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Catholic groups dot lineup of Findlay Market Opening Day parade [Photos]

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According to the parade lineup posted at Findlay Market Parade, there were 191 entries in the Findlay Market Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade April 4 that kicked off the Cincinnati Reds’ season.

“The Findlay Market Parade is so much a part of Cincinnati,” said Franciscan Brother Tim Sucher, “and the friars are so much a part of Cincinnati, so we need to be involved in this.”

The Friars of St. Francis Seraph Friary in Over-The-Rhine were among eight Catholic-affiliated entries, listed below.

After the parade, the Reds went on to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2.

Scroll to the end of this post for a photo gallery of Catholic entries in the 2016 Opening Day Parade.

Entry No.   Group name
49                Badin Rocks
93                St. Veronica School
122              Cincitalia (St. Catherine of Sienna)
135              Xavier University
160             Knights of Columbus (Assembly 246)
165              Franciscan Friars
166             Roger Bacon Rhythm and Blues Rock Band
179             Chatfield College

*Lineup subject to change.

In addition to those entries, volunteers from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were out among the festivities to promote Civilize It, a campaign to keep political discourse civilized this election season.


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