Orange County Annual Mass & Communion Breakfast

 

State, County and Division Officers attending the AOH Orange County Mass and Communion Breakfast.  Left to right: Keith Reynolds, Kevin Dooner, Bill Kirnan, John Manning, Tim McSweeney, Tom McDonald, George Anderson, Dermot O'Connor Moore, Ciaran Gereghty and Kevin Cummings

State, County and Division Officers attending the AOH Orange County Mass and Communion Breakfast

October 18, 2015 – Members of the Orange County AOH came together at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart in Monroe on the occasion or their Annual Memorial Mass and Communion Breakfast. The chapel, which was opened in 1896, is the site of a rare Hibernian stain glass window pictured below.

Hibernian stained glass window

Hibernian stained glass window

The celebrant of the Mass was longtime AOH member and Division 1 Chaplain, Rev. Michael F. Keane, who delivered a sermon on this Mission Sunday about the importance of service to the community. Father Keane urged the AOH to continue its good works of service and cited many examples of venerable men and women such as Margaret Haughery of New Orleans who was simply referred to as “Margaret, Mother of Orphans,” Albert Schweitzer, who left a comfortable life of music to become a physician missionary in Africa and indeed our own Patron, Saint Patrick who led a life of service among the Irish.

The Communion Breakfast which followed the Mass took place at nearby Joseph D. Duelk, Jr., Division 1 Hall was attended by State President Tim McSweeney, State Treasurer John Manning, District 8 Director Dermot O’Connor Moore and State Organizer Keith Reynolds and many county and division officers and members. Following the breakfast, guest speaker Ciaran Gereghty, NY State Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Chairman from Div. 5 in Albany, delivered a lively and informative talk on the 1916 Easter Rising Centennial, the importance of the McBride Principles, the Good Friday Agreement and the need to keep the pressure on all sides with the single goal of realizing a just and united Ireland that includes all 32 counties. View the event photo album here.

AOH Orange County Board – Annual Communion Breakfast

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Orange County
Ancient Order of Hibernians
Communion Mass and Breakfast

Brothers and all,
Please come join together in celebrating Mass as a County on
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Mass: 9:30am (gather at 9:15am)

Sacred Heart Chapel
151 Stage Road, Monroe

Breakfast to follow at Division 1 hall:
Catering of Irish breakfast by Rambler’s Rest.
$10 per person over age 8 at the door.

Speaker:
Ciaran Gereghty, NY State Freedom for All Ireland Chairman from Div. 5 in Albany. He will discuss 1916 and the upcoming centenary.

AOH Division #1 Yonkers – Annual Communion Breakfast

 

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The Myles Scully, Division #1 of Yonkers will host their Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary on Sunday, February 22, 2015.   The event will begin with a mass at 10:00am in The Seminary’s Chapel followed by a full hot breakfast served in the Seminary Cafeteria.

The Guest Speaker will be Tommy Smyth, ESPN Commentator and Studio Analyst.

The Division will also honor their Hibernians of the Year, Larry McCrudden (Co-chairman Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee), and Patrick McLaughlin (Division One Historian).

Breakfast is $20.00 per adult, children under 10 are $10.00 in advance. The cost is $25.00 the day of the event.

 

Please fill out the form below and return no later than February 15th, 2015.

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