News from the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of the Jersey Shore
February 14, 2010
Annual Communion Breakfast
W elcome to the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s new Newsletter - Cairdiúil
(kahr-DYOO-luh), which means “friendly” in Gaelic.We plan that this
missive will be published via the Internet 3 or 4 times a year to keep you
updated on all the Organization’s activities and events. Any member who would like
to receive a hard copy, please contact our Secretary, Susan Lavin at (732) 223-3424.
FSSP members families and friends
share a thoroughly wonderful mass Obviously, to save costs, we would prefer to keep the Newsletter email only.
celebrated in the Terrace Room at The President’s term is from our March Dinner to March Dinner, so I am already
Doolan’s, followed by a fine breakfast three-quarters of the way through my tenure. It goes quick. I am pleased to announce
and entertaining speaker. Children are that we have finally joined the technology age and this fall launched a fully functioning
especially welcome. website, www.friendlysonsofstpatrick-jerseyshore.com. Our Newsletter and events
will be posted there and we hope soon to add the ability to allow you to pay for dues
March 7, 2010
and events through our site.
Belmar St. Patricks Day Parade
Spring Lake Fire Company #1. Do not miss this year’s Dinner on March 12, 2010 where our Irishman of the Year
Reception pre and post parade. will be the amazing Tim McLoone, restaurateur and founder of Holiday Express.
Entire family welcome. Holiday Express has brought the spirit of Christmas to the poor and underprivileged
for many years. In addition, we’re honoring Dr. Declan O’Scanlon as the 2010
March 12, 2010 recipient of The Order of St. Brendan Award.
Annual Awards Dinner Also, please try to make our Communion
Doolan’s, Spring Lake Heights, NJ Breakfast on February 14, 2010 at Doolan’s
and come march with us at the Belmar
August 10, 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 7, 2010.
Annual Golf Tournament
Manasquan River Golf Club May you and your family have a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
President, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
Our 2009 Honorees (from left to right)
Rev. Brian Thomas Butch, Irishman of the
Year, 1st Lieutenant Brian Breannan,
US Army Ranger, Commodore John Barry
Award, and Martin T. Nolan, Order of
St. Brendan Award.
Commemorative Journal Added to March Dinner Book
T he March Dinner has historically been the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of
the Jersey Shore’s primary source of income. The income generated from
the Dinner is used to fund our operating expenses and the Friendly Sons
of St. Patrick Foundation. The Foundation is responsible for the College Grant
program. Due to increasing costs and our desire to expand the Grant program,
Committee Spotlight the Board of Trustees agreed in November 2007 to add a Commemorative Journal
Awards Committee to the March Dinner book.
The purpose of the Journal is twofold: to offer a vehicle for families, friends and guests
Our Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the the ability to congratulate the Honorees and for businesses to advertise their goods
Honorees for the March Dinner each year. The Nominating and services; secondly, to generate additional funds to help us expand our College
Committee Chairman (preceding year’s President), requests Grant program for area High School students of Irish heritage and also permit us the
the Members to submit nominations for all three Awards, capability to contribute to various Irish charities.
which are then given to the Awards Committee (appointed
Bob Curley and Joe Higgins commenced the task of getting the Journal off the ground
by Nominating Committee) for selection. These Awards
for the 2008 March Dinner. With the assistance of several committee members and
include: Irishman of the Year, Men who by word and deed
Trustees, the inaugural issue of the Commemorative Journal was produced. The
have shown outstanding devotion to the United States of
success of the new Journal allowed us to increase Grants by 50% in 2008 and despite a
America and great pride in their Irish heritage, Order of St.
soft economy, the 2nd issue in 2009 allowed us to increase that number by 100%. The
Brendan, Native-born Irishman who have enhanced the
Journal also allowed the Friendly Sons to contribute to numerous Irish charities.
luster of our heritage; Commodore John Barry Award, given
on rare occasions – 11 times since 1981, For valor in the Irish We are now planning our 3rd edition of the Journal. With your continuing support
tradition in the defense of the United States of America. we are confident of the success of the 2010 Commemorative Journal. If anyone would
like to volunteer to help with the 2010 Journal or has any questions, please contact:
Bob Curley, 732-840-0035 or email@example.com; Joe Higgins, 732-449-4079 or
The current and previous year’s nominations are reviewed
by the Awards Committee and a selection is made prior to
the scheduled September Board of Trustees meeting. A
most daunting task, as every Nominee receives extensive
consideration and almost any one of the Nominees could be
The Twelve Days of Christmas
selected. On the 1st day of Christmas my true love On the 7th day of Christmas my true love
gave to me... A Partridge in a Pear Tree. gave to me... 7 Swans A-swimming.
The partridge is Jesus the Christ. The 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love On the 8th day of Christmas my true love
of the Jersey Shore gave to me... Two Turtle Doves. gave to me... 8 Maids A-milking.
P.O. Box 254, Spring Lake NJ 07762 The Old and New Testaments. The 8 Beatitudes.
On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love On the 9th day of Christmas my true love
gave to me... 3 French Hens. gave to me... 9 Ladies Dancing.
The 3 TheologicalVirtues. The 9 Fruit of the Holy Spirit.
On the 4th day of Christmas my true love On the 10th day of Christmas my true love
gave to me... 4 Calling Birds. gave to me... 10 Lords A-leaping.
The 4 Gospels. The 10 Commandments.
On the 5th day of Christmas my true love On the 11th day of Christmas my true love
gave to me... 5 Gold Rings. gave to me... 11 Pipers Piping.
The first 5 Books of the Old Testament The 11 Faithful Apostles.
On the 6th day of Christmas my true love On the 12th day of Christmas my true love
gave to me... 6 Geese A-laying. gave to me... 12 Drummers Drumming
The 6 days of creation. The 12 points of doctrine in the Apostles' Creed.