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. […]

St. Patrick’s Day in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Al O’Hagan of the Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Brooklyn Borough Hall. St. Francis College President Brendan Dugan was honored as the Irishman of the Year. Also feted were Judge Elizabeth A. Foley, the William T. Bellard Award; Kevin Peter Carroll, the […]

Parish of His Youth Imbued an Irish Spirit

Parish of His Youth Imbued an Irish Spirit

I am Irish in spirit, for the beautiful Irish people nurtured me at St. Patrick’s School, Kent Ave., in Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, 1959- 1967. It was a time of “Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Harrigan,” and “That’s An Irish Lullaby” for the Irish Sisters of Mercy loved to sing and to stage beautiful musical plays each year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Queens Irish Set To March

Michael Benn, chairman of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, addresses the gala dinner and installation of the Grand Marshal and Deputy Marshals held at Antun’s, Queens Village. The parade will take place on Saturday, March 7, in Rockaway Beach. Steve Cassidy, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York, will lead […]