Archbishop Pérez served as the principal celebrant and homilist at the Saint Patrick’s Day Commemorative Mass on Sunday, March 12 at Saint Patrick Parish located at 20th and Locust Streets in Philadelphia. Father Kevin Gallagher, Pastor of Saint Denis Parish in Havertown and Parade Chaplain, concelebrated the Mass.

The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band and Bishop Shanahan High School Choir lead a procession from Saint Patrick Parish Rectory to the Church as a prelude to the Mass. Following the Mass, Father Gallagher joined marchers in Philadelphia’s 251st Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The theme for this year’s parade was Saint Patrick, Let There be Peace. (Photos by Sarah Webb)