Georgetown parish to celebrate


GEORGETOWN — St. Patrick Parish will hold its annual God’s Portion Day event and celebrate the 150th anniversary of laying the church’s cornerstone Sept. 4-5.

Saturday, Sept. 4, is the first Georgetown Open golf tournament. Call (641) 777-9687 to pre-register by Sept. 1. Also on Sept. 4, there will be history tours at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. One tour will cover St. Patrick Church history, stories and saints, and another tour will feature Babb’s Quarry, site of sandstone mining to build the church.

On Sunday, Sept. 5, Bishop Martin Amos will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. in the church. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a country homegrown dinner with roast beef and chicken will be served. The country store opens and kids’ games begin at 11:30 a.m. A silent auction under the tent is slated for noon to 4 p.m.

At 1:15 p.m., a 150th anniversary celebration program will take place in front of the church. At 1:30 p.m., a live auction will begin on the south lawn. A lawn social takes place at 4 p.m. There will also be a raffle, and souvenirs of Irish and religious items will be available.


The deadline for orders for a coffee-table book of photos of St. Patrick Church and grounds has been extended to Aug. 21. Send your name, address, phone number or e-mail and a $50 check payable to St. Patrick’s Church to PO Box 183, Albia, IA, 52531. Include an extra $3 to have the book mailed to you.

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