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Major Degree Opportunity

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)


A.O.H. NOTRE DAME DIVISION 1 in Swedesburg PA is hosting a Major Degree ceremony April 21, 2013. It will be conducted by the legendary Isle of Erin Major Degree Team (MDT). Click here for registration information and to register to attend (as an observer or or candidate). 


Once a Degree is scheduled all candidates and observers are required t...

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Shroud of Turin

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Recently, a replica of the Shroud of Turin was on display in Delaware. A new scientific analysis claims the shroud dates from between 300 B.C. and A.D. 400, putting it's age squarely within the time Jesus Christ walked among us. A new book titled  “Il Miste...

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Catholic Forum Interview

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Division Historian and webmaster Joe Conway was interviewed for the St. Patrick's Day edition of the Catholic Forum radio program. Listen to the full interview here...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Little is known of Patrick's early life, though it is known that he was born in Roman Britain in the fourth century, into a wealthy Romano-British family. His father was a deacon and his grandfather was a priest in the Christian church. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped by Irish raiders and taken captive to Ireland as a slave. It is believed he was held somewhere on the west coast of Ireland, possibly Mayo, but the exact ...

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Division Featured in WDEL Broadcast

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Division Historian and website admin Joe Conway is being interviewed by Catholic Forum Radio Program host Robert Krebs for the St. Patrick's Day broadcast. As this broadcast also features Wilmington Diocese Bishop Malooly's comments regarding the election of Pope Francis, a significant audience is expected. Tune in at www.wdel.com at 10:05 AM to hear the br...

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Habemus Papam!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Jorge Bergoglio, the former archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected to be our newest Pope by cardinals in what was apparently the fifth round of voting on the second day of the conclave. He has chosen the name Francis.

"As you know, the duty of the conclave was to appoint a bishop of Rome," Pope Francis told a cheering crowd of thousands packed into St. Peter's Square. "It seems to me that my brother cardinals hav...

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March is Irish American Heritage Month

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Delaware Governor Jack Markell, joined by Division President Sean Hellenga and Vice President Mike Quirk, LAOH members and other prominent Delaware Irish, proclaimed March 2013 as Irish-American Heritage Month for Delaware. Click here to view a video featuring the Governor reading from the proclamation. 

Irish Heritage Night at the Blue Rocks

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (1)

The Newark AOH Division is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Wilmington Blue Rocks to present the 2013 Irish Heritage Night at Frawley Stadium.

We have maintained a presence at Irish Heritage Night each year since its inception, including having members throwing out the "Ceremonial First Pitch" some years. We have made arrangements this year with the Blue Rocks to be the exclusive I...
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Pope Benedict to Resign

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As announced by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Benedict XVI will step down as Pope as of February 28. The decision is due to his declining strength, which he described as deteriorating in the last few months. He has served in the capacity of Bishop of Rome, successor of Saint Peter, since being elected April 19, 2005.

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Wilmington St. Patrick Parade Route Set

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The ICCD's 38th Annual Wilmington DE St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16, at noon in downtown Wilmington. The staging area and parade route will be the same as in past years. Groups will line up between 2nd and 4th on King Street, no later than 11:30am. Step-off will be precisely at noon.

 

The parade will proceed up King Street past St. Patrick's church, turning at 15th Street to Market Street and making a second left at Market Street. A...

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