On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, AOH National Board President Judge James McKay, National Treasurer Sean Pender and National Director Dan Dennehy had an unforgettable meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Oireachtas Éireann. The Oireachtas is the legislative body of the Republic of Ireland. It consists of the Office of the President of Ireland and its two houses: the Dáil Éireann (lower house) and Seanad Éireann (upper house). The houses of the Oireachtas sit in Leinster House in Dublin. The opportunity to meet with the Taoiseach was arranged by Senator Billy Lawless, … [Read more...] about National Board Officers Meet with Irish Leaders
A delegation of forty AOH and LAOH members met with the group known as Border Communities Against Brexit in Newry, the city referred to as the "Gateway to the North" on the border of County Armagh and County Down. The encounter followed a discussion at Dromintee Gaelic Athletic Club, as part of the first stop on the delegation's Freedom For All Ireland Tour of Ireland. A panel including National President, Judge James McKay, National Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Martin Galvin, and Border Cross-Community leaders Damien McGenity, Declan Fearon, and John Sheridan discussed the impact … [Read more...] about AOH/LAOH Delegation Meets with Border Communities Against Brexit
Innisfail Major Degree Team Spring City, FL St. Theresa's Gymnasium 1107 Commercial Way Spring City, FL Registration starts at 12:00 Noon Contact: Jim Cahill, Team Secretary … [Read more...] about Saturday, February 9th, 2019 1:00PM.
Tara Court Major Degree Team Sacred Heart Parish Hall, Island Park, NY The Shamrock Degree will be held at 1:00 PM. Candidates should arrive at least 15 minutes early to register. All brothers are encouraged to attend. *Dress code is business attire, please have a jacket and tie and a membership card.* The Major Degree Ceremony Follows at 2pm. There will be refreshments after. Sacred Heart Parish Hall 301 Long Beach Road Island Park, NY 11558. As well we always welcome previously degreed guests in the audience. Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can make the proper … [Read more...] about Sunday, February 10th, 2019, 2:00PM.
Brian Boru Major Degree Team St. Francis of Assisi Parish Center, Triangle, VA St Francis of Assisi Parish Center 18825 Fuller Heights Road Triangle, VA 22172 Contact: J J Kelly … [Read more...] about Saturday, February 16th, 2019
The Isle of Erin Major Degree Team at Germantown, Philadelphia, PA Commodore John Barry Club (The Irish Center) 6815 Emlen Street Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. To be hosted by Daniel J. Browne Philadelphia Division 80. Candidates and Observers are encouraged to pre-register for this event at the Degree Team website: www.aohnd1.com/degreeteam.htm Yours in Our Motto, Jack Schneider Business Manager / Trustee Isle of Erin Major Degree Team National Chairman … [Read more...] about Sunday, April 7, 2019, 12:00PM.
Saint Columbkill Knights Degree Team at Old Saint Patrick’s School - New York, NY The New York County Board is hosting a Major Degree on Saturday October 19th at Noon at Old Saint Patrick’s School on Prince Street across the street from Old Saint Patrick’s Basilica. The Bronx County Saint Columbkill Knights Degree Team will exemplify. In our Motto, John O’Keefe Contact: Ed Meehan, NY County VP 201-795-0316 … [Read more...] about Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 12:00PM.
