All are welcome to contribute to the cause.
The Friends of St. Kieran's wish to keep alive the spirit and the spirituality of St. Kieran's through the historical preservation of the Church and other buildings on its peaceful grounds. St. Kieran's Parish, in its lifetime, was the hub of Irish Valley. The Irish imigrants who gave their blood, sweat, and tears to build the church, school, convent, and rectory did it not only for their children but for their children's children.
St. Kieran's has retained its architectural beauty and charm but is in need of restoration and repair. The Friends of St. Kieran's are evalating the extent and cost of this task. The group is attempting to negotiate ownership of the Church complex and secure permission to allow at least two of the historic stained glass windows - those donated by members of the original AOH in America and their Ladies Auxillary. These priceless and one of a kind works of art, while religious in nature, are also cultural artifacts that the descendants of the men and women who built St. Kieran's desire to save for generations to come.
These windows, like the mural of the life of St. John Neumann that sits at the back of the church, reflect their contributors strong faith and love of heritage. Sadly, these treasures risk being destroyed if The Friends of St. Kierans are unable to obtain permission from the current owner - The Diocese of Allentown - to allow them to remain intact.
Make a donation to The Friends of St. Kieran's today.