MIRAVIA’S 26TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BANQUET – Free & Online October 29th

Meet Our Virtual Keynote Speaker: Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven gestation, she has not only survived but thrived.

She is the founder and director of The Abortion Survivors Network and is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker. She’s the author of “You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir.”

Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless. Melissa and her husband, Ryan, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their two daughters, Ava and Olivia.

MiraVia Mission

Respecting and affirming life from the moment of conception, MiraVia is a safe haven and source of hope for pregnant mothers and their children. Invoking a Christ-centered approach inspired by the examples of Mary and Joseph, MiraVia helps young families move toward a new life of hopeful, independent, and healthy living and educates the broader community on the importance of fostering a culture of life.

Online Registration Linkhttps://miraviabanquet.lpages.co

Respect Life Month

USCCB Priorities at the Polls

As Catholics approach the polls, we are asked to weigh many important issues. The U.S. bishops have reaffirmed that “the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.”[1] While they did warn us not to “dismiss or ignore other serious threats to human life and dignity such as racism, the environmental crisis, poverty, and the death penalty,” they did give priority to upholding and defending our brothers’ and sisters’ most basic right—to live.

AOH Voting Resources

Additional resources:

A Comparison of the Republican and Democratic Platforms

Where do the Candidates for President Stand on Abortion?

Where do the Candidates for Vice President Stand on Abortion?

2020 Elections – North Carolina Senate Scorecard

Governor Burke Gravesite Cleanup (2020)

Each year the Wake County AOH cleans up the grave site of Governor Thomas Burke, our division’s namesake. This year’s visit will occur on Saturday, October 3rd. We will meet at the grave site at 10:30am.

If you are joining us in this activity prepare to get your hands and feet dirty by bringing work gloves and boots. We will be walking through a cow pasture to access the site. Also bring tools if possible – blower, weed trimmer, rake, or shovel for example.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed – if attending bring a face covering.

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Directions

Set your GPS to Latta’s Egg Ranch and then keep driving down Governor Burke Rd, turning left at the farm buildings.

1016 Governor Burke Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Latitude: 36.1028, Longitude: -79.0883

Bagpipe and Drumming Courses

 

The Wake Co. AOH in partnership with Wake & District Pipe Band is offering beginning bagpipe and drumming lessons starting soon!

For more information simply complete the sign up form below.

“You don’t learn to play the Great Highland pipes on a bagpipe,” said Joe Brady, who will instruct the beginning bagpipe class, “We learn to play on a small instrument known as a practice chanter.” Prospective drummers use practice pads and drum sticks to learn their craft.

“Loaner” practice chanters” will be provided free of charge and that are much quieter than a bagpipe. Committed students are encourage to purchase a practice chanter of their own.

Instruction is designed to introduce basic rudiments and skills needed to play the bagpipe or drum. Prior musical experience or the ability to read music is not a prerequisite. There will be a nominal fee to cover the costs of materials, as well as, sticks and pads for drummers.

Simply fill out the form on this page to receive additional information and class schedule.

Sign Up Here!

2020 Hibernian Charity of Wake County Vacation for Four to Ireland

The winner of the Hibernian Charity of Wake County Vacation for Four to Ireland raffle will be drawn on March 7th, 2020 at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance.

The winner receives airfare, 7 days and 6 nights at a Bed and Breakfast, and a rental car. There are no blackout dates – just use it within a year of winning or choose $5,000.00 instead.

Tickets are $100 each with only 150 sold. Raffle proceeds go to charities, churches, schools & scholarships that the AOH (wakeaoh.com) supports locally in Wake County as well as in Ireland.

The raffle tickets are sold out for this year – thank you for your interest.

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

The Wake County Ancient Order of Hibernians hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance open to all those interested in celebrating the holiday.

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, dancing, and raffles!

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details:
Saturday, March 7th, 2020
Doors open at 6:30 PM with dinner starting at 7:30 PM
St Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church
5801 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

Dancers from Triggle Academy of Irish Dance will perform prior to dinner and a DJ will provide the dance music after the meal. 

During the evening the winning ticket for the Hibernian Charity of Wake County Vacation for Four to Ireland raffle will be drawn. The winner receives airfare, 7 days and 6 nights at a Bed and Breakfast, and a rental car. There are no blackout dates – just use it within a year of winning or choose $5,000.00 instead. Tickets are $100 each with only 150 sold. Raffle proceeds go to charities, churches, schools & scholarships that the AOH (wakeaoh.com) supports locally in Wake County as well as in Ireland.

The dinner tickets are sold out for this year – thank you for your interest.

Governor Burke Gravesite Cleanup

Each year we visit and do maintenance to the grave site of Governor Thomas Burke, whom our division is named after. This year we will be cleaning up the grave site on April 27th.

You will be getting your hands and especially your feet dirty, so make sure to bring some gloves and some old work boots as we will be walking through a cow pasture.

We will also grab a bite to eat while we are out there.

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Directions

Set your GPS to Latta’s Egg Ranch and then keep driving down Governor Burke Rd, turning left at the farm buildings.

1016 Governor Burke Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Latitude: 36.1028, Longitude: -79.0883

March 2019 declared Irish American Heritage Month in North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared March 2019 as Irish American Heritage month!

Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and NC AOH divisions will be holding events throughout the entire month promoting Irish American Heritage. Keep an eye on the NC AOH Facebook page this month for frequent posts featuring various Irish Americans.

 

Fifth Annual Governor Thomas Burke AOH Division Golf Outing

Due to lower than expected attendance, this year’s event has been canceled.

All Paypal payments will be refunded by 4/26/2019.