“Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity”

Thompson Rifle AOH

We were 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 are having VIRTUAL MEETINGS currently due to Co-VID 19. Please use the Contact information to get details.

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

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.

Carlisle AOH
General William Thompson, Cumberland County Division II of the AOH,
St. Patrick Shrine Church, Carlisle, PA
-August 2006
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Monday January 11th, 2021

Bill Irwin, we will miss you. May God keep you and all who love you close to His Scared Heart. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry for your loss

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

Virtual Meeting tonight at 1830... ... See MoreSee Less

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See you guys then!

Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Prayer List

Prayer ListSep 16, 7:00pmWhere you PrayThe Cumberland County Division 2, Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic Faith Based Organization which believes in the power of Prayer. We maintain a prayer chain and encourage our members, friends and families to pray for special intentions.
Among those things and people we are praying for are:
1. Marty Schuj – One of our members fighting a challenging medical condition.
2. Bill Irwin – One of our members also fighting challenging medical conditions and now an infection in his sinuses and behind his eye.
3. Jerry Vine – Tom Kane’s brother-in-law, currently battling spindle cell cancer.
4. All the teachers and students going back to school at this challenging time.
5. All those fighting the COVID virus and working on the front line to serve all of us during this time.
6. Our deceased members and their families.
7. Barbara Vanner – the spouse of one of our deceased members recovering from recent surgery .
8. Tom Kane – several special intentions that cannot be stated.
9. Our families and friends.
10. Our Church and Country at this time of great turmoil.
11. The victims of abuse,
12. The youth of today that they can learn from our example and those of the saints and not the poor example currently confronting them. That they can have faith in the good things of this world and the next.
13. Jim McGinnis
14. Dave Bloomer’s wife
15. George Reilly’s Friend Joe who is having a kidney removed by the end of the month.
16. Our Country
We encourage our members’ family and friends let us know if there are other things we should be praying for.
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Tuesday August 25th, 2020

The Cumberland County Division 2, Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic Faith Based Organization which believes in the power of Prayer. We maintain a prayer chain and encourage our members, friends and families to pray for special intentions.

Among those things and people we are praying for are:

1. Marty Schuj – One of our members fighting a challenging medical condition.

2. Bill Irwin – One of our members also fighting challenging medical conditions and now an infection in his sinuses and behind his eye.

3. Jerry Vine – Tom Kane’s brother-in-law, currently battling spindle cell cancer.

4. All the teachers and students going back to school at this challenging time.

5. All those fighting the COVID virus and working on the front line to serve all of us during this time.

6. Our deceased members and their families.

7. Barbara Vanner – the spouse of one of our deceased members recovering from recent surgery .

8. Tom Kane – several special intentions that cannot be stated.

9. Our families and friends.

10. Our Church and Country at this time of great turmoil.

11. The victims of abuse,

12. The youth of today that they can learn from our example and those of the saints and not the poor example currently confronting them. That they can have faith in the good things of this world and the next.

We encourage our members family and friends let us know if there are other things we should be praying for.
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I also want to add Dave Bloomer's wife, I inadvertently left her off, Tom

George has asked that we pray for his friend Joe who is having a kidney removed

Tuesday September 15th, 2020

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Tuesday September 15th, 2020

St. Patrick Church Ethnic Festival ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday September 15th, 2020

What a rich faith we have. Even among the abuses by our Shepherds and the heretical practices and statements by many priests and our fellow Catholics, we can find these strong words and examples of leadership by St. Augustine. I share this with my family, now I share it with you my brothers in Christ.

Subject: The Bishops who have Abused the Sheep (UNCLASSIFIED)

CLASSIFICATION: UNCLASSIFIED

St. Augustine is quickly becoming one of my favorite Saints because he wrote to so long ago about what we are facing today. All the Bishops are not bad, but many are because they failed to fulfill the duties of their office and keep the sheep and the clear message of Christ in mind. They lined their own pockets and quenched their own sick desires and abused the sheep that were entrusted to them. How they can not see this and not read the words of Augustine which were in the Liturgy of the Hours, that "every" priest is to read, I do not know...

From a sermon On Pastors by Saint Augustine, bishop (Sermo 46, 3-4: CCL 41, 530-531) The shepherds who feed themselves

Let us consider the unflattering words of God which Scripture addresses to shepherds who feed themselves and not the sheep. You consume their milk and cover yourselves with their wool; you kill the fatlings, but my sheep you do not pasture. You have failed to strengthen what was weak, to heal what was sick, and to bind up what was injured. You did not call back what went astray, nor seek out what was lost. What was strong you have destroyed, and my sheep have been scattered because there is no shepherd.

This is spoken to the shepherds who feed themselves and not the sheep; it speaks of their concern and their neglect. What is their concern? You consume their mild and cover yourselves with their wool. And so the Apostle asks: Who plants a vineyard and does not eat from its fruit? Who pastures a flock and does not drink from the mild of the flock? Thus we learn that the milk of the flock is whatever temporal support and sustenance God's people give to those who are placed over them. It is of this that the Apostle was speaking in the passage just quoted.

Although he chose to support himself by the labor of his own hands and not to ask for milk from the sheep, the Apostle did say that he had the right to receive the milk, for the Lord had established that they who preach the Gospel should live from the Gospel. Paul also says that other of his fellow apostles made use of this right, a right granted them, and not unlawfully usurped. But Paul went further by not taking what was rightfully his. He forgave the debt, whereas the others did not demand what was not due them. Therefore Paul went further. Perhaps his action was foreshadowed by the Good Samaritan who, when he brought the sick man to the inn, said: If you spend any more, I will repay you on my way back.

What more can I say concerning those shepherds who do not need the milk of the flock? They are more merciful; or rather, they carry out a more abundant ministry of mercy. They are able to do so, and they do it. Let them receive praise, but do not condemn the others. The Apostle himself did not seek what was given. However, he wanted the sheep to be fruitful, not sterile and unable to give milk.
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Tuesday August 25th, 2020

September 3, 2020 Anniversary of the death of Our Division namesake, General William Thompson ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday August 25th, 2020

August 21, 2020 - Anniversary of our Lady of Knock's appearance in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday August 25th, 2020

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic Fraternal organization formed to protect the Roman Catholic Clergy in Ireland from the Penal Laws inflicted upon them by the English government making being Catholic an Illegal act. Formed in the United States to protect Irish Catholic immigrants and the Catholic Church from those who opposed them like the Know Nothing Party. Now we focus on our faith and heritage and promote Catholic and Irish caused and fight against religious and cultural discrimination.

Cumberland County Division 2 was formed in 1999 and named after General William Thompson, a local Irish Revolutionary War Hero buried in the Carlisle Old Town Cemetery, He led both Catholics and Protestants and others in the cause of liberty and freedom. Our motto is that "We will not be dominated:. Thompson's Rifles fought in all major engagements in the Revolutionary War. Thompson was the first Colonel in the United States Army and a veteran of the French and Indian War. He was a local surveyor who died shortly after his release as a prisoner of the British Army.
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Tuesday August 25th, 2020

Let's welcome our new members:

Siobhán Rolfes,

Dave Bloomer,

Kelly Ann,

Trinity Kane
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Monday March 2nd, 2020

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. Photo by Jason Malmont, Carlisle Sentinel April 2012 ... See MoreSee Less

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.  Photo by Jason Malmont, Carlisle Sentinel  April 2012
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