|Monsignor Malone and Father Elser|
The evening started with mass at 5:00pm followed by a social with beverages of all types provided by the Assembly 2316 Irish Pub. A wonderful meal consisting of Irish soda bread, garden salad, all-you-can-eat Mulligan stew, and carrot cake dessert was coordinated by Tom Donnelly. Mike Kerwin provided a short history of St. Patrick and St. Patrick’s Day.
Steve Fetcko on keyboard directed a music program with tenor Kenny McKay singing Danny Boy and Maureen Morgan singing a number of Irish favorites including a ditty she wrote for Monsignor Malone. Following a group sing along, the program concluded with a duet featuring Maureen and Kenny. However, Monsignor would not let Maureen off of the stage until she sang his special request, Ave Maria, because he “loves the way she sings it.” She complied by singing it beautifully without accompaniment.
The program concluded with the awarding of best dressed woman and man in Irish attire. Martha Yerina and Lloyd Cambria were selected with Martha receiving a bottle of Brady‘s Irish Cream and Lloyd a bottle of Jamison Irish Whiskey. Last but not least, Monsignor Malone was presented a green mosaic Irish Celtic Cross made by Jim Dyar.
Primary assistance to Mike Kerwin was provided by Tom Donnelly, Steve Fetcko, Sam Justus, and Ron Cuba.
Pictures of the event can be viewed by clicking on PHOTOS.