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2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade® Dedicated To Catholic Charities, New York State Police
New York, NY, December 9, 2016 – The 2017 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be dedicated to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and to the New York State Police, two organizations which will be 100 years old in 2017.
The Board of Directors of the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade® has voted unanimously to dedicate the parade to the two 100-year-old organizations and to name Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, as Aide-at-Large to Grand Marshal Michael J. Dowling for the 2017 parade. “Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and the New York State Police represent the values of faith and service which Irish-Americans celebrate on St. Patrick’s Day,” said John L. Lahey, chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. “We honor the outstanding men and women of these organizations, people who live the Christian ideals of compassion and selfless service.”
Catholic Charities , a federation of approximately 90 agencies and programs located throughout the 10 counties of the Archdiocese of New York, helps solve the problems of New Yorkers in need – non-Catholics and Catholics alike– with services that protect and nurture children, resolve family crises, assist the hungry and homeless, support the physically and emotionally challenged, and integrate immigrants and refugees.
New York State Police is the police force of the state of New York, and employs more than 5,800 Troopers and civilian employees under Superintendent George P. Beach II. Since 1917, the New York State Police have fulfilled the law enforcement needs of the people of New York State with the highest degree of fairness, professionalism, and integrity.
About NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, which began in 1762, marches up Fifth Avenue every year on March 17 in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York.
For further information about the Parade, please visit NYCStPatricksParade.Org or contact the Parade office at PO Box 295 Woodlawn Station, Bronx,, NY 10470, Telephone 718-231-4400.