[:en]At 11 a.m. on this St. Patrick’s Day, Friday, March 17, we will ring the bells in celebration and welcoming of immigrants from around the world. Joining in a global “Bells of Joy” initiative launched by former Irish President Mary McAleese, together with churches around the world, will symbolically banish hatred and fear of our foreign brothers and sisters. As we celebrate the feast of St. Patrick, an immigrant brought to Ireland first as a slave who then returned as a missionary, we pray for immigrants around the world and ask that they may continue to share their gifts.

Visit http://christchurchwaterford.com/ to learn more and see other churches around the world that are participating.[:]