While the parade has thousands gathered along the downtown streets, it wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah without mass.
St. Patrick’s Day goes far beyond just wearing green and parading in the streets. It’s a religious holiday first and spirituality they say comes before the celebration. Cardinals and Bishops filed into The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist early Saturday morning. The historic church was packed with parishioners for the sacred ceremony.
The Grand Marshal Jerry Counihan and his aides were among those in the pews. Bishop Hartmayer led the mass and Monsignor Kenneally gave the homily.
The mass also included beautiful music by the choir as they all prayed together honoring the legacy and faith of St. Patrick.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp was also in the mass this morning along with Mayor Eddie DeLoach and other city leaders.