Thanks for visiting the website of The Father Abram J. Ryan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The oldest Irish Catholic organization in America. It's with great pride that we bring you the St. Patrick's Parade every year.
As you browse through our web site we hope that you might enjoy learning more about us and what it is that we do. It might surprise you to find out that the parade isn't the only thing we do, just what most people identify us with.
The parade gives us an opportunity to celebrate our Irish culture and heritage in a more visual way with the community.
The 2013 parade will be the 40th parade put on by the Father Abram J. Ryan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians so it was decided by the division that the theme of this years parade would be "Forty Shades of Green". Try to keep the parade theme in mind when planning the unit you would like to enter in the parade.
The parade isn't the only event we have during the weeks leading up to St. Patrick's Day. Our "St. Practice Day Party" is in mid February and is a fund raiser to help fund the parade. There is the "Wearin of the Green Party", The Pre-Parade Package Pick-up Party for all the units that will be in the parade, as well as all that would like to meet and greet the units and the Hibernians. The "Blessing of the Beer Party" leading up to the St. Patrick's Parade that will be on Saturday March 9th. Keep checking our web site to get dates and times and locations for all our events (and possibly more) as we schedule them. All of our events surrounding the St. Patrick's Day celebration are open to the public. Come support the parade by attending as many of our events as you can.
Mark J. Wakefield
Fr. Abram J. Ryan Division 1 President