June 29th- Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa Mass Wreath Laying -Staten Island

Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

100th Anniversary Commemoration of his Life & Death

June 29, 2015, Monday

Mass, Wreath Laying & Reception on Staten Island


Many Irish and Irish American organizations [LAOH, AOH, Irish Arts Center, Cork Assn, Irish Consulate, Ireland’s Minister] are working together to see that the historic events and people leading up to the

100th Anniversary of the Easter Rising are not forgotten. The Irish patriot, Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa lived his life for the cause of Ireland’s Freedom; after being banished from his own country he lived the rest of his life in the United States but he never stopped fighting for Ireland’s freedom.

Let us all come together as the sons and daughters of Ireland to remember him.


Monday June 29, 2015

100th Anniversary of Death of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

12 noon  - Mass at St. Peter's RC Church 253 St. Marks Pl,

New Brighton Section Staten Island, NY 10302.

Mass will be in Memory of Jeremiah & Mary Jane O'Donovan Rossa.

This is the same parish that the original Funeral Mass took place on Staten Island.

Msgr. James Dorney whose parents are born in County Cork is thrilled that his Parish and Staten Island will again be involved in such an historic event for the United States and Ireland.


1:30pm - Wreath Laying at O’Donovan Rossa Family grave in St. Peter's Cemetery

Enter on Clove Road near Broadway, Staten Island, NY

Gate 7, grave is located at Sec 34, Plot 13, Grave 1.

For GPS purposes address across from Gate 7 is 823 Clove Road, SI, NY.


2:30-4:30pm - Reception at Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish Hall at

30 Manor Road (off Forest Ave) Staten Island, NY 10310; Msgr. Peter Finn-Pastor.

At reception there will be refreshments, an exhibit about O'Donovan Rossa and the speaker will be O’Donovan Rossa biographer, Judith Campbell (Trustee of Drew University).


If any individual or organization would like to join us in sponsoring this event

your support will be greatly appreciated. All are welcome.


All those attending please RSVP to maryhogan@ladiesaoh.com

(Indicate O’Donovan Rossa in email subject line).

Please indicate if you will be attending both Mass and reception or just one event.

All are welcome. Please pass the word and join us at this Historic Commemoration.

Any further questions on this event please contact

Mary Hogan LAOH - National President at 917 699-9290