Bay Ridge Celebrates 25th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Mass at St. Patrick’s Church began the day as the pastor, Msgr. Michael Hardiman, blessed both palm branches and bagpipers. He also thanked the committee for its hard work and welcomed Grand Marshal Martin Cottingham, director of the Great Irish Fair, as well as the new commander of the 68th Precinct, Captain Robert Conwell, and Fort Hamilton’s Commander Officer, Colonel Peter Sicoli.

Borough Hall Celebration

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams hosted the annual Irish-American Breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day at Borough Hall.

Trifecta of Feasts Coming on March Calendar

If there was ever a trifecta of Catholic feast days it would be that of St. Patrick, St. Joseph and the Annunciation. Celebrated on March 17, 19 and 25 respectively, these feast days fall during Lent, the most somber period of the liturgical calendar.

St. Patrick’s Day Dispensation

This year, the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday in Lent. I hereby grant to all Catholics of the Diocese of Brooklyn as well as all present here that day, a dispensation from abstinence from meat and meat products.

Brooklyn’s Irish-American Parade

Park Slope was awash in a sea of green for the 40th annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 15. Auxiliary Bishop Raymond Chappetto, below, center, celebrated the pre-parade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church. Joining him on the church steps are Father James Massa, parish administrator; grand marshal, John Dunleavy, chairman, N.Y.C. St. […]