Parade Celebrating St. Patrick Early Kicks Off in Rockaway

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One neighborhood in Queens celebrated St. Patrick’s Day early. 

Residents in Rockaway held their own parade.

The 49th annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off on Saturday, March. 2, despite the rain.

Bishop Robert Brennan led the way for the Diocese of Brooklyn.

He received the honor of being the parade’s Gael of the Year.

He also celebrated Mass with the parade goers at St. Francis de Sales Church before stepping out in the rain.