1917, the finished St. Patrick Church was officially designated by Bishop Anthony J. Schuler, S.J. as the Cathedral for the Diocese of El Paso. The dedication ceremony took place on Thanksgiving Day, November 29, 1917.

The weekend will start with a seated dinner hosted by Russ Vandenburg on Thursday, March 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn for clergy, ministry leaders, and people who were baptized or married at least 50 years ago.

On Friday, March 17, Bishop Mark Seitz will celebrate a mass at 9:00 a.m. with the students of St. Patrick Cathedral School to commemorate the Feast Day of St. Patrick and a parade will follow at 11:00 a.m.

Participants of the parade will include all of the our Catholic schools, CHS state football, cross country and swimming champs, the Amigo Man, Providence Children’s Hospital “Pedi” the mascot, St. Patrick Cathedral Matachines, local businesses, UTEP students, and the general public.

Evening mass will be celebrated at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception.

On Saturday, there will be a 5K run starting at St. Patrick Cathedral at 8am; and guided tours of the Cathedral will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19.

History books and brochures will be available.

Friday, March 17

Mass, 9am

Parade, 11am

Mass, 6:30pm

Reception Follows

Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19

Guided Tours of St. Patrick Cathedral 45-minute tours every hour on the hour

Saturday, 12pm to 3pm

Sunday, 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Saturday, March 18

St. Patrick Cathedral Centennial 5K Run, 8am

First 250 registered get t-shirt (10 yrs+)

 

 

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