The Ancient Order of Hibernians will join with Gaelic Societies, Irish Community groups and the parishioners of St. Barnabas Roman Catholic Church to host the annual Irish language Mass on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 2:30 pm. The mass will be said by Fr. Brendan Fitzgerald.
The Mass will be held in the Main Church on Martha Avenue near East 241 Street. The location is near the Bronx River Parkway, Deegan Expressway, or Metro-North Railroad.
Irish-English translations of the liturgy will be made available. A special musical program will be provided by the Dawn Doherty Academy of Irish music.
According to the press release: “The Bronx County Irish Language Mass at St. Barnabas is dedicated to all those who have kept the Irish language and culture alive. To symbolize this theme, the AOH flyer depicts a Mass Rock where Gaelic speakers gathered in secret to hear outlawed Masses said by outlawed priests in defiance of English penal laws.
“This year, following a call by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of all Ireland, the Irish Mass will include a special remembrance of those bereaved families who lost loved ones during the Troubles, and must now see their hopes of justice taken away be a new British amnesty law.”
The mass will be live streamed via aoh.com/irishmass and the St. Barnabas Facebook page.