Division 9 donates to Old St. Patrick’s

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Members of the Francis P. Beirne, Division 9, NY County, presented their $30,000 donation to Monsignor Donald Sakano, Pastor at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The Division’s donation will allow the Old Cathedral to install motorized translucent doors into the catacombs under the Cathedral. The Crypts are the final resting place of many notable Hibernians and other distinguished early Catholics of the Archdioceses of New York. Pictured, from left, are Bill Reilly, President Martin Beirne, Frank Beirne, Steve Flynn (Treasurer), Denis McCarthy (Vice-President), Tom Beirne (NY County President), and Monsignor Sakano (NY County Chaplain & Pastor).