The Padraig Pearse Division #1 is located in Kansas City, MO. Our mother parish is Our Lady of Perpetual Help “Redemptorist” in midtown.
The History of the AOH KC
The Padraig Pearse Divison #1 was founded in Kansas City on February 11, 1871 and today is Kansas City’s oldest continually operational Civic Organization. We have been an important part of both Kansas City and the local Catholic Diocese through the years. In the early days, there were many Irish immigrants in the area and the AOH divisions flourished with divisions in many parishes.
Our contributions to our faith and our Irish heritage continued through the years as well as the local community. We founded the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade to rekindle an old tradition in Kansas City.
We are part of the Largest Irish Catholic Mens Fraternal Organization in the America. Divisions stretch across the United States with a structure including national headquarters, executive board, and policies dedicated to the promotion of our Catholic Faith and Irish Heritage. Dedicated to the patron saint of Ireland,St. Patrick, our body of men work in concert locally and nationally to promote our charitable causes and pledge to be true to our motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
We gather once a month on the second Thursday at Redeptorist Parish Hall for general meetings. We also come together to work at IrishFest and the Ethnic Festival to earn money toward our charitable works.
Join our Facebook group by clicking here.
Join us on the First Friday for Rosary at 6:30 AM and Mass at 7 AM at Redemptorist.
Our division is involved with many charitable works:
- Morning Glory Ministry Clothing Drives
- Annual scholarship program for Catholic school students
- Support of KC Irish Cultural Center to promote Irish culture
- Kansas City-St. Joseph Seminarians
- Bright Futures Fund (keeping urban core Catholic schools open)
- Support for physically challenged students at Catholic Schools
- and more!
President – John McEvoy
Vice President – Kasey O’Connor
Recording Secretary – Brad Gaughan
Treasurer – Dennis Murray
Financial Secretary – Zach Daughtrey
Marshal – Pete Lobdell
Sentinel – Mike Murphy
If you feel this is an organization that you would like to join and you are Irish (by birth or descent) Catholic male, please fill out the application form (click here to download the form) and send to John McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org