The Archbishop Hughes Memorial will be unveiled on Sunday, November 22, 2015 by His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan at The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in SoHo/Little Italy downtown Manhattan in the area formerly known as the Five Points. It is fitting that there will finally be a lasting tribute to the legendary Archbishop John Hughes also known as “Dagger John”, a native of Tyrone, Ireland. It is hard to believe, the unveiling of the Archbishop Hughes Memorial and the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral is almost upon us. The monument was erected this past Saturday and is amazing. The contributions from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, and The Knights of Columbus have been strong and made this possible. We want to make sure you have the opportunity to celebrate this event. There are many events planned over the entire weekend, starting with a reception Thursday night (11/19) at the Fighting 69th Armory, all the way up to the Sunday Vespers and memorial unveiling by Cardinal Dolan (11/22). Click here for a promotional piece on the unveiling of the monument and the final event in the 6 year celebration of the 200th Anniversary of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. Click here for the Sunday 11/22 agenda and click here for a list of events throughout the weekend celebration. There are no tickets and cost for the Sunday Vespers event. It will be general seating on a first come basis. There will be overflow seating in the Youth Center.
Please contact Thomas Beirne, District 4 Director, NY State Board AOH with any questions and to RSVP for any of the weekend events.