Parade day begins with Mass at 10:00am at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 91, Maple Avenue in Morristown.
The parade starts at 12:00 Noon near the corner of South Street and James Street. It proceeds up South Street around the Morristown Green and Ends at Atno Avenue.
There will be about 20 bands with about 70,000 in attendance either in the parade or as spectators.
Please come and see the largest family oriented St. Patrick’s Day Parade in all of New Jersey. Come celebrate with the Irish and their friends as we recognize their contribution in building a great America.
Sheriff Edward V. Rochford is the 34th Grand Marshal of the Morris County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He was born in Morris Township to Francis and Bertha Rochford. His father, Francis is the former Mayor of Morris Township. Although Ed was born and raised in Morris County, New Jersey, his ancestors came from County Cork, Ireland.
Ed is a proud member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Morris County, The Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey and the Paul W. McKenna Morris County Chapter of the Emerald Society.
Sheriff Rochford is serving his seventh three-year term as Morris County Sheriff. Previously he was deputy chief of police in Morris Township where he served for twenty-seven years. During that time he received more than fifty departmental awards including being honored as “Police Officer of the Year.”
Sheriff Edward V. Rochford
Music From 10 AM to 12 Noon
10ish: Boy Scouts Day paint /chalk the Shamrocks
10:15 Introduce the Mayor Tim Doherty and First Lady Mary
10:25 Endean Step Dancers
10:35 Michelle from Drew talks about the significance of the Irish informing our great nation
10:40 5th Grade Band performance
11:05 German School
11:30 Peter Smith Dancers
11:45 George Washington General Orders of the day
Anna McMahon Sings God Bless America