The Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced its 31st annual Irish parade on New Falls Road in Levittown this Saturday. Travel along the parade route begins at 10:30 a.m. after a special mass at the Chapel of Conwell-Egan High School to honor Grand Marshall Monsignor Michael McCormak.
Beginning at Conwell-Egan High School, dozens of different groups from throughout Bucks will make their way to New Falls Road and head north. Totaling near 60, the floats and organizations will stop at the Levittown American Baseball Fields.
The themes for this year’s parade are peace, freedom, and devotion. Parade Director Angela Galloway says these are designed to reflect McCormak’s unwavering devotion to the local community.
“When St. Joe’s and a couple other parishes were closed, he incorporated some things from those parishes,” Galloway said. “He really made people feel welcome.”
Monsignor McCormak is a pastor of St. Francis Cabrini Parish and has helped host the pre-parade mass for many years.
Parade-goers can also plan for a free “Hoolie,” or parade after party. Held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, admission is free and doors open at noon. The Irish Catholic fraternal organization’s club is located at 614 Corson Street, Bristol.
Social media users can also look forward to posting their adventures on Snapchat using a specially designated filter.