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The Blarney and Historic Church of St. Patrick team up for Easter food blessing

Ed Beczynski, owner of The Blarney Irish Pub, and Reverend Monsignor Christopher P. Vasko, pastor of downtown’s The Historic Church of St. Patrick’s, are teaming up to continue Historic St. Pat’s traditional Easter food blessing. On Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020, Monsignor will be present curbside at The Blarney and will perform a food blessing for meals either purchased from The Blarney or food baskets that are brought curbside from the community.

When Beczynski heard that St. Patrick’s, his personal parish, had to cancel their food blessing, he was determined to find a way to make it happen. Typically, the blessing ceremony takes place at St. Patrick’s on Holy Saturday at 11 a.m. When Beczynski called Monsignor and asked if it could be moved, the Monsignor was happy to accommodate.

Here are the Details:

  • The Blarney will be offering a special Easter family dinner for groups of 2, 4, 6 or 8. Orders should be placed at  Deadline is Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by 4 p.m.  Limited to 200 orders.
  • The Blarney has teamed up with Stanley’s for kielbasa.
  • The Beczynski traditional perogies are also available as additional items for purchase.
  • Meals are available for pickup from the Blarney on April 11, from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monsignor Vasko will be present to bless meals from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. curbside.
  • Families may also drive-by and bring their own food basket for a blessing.
  • Traditional Irish bagpipers will be present to bring some fun to the occasion.

Ed Beczynski and Monsignor Vasko are available for interviews on Thursday, April 2nd, at 3 p.m. at The Blarney. Call Beczynski at 1-419-467-1349 to coordinate media presence.


The Blarney Irish Pub

Easter Dinner Offerings and Blessing

Each Dinner Package includes:

Choice of 2 Proteins

1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, Garden Salad

Herb and Cheese Bread, Compound Butter

Coffee Cake



Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

Oven Roasted Turkey

Carved Corn Beef

Stanley's Market Kielbasa

½ Broasted Chicken

Center Cut Pork Loin



Mashed Potatoes

w/ Choice of Beef, Chicken or Turkey Gravy

Scalloped Potatoes

Rosemary and Garlic Roasted New Potatoes

Macaroni and Cheese

Potato Pancakes



Grilled Asparagus

Parsley and Lemon Green Beans

Focaccias Recipe Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Vegetable Medley

Brown Butter and Sage Carrot Coins

Charred Broccolini


Add On’s and Sides

Beczynski Family Famous Perogies

-Potato, Cheddar and Sour Cream

-Farmers Cheese

½ Dozen- 9

Dozen- 15


Additional starches, vegetables, bread and proteins are available while supplies last.

All meals received are fully cooked by the chef and staff and come with reheating and

safe handling instructions.

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