Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
Celebrate their Patron Saint Brigid St. Patrick's WP Church January 22, 2017
The Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians celebrated their patron Saint Brigid with a Mass and Breakfast. At the Breakfast, the 2017 Hibernian of the Year and the United Irish Societies honorees were introduced and recognized for their contributions.
This was the first "official" event of the 2017 St. Patrick's Day season.
After Mass at St. Patrick West Park Church, the people gathered for the presentations and breakfast.
Father Tom Mahoney, Chaplain of the Our Lady of the Rosary Division of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians in Cleveland led grace after the annual Saint Brigid Day Mass.
Father Tom Mahoney
He read the famous prayer of St, Brigid (one of the 3 patron saints of Ireland) that begins "I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings."
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Sheila Murphy Crawford served as MC of the event and introduced the people on the dais including Grand Marshall Roger Weist, Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel and Irish Mother of the Year Mary Angela Murphy and some dignitaries in the audience.
Sheila Crawford spoke about the life of St. Brigid and how she is a great example for today's women.
Marilyn Madigan introduced 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch.
2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch spoke next.
2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Inside Co-Chair John Lackey was represented by his daughter Sheila McDonald.
Patrick Murphy introduced his mother Angela Murphy as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Irish Mother of the Year.
2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy.
2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy
Jim Weist introduced his brother Roger Weist as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Grand Marshall.
2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Roger Weist.
2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Roger Weist
Donna Leary introduced Maire Kilbane Leffel as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Hibernian of the Year.
2017 Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel.
2017 Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel
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Enjoy these other photos from the event.
Past Irish Mothers of the Year with
2017 honoree Angela Murphy
Father James Ols
Sheila Murphy Crawford and Donna Leary
Past Hibernians of the Year with
2017 honorees Maire Leffel and Roger Weist
Past and Current Parade Grand Marshalls Mickey McNally, Roger Weist, Helen Mulloy and Bill Carney
Past Co-chairs with 2017 honorees
Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy and Hibernian of the Year Maire Leffel
Roger and Jim Weist in front of St. Patrick statue
Crowd at the LAOH event
Carney family members with Sarah O'Brien and Linnea Meaney
Top Row: Ron Hagan, Father Ols and Father Mahoney
MR: Maura Manning, Maura Leffel, Marilyn Madigan, Sheila Crawford
Seated: Maggie Lynch, Angela Murphy and Roger Weist
2017 Grand Marshall Roger Weist with St. Patrick
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