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The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Seacoast Division 1 October 6, 2009

Happy Fall!!!!


Mary Gail Duffy,

President, 742-6010

Ellen Hawkins,

Vice President, 742-2343

Rhonda Zabielski,

Recording Secretary,


Valerie Gillen,

Fin. Secretary, 742-3215

Sheila Marquette,

Treasurer, 664-5596

Janet Lucco,

Historian, 742-7590

Susan Kilday,

Catholic Action, 743-4893

Maureen Collopy,

Missions and Charities,


Jeanne McShane,

Mistress at Arms, 742-4096

Joan Folger,

Sentinel, 207-748-3279

ctober LAOH meeting: This month's meeting is this coming Monday, October 12 at 7pm downstairs at Kelley's Row in downtown Dover.

Snacks for meeting: It would be a great help if you would bring a snack to share with the gang at this coming meeting. Lately they have been supplied by the women who set up the refreshments and they would love some support!

Get Well Cards, etc.: Veronika Burke needs get well cards to send to members when they are ill. If you have any cards that you can donate, please bring to Monday's meeting. Stamps are always appreciated too!!

Web site/Domain Name: This was not discussed at last month's meeting so I am going to assume that no one has strong feelings that they are willing to share. Our current site will no longer be supported as of the end of this month. I will be moving it to another free hosting area ASAP. Our domain name will be discontinued as of January 18, 2010, saving us almost $50 per year. We will be able to get there through only. (Right now we can do both.)

LAOH Dues: Many LAOH members still owe dues. If you are unsure as to your status, please call Val to check.

Apple Harvest Day: Thank you to everyone who helped out this past Saturday. It was a wet one but the hot dogs were delish!

Sr. Judith Mountain recently celebrated her 75th anniversary as a nun!!! She is 96 years old. If you would like, cards and notes can be sent to her on Searles Road in Windham NH.

LAOH Pictures: Gail is still looking for any pictures that you have. Either send them to her or email them to

Stamps for the Missions: Phyllis Howard has found a new mission that is requesting canceled stamps. Please call her at 749-0349 or bring them to the next meeting.

LAOH Day of Recollection: October 10th, 10am to 2 pm. I am repeating Gail's letter from last month with details. We will be leaving from the Care Pharmary parking lot at 8:30AM. If anyone needs a ride please call Val or Gail. There will be no charge to members for this retreat. The plan is to extend this invite to the Manchester LAOH members.

Correspondence to Soldiers: The effort to gather names of troups to correspond with didn't come through. We talked about putting together care packages for the units of people that we know are over there. I am sure there will be more discussion on Monday.

Transportation: If anyone is in need of a ride to the meeting, call Gail at 742-6010 and we will arrange for someone to pick you up and bring you home. Please give us a few days notice! (Or call Mary Goodwin at 740-9430 anytime—I can swing by for you!)


Saturday, October 10th, 2009, the LAOH will be holding a day of prayer and recollection at St. Theresa’s Church in Rye NH.

Our day will begin at 10 am with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, followed by a homily on the Eucharist to be given by Rev. Fritz J. Cerullo, O.S.A. to be followed by a short discussion session.

We are honored to have Father Fritz. He has been our chaplain and supporter from the very inception of our division. He has a very rich and diverse background. He has a B.A., from Villanova University, and a M.A. from Washington Theological Union, Silver Springs, Maryland.

At present Father Fritz has been appointed head of the Development Council for the Province of St. Thomas of Villanova in the New England Region.

Following Father’s presentation, we will break for lunch. We have decided to go with a pot luck lunch. You will be hearing from one of the officers prior to October 1st. We will need to get a head count on who will be attending and what they intend to bring.

We have a special young man, 17 year old Bill Gabriel who will be speaking during the afternoon session. Billy Gabriel has carried a passion for theology and a joy in discovering more about the Catholic faith for quite some time. He is currently a senior at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH. Billy is the Founder and Director of Saint Ambrose: a Summer Catholic Learning Experience for teens in sacramental preparation for Confirmation. Trying to ignite the fire of the Holy Spirit within every one of the teens he teaches, Billy continues his calling to enrich their minds and hearts and to inspire a faith of love, intellect, and a personal relationship with God.

After the afternoon session we will have Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

I hope that everyone will please make a special effort to attend this function. It would be a wonderfully uniting day for us to start off the new year together as a division.

With all that is going on in the world and the church we need to raise our voices together and pray for all the peoples of the universe and The Mystical Body Of Christ.

Coming Events:

Irish Music Sessions -

Rocky Rockwood - Monday nights at Kelley's from 7:30-10 (head up there when our meeting is over. This is a great session.) and also

Sunday afternoons at Ri Ra Pub in Market Square, Portsmouth, 5-8:30

Barley pub 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 pm.

Genealogy – If you are interested in working on your Irish Genealogy with SICA, please call Maureen Collopy at 742-5584 for information.