~~ UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE METRO DETROIT IRISH COMMUNITY ~~

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Mass in honor of the Feast of Our Lady of Knock will be Sunday, August 19. 3:00 pm at the AOH Hall on Five Mile in Redford.  Refreshments will follow the Mass.  We are also collecting items for the Pope Francis Warming Center in Detroit. Fr. Tim McCabe who is our LAOH State Chaplain, is also Executive Director of the Center.  Monetary donations are also welcome to help Fr. and the Center continue to treat the homeless with dignity and God's love.  All are welcome to the Mass! * Wish list is attached

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ones, one for each county in Ireland. Annual Memorial Mass at Michigan's only An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger) Monument will be Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph's Shrine on US-12 in the Irish Hills.  A brief ceremony at the monument will take place after mass, followed by light refreshments.  Groups and individuals are welcome to lay wreaths at the monument during the ceremony.

An Gorta Mor - The Great Hunger Memorial, Irish Hills, MI

Located on the grounds of St. Joseph's Shrine in the Irish Hills is a permanent memorial to the victims of the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-1850. It consists of two limestone columns that support a stone step from the Penrose Quay in Cork Harbor, Ireland from where many immigrants boarded ships to come to America. An empty bronze bowl between the posts symbolizes the Great Hunger. Surrounding the structure are 32 black stones, one for each county in Ireland.

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734-981-1702 (Pat) or 734-453-1459 (Barb)

14th Annual "A Chocolate Affair" to benefit the domestic violence agency First Step, will be held Sunday, October 7, from 2-5 pm, at the Hellenic Cultural Center on Joy Rd., in Westland.  (between Wayne and Newburgh Rds.  Tickets are $30 and include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, LOTS of yummy chocolate, door prizes, raffles, a special guest, and a presentation on the work of First Step and the LAOH in our community.  Please join us!  For tickets, contact Pat Burba at 734-981-1702 or from Barb Weir. We are always looking for sponsors and advertisers in our event program to offset the cost of putting on this event.

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CROCKTOBERFEST ENTRY FORM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20th AT 5PM AT THE GAELIC LEAGUE

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1.     Entries may include anything the entrant wants to make-main dishes, soups, stews, sauces, desserts etc.

2.  Entries must be prepared in a 3 quart or larger crockpot.

3.   Entrants will bring their entry already prepared at home and ready to serve at 5:45pm. This includes bringing anything required to go with the entry (bread, spaghetti, noodles, etc.). Entrants will also bring their own serving utensils and an extension cord.

4.   The primary cooking method must use a crockpot, although preliminary preparations using other cooking methods are ok (browning meat in a skillet etc).

5.   Each person attending will receive three tokens to be placed in a ballot box for their favorite entry. Cost is $5 to enter/$10 to judge only

6.  Votes will be tallied one hour after serving begins. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded.

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