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Our Projects

ACE - Advancement of Catholic Education

The Advancement of Catholic Education (ACE) is a fund of the Diocese of Nashville. Each of the diocesan parochial grade schools and diocesan high schools have an individual ACE account that assists their unique school and community needs.

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Diocese of Nashville Support

The Nashville Ancient Order of Hibernians maintains a deep, intertwined relationship with the Diocese of Nashville and the esteemed leadership of Bishop Spalding, fostering a shared commitment to heritage, community, and faith.


Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest food distribution centers nationwide. During 2023, Second Harvest distributed more than 42 million pounds of food to nearly 420 Partner Agencies, providing more than 38 million meals to children, families, and seniors facing hunger throughout our 46-county service area.

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St. Patrick's Coloring Contest/Scholorship

The Sons of Erin Division sponsors an annual St. Patrick’s Day contest for 2nd and 6th grade students in the Diocese of Nashville Catholic schools. For the second graders this program has been incorporated into their core curriculum diocesan wide. Students are asked to color a picture of Saint Patrick and write a short essay espousing those virtues and lessons learned about him.

 6th graders engage in a project of their choice.


The winners each receive school tuition vouchers and an Irish Catholic rosary with shamrock beads. The first-place winner receives a $500 voucher, second-place $250, third-place $100. The Sons of Erin Division is proud to continue this sponsorship and initiative honoring the patron saint of Ireland.


St. Patrick's Day Events

The Nashville Ancient Order of Hibernians plays an integral role in the vibrant Nashville St. Patrick's Day parade, with festivities extending to our cherished Irish pub, The Lost Paddy, where we celebrate this spirited occasion in true Celtic fashion.

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Sumner County Irish Festival

The County Sumner Irish Festival is a fantastic event held in March at Bledsoe’s Fort Historical Park in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. The park is home to an authentic Irish cottage built by Hugh Rogan in the late 1790s.

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