Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and the City of Springfield will celebrate Irish Heritage with a series of events for St. Patrick’s Day, celebrated on March 17th. A full schedule of St. Patrick’s Day events can also be found on the Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee website.
“I’d first of all like to thank our Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee for keeping Irish heritage and traditions strong. Irish-Americans have truly enriched our City of Springfield,” said Mayor Sarno. “Also, congratulations to all the award winners and this year’s Colleen Rose McCaffrey and her court.”
Friday, March 15, 2019 events:
St. Patrick’s Day Mass
Sacred Heart Church
395 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Mayor Sarno will attend the 9:00 a.m. Mass. The public and the media are invited to attend.
Irish Flag Raising
Springfield City Hall
36 Court Street, Springfield, MA 01103
The Irish Flag Raising will be held in conjunction with the Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee on the City Hall steps at 10:30 a.m. immediately following the St. Patrick’s Day Mass. Mayor Sarno will offer a proclamation in recognition of St. Patrick’s Day, contributions made to the City of Springfield by the Irish community, and the city’s deep ties to Ireland. A reception will follow the flag raising in the Ante Room and School Committee Chambers of City Hall on the second floor. The public and the media are invited to attend.
Hungry Hill Senior Center’s Shin Dig on the Hill
Hungry Hill Senior Center
773 Liberty Street, Springfield, MA 01104
Mayor Sarno will attend the celebration at 12:00 noon with members of the Hungry Hill Senior Center. The media is invited to attend.
Sunday, March 17, 2019:
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Parade route begins at KMart Plaza – proceeds North on Northampton Street to Beech Street; East on Beech Street to Appleton Street; Southeast on Appleton Street to High Street; North on High Street to Hampden Street.
Mayor Sarno will proudly walk with Acting Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and the Springfield Police Department, along with the Springfield contingent during the annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17th. Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi and Springfield Fire Department members will also be marching. The parade kicks off this Sunday, March 17th between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. For parade information click here.
Monsignor David Joyce is this year’s Springfield Parade Marshal. Marching with the contingent are, Tom and Mollie Sullivan, winners of the John and Agnes Burke Award; Bob Charland “The Bike Guy”, winner of the Paul G. Caron Award; Paul Phaneuf, winner of the Mary B. Troy Appreciation Award; and the 2019 Springfield Colleens, Colleen Rose McCaffrey and her court, MaryKate Caron, Mary McDonnell, Lauren Poole and Caileen Simonds.