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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day

"This was the first time that all the societies have united in celebrating the day, and there was most perfect harmony and unanimity prevailing. The three societies met at the hall on James street , and, headed by the St. Patrick's Society, with their fine band, and all the members, in full regalia, marched to the Cathedral to attend High Mass. Another fine band also enlivened the procession with Irish airs. The cathedral was crowded to its utmost limits, and the effect of the interior was very striking, as the handsome banners were interspersed throughout the church, and the regalia worn by the members of the Societies looked well. The altar was decorated for the occasion. His Lordship Bishop Crinnon and Vicar General Heenan were present. After mass the Societies reformed and marched in procession through the streets. Large numbers of citizens gathered on the thoroughfares while the procession was passing, and all were loud in their praises of its appearance. After the route had been traversed the Societies proceeded to the Mechanics' Hall, when appropriate speeches were delivered."

 

Canadian Illustrated News, April 1, 1876 , pg. 211

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