DIVISION NEWS

 
Allegheny LAOH Division #7

Members of Sister Peggy Flaherty LAOH Division 7 of Turtle Creek, PA, honored all living and decreased members of Division 7 during a mass held at St. Colman in Turtle Creek, PA, on May 15, at noon. Pastor Reverend James E. Kunkel and Pastor Deacon Herb Riley were on hand to deliver the homily on gun violence in our communities. Flowers on the altar were donated by Division 7 in the colors of great flag of Ireland.
Dorothy Weldon, Past National President and Past State President, attended the mass in memory of her very own sister, Sister Peggy Flaherty, namesake of Division 7 and past PA State Champlain. In proper Irish manner, Dorothy’s family attended the mass with adoration and respect to a beloved family member, Sister Peggy Flaherty. The family gathered afterwards for a photo on the altar (below.)
During communion the air filled with harmonies of a full parish singing “Our Lady of Knock” from the pamphlets provided. Such beauty has not been heard before or since for all living and deceased members of Division 7 and Sister Peggy Flaherty.

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Bottom Row from left to right: Bonnie Taylor, Denise Sherer, Marlene Richards, Roisin Sabol, Judy Osman, Kathy O’Neill and Dorothy Flaherty Weldon (Past National President)
Top Row from left to right: Rose Ann Brailsford, Ann Moore, Lori Butler, Father Kunkel, Karen Brodrick, Mary Ann Manuel, Geri Brennan and Caitlin Weldon – Court Maiden St. Patrick’s Pittsburgh Parade 2016

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Family of Sister Peggy Flaherty (Dorothy Weldon – far right first row and Caitlin Weldon far right – second row)

Allegheny LAOH Division #23
laurenbyrneconnelly With joy and pride, we celebrate our dear LAOH sister, Lauren Byrne Connelly, Division 23, on Lauren’s prestigious recognition as one of Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 honoree. Chosen from more than 240 candidates by an independent panel of judges, based on passion, commitment, visibility, diversity and overall impact on the region, Lauren exemplifies the LAOH mission and represents the best in Pittsburgh’s present and future.

Lauren is the current Executive Director of Lawrenceville United, and is a former Miss Smiling Irish Eyes of Pittsburgh. Lauren started out as a Junior Hibernian in 1999 at the age of 14 and moved up to the LAOH at the age of 17. In our mission, Lauren we congratulate, applaud, recognize and value your commitment as you follow the path of our own Women’s Prayer:
“…Make us women who believe in the good of the other…who speak the good to each other and about each other…who do good for one another…Bestow on us your gift of Knowledge that we may know you who are the source of all good.”

Allegheny LAOH Division 7 and AOH Division 17 Celebrate Our Nation’s Birthday With Our Veterans

See LAOH Division 7 website for complete details.

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Lackawanna AOH/LAOH Division 1 Recognitions

Sunday, December 8th, 2013, Holy Rosary Parish Chapel in North Scranton witnessed the coming together of our brothers and sisters to recognize two outstanding members of Division 1 – John F. Kennedy. Receiving the “Outstanding AOH Man of the Year” award was Patrick Gilroy. The LAOH nominating committee elected Dorthea Crowley to receive the “Outstanding Lady LAOH of the Year”. Plaques recognizing their extraordinary service were presented to them followed by a delightful Division Christmas Party.