Saturday of the First Week in Lent
St. Patrick’s feast day is tomorrow but will not be celebrated by the Church this year as his feast day falls on a Sunday.
On March 16, 2016, Pope Francis said in his general audience of St. Patrick: “May his spiritual strength inspire you, dear young people, to be consistent in your faith; may his faith in Christ the Savior sustain you, dear sick people, at the most difficult times; and may his missionary devotion remind you, dear newlyweds, of the importance of Christian education for your children.”
In honor of St. Patrick, who was once captured and sold into slavery, pray for all victims of human trafficking today.
Visit the Anti-Trafficking Program webpage on USCCB.org to find out more about what the US bishops are doing to combat human trafficking.