There is always something happening on the Green at Saint Patrick Catholic School, but this week was especially busy!
On Wednesday, October 3, we held the nineteenth annual Blessing of the Animals in celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (c. 1180 – 1226) - patron saint of animals and the environment. Saint Patrick was a literal zoo! Students and parents gathered on the Green with their pets - including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, lizards, and even a stuffed hippo! Head of School Lauren Mazzari, blessed each and every one of our four-legged, fluffy, scaly, and stuffed friends of all shapes and sizes. She even blessed the photos of pets not able to attend.
From September 15 to October 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. At Saint Patrick, we celebrated as a Wolfhound community with our very own Fiesta Latina on Thursday, October 5! Students and parents with “passports'' in hand took a tour around the Green and explored the uniqueness of a variety of Latin and South American countries. Attendees sampled culinary delights, enjoyed music, viewed special performances, and made crafts. Thank you to everyone who joined us for this special celebration! Gracias!
Finally, on Friday, October 6, Celtic Council hosted a Halloween movie night for Middle School! Excited students sat on the Green and under the stars while enjoying popcorn and the original--now classic--Ghostbusters movie. What a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween!
The Green is more than just a central location on campus; it is often at the center of our collective growth in the Life of Relationship. From PreK play in the morning, parent parties, and alumni reunions to bounce houses and dunk tanks on Field Day, the Green is where Wolfhounds come together as one big Saint Patrick Catholic School community.