Our Lady of Knock Mass

Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, made her appearance at the rear gable of a humble Catholic Church in Knock Ireland on August 21, 1879, but she was not alone. As a gentle Irish rain fell on the muddy fields and as the farmers were returning from a long day of work in the field, Mary appeared with a bright light surrounding her and the rest of the apparition. Mary was joined by St. Joseph on her right, and St. John, the Evangelist on her left. Further to her left was an altar and upon that altar was a … Continue reading

Irish saints for July

July 1 Saint Cuimmein of Nendrum July 2,Saint Ternoc of Cluain-Mór, July 3,Saint Cilline Droicteach of Iona July 4,Saint Finbarr of Inis Doimhle July 5,Saint Etain of Tuama noadh July 6,Saint Moninne of Killeevy July 7,Saint Maelruain of Tallaght/Saint Crone of Templecrone July 8,Saint Killian of Würzburg July 9,Saint Condmac of Átha Silain July 10,Saint Etto of Dompierre July 11,Saint Failbhe of Disert Mic-Conlocha July 12,Saint Nazair of Liethmore July 13,Saint Mosiloc of Cloonatten July 14,Saint Id of Aghade July 15,Saint Comman, son of Diomma July 16,Saint Scoth of Cluain Mór Moescna July 17,Saint Craebhnat of Cleno July 18,Saint Cobhthach, … Continue reading

Parade kicked off

Despite the weather the Harrisburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off at 2:00 and was considered a success.  The General William Thompson Division provided the honor guard for the 1st division, the Irish and AOH division for the parade, photo coverege of the event was provided by our Associate member, Dave Thomas.   Perhaps even more important was the celebration of the Mass at 10:00 at Saint Lawrence Chapel, celebrated by Father Clark with Jacquie Turk providing her rendition of “Our Lady of Knock”.  Father commented how people come to this Mass just to hear her sing.   The Division … Continue reading

List of Irish Saints in December

Here is the calendar of Irish Saints by feast day. Anglicizations (where applicable) are in parentheses following the Irish version. For information on the origins and meanings of these names, see the alphabetical list . For more information on the saints themselves, visit Catholic.org’s online Irish Saint database.  Keep in mind that many of these saints lived in the earliest years of Christianity– (i.e., St. Patrick lived from 387-461 a.d.) and there isn’t much in the way of written records surviving about them. If you don’t find any information about a saint you’re looking for; don’t be discouraged, there just … Continue reading