Yes, it is me again. The group has once again elected me to lead this organization for another year. I am humbled and excited, yet I need your help. Currently we have over 300 members of the A.O.H Division 1 here in Binghamton. I am not asking anyone to give more than they can, but an hour or two of your time every month serving our organization and community will help tremendously. We are currently in the busiest part of our year. February and March is filled with events and celebrations that take a lot to put on. From the Heritage Dinner Dance to the Pancake Breakfast, these events take man hours to provide all of us with the great Irish pride which we all hold in our hearts. Please see the upcoming events and let me know if you would like to volunteer any time at these events.
One event that I feel is the pinnacle of what the A.O.H is about is our annual Mass on Parade Day. I encourage you to come to the mass and participate in the celebration of our Patron Saint, the Glorious Saint Patrick, and the deceased members of our A.O.H. If nothing more to witness this moving display of our heritage and what we are all about. Participants include the 4th Degree Color Guard, the Maloney Pipe Band, the display of Glorious Saint Patrick, the Provisional Flags, and all the members of all divisions march in the procession. Many of our local priests and deacons concelebrate the Mass. Stephen Nanni cantors, and his rendition of Danny Boy and Our Lady of Knock is like nothing you have ever heard.
On Sunday March 10th we hold a pancake breakfast to help offset the cost of the mass. Even if you can’t volunteer, bring your family in for a hardy breakfast.
Our meeting nights have been changed to the Second Tuesday of each month. They usually last less than an hour. Please make an effort to attend.
I want to extend a world of thanks to Mark Kadlecik, for all he does for the organization. Mark, your efforts have been wonderful. I only hope that I can carry the ball like you have. I know I speak for everyone, Thank You!!!
Dues are due! This happens every year. Don’t get on the naughty list, pay them early.
February 3rd. LAOH Division One: Our Lady of Knock Mass at Lourdes Hospital Chapel February 16th Our Irish Heritage Ball at Traditions at the Glenn
February 23rd Irish days at St. Thomas Aquinas School
February 28th 6pm Practice for the St. Patricks’ Mass at St. Mary’s Church Court St. Binghamton March 1st The Broome Celtic Pipe and Drums
March 2nd Mass to honor St. Patrick and the deceased members of the A.O.H and LAOH at St. Mary’s Church 11:30am. Parade Starts at 1:30. Seton Party 1 to 6 pm. Hall is open all day. Pat Kane at 7pm
With Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity John Walker,
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