48th Annual St. Peter's Parrish Party
Friday, November 22, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PST)
The themed souvenir Journal, "Blessed are the Peacemakers", consists of both busines advertisements and personal sentiments. The journal continues to represent the most significant area of St Peters parrish fundraising endeavors. Your St Peter's Hibernian order named in honor of Fr. Pat., considers it a privilede to continue to serve in this endeavor.
**no part of your Generous donation benefits AOH- we are simply happy to help make this year a sucessful one by utilizing this Organizational tool for your added convienience !
The **AOH div. 19, Fr. Patrick J Whitney-Journal committee; acting solely to assist Jounal chair, encourages our 2,500 families to patronise each generous advertizer. The money donated to St Peters tax exempt charity enables the parish to serve community needs via the many ministries of St Peters parish.
Re: Deadline for journal ADs: Oct 31st. or Halloween, was the end of the Celtic year, the start of winter and a time for reflection. All debts (including journal ADs) had to be settled.
Traditionally known as samhain, literally translated the "end of summer" and pronounced something like sow-een....spiritual activities were an integral part of the feast. One of the Celtic idiosyncrasies was the concept of beginning in darkness and working towards the light. As the year started with winter, the days started at sundown. Thus the night from October 31st to November 1st was part of samhain, known as oiche shamhna or "evening of samhain". Many legends concern the big meetings at samhain - this was the time to take stock and decide upon future activities. At the Hill of Tara or..at Leonards of Great Neck.
A general armistice during this period made meetings between sworn enemies, diplomacy and social activities beyond tribal and political boundaries possible...consistant with Blessed are the Peacemakers !
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Journal Committee- Ancient Order of Hibernian's, Div. 19 -Fr. Patrick J Whitney
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) (Irish: Ord Ársa na nÉireannach) is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization. Members must be Catholic and either Irish born or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States, where it was founded in New York Cityin 1836. Its name was adopted by groups of Irish immigrants in the United States, its purpose to act as guards to protect Catholic churches from anti- catholic forces in the mid-19th century, and to assist Irish Catholic immigrants, especially those who faced discrimination or harsh working conditions. Many members had a background with the Molly McGuires It became an important focus of Irish-American political activity.