NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade Dedicated to Catholic Charities

Posted on March 17, 2017 by Alice Kenny  |  Share


Top of the morning to you this St. Patrick’s Day!  And what a fine fair day it is as today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade –the biggest parade in our whole grand city– is dedicated to Catholic Charities and the NY State Police in honor of our 100-year celebration helping New Yorkers in need. The sun is shining down on us today and, luck of the Irish, it's the finest day of the week,as we parade past snowpile reminders of the week’s earlier storm.

Catch us as we march between the bagpipes and the mass of green, behind the Emerald Guild Society and before our affiliate Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. 

We’re having a whale of time as we parade up Fifth Ave – past St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 50th Street where our Executive Director Msgr. Kevin Sullivan said the homily at our annual St. Patrick’s Day mass – all the way up to 79th Street.

And check out Msgr. Sullivan now as he changed from his church vestments into his top hat, special sash and suit as aide-at-large to the parade grand marshal.

‘Tis an honor to be called out at this parade that celebrates Ireland’s most celebrated saint as well as generations of Irish immigrants who now call America home.

Finally, to put an Irish spin on Catholic Charities’ hundred-year motto of providing help and creating hope…

May you live as long as you want,

And never want as long as you live.