On March 17, 2019, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant, on the second Sunday of Lent, for the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass. The 10:30 am Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo and precedes the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Members of the United Irish-American Association will be in attendance at the Mass, including Ryan Johnson, parade grand marshal.
The bishop has chosen Father David Richards, chaplain of the United Irish American Association, to march in his place as a representative of the diocese. The parade is an event that honors St. Patrick and the Irish-Catholic heritage and celebrates the many contributions of the Irish people and their descendants to Western New York.St. Joseph Cathedral is wheelchair accessible. All are welcome.