General William Thompson, Cumberland County Division II of the AOH

The General William Thompson, Cumberland County Division II Division of the Ancient Order of  Hibernians was founded in 2001 and is located in Carlisle, PA. We meet at 6:30, the fourth Wednesday of every month at Saint Patrick’s Shrine Church, Pomfret St Carlisle.

We participate in several community, charitable and faith centered projects and activities every year.

In Honor of Our Lady of Knock, Picnic at Saint Eleanor Regina August 16, 2015

In Honor of Our Lady of Knock, Picnic at Saint Eleanor Regina August 16, 2015

Presidential Volunteer Award Ceremony

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Rosary Service outside of Saint Patrick Church Marsh Drive, in support of Right to life and Unborn.

 

Photo by Jason Malmont, Carlisle Sentinel Ancient Order Of Hibernians local president Tom Kane, left, and recording secretary Bill Irwin, right, display one of their mayoral proclamation naming March as Irish American Heritage Month for the Borough Of Carlisle. The grave site of Brigadier General William Thompson, first Colonel of the U.S. Army, is seen in the background and is located at the Old Town Cemetery, Carlisle.

We are a Faith and Heritage based organization and our dedication to the Church and each other is unwavering. We are proud of our membership and invite you to join us as we grow in our Faith and heritage through:

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.”

Our aim is to support the Church, our Brothers in the organization, our community and those in need. We seek to improve the human condition of those in need, so others may not suffer as our ancestors did.

 

AOH Lady of Knock 2016

AOH Lady of Knock gathering at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. — 2016

AOH Lady of Knock gathering at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. — 2016

2016 AOH Lady of Knock gathering at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. — with Thomas Kane, Jim McGinnis,Jeremiah McGinnis,  Sean Kane, Pat Donnelly, Jim Jones, George Mayfair, Bill Irwin, and Brendon Kane

Christmas Angel

“We need help with putting up Christmas Decorations.”

christmas-decorationThe Ancient Order of Hibernians would like to introduce a new program/service that will benefit the old, infirmed and the young. It is our intent to solicit folks from these categories to participate in the project. While delivering Holy Communion to the home bound last Christmas, I heard a common lamentation, “I used to put up a Nativity and some decorations, but I am too old or sick now and it would be too difficult. I really miss having them around though. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas.” If some capable young people of the Parish and a capable adult (a parent or guardian) with the aid of members of the AOH and other parish ministries, would set up some Christmas decorations for these folks? They have the decorations and we are not talking about trimming a house with lights, just a few decorations that would make them feel more a part of the season. I need to start building a list now, so we can get this done before Christmas. If there are elderly or sick who need help, please contact me. If there are some youngsters and their parents or guardians willing to help, please contact me. It is a chance to spread the true meaning of Christmas and do something that will make you feel good during this season.      -Tom

To volunteer please click this link: Christmas Angel Project

[The Sentinel Newspaper] Ancient Order of Hibernians initiates program to help people decorate for the holidays Dec 22, 2015