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Event: 'Irish Channel Parade'

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Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 At 12:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day
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The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its 62nd Annual Mass and Parade celebration on Saturday, March 14th, 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Assumption Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets) followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine) at 1:00 p.m.

the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its 62nd Annual Mass and Parade celebration. The noon mass takes place at St. Mary's Assumption Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets), followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine), which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. During the parade, be on the lookout for float riders tossing cabbages, potatoes, carrots and onions. If you can catch some of each, you'll have all the makings for an Irish stew! Also keep an eye out for unexpected kisses: The marching men, strolling down the streets wearing tuxedos and carrying canes loaded with paper carnations, will trade flowers for kisses from pretty girls.

The medallion for 2009 will honor Our Lady of Knock Shrine in Ireland. Our Lady of Knock Shrine is a major pilgrimage site in the village of Knock in County Mayo, Ireland. On August 21, 1879 Ms. Mary McLoughlin, 45, housekeeper to Archdeacon Cavanagh, went to the nearby cottage of Mrs. Mary Byrne around 7pm and on her way she passed by the south gable of Knock Parish Church. There she saw an apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, an altar with a cross and a lamb (a traditional image of Jesus). Adorning angels surrounded the altar. The apparition was witnessed by 15 people whose ages ranged from five years to seventy-five years and they stood in the pouring rain for two hours reciting the Rosary.
Our Lady of Knock Shrine established itself as a world religious site due to the work of its longtime pastor, James Horan. Horan presided over a major rebuilding of the site, with the provision of a new large Knock Basilica (the first in Ireland) alongside the old church. Pope John Paul II visited Our Lady of Knock Shrine on the centenary of the apparition in 1979 and stated it was the goal of his Irish visit.

The Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Club will hold its 62nd Annual Mass and Parade celebration on Saturday, March 14th, 12:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Assumption Church (corner of Constance and Josephine Streets) followed by the parade (corner of Felicity and Magazine) at 1:00 p.m. The benefit block party will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Annunciation Square Playground, directly in front of St. Michael's Special School; to whom the proceeds of the block will be donated.