March 10, 2017

Archbishop Chaput To Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day Observance Mass

247th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Saint Patrick’s Day Observance Mass, Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Concelebrants of the Mass include Reverend Kevin J. Gallagher, Pastor of Saint Dennis Parish in Havertown (Delaware County), as well as other priests within the Archdiocese. The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band will lead a procession from Saint Patrick Parish Rectory to the Church at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
9:00 a.m. (Procession)
9:15 a.m. (Mass)
Saint Patrick Parish
20th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Following Mass, Father Gallagher, who serves as parade Chaplain, will join marchers in the 247th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The theme is Saint Patrick, Protect and Guide our Police Officers.

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Editor’s Note: For more information about the Saint Patrick’s Day Observance Association, please visit Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., also marks the beginning of Daylight Savings. Mass goers and parade watchers should be reminded to move their clocks ahead one hour.


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Courtney Flach
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