St. Patrick's Day Mass
Main Celebrant Bishop Edward Malesic Sts Robert & William Church 367 East 260th, Euclid March 17, 2023
Despite what you may see in the media, the main focus of St. Patrick's Day for many people and families is beginning the day with Mass. There are special festive Masses at St. Patrick's West Park and St. Patrick's on Bridge for example. The two largest celebrations are hosted by the West Side Irish American Club at St. Colman's Church on West 65th in Cleveland and the Irish American Club East Side at Sts. Robert and William in Euclid. Hundreds pack the churches to start the day and reflect on the true meaning of the day and their heritage and faith.
Bishop Edward Malesic was the main celebrant at the east side Mass. He was joined by about a dozen con-celebrant priests. The Church was standing room only.
The entrance procession to the altar included IACES club units, Fife and Drums Corps, Bruce Grieg on bagpipes, Grand Marshal Mickey Coyne, IACES Man of the Year Jack Murphy, Inside Co-Chair Maureen Cavanaugh, Irish Mother of the Year Bridget Conway and other past and current dignitaries.
Bruce Grieg piping in the Bishop and priests
Then the priest and Bishop Malesic went up on the altar and Bishop Malesic gave some welcoming greetings.
Bishop Edward Malesic
Watch the video below.
Here is the homily from Bishop Edward Malesic.
Enjoy some other images from the St. Patrick's Day Mass
3 Parade Grand Marshals Mickey Coyne, Gerry Quinn and Bill Homan
Bruce Grieg and Linda Barron
IACES Members of the Year Pat Homan, Jack and Sherry Carroll Jack Murphy and Pat Dowd
Inside Co-Chair Maureen Cavanaugh and Grand Marshal Mickey Coyne
Dave Clemens and Mike Wagner
Helen Murphy Vura and Francis McGarry
Jack McDonough Fife & Drums
Grand Marshal Mickey Coyne and Michelle Morgan
Katy Mulalley, Pat Conochan and John McCann
John and Anne Mooney, Jim Sweeney and Lynne McMahon
Jack Mulhall and Nancy Agacinski
Jack and Sherry Carroll with Jack Murphy
Rita McNeely and daughter
Sisters Maureen and Pat Dowd
Sweeneys and McMahons
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