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 lamb and a cross; surrounding the lamb was a host of heavenly angels. Brought to you by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, an Irish Catholic Organization formed to protect the Roman Catholic Clergy which now focuses on our faith and heritage. We will be attending our annual Mass for our deceased members and their families on the newly designated feast day of Our Lady of Knock, the 17th of August, at the St. Eleanor Regina Chapel at 1130 AM.
We will have information and a dish to pass picnic luncheon after the Mass and encourage members of the Parish to attend and participate and meet our members and their families. We will also distribute Holy Cards depicting the event at all Masses on this special day. Any questions, please call Tom Kane 249-0089.

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, Abbot of Kildare/Saint Minnborinus, Abbot of Cologne
July 19,Saint Ossin and Fifty Monks of Tengaidh
July 20,Saint Curifin the Pious
July 21.Saint Arbogast of Strasbourg
July 22,Saint Mobiu of Inis-Cooscry
July 23,Saint Caencomhrac of Inchenagh
July 24,Saint Declan of Ardmore
July 25,Saint Colman O’Liathain
July 26,Saint Furadhran
July 27,Saint Beoghain of Moville
July 28,Saint Uisseoit of Druim Uisseoit
July 29,Saint Coelan of Inis-cealtra
July 30,Saint Sechnasach of Ceann-locha
July 31,Saint Colmán of Derrymore

Parade kicked off

Gen. Wm. Thompson Honor Guard leads the AOH/Irish Division of the 2013 Saint Patrick's Day in Harrisburg PHOTO by DAVE THOMAS
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 Honor Guard four strong provided escort for the Mass Celebrants in the chapel.
The perfect way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day.  Giving thanks and praise.

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 may be no surviving information out there.




-1- Nuadha, Neasán, Breandán (Brendan)


-2- Mainchín (Mannix)


-3- Colmán


-4- Mainchín (Mannix), Bercan


-5- Colmán, Seanán (Senan)


-6- Beirchart, Colmán, Neasán, Meallán


-7- Buite


-8- Fionán, Breandán (Brendan)


-9- Feidhelm (Fidelma) Mughain Budoc


-10- Colmán, Scannlach


-11- Colm, Eiltín


-12- Finnén (Finian), Dúinseach


-13- Colm, Breandán (Brendan), Cormac


-14- Eirnín, Colmán, Fionntán (Fintan), Cormac


-15- Cronan, Colmán, Flann, Mughain 

-16- Beoc


-17- Díochú, Díocuill


-18- Comyn, Flannán, Colmán, Seanán (Senan), Ríonach (Riona), Éimhín (Evin), Séanait


-19- Samhthann


-20- Diarmaid (Dermot), Eoghan, Fedhlimid (Felimy), Eoghanán


-21- Flann


-22- Ultan, Éimhín (Evin), Abban


-23- Eirnín, Colmán, Rónán, Fedhlimid (Fidelma)


-24- Comyn, Seanán (Senan), Maolmhuire, Mochua


-25- Aodhán (Aidan)


-26- Comán, Iarfhlaith (Iarla/Jarlath), Laisreán


-27- Colmán, Fiach


-28- Cillén (Killian), Feichín


-29- Mainchín (Mannix), Maodhóg




-31- Éanna