in Updates/by JD Saturday May 5, 2018
March Leaves the Hamtramck Firehouse at 3:30 pm – please arrive early!! Mass starts in St. Florian Church at 4:00 pm (there is no obligation to participate in Mass).
NEW ROUTE – The 2018 Hamtramck Firefighters St. Florian March and Mass will travel from the Hamtramck Firehouse on Caniff & Mackay to St. Florian Church using a new route. The parade will now travel down Hamtramck’s main street: Joseph Campau Ave.
The Hamtramck Firefighters St. Florian Firefighter March & Mass is May 5, 2018.
St. Florian Church and Parish, also located in Hamtramck – along with the Hamtramck Firefighters host an annual Firefighter March and Mass. This celebration of firefighters past and present occurs the first Saturday in May along with the annual Strawberry Festival.
The St. Florian Firefighter March & Mass is a unique event that marks the feast day of St. Florian, patron saint of all firefighters. Please join us in commemorating this occasion by participating in this formal March. The March leaves the Hamtramck Firehouse at 3:30 pm and will travel east on Caniff St. then south on Jos. Campau. The procession will then turn west onto Florian St. and continue to St. Florian Church. A Mass honoring firefighters and St. Florian is celebrated in the church at 4:00 (you are not obligated to attend or participate in the Mass).
Departments with an Honor Guard are encouraged to join us and all rigs are welcome. Please contact the Hamtramck firehouse in advance so that we may plan accordingly.
All firefighters, retirees, and their families are welcome to participate in this very special celebration. This an excellent opportunity for all firefighters to unite in brotherhood and remember their fallen heroic comrades. This will also be a great time to enjoy the Strawberry Festival where great food, drink, and music will end the days’ activities.