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                                                        Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4                                                         Newsletter Fall 2018 

National, State and County News

Cead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

AOH Division 4's next meeting is First Friday, November 2nd, 7:30pm at the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen. 

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan 2018 AOH Division 4 officers: 

President - Kevin Dooner, Vice-President - Ronald Heppes, Financial Secretary - Edmund Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn,                                 

-Treasurer - James O'Malley, Standing Committee Chairman - Patrick McKernan, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - John Blaine 

New York State AOH NewsOctober is Respect Life Month.

The Semi-Annual State New York State Board Meeting will take place at 10 AM on Saturday, November 3rd at the Melville Marriott Hotel at 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY. A Testimonial Dinner will be held that evening at 7 pm honoring Vic Vogel President of the New York State AOH. In conjunction with this will be the presentation of the 2018 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to William "Bill" Powers of the AOH Thomas Carroll Division Buffalo, NY. The winner of the NYS Arnie Nagelhout Charities and Missions award will be announced at the dinner. Tickets are $125. Dinner registration forms can be found at www.nyaoh.com. For reservations contact 1-631-423-1600. For more complete information contact William Butler, Event Chair, at wbutler547@apl.com or at 1-631-384-3961.

Orange County LIFE CHAIN

This Sunday, October 7th is Respect Life Sunday. From 2 pm to 3:30 pm Pro Life Supporters will be asked to demonstrate their support by lining up along the south side of Rte. 211 from the Olive Garden to the 211 Shop-Rite in Middletown. If you are unable to stand during the scheduled time, you may bring a chair. The organizers ask that there be no talking during that time period. This is an event that takes place at this time each year. Find out where your parish will be lining up and join in showing your support and belief in the sanctity of LIFE.

October is Respect Life Month and Sunday October 7th is Respect Life Sunday. Hibernians need to demonstrate that we are a Pro Life organization. One way to accomplish this is by our participation in the above event.

 NOTE: LINEUP - Monitors with posters and other information will be located on the SOUTH SIDE of Route 211 ONLY! Pro-lifers are asked to line up on the south side of Route 211 and to PLEASE respect the directions of the monitors. Please DO NOT line up on the north side of Route 211. For more information: 845-496-0391.

 AOH Division 4 will be sponsoring the AOH Orange County Communion Mass and Breakfast to take place on Sunday, October 28th at the National Shrine to Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Waywayanda Avenue in Middletown. The Mass is 9:30am at St. Brendan's Chapel followed by the breakfast at the Shrine. Division 4 Brothers will convene prior to the Mass at 9:00am for a prayer service at the Carmelite Cemetery on the grounds of the Shrine to honor our deceased Carmelite chaplains.

Brother Pat "Buddy" McKernan won the AOH Orange County Drawing for West Point's Home game season tickets. Congratulations Buddy!

Irish Day/Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Irish Day will take place on Sunday, October 21st at the Our Lady of Lourdes #5890 Knights of Columbus Hall in Washingtonville from 1PM to 7PM. The address is 18 Hallock Drive. Price is $10 per adult / $25 per family. This will include lite fare and soft drinks. This day is a celebration of Irish Culture Music and Dance.There is also an Irish Soda Bread contest. For more information you go to the Facebook page for the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. A flyer/ad lists all the details.

AOH Division 4's 2018 Patrick E. Cochrane Memorial Irish Golf Tournament was held at the Monroe Country Club on Friday, August 17th. Thanks go out to the members of the golf committee and all the Brothers who helped out the day of the tournament. Brother John Higgins was our Golf Committee Chairman who helped us secure the course and restaurant and obtained gifts/prizes for all participants. The food, both continental breakfast and lunch, was great. Thank you John! The staff on the course as always was very accommodating and made the brothers and their guests feel welcome. Thanks to Vice President Ronald Heppes who once again did an outstanding job of getting us Tee Sponsors. He and Jim O'Malley Division 4 treasurer ran the $5 will get you $10, $10 will get you $20 challenge on the 2nd hole and 11th.Tom McDonald placed the Tee Sponsor signs on the course along with Orange County AOH President Ed Burke. Ed also helped out with the registration and recruiting of golfers. Tom also took pictures of the golfers as they finished up on the 8th hole near the Clubhouse. Thanks to all the brothers who recruited foursomes, played and gave of their time and effort to make it happen. Thanks Ray Patterson who through his prayers kept the rain away. Ray provided the camera for pictures and sent them to me via email to upload onto the division's website.

 Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan O. Carm. Ancient Order Hibernians (AOH) Division 4 is an Irish Catholic men’s organization. Brothers we are in search of new members. In order to be eligible to become a member one must be a practicing Catholic and claim a bit of Irish heritage through either parent. Our members come from several parishes throughout Orange County. During the month of September we will be recruiting for new members via ads in the bulletins of several parishes in Orange County. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a fraternal organization whose motto is Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. It has existed in this country since 1836. The AOH is recognized as a staunch defender of the Catholic religion. Contact Kevin Dooner at 845-342-8892 if you are interested in joining our organization and would like further information.

 During the next two meetings Division 4 will in all likelihood be installing new members into the Division. If you can attend and help us welcome the newly installed Brothers, it would be appreciated. I have posted recruitment ads in several parish bulletins in Orange County during the month of September. I plan on doing so again during the months of January and February 2019.

AOH Joseph Duelk Jr. Division 1 is in the process of recruiting Catholic young men ages 8-15 to form an AOH Junior Boy’s Division. This Division is called the Louis Allen Division. AOH Division 1 President Thomas Flynn and Orange County Board President Thomas McDonald have contacted John S. Burke CHS to attract young men attending there to consider joining an AOH Junior Boy's Division. If you have family members or know someone who would be likely and deserving candidates, please have them contact me and I will obtain the pertinent information and put them in contact with Brother Tom Flynn and /or Brother Tom McDonald.

1st Lieutenant Louis Allen of the 42nd Infantry Division of NY Army National Guard was mortally wounded by a claymore mine in Iraq and died on June 8, 2005. He was a Physics and Earth Science teacher at George S. Baker High School in Tuxedo. He lived with his wife Barbara and their 4 boys in Milford, Pennsylvania. His Gold Star parents are Bob and Vivian Allen of Chester. Bob is an AOH Division 1 member. Lieutenant Louis Allen's death and the death of a fellow officer are tragic in that they were caused by the cowardly actions of a soldier in his command. That soldier who was accused and essentially admitted to his cowardly act, recently died in the state of Florida.

Remember to keep in your prayers our deceased Chaplains, Fr. Robert Greco, Fr. Jack Logan and Fr. James Matthias DesLauriers and AOH Division Brothers who have passed away especially Brothers Michael Garay and Dennis Simmons. Keep Michaela Cummings (Mike's wife), Brother Tom Cavanaugh, Frank McDonald and Anne Greehy wife of Brother John Greehy of AOH Division 2 in your prayers. Keep all our Brothers and their families in your prayers.

  In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Kevin Dooner






2018 Membership Dues
Membership dues in the amount of $30.00 are now Payable for 2018. Remittances may be made at the Meetings, or sent to the Division P.O. 436 Box or directly to The Financial Secretary:
Edmund T. Burke
7 Gardner Avenue
Middletown NY 10940