Irish Pride in the Rockaways

Tags: Currents, Catholic Education, Faith, Queens, NY, Saints, St. Patrick's Day

Queens breaks out the bagpipes and shamrocks to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Held in the Rockaways, the 41st annual parade celebrates the saint who evangelized Ireland and is well-attended by community members and politicians alike. Among the honorees are Grand Marshall John J. Murphy of Plumbers Local Union No. 1, and Fr. Jim Cunningham who has ministered in many parishes including St. Mary Star of the Sea, Far Rockaway, and Good Shepherd, Marine Park.