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GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.(CNBNewsnet)-- The City of Gloucester City, will have its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the theme “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Irish Independence” known as the Easter Rising on Sunday, March 6, 2016 starting at 1PM at King  and Monmouth Streets traveling east up Monmouth Street to Johnson Blvd. 

Easter_Proclamation_of_1916The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca),[1] also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was heavily engaged in World War I. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798.[2]

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St. Mary’s Pastor Monsignor William Hodge is organizing the parade as well as a week of activities. 

As of the 2000 Census, 34.2% of Gloucester City residents were of Irish ancestry, the ninth-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, and third-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry, according to [22)






Local groups and organizations are encouraged to participate said Monsignor Hodge. “So far, five bands signed up for the parade, including two string bands,” he said. 

On the day of the parade there will be an Irish-themed Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Monmouth and Atlantic Streets at 11:30 a.m.


Friday, March, 11, the annual St. Mary’s Irish Nite will begin at 5 p.m/. in the Gloucester Catholic 6a00d8341bf7d953ef017c36d1efce970b-350wiHigh School gym, 340 Cumberland Street. 

  •  From 6 to 8 p.m. buffet dinner, BYOB
  •  Starting at 8:30 p.m. live show highlighting Irish Independence from England. Irish dancing and music

Wednesday, March 16, on the eve of the St. Patrick’s Feast, there will be an ecumenical service at St. Mary’s Church and a sermon given by Associate Pastor Stephen DeRose of the Highland Park Church of God, Market Street and Baynes Avenue. 

The parade is sponsored by the Camden County Freeholders Board.  

For information about any of these events call St. Mary’s Rectory at 456-0052 or visit their website:

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HOLMES BEACH, FLORIDA--One of several clips of the March 13, 2011 St. Paddy's Day Parade. A beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70's, a clear blue sky. Several thousand people line the parade route. The parade even had an Irish elephant plus an Irish camel ! The people on Anna Maria Island know how to celebrate St. Patricks Day. Thanks to ClearysNoteBook (CNBNews) for paying all our expenses so we could film this wonderful parade....your CNB correspondents Daisy Daily and Connie Clamshell