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‘Irish Night’, passing of parade sash at St. Raphael March 8


MANCHESTER - During the annual “Irish Night” celebration at St. Raphael Parish on Saturday, March 8, Manchester’s St. Patrick’s Parade officially will receive its 2014 grand marshal.

During a 4 p.m. Mass with traditional Irish music, the Rev. Jerome Joseph Day, pastor of St. Raphael, celebrant of the Mass, will bless the sash for Patricia Sullivan, the grand marshal this year. The green, white and orange satin sash replicates the colors of the Irish national tricolor flag.

This year marks the 19th annual Irish Night celebrations, kicking off the St. Patrick’s Parade festivities. The parade on Elm Street is scheduled for Sunday, March 30, at noon.

The annual corned beef and cabbage dinner, featuring Irish music and step dancing, will follow the Mass in the parish gymnasium. Prizes, including gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, Irish goods and baskets of cheer, willbe available. Wine, beer and soda can be purchased at the dinner.

Water, coffee and tea are included with the meal. No outside food or drinks will be allowed into the dinner in accordance with New Hampshire state health regulations.

Tickets are available until noon on Monday, March 3, at $15 each and can be obtained by calling Joan at 494-3941.

The traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage combined with the passing of the grand marshal’s sash by the Ancient Order of Hibernians has been celebrated in Manchester since 1996. This year marks the 19th appointment of a grand marshal for the St. Patrick’s Parade.

The celebration started at St. Ann’s Church, and after St. Ann’s was closed, has continued at St. Raphael’s.

Proceeds will benefit St. Raphael Parish.

For more information, contact Day at 623-2604, or Maura Maguire at 361-4197.


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