By Catholic Review Staff
The 59th annual Baltimore St. Patrick Parade steps off at 2 p.m. at the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon March 16, proceeding down Charles Street to Pratt Street and Market Place.
John Schell, a parishioner of St. Ursula in Parkville who was instrumental in helping pass a 2013 law establishing Irish American Heritage Month in Maryland, will serve as grand marshal. Christian Brother Kevin Strong, former president of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and Cardinal Gibbons School in Baltimore, will be the honorary grand marshal.
Preceding the parade, Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate the official Mass of the St. Patrick Parade at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mass begins at 10:45 a.m. and will feature traditional Irish music.
For more information, visit irishparade.net