Ancient Order of Hibernians, Thomas J. Cunningham Division

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Thomas J. Cunningham Division

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We are a Division of the Ancient Order of Hiberians in America, serving as a Catholic Irish Fraternal Organization for Loudoun County, Virginia

We are a Division of the Ancient Order of Hiberians in America, serving as a Catholic Irish Fraternal Organization for the Ashburn area of Loudoun County, VA. As such, we espouse the principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. Some of our events include an Annual Trip to Ireland Raffle, the proceeds of which support our charitable goals. We work with other community, fraternal, and religious organizations such as the Knights for Columbus to provide Sweats for Vets. You will see us marching in local Irish festivals and parades in Manassas, Alexandria, and Leesburg, VA. We also support Right To Life, Irish Catholic Causes, and local Irish immigration causes. We meet monthly at the Belmont Green Community Center, 43003 Chesterton St., Ashburn VA 20147. Our Division honors Col. Thomas J. Cunningham. In the words of one of our original members, the late Ned Woisard, “Thomas J. Cunningham, Jr. was a gentleman — and a gentle man. He was considerate, kind, outgoing, warm, friendly. He personified the Christian ideal — wherever he went, he sowed joy. He was a communicator! He was trained in communications; he practiced communications; toward the end, in a sense, he taught communications. Tom was born in Pittsburgh on September 19, 1918, found his way to the University of Indiana for his Bachelor’s Degree, then to American University for a Master’s Degree in Public Relations. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1941 and, 26 years later, retired as a colonel. While in the Army, he was a communicator. In Vietnam, he was Chief of Communications for General Westmoreland, was responsible for Radio Saigon and was a major factor in introducing military and civilian television into the Republic of Vietnam. Tom was editor of ARMOR MAGAZINE and European editor of STARS AND STRIPES, the two largest circulation publications in the Armed Services. Among other awards, he received THE LEGION OF MERIT and the BRONZE STAR. Later as a civilian, Tom directed communications and magazine programs for five national organizations, including the National Defense Transportation Association, and the Retired Officers Association. Toward the end of his life, he was a Communications and Marketing Consultant to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association and the American Society of Naval Engineers. Tom was a communicator to the end. Looking at the more personal side, Tom was Vice President of the Col. Fitzgerald Division, the largest AOH Division in Virginia, and a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He was also a daily communicant, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and an altar server (when needed). He was a true Christian, always a source of joy to those around him, always a calming influence in times of stress, always willing to pitch in and help — or take the lead if necessary. He was a most convivial spirit, good company, a friend to all. Tom was an outstanding communicator and, most of all, he communicated love! Thomas J. Cunningham entered eternal life on June 26, 1995. One of his four daughters, Barbara Lynn, predeceased him in 1953 and his wife, Marcella, died in 1997. His surviving daughters are Connie Venberg of Paradise Valley, Arizona; Sally Dina of Brentwood, Tennessee; Kathryn Starr, of Roswell, Georgia. One of his three brothers, Martin, of Annandale, Virginia, is a member of the Cardinal Cushing Division of the AOH. This description may make Tom appear to be a saint and it would not surprise me a bit if he were standing in the presence of the Lord right now! But let’s play it safe! Please keep Tom in your prayers – and also the Col. Thomas J. Cunningham, Jr. Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians!”

Mission: Promote Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity through various fraternal, social, and charitable events in the Ashburn area of Loudoun County, VA

This Day in Irish History

This day 104 years ago – 24 April 1916 – Patrick Pearse read the Proclamation outside the GPO in Dublin:

“We hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State... We pray that no one who serves that cause will dishonour it by cowardice, inhumanity, or rapine.”

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Ancient Order of Hibernians in America

Recently, AOH Division 3 Rockland County, NY members Dermot Moore and his sons Tommy and Conor were part of a tribute to health care professionals at Nyack Hospital organized by the Orangetown Police Department. The Moore's have been playing a nightly tribute to all those fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic

Knock Shrine

As we come to the end of the day, let us take some time to reflect with the prayer to Our Lady of Knock, who brought hope and comfort to the people of our parish and our country at a time of great distress in 1879.

‘Our Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland, you gave hope to your people in a time of distress and comforted them in sorrow. You have inspired countless pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son, remembering His promise,
“Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find”.

Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to Heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me.

Comfort me when I am sick, lonely or depressed. Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the Holy Mass. Give me a greater love of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Pray for me now and at the end of my death. Amen.’

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A message from Fr. John Keehner about Project St Patrick. #ancientorderofhibernians #aoh #irish #catholic #american #projectstpatrick https://youtu.be/1KTYBAmJZ0g

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

English Mass of Easter Day

St. Theresa Catholic Church

Please join us as we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. Livestreaming will begin at 8:45 AM EDT.

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Call to Action: AOH Division Telephone Tree

aoh.com Brothers, We are calling on all divisions large and small to establish a telephone tree and utilize it immediately and throughout this Pandemic. Start at the top with your officers, divide your membe

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Be Safe!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZawE7zGgXM
Mass begins at 9:45 mark. Pray for all!

St. Theresa Catholic Church

Please join us for Palm Sunday Mass on April 5, 2020, at 8:45 AM. Mass will streamed live from the Adoration Chapel.

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Join us in the Celebration of The Word of God at home on this blessed, upcoming Palm Sunday.

https://aleteia.org/2020/04/03/a-complete-guide-to-celebrate-palm-sunday-at-home/

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As COVID-19 sweeps across our nation, and particularly New York City, we should remember that as a community we have weathered such crises before and come back strong. The example of James Duane should inspire us in these trying times. #IrishAmericanHeritageMonth #EmbraceYourIrishHeritageAOH

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Mass for Fifth Sunday of Lent. Enjoy our live-streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where all of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

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New post (‘Sweats For Vets’ in Virginia) has been published on The Ancient Order of Hibernians

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent. Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where all of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

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DC Oratorians in Formation

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U.K. Using COVID-19 To Cover Breaking Good Friday Commitments Reprehensible

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

The Solemnity of the Annunciation of The Lord. Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

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Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent. Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

#shortmass #Monday #lent #dailymass #pandemic #coronavirus #catholic #oratory #oratorian #mass #dcoratorian #STAY #spiritual #religious #liturgy #ADW #flattenthecurve #LiveStreamMass #LiveStreamCatholicMass #OnlineCatholicMass #CatholicMass #DCOnlineCatholicMass
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St. Theresa Catholic Church

The 4th Sunday of Lent - St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ashburn, VA

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

DC Oratorians in Formation STAY at St. Thomas Apostle
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St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare). Join our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

STAY at St. Thomas Apostle DC Oratorians in Formation

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#DCLiveStreamCatholicMass #DCLiveStreamCatholicDailyMass

I AM PATRICK

Due to the postponement of the theatrical release in the U.S., "I Am Patrick" is now available on DVD + Streaming. Put on your green and celebrate the life of Ireland's patron saint by purchasing a copy.

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New post (AOH-LAOH National Convention Update) has been published on The Ancient Order of Hibernians

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent. Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

STAY at St. Thomas Apostle DC Oratorians in Formation

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2020 AOH-LAOH Convention Update

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Two Irishmen helped turn the tide of the American Revolution at Trenton. Colvin was a Catholic and McConkey was a Presbyterian. Yet these two Irishmen laid their theological differences upon the altar of their country and made common cause to secure our independence

I AM PATRICK

Due to the postponement of the theatrical release in the U.S., "I Am Patrick" is now available on DVD + Streaming. Put on your green and celebrate the life of Ireland's patron saint by purchasing a copy.

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Friday of the Third Week of Lent. Enjoy our live streamed Masses, every morning at 8:00 AM during the coronavirus pandemic. All of our videos will be soon available at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCcieWwQVnqV1tuamqO5Yelg

DC Oratorians in Formation STAY at St. Thomas Apostle

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Faith in Isolation

Today’s film comes from The Oratory of S Philip Neri in London (Brompton Oratory) with preaching from Fr George Bowen.

‘One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’

Faith in Isolation

Faith in Isolation is a platform created to spiritually nourish those isolated from their faith practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blessed Karl: An Intercessor During Coronavirus — Blessed Karl of Austria

emperorcharles.org By Charles A. Coulombe For centuries, the saints of the Roman Catholic Church have served as both examples of the devout and holy life and advocates for all in various needs. When it comes to concerns for our health and that of our loved ones, we should always turn in prayer and intercession to th

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

St. Thomas Apostle is a Roman Catholic Parish in Washington, DC.

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Worldwide rosary from Our Lady of Hope

St. Thomas Apostle Parish, Washington, DC

Rosary in union with Pope Francis

Ancient Order of Hibernians in America

There may be no parades this year, but that does not stop us from celebrating the real meaning of St. Patrick's Day. In an anxious world, we need the inspiration of St. Patrick more than ever. Please like and share with your family and friends. #EmbraceYourHeritageAOH

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In the annals of America's heroes, there is scarcely a brighter entry than that of the fighting Sullivan brothers. During these current trying times in our community let us remember their motto of "We Stick Together". Please join us in celebrating Irish American Heritage Month reading, liking, and sharing.

#IrishAmericanHeritageMonth #EmbraceYourIrishHeritageAOH

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These are anxious times, but we as a people we have lived through many anxious times an have always come back stronger. When times get tough we take care of family friends and community. That’s the definition of being Irish. If we embrace the we will get through this.

This Day in Irish History

This day 389 years ago - 17 March 1631 - St Patrick's Day was first recognised as a liturgical feast day.

This was largely due to Luke Wadding, a Franciscan friar from Waterford who had co-founded the Irish College in Rome, at a time when such seminaries were banned in Ireland.

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New post (Live St. Patrick's Day Mass From St. Patrick Cathedral) has been published on The Ancient Order of Hibernians

Tourism Ireland

Wishing you and yours a safe St. Patrick's Day this year! ☘️💚
https://go.irlnd.co/stpatricksday2020

Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Greater Manassas St. Patrick's Day Parade

The decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Greater Manassas St. Patrick’s day Parade. This decision was made in coordination with local City and County Leaders

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AOH – Colonel Thomas J. Cunningham Jr. Division P.O. Box 1486
Ashburn, VA
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