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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling - 2014 Grand Marshal
I want to offer my congratulations to a lovely Irish lass, Tess Steubing, on being named the Grand Marshall for the Bethpage St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Tess and Bud are wonderful parishioners here at St. Martin’s and we are very proud that she will lead the parade up Central Avenue and on to Broadway. At the time of the sad loss of their daughter Donna, I came to know them as people rich in faith and so very strong in their love of God and their family. This is an honor well deserved. I was thinking of congratulating Bud for being a German smart enough to marry an Irish girl, but I might get in trouble so I will avoid saying it. Erin Go Bragh!
Father Pat (Father Patrick Woods C.Ss.R Pastor)