from Dennis Parks, National Liaison... The largest Irish Road Bowling tournament in the World will take place on September 21st, 2019 in Wheeling, West Virginia. The event is sponsored and ran by the brothers of the AOH Bishop Whelan Division in Wheeling. Division President Tom Connelly and the brothers of the Bishop Whelan Division invite any and all to participate. For more information go to: https://aohwheeling.shutterfly.com/. … [Read more...] about Irish Culture is alive and well in West Virginia!
from John Patrick Walsh, National Liaison... As summer heats up most of the DC divisions take a small break from official business and instead focus on fellowship. Baseball presents a wonderful occasion for Hibernian families to gather and enjoy the national pastime in our nation’s capital. Some divisions even use the opportunity to promote Irish culture amongst the Tri-State’s baseball fandom. PND Keith Carney and Commodore John Barry Division 1 have spearheaded “Irish Night @ Nats Park” in conjunction with the Washington Nationals for the past few years. Originally conceived as a … [Read more...] about DC Divisions Mix Baseball and Heritage
from Ed Halligan, National Director ... It’s great to have a Pipe Band. It brings great attention to Notre Dame Division #1. Division 1 uses local newspapers and social media to show their events and charitable endeavors. This also has just as big an impact on their recruitment. They are the largest Division in Montgomery County and one of the top Divsiions in Pennsylvania District One. … [Read more...] about Irish Thunder of AOH Division #1 in Montgomery County performs at the Fourth of July Parade in Oreland, PA.
from John D. Fitzmorris III, Ph.D., National Catholic Action Chairman ... As Chair of Catholic Action, I have been careful not to stray too far into the realm of the great work Project St. Patrick has been doing on behalf of all current seminarians, but I want to bring to light the current numbers on our priests from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. The statistics are comprehensive, and I shall go over only a few of them; but they are currently not very good. Back in 1970, there were 59,192 total priests in the United States. There are currently 36,580, which means … [Read more...] about Catholic Action Update for July
from Martin Galvin,Esq., National FFAI Chairman ... A chairde: FFAI ISSUES UPDATE A- Brexit chaos forces May resignation as Johnson-Hunt vie for PM- British Prime Minister Theresa May ,was forced to resign after a six month Brexit delay and humiliating Westminster votes. Her successor, narrowed down to either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, is being chosen by paid up members of the Conservative Party, (approximately 160,000). The incoming leader of the Conservative Party hopes to have enough Westminster votes to continue May's term as Prime Minister without facing a general election. Brexit … [Read more...] about JULY FFAI 2019 BULLETIN
from Neil Cosgrove, National P.E.C. Chairman ... Brothers: Just a quick abbreviated summary on the Brexit saga Prime Minister Theresa May has resigned, she is in a caretaker status until her Tory party selects a new leader The leadership race has been whittled down to two candidates: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt This now goes to a mail in-campaign to registered members of the Conservative Party. This is an internal party process, not a general election. Boris Johnson is the heavy favorite to win, and he is the most extremist of Brexiters. Both candidates have pledged to go … [Read more...] about Quick Summary on the Brexit Saga
from John Wilson, National Director ... "O Sacrament most holy, O Sacrament divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine” The AOH Brothers of Dubuque County, Iowa led the procession of the Corpus Christi from the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, Iowa on June 23. The weather cooperated nicely for the Corpus Christi procession! The AOH had a good showing for the honor of carrying the Canopy in the St. Francis Xavier Basilica ~ Corpus Christi Procession. Dyersville is the home of the Field of Dreams movie site, the National Farm Toy Museum, a Basilica and a great … [Read more...] about AOH Dubuque Co., IA Celebrate Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
from Jack Schneider, National Ritual & Degrees Chairman ... On June 1, National Vice President, Danny O’Connell, National Rituals and Degrees Chairman, Jack Schneider, Pennsylvania State Rituals and Degrees Chairman, Jim Murphy and four senior Members of the Isle of Erin PA and Tara Court NY Major Degree Teams traveled to Pittsburgh to conduct the Certification Review of the prospective Tri Abhainn Allegheny County PA Major Degree Team. The Tri Abhainn Team asserted itself very well in this Exemplification and 11 Candidates received their Major Degree. On June 17, the National Rituals … [Read more...] about The Order Welcomes A New Major Degree Team!
from Bill Sullivan, National Director ... For nearly a half century, the Massachusetts AOH State Board on the third Saturday in June has sponsored the John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial Exercises at the grave of this Irish Patriot in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, MA. Annually Brother and Sister Hibernians across Massachusetts, and many from New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well as, the Greater Boston Irish Community gather to honor and remember a man who was one of the most highly regarded immigrants of his time. The Memorial Program begins with a Mass celebrated by the Mass AOH and LAOH State … [Read more...] about Honoring an Irish Patriot!
