There should be bagpipes at every event.

St. Columcille's United Gaelic Pipe BandI went to my one of two masses of the year – Christmas being the other one. It was Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s (who doesn’t have one of those?) right across the street from Rutgers in Jersey. Best part? Because it was not only an Easter Mass, but also a mass commemorating the “Uprising of 1916” (Google it, I’m too tired to link to Irish history this morning) – they had a whole corps of bagpipers and drummers storming into the church, and then out.

I’m just saying – in this day and age when regular masses are being less attended, and the church is having a hard time finding priests, you gotta do something. And that something? Bagpipers.

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