Come to Celtic Faire, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 8, 10, & 3:30

Our Celtic Faire is a fun, family-oriented festival, celebrating our patron Saint Andrew, Celtic spirituality, and the heritage of the 60 parish families who have roots in Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. This year’s Faire will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21. The Saturday Faire lasts from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Admission to the Faire is free.

Our entire church building is transformed each year into a festive Celtic village with a Bake Shoppe, Lunch Shoppe, Tea Room, and a marketplace where wares for sale include leather items, Celtic jewelry and gifts, quilted and handmade items, and knitted and woven goods.

A Ceilidh – or Celtic talent show – is a big draw with Irish dancers, bands, bagpipers, and drummers performing on two stages. A member of our congregation demonstrates spinning and weaving, and offers her creations for sale. An ongoing highlight of the Faire is Second Time Around, our Vintage Jewelry booth, where all sorts of wonderful finds are offered at bargain prices! There are also activities and games specifically intended for children, and they love to take part!

On Sunday morning, October 21, at 8:00 and 10:00 AM, we celebrate the Calling of the Clans, with Celtic-themed music and pipers. Come worship with us! On Sunday afternoon at 3:30, Dr. Kirk Webb will deliver a wonderful presentation on Celtic spirituality. And the weekend culminates with the Celtic Faire Banquet, Presentation of the Haggis, and festive auction.

Blessing of the Animals this Sunday!

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This Sunday, October 7, we celebrate the Blessing of the Animals to honor St. Francis. October 11 is St Francis of Assisi’s feast day and also World Animal Day. St Francis of Assisi is known for his love for animals.

Bring your well-behaved pet, a picture of your pet, or a stuffed animal to be blessed. Fr. Martin Yabroff will be presiding.