The festivities marking St. Patrick’s Day began early Saturday morning at St. Francis Xavier Parish with Mass celebrated by Fr. Joseph Carver, S.J. and Fr. Michael Drury of St. Anthony Parish. The morning Mass has been part of the St. Patrick’s Day events for several years now in support of the Friends of Irish Studies at the University of Montana. Thanks to the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Xavier, and the Friends of Irish Studies for a beautiful celebration of St. Patrick.  See all the photos!