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Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Will Support Catholic Schools in West Hartford and State

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The 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, will be hosted by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair and the Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools and will feature Mark K. Shriver as guest speaker.

Best-selling New York Times author Mark K. Shriver, whose latest book is “Pilgrimage-My Search for the Real Pope Francis,” will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17th. courtesy photo

Best-selling New York Times author Mark K. Shriver, whose latest book is “Pilgrimage-My Search for the Real Pope Francis,” will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17, 2017. Courtesy photo

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For many residents of West Hartford and the surrounding area, the Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast has become an annual tradition featuring great food, Irish-themed entertainment, and inspiring speakers. This year’s breakfast celebrates its 17th anniversary and will be held on March 17, 2017, from 7:30-9 a.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

New York Times best-selling author Mark K. Shriver, whose latest book is “Pilgrimage-My Search for the Real Pope Francis,” will be the guest speaker. Advance copies of his book can be purchased through the Foundation for Advancement of Catholic Schools (FACS), and will come with an autographed bookplate.

Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit students attending Catholic schools in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties. Additionally, there are four Archdiocesan High Schools which also receive scholarships from this event, including West Hartford’s Northwest Catholic High School.

To date, FACS has been able to provide over $400,000 annually in scholarships to students from not only this event, but also other scholarship funds held at FACS. For more than 34 years, FACS has been able to make scholarships possible through generous donors, businesses, planned gifts, and special events they host.

Last year, FACS announced a Partnership Program, which offered benefits to its business sponsors. This year, it is extending the same incentives to individuals through the FACS Leadership Council for Professionals.

Click for the flier. For even more information about sponsorship opportunities, advertising in the program, or to purchase tickets or Mark’s book, please contact: [email protected] or call 860-761-7499. Tickets are $100 per person. Follow FACS on Twitter @FACSHartford or visit: facshartford.org or the FACS Facebook page.

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17th. Courtesy photo

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17. Courtesy photo

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17th. Courtesy photo

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17. Courtesy photo

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17th. Courtesy photo

Join FACS for the 2017 Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast on March 17. Courtesy photo

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