To All Hibernians: In February, we are in a segment of Ordinary Time between Christmas and the Lenten season. The liturgical color is green. MAJOR SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS OF FEBRUARY February 2 The Presentation of the Lord Feast February 5 Agatha, Virgin and Martyr Memorial February 6 Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs Memorial February 14 Cyril, Monk, and Methodius, Bishop Memorial February 21 Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor Memorial February 22 Chair of Peter, Apostle Feast February 23 Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr Memorial IRISH SAINTS OF … [Read more...] about Catholic Action – February Update
The pipes were calling on Constitution Avenue during the annual March for Life as Hibernians from across the nation gathered to stand witness for the unborn. At the urging of President McKay, this year's contingent were led by two of our Pennsylvania brothers playing the bagpipes. Additionally the new national banners, introduced by National Organizer Tim McSweeney in Louisville, helped make the Hibernians a recognizable presence to those in attendance or watching live on EWTN. Special thanks is due to Frs. Henry Reid (NY), John Hurley (DC) and Deacon Stephen Mitchell (DC) for celebrating … [Read more...] about AOH Joins Pro-Life March In Washington
To All Hibernians: In the early part of January, we are still within the Christmas season. The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (Jan. 1) is a holy day of obligation. At the Baptism of the Lord (January 13) , we pass from the Christmas season to a segment of Ordinary Time prior to the Lenten season, from the liturgical color white to green. In the month of January, two American saints are commemorated, Elizabeth Ann Seton (January 4) and John Neumann (January 5). In the United States, January 22 is a day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, in recognition of the Roe … [Read more...] about Catholic Action – January Update
Please donate to this year’s CHRISTMAS APPEAL. Together we can make a difference. All checks must be made out to “Ancient Order of Hibernians”. Payments should be sent to AOH-FFAI at PO Box 271 West Nyack NY 10994. Please refer to our Information Packet for more details. Click here for the 2018 Freedom For All Ireland Christmas Appeal Packet Your help for freedom for all Ireland is critical. Today Britain still denies truth and justice to the families of victims murdered by the crown or loyalist agents in places like Ballymurphy or Loughinisland. Brexit threatens catastrophe … [Read more...] about 2018 Freedom For All Ireland Christmas Appeal
Tour Dates: Sunday February 10th thru Tuesday February 19th Costs: Double Occupancy $1050* Working with Derry Blue Badge Tours we have once again put together a historical/political and educational tour of the North for 2019. Space is limited to 40 travelers; reservations will only be held based on receipt of non-refundable deposits. Click here for Tour Reservation Form (You may either print, fill-out, and send the form via USPS, or edit and email the form). Costs* are inclusive of ground … [Read more...] about 2019 AOH Ireland Tour
To All Hibernians: After spending many weeks in the liturgical cycle of Ordinary Time, in December we begin a new liturgical year with the first Sunday of Advent (December 2) and pass through the liturgical season of Advent into that of Christmas. Advent represents the time of preparation for the coming of the Savior. The liturgical color, representative of repentance and humility, is violet, except on the Third Sunday of Advent, traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday, when the color rose represents the joy of approaching the Christmas season. The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, … [Read more...] about Catholic Action – December Update
11/30/18 - Colonie NY Tom McNabb's legacy reached far beyond his service to the AOH. The Irish American Heritage Museum was one of the organizations that benefited from Tom's hard work and commitment. The Museum recently honored Tom at their annual Gov. Hugh Carey Gala. Pictured is Liam McNabb accepting the award from Museum Executive Director Dr. Elizabeth Stack. … [Read more...] about Irish American Heritage Museum Honors Tom McNabb
Stating, “the Ballymurphy Massacre families need American help in their 47-year battle for justice”, Carmel Quinn, a sister of one of 11 victims of the massacre, John Laverty, concluded a five-state American tour sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The tour came on the heels of the attacks by 150 Tory MPs and British Prime Minister Theresa May who are desperate to discredit investigations of British forces for ‘Troubles’ killings in the north of Ireland. Carmel Quinn, who is also a member of Relatives for Justice, met with U.S. Senators and Members of Congress asking for help in … [Read more...] about Ballymurphy Massacre Campaign for Justice Concludes
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with Ms. Carmel Quinn, sister of Ballymurphy victim John Laverty. Mr. Laverty was killed in an incident called the “Ballymurphy Massacre” that occurred at the start of British government’s policy of internment without trial in Northern Ireland. Over the course of three days, members of the British Army's Parachute Regiment killed 11 unarmed civilians. Besides Ms. Quinn’s brother among the victims were a Catholic Priest and a 45 year old mother of eight. Ms. Quinn and the families of the … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate Minority Leader calls for “full, independent international inquiry into unjustified killings by British paratroopers”
In November, we conclude Ordinary time for the liturgical year with the Feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of the month (Nov. 25). November is a month to remember the departed, especially on All Souls' Day (Nov. 2). The Solemnity of All Saints (Nov. 1) is a holy day of obligation. Thanksgiving Day falls on November 22. NOTABLE SAINTS, SOLEMNITIES, AND FEAST DAYS November 1All SaintsSolemnity November 9Dedication of Saint John LateranFeast November 10Leo the Great, Pope and DoctorMemorial November 15Albert the Great, Bishop and Doctor November 17Elizabeth of … [Read more...] about Catholic Action – November Update
This from ... The White House - Office of the Press Secretary - Oct 22, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate to Key Administration Posts Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ireland. Mr. Crawford currently serves as Chairman and CEO of the Edward Crawford Group and Park-Ohio Industries, Inc. He is the recipient of the Northeast Ohio Business Hall of Fame Entrepreneurial Award, and the Small Business Administration Man of the Year-Ohio Award. He served the Specialist Aviation Company, … [Read more...] about President Donald J. Trump to Nominate Edward F. Crawford of Ohio, to be Ambassador to Ireland