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Ladies AOH celebrate St. Brigid

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.

St Patrick Church sign


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

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.



Marilyn Madigan

Marilyn Madigan

2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Outside Co-Chair Margaret Lynch spoke next.



Margaret Lynch

Margaret Lynch

2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Inside Co-Chair John Lackey was represented by his daughter Sheila McDonald.



Sheila McDonald

Sheila McDonald


Patrick Murphy introduced his mother Angela Murphy as the 2017 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Irish Mother of the Year.



Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

2017 Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy.



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.



Jim Weist

Jim Weist


2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall Roger Weist.



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.



Donna Leary

Donna Leary

2017 Hibernian of the Year Maire Kilbane Leffel.



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

Past Irish Mothers of the Year with
2017 honoree Angela Murphy


Father James Ols

Father James Ols


Sheila Murphy Crawford and Donna Leary

Sheila Murphy Crawford and Donna Leary


Past Hibernians of the Year with 2017 honorees Maire Leffel and Roger Weist

Past Hibernians of the Year with
2017 honorees Maire Leffel and Roger Weist


Mickey McNally, Roger Weist, Helen Mulloy and Bill Carney

Past and Current Parade Grand Marshalls
Mickey McNally, Roger Weist, Helen Mulloy and Bill Carney


Past Co-chairs with 2017 honorees

Past Co-chairs with 2017 honorees


Angela Murphy and Maire Leffel

Irish Mother of the Year Angela Murphy
and Hibernian of the Year Maire Leffel


Roger and Jim Weist in front of St. Patrcik statue

Roger and Jim Weist in front of St. Patrick statue


Crowd at the LAOH event

Crowd at the LAOH event


Carney family members with Sarah O'Brien and Linea Meaney

Carney family members with Sarah O'Brien and Linnea Meaney


Dignitaries at the LAOH event

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

2017 Grand Marshall Roger Weist with St. Patrick


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