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Saint Patricks Day Parade Magazine

March 2020

St. Patrick's Mass Pushed back to 8:30

The Mass of the Feast of St. Patrick will be held March 17th at 8:30 AM at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. We are very thankful to Rev. Gerry Schreck for allowing the Mass to be celebrated in these uncertain times.

Jasper Memorial Ceremony Still Planned for March 16th

Despite the recent cancellation of public events, including the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Sgt. William Jasper Memorial Ceremony is still scheduled to be held March 16th at 4:00 PM in Madison Square. It will, however, be an abbreviated version of the event that pays tribute to the military each year on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. The traiditional march from Johnson Square to Madison Square has, unfortunately, been canceled but a shortened ceremony will still take place.

City of Savannah Cancels Parade

On Wednesday, March 11, the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee was notified by the City of Savannah that the 196th St. Patrick's Day Parade is canceled.  While we are disappointed, we respect the decision by the City of Savannah in light of recent public health concerns.

Celtic Cross honors Irish Americans, Past, Present and Future

Savannah’s Celtic Cross Monument was dedicated on December 3, 1983 as part of the celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the founding of Savannah and the colony of Georgia. At the direction of Mayor John Rousakis, committees were formed among the various ethnic groups in Savannah to develop plans for monuments to represent the rich cultural diversity of the city.