Just 25 miles from New York in Fair Lawn, N.J., Jeremiah McGinley
, continued a St. Patrick's Day tradition he
began a quarter of a century earlier while vicar of St. Anne's Church.
On March 16, Jeremiah served as master of ceremonies for the St. Anne's Parish St. Patrick's Day festivities.
The day included a parade, Irish step dancing, and a hat contest amongst school children.
It was "a great day to be Irish, even if you're not" according to the St. Anne's
lived at St. Anne's
from 1985 until 2005, when the Province
withdrew from the parish.
Though he now lives in Butler, N.J., he returns each year to serve as emcee of the festivities.