WSIRISHAn Irish Mass in honor of St. Patrick will be celebrated on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

After a musical prelude that begins at 6:30PM, the Irish Mass begins at 7PM with a reception to follow featuring soda bread and Irish dancing.

Hosted annually by the West Suburban Irish, the Irish Mass is one of many events held to celebrate Irish heritage during the merry month of March, marking St. Patrick’s Day with a family-friendly parade and raising awareness for St. Baldrick’s Foundation to benefit research for childhood cancers.