The Msgr. Charles A. Kelly, Jr. Division is located in Midlothian, in northern Chesterfield County, Virginia, just south of the City of Richmond, and serves the needs of all Catholic men of Irish birth or descent in the area. We meet every second Thursday of the month and work to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Through our fundraising and volunteer activities we contribute to the welfare of local Catholic Parishes and schools.
I invite you to look through our website and consider opportunities to serve the Division. I know you will enjoy it.
Who We Are and What We Do
We are the oldest and largest Irish Catholic organization in the United States. The AOH is a place to meet like-minded Irish Americans who share the same values and beliefs. Our Division gatherings gives us the opportunity to meet old and new members and family and to share our values. This is tremendously important to us. It’s this support that makes us a great Division!
Because of our size, the AOH has a powerful lobby and its used to defend Irish causes. We believe in a United Ireland and will condemn any defamation of the Irish People.
As part of our Division’s efforts, we contribute to worthy charitable causes in our area. Scouts from Troop 832 in St. John Neumann Parish recently completed a project to provide senior citizens with a sitting area and walk path. Funds to purchase raw materials were provided by the Division to accomplish this project. Our Division also supports our local Catholic schools and parishes with annual contributions.
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2015 Irish Festival on Church Hill
The 2015 Irish Festival is over and, as usual, we had great time and the weather was perfect! Thanks to everyone who turned out. Here’s a few photos of the booth with some of our members and other events. The weekend ended the very successful 2015 “Trip to Ireland” raffle ticket sale.