Join us at the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade Day on
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Start your day off great with the parade Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven at 10:00 am
The Most Reverend Leonard Blair, Archbishop of Hartford
will once again preside as celebrant. Last year’s Mass resulted in ‘standing room only’
Besides our patron, Saint Patrick being honored, Joan Moynihan, who was president of the IACC in 1988/89 as well as being quite active in the Greater New Haven Irish community will also share in the celebration. Joan passed away on March 13, 2009.
The parade committee will march up the center aisle in full dress. Also in attendance will be colour guards from both the Knights of Columbus and the New Haven Police Emerald Society. Quite a colourful Mass.
Hope to see you all there.
After Mass refreshments will be served
thanks to the Pioneers of the Sacred Heart.
We are appealing to everyone to come out on Sunday, March 11th at 1:30 pm to show the spectators our pride in our true Irish heritage as we march down the streets of New Haven.
NHGF&HC President Anne Hines is looking for members to march with the club in this years parade. We need 42 people to carry the various flags, so call soon as they are going fast.
Please don’t let the people down who revived this grand parade in 1956. Some of them may have passed on, but their memories are still with us.
There will be a bus leaving from our Club at 11.30 SHARP to bring us to the starting point of the parade.
Afterward the bus will transport the marchers back to the club for Ceol Agus Craic.
There will be Entertainment
No admission charge
Food/ beverages will be available
Contact Anne Hines for info and/or reserve the flag you wish to carry in the parade:
Call/text 203-215-5997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding events to support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven, Connecticut and Parade Route go to www.stpatricksdayparade.org
St. Patrick’s Day Parade of Greater New Haven circa 1964
Long time members Michael Hanlon and Jay McGuinness holding the banner.
James McGuinness, Sr (one of the founding members of the NHGF&HC) walking on the side of young Irish footballers. Long time member Dennis Hanlon holding the hand of his father Patrick Hanlon.
Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT 06512