Ancient Order of Hibernians, Cpl. Bernard McCarren, Division II
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City 4 May 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a parent organization in Ireland; the North American A.O.H. is a separate and much larger organization. Our Division is named for Delaware’s Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War. Membership in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. is open to men 16 years and older who are practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or descent and who are a citizen of the United States of America or who have declared their intentions to become a citizen of the United States of America.
Women who are practicing Catholics and who are Irish by birth or descent, or who are a practicing Catholic of the wife of a member of the AOH or the mother of a Junior member, are welcome to become members of the (LAOH) Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Of the LAOH. AOH members are Lectors, Special Ministers of the Eucharist, and are involved in many parish committees. Our activities include helping the poor- clothing drive in the Fall, feeding the poor- food project in March, participation in parades-St. Patrick’s parade in Wilmington, 4th of July in Hockessin, Armed Forces in Newark, and community events- Newark Community Day’s. We continually pray for a legal and peaceful freedom for all Ireland. All we ask is for you to live our motto, “Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.”
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The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people. St. Michael Council 4548 meets at Holy Family Church. Visit our web site for more information on the Knights of Columbus and our council activities.
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KOC State Council – http://www.kofc-de.org
The Wilmington Men of Malvern, also known as the Archbishop Fitzmaurice Group, attend an annual retreat at St. Joseph's in the Hills, Malvern, PA.
This retreat is held the last weekend of April. For the past twelve years, our diocesan priests have conducted the retreat.
Our next retreat is Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7, 2006.
If you wish to register you may go to the Malvern web site.
Archbishop E. J. Fitzmaurice, born in Leitrim, Moyvane (Ireland), in 1881 son of William Fitzmaurice and Hannah Costelloe, Ordained in 1904, appointed Bishop of Wilrnington Del. Appointed titular Archbishop in 1960, died in 1962.
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