All Saints Mausoleum Holy Cross Cemetery, 1500 Mission Rd., Colma
Join the United Irish Societies of San Francisco in honoring Father Peter Yorke at a mass at 10 am followed by a procession to his grave led by the Irish Pipers of San Francisco and the Pearse and Connolly Fife & Drum Band.
Galway born Fr. Yorke moved to San Francisco as a young man where he pursued a multi-faceted career. Through his speeches and writings as editor of both the Monitor and the Leader newspapers, he championed the right of laborers to unionize and promoted the cause of Irish nationalism. He was commended by Pope Pius X for his contributions to education. A beloved pastor at both St. Anthony’s in Oakland and St. Peter’s in San Francisco, he provided shelter at St. Anthony’s for elderly people displaced by the 1906 Earthquake and Fire.
The Irish Societies would like to thank Carpenters Local 22 San Francisco for their continued sponsorship of the annual event honoring this great labor leader.
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166th San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
March 11, 2017, 11:30 am
Starts at 2nd and Market and concludes at the Civic Center Plaza where the Festival is held. Take BART and Muni
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