To All Hibernians: The month of July is comprised of Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar, the vestments being green. MAJOR SAINTS AND FEAST DAYS OF JULY July 3 Thomas, Apostle Feast July 6 Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr July 11 Benedict, Abbot Memorial July 15 Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor Memorial July 16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel July 22 Mary Magdalene Memorial July 25 James, Apostle Feast July 26 Joachim and Ann, Parents of Mary Memorial July 29 Martha Memorial July 31 Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Memorial IRISH SAINTS … [Read more...] about Catholic Calendar – July 2019
It’s important — and easy — to let your fellow Hibernians know what the members of your division, or county or state board, are doing to live the motto of our Order. Whether you are marching proudly in a St. Patrick’s Parade, playing in a fundraising golf outing, presenting a scholarship check to your local Catholic school, participating in a pro-life event or loading trucks with collected food for a Hibernian Hunger project, spread the good news with your brothers throughout the country by submitting an article and photo to your Hibernian Digest. Division- and county-level articles should … [Read more...] about How to Get Your News in the Digest
Dear Mr. Norton and the National AOH Scholarship Committee, Thanks you so much for selecting me as the recipient of your Study Abroad Scholarship. I am so excited to return to Ireland after 10 years! When deciding which country to study in, Ireland offered me both great education at UCD and the ability to deepen the connection to my faith and heritage. This scholarship helps to make this all possible. I really appreciate it! Sincerely, Cara McCarthy … [Read more...] about A Note From Our AOH Study Abroad Scholarship Winner…
from John Patrick Walsh, Pro-Life Chairman When the Irish Government first proposed repealing the 8th amendment two years ago, there were many promises made that abortions would limited in scope and treated as an option of last resort. Since those early attempts at pacification, the ugly truth of abortion’s slippery slope has been revealed. Many have buried their heads in the sand or outright changed their earlier statements when confronted with the government’s roll out of abortion policy. Luckily, pro-life advocates on both sides of the Atlantic can thank TD Peadar Tóibín (Meath West) … [Read more...] about TD Peadar Tóibín Holds Irish Government Accountable Over 8th Amendment Repeal
from John Patrick Walsh, National Liaison MD/DC/VA Brothers and Sisters, I'm glad to be afforded the opportunity to highlight to great work of one of Maryland's finest divisions. This past March, the John Barry Division of Annapolis was instrumental in organizing AOH resistance when MD recently tried to legalize assisted suicide. Every indication pointed to this being the year that the MD legislature would pass such a bill. But through emails, letters, calls, and marches these brothers were part of the SUCCESSFUL campaign to defeat assisted suicide for another year. My sincere thanks to … [Read more...] about AOH John Barry Div. Annapolis Resists as MD tries to Legalize Assisted Suicide
from National Director John Wilson Saturday May 18, 2019, members of the two AOH Divisions in Minnesota -the Shamrock Division from LeSueur and the Archbishop John Ireland Division in St. Paul, came to St. Mary's Cemetery in Waseca, Minnesota to commemorated the unveiling of a memorial stone for Father Patrick McCabe. Thanks to George Thomas McLaughlin, AOH Member from Providence, Rhode Island and also the director of the Fenian Memorial Committee of America. Father Patrick McCabe played a heroic role in the escape of Fenians, including six on the whaling ship Catalpa in 1876 from the … [Read more...] about Father Patrick McCabe Dedication Waseca, MN
from National Directory Dennis Parks A few of the members of The Irish Brigade #1 in Medina County, OH, marched in the Hinckley Memorial Day Parade, as they do every year. The parade ends at the Veterans Memorial where the Boy Scouts lay a wreath, followed by a prayer said by the AOH chaplain, Deacon Bruce Dobbins, himself a veteran. … [Read more...] about Irish Brigade Div. #1, Medina Co. OH, at the Hinckley Memorial Day Parade
from National Director Edward Halligan American Legion and the Ancient Order of Hibernians The American Legion Post 100 out of Wyndmoor, Pa have been sponsoring the Memorial Day Parade for decades. This year being the 100th anniversary of their Charter, the Post invited the AOH to be part of their parade Division #2 from Montgomery County, Division #80 from Philadelphia County along with the Glenside Gaelic Club and Division #46 from Philadelphia County responded with their Pipe Band. We marched together with the Pipers leading and the young athletes and their coaches behind us. It was a … [Read more...] about AOH Div 2- Montgomery Co, PA Joins American Legion in Memorial Day Parade
A special offer for the AOH and their guests Aug 27, 2020 - Aug 31, 2020 Double / Twin room - $1,545.00 per person - based on 2 people sharing Triple Room - $1,470.00 per person - based on 3 people sharing Single Supplement - $595.00 The AOH National Board working with Journey through Ireland, a long-time reputable US based Irish tour operator has secured a very special tour of Dublin next August. The five-day, four-night tour of Dublin will include tickets to the 2020 Notre Dame – Navy football game in Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2020. Specific ticket location are not … [Read more...] about Notre Dame vs. Navy Classic August 2020 – 5 Day Tour in Dublin
From Tim McSweeny, National Organizer ... Our order continues to grow. Through collective efforts of Brothers committed expanding Hibernianism, We are assured that Our Order has a bright future ahead. Organizeing efforts are on going in the following areas: Janesville Wisconsin Dallas Fort Worth Texas ( to be sworn in August) Spokane Washington Seattle/Tacoma Washington Casper Wyoming Warwick NY Pocatello Idaho If you know of any potential members in these areas, please contact me at: email@example.com Resource page The Organizer resource page … [Read more...] about Organizer’s Update …