Welcome aboard to new members Patrick Morrissey, Allen Butler, Andrew Brauer, Kevin Andrews, Daniel Wynne, Michael Edwards, and Desmond O’Hanlon.
Congratulations to Anti-Defamation Chairman Neil Cosgrove for leading the successful campaign to get Bed, Bath, and Beyond to remove items offensive to Irish Americans from Christmas Tree store shelves.
Many thanks are due to Denis Troy and crew for running a great Superbowl party.
John McElligott is to be commended once again on his Valentine’s extravaganza.
Good luck to our Kids for Lourdes pilgrims as they embark on their trip.
Line-up for the city parade is at 46lh and Vanderbill at 2:30 on March 17. If you’re interested in the bus trip down, please see the Parade article for details.
Please join us on March 23rd as we march behind our honorees Larry DeGennaro and Brian Booth in the Rockland Parade. Line-up is at 1 pm. This is our day to display our pride in our heritage, culture, and religion. Please dress appropriately. No green derbies, hair, or shamrocks painted on skin.
Dan Callanan reports the following Good and Welfare News…
Please say a prayer for the repose of the souls of Bobby Howe’s wife Joanne, Frank McDonald, Jim “Cigar” Murphy, and Don Lyver’s brother William. A couple of get well prayers are in order for Frank Farrell who has been diagnosed with leukemia, Bill Ford who recently underwent surgery on his feet for bunions, which sounds trite but which came about as a result of a collision with a NYC Sanitation Department fork lift, and for Rich Reidy’s daughter Ann-Marie who fractured a vertebrae. As always, please remember in your prayers our wounded warriors and their families.
Yours in Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity,
Dermol O’Connor Moore